Editing variants for an existing product

You can add, remove, and edit variants for a product on its details page. This gives you the flexibility to change the variants that you sell for a product at any time. You can also add variants while creating a new product.

Edit variants on the product details page

You can edit a product's variants in the Variants section of a product's details page in the following ways:

Change the display order of options

When your customers are viewing your products, they see variant options in a particular order. You can change the display order on the product details page.

To change the display order of options:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.

  2. Click the name of the product whose options you want to re-order.

  3. In the Variants section of the product details page, click Reorder variants:

    Reorder variants

  4. In the Reorder variants and options dialog, click and drag an option name to move it to a different position:

    When a customer is on the product page, they will see the options for this product in the order that you set.

  5. After you have the options in the order that you want, you can change the display order of the option values. Click and drag an option value to move it to a different position:

    When a customer is on the product page, they will see the option values for each option in the order that you set.

  6. Click Save.

Change variant details

You can change the details for a specific variant. For example, you can change the price of the variant or add an image.

To edit the details for a specific variant:

Add a variant for an existing product

Edit a product's options

You can add, remove, or edit options and option values from the product details page:

Add a variant by duplicating an existing variant

You can duplicate a variant to save time when adding similar variants, rather than entering the same details again. The duplicate variant has the same details as the original variant.

Before you can save a duplicated variant, you need to edit at least one of its option values. You can't save an exact duplicate.

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.

  2. Click the name of the product that requires another variant.

  3. In the Variants section, click Edit next to a similar variant to open its details, and then click Duplicate.

  4. Edit at least one option value to create a unique variant. You can add a new option value, or add one that is already in use for the product variants.

  5. Click Save.

Add several variants using a bulk action

You might need to add several variants at once. While you can add them one at a time, using a bulk action to duplicate existing variants with the new option value is faster.

For example, you might sell a T-shirt with two options, such as size and color. The size option might have three option values: small, medium, or large. The color option might have two option values: blue or green. You have six possible variants with these option values. If you want to add the color pink, then you could use a bulk action to add the three new variants at once:

When you use a bulk action to add new variants, you are selecting multiple similar variants and duplicating their details while changing at least one option value.

First, select the variants to duplicate:

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Products.

  2. Click the name of the product that needs additional variants.

  3. In the Variants section, select the variants to duplicate. The variants you select need to have the same option value for the option you are adding, and different option values for all other options, such as green T-shirts in small, medium, and large:

    Select variants

After you select the variants that you want to duplicate, you can use a bulk action to add new variants:

  1. In the Bulk actions list, select the option name for the new variant that you want to create:

    Select an option name

  2. In the Duplicate Variants dialog, enter the new option value:

    Enter a new option value

  3. Click Done.

The product now has new variants with the option value that you entered, and the other option values duplicated from the variants that you selected.

Delete a variant

You can delete a single variant or delete multiple variants by using a bulk action. When you delete a variant, it is permanently removed.

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