How to Sort Products by SKU in WooCommerce

Are you looking for a way to sort products by SKU in WooCommerce?

Then, you are at the right place!

As an online store owner, you’re undoubtedly aware that the order in which WooCommerce products are sorted and displayed on the front-end is critical to your e-commerce store’s success. 

It directly impacts which items grab the customer’s attention first. Sorting the products by SKU will help you to display the best products on top based on their SKU numbers. 

So In today’s article, I’ll show you how to sort products by SKU in WooCommerce with the help of the WooCommerce Product Table plugin. Here’s a quick sneak peek of the final results we’ll be achieving today. 

What is the WooCommerce Product SKU?

The Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) of a WooCommerce product is a unique ID given to each product for inventory management purposes. Each product has its own SKU, making it easy to locate and monitor.

It’s simple to create SKUs. You can use a plugin to generate SKUs for all of your products and product variations automatically. These plugins have a variety of SKU format options, allowing you to add SKU to your online store in the format that most suits your needs.

OR, you can manually generate SKUs for all of your products. Following are a few benefits of SKUs in WooCommerce.

  • Allow Customers to Search and Buy for Specific Items
  • Accelerate the Buying Process for Repeat Customers
  • Hassle-Free Selling on Other Stores
  • Find Product Data and Other Information

How to Sort Products by SKU in Woocommerce?

Here I’ll show you the step-by-step process to sort products by SKUs on WooCommerce with the help of the WooCommerce Product Table plugin. 

So, follow the following steps.

1. Install and Activate the WooCommerce Product Table Plugin

Note: You can skip this step if you have already installed and activated the WooCommerce Product Table plugin. 

To install the WooCommerce Product Table plugin, you will need to install the Woosuite Core plugin and activate it with the help of a license key. We have created a Quick Start Guide for you to figure out how to install and activate the WooCommerce Product Table plugin.

2. Create a New Table

Once you have installed and activated the plugin, Now to sort the products by SKUs in WooCommerce, you need to create a product table that will display all of your products in a table and improve the layout. 

2.1. Add New Table

To create a table, navigate to Woosuite » Product Table from your WordPress dashboard and click on the Add New Table button. 

Once you click it, you’ll see a screen where you can create and control the different table settings. 

2.2. Give a Name to the Table

Give an internal name to the table. This will help identify and manage the tables if you are working with multiple tables simultaneously. 

3. Add the Sort and other Columns to the Table 

Now expand the Order Form Information by clicking on the (▾) 

Now, specify the columns you want to add to the table. To add a column just drag the column from the Available columns section and drop it in the selected columns sections. 

Make sure to add the SKU column to the table so users can sort the products by SKU. 

4. Save the Changes

Once that’s done, now click on the green Save Changes button at the top right corner of your screen to save the changes. 

5. Final Results

Now to make things clear, Here’s the result without sorting the products by SKUs. 

And now when I sorted the products by SKUs by clicking on the SKU column as you can see in the screenshot below that the SKUs sort all the products


That’s it, now you know how to sort products by SKUs in WooCommerce without using any custom code. 

The WooCommerce plugin comes with some basic product sorting options. But with the help of the WooCommerce Product Table plugin, You can set the initial sort order and sort products in various ways.

I hope this article helped you learn about sorting the products by SKUs. If you have any queries, you can ask them in the comments or contact our customer support. Our dedicated customer support team typically replies within 48 hours.

To get started, download the WooCommerce Product Table plugin now and start building something great at your store!


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