Editing variants for an existing product

You can edit and remove 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.

Change variant details

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

Steps:

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.

Steps:

  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.

Edit a product's options

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

Steps:

Delete a variant

When you delete a variant, it is permanently removed.

If you don't want to sell a product with variants any more, then you need to delete all of its variants, including the default. Otherwise the drop-down menu to select a variant will still be shown to your customers. To delete multiple variants at once, use a bulk action.

Steps:

New ways to edit variants

Edit the prices, quantities, SKUs, or barcodes for all variants

You can quickly edit the prices, quantities, SKUs, or barcodes for all of the variants of a product, without selecting the variants first.

Steps:

  1. In the Variants section, click Edit variants.

  2. Select one of the Edit options.

  3. In the Edit dialog, provide a new price or quantity for all the variants, or specify the values for each variant individually.

  4. Click Save.

Edit all variants in the bulk editor

For an existing product, you can edit all of the fields for all of the variants in the bulk editor, without selecting the variants first.

Steps:

  • In the Variants section, click Edit variants > Open bulk editor.

For information on using the bulk editor, see Bulk editing products and variants.

Other menu changes

  • The Edit options and Reorder variants buttons are moved to the More actions menu.
  • To edit a detail for one or a few variants, use the checkboxes to select them, and then select an item from the Actions menu.

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