You add variants to a product that comes in more than one option, such as size or color. Each combination of options for a product is a variant for that product.

For example, suppose that you sell T-shirts with two options: size and color. The size option has three values: small, medium, and large. The color option has two values: blue and green. One variant from these options is a small, blue T-shirt.

For products that don't have any variants, the Pricing, Inventory, and Shipping sections are shown on the product details page. If you add variants, then those sections are no longer shown on the product details page. To change the details for product variants, see Editing variants for an existing product.

Variant limits

You can create up to 100 variants for a product.

Each product can have up to 3 options. The options can be different from product to product. For example, one product can use size, color, and style, and another product can use weight, finish, and material.

The variant and option limits can only be increased by using a third-party app from the Shopify App Store.

If you need to sell a product that has more than 3 options or 100 variants, then you might be able to customize your theme code to extract line item properties so that you can get custom requirements from your customers.

Add variants for a new product

View the number of variants for a product

You can see how many variants a product has in the Inventory column of the Products page:

Number of variants for a product

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