Your products are the goods, digital downloads, services, and gift cards that you sell. You add a product in Shopify by uploading product images and entering product details. If your product has options, like size or color, then you can add a variant for each combination of options. After you've added a product, you can sell it using any of your active sales channels.

You can view, add, update, and organize all your products and variants from the Products area of Shopify.

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Add a new product in Shopify

To add a new product in Shopify:

Add a new product using Shopify POS

You can create new products from the Products screen in Shopify POS. Products that you create in Shopify POS won't appear on your other sales channels unless you update their visibility settings in Shopify.

To create a new product in Shopify POS:


You need an internet connection to create products in Shopify POS.

To edit or delete one of your products, you need to open it from the Products page in your Shopify admin. You can't edit or delete products directly in Shopify POS.

Maximum number of products for Shopify POS

Your POS catalog is stored locally on your POS device, and some devices have a maximum number of products they can store. If your catalog has too many products, then the device might not run the Shopify POS app as expected.

Below are the recommended maximum numbers of products and variants for certain devices:

Device Number of products Number of variants
iPad 2 2,000 4,000
iPad 3 3,000 6,000
iPad Air 5,000 8,000
iPad Pro 9.7" 5,000 8,000
iPad Pro 12.9" 7,000 10,000

Update an existing product

You can make changes to existing products in Shopify, but you can't update existing products using the Shopify POS app.

To update an existing product:

Duplicate a product

When you add a new product, you might want to duplicate a similar product to save time in entering product details. You can duplicate a product and then make any changes to add the new product.


If you want to add options to a product, such as color or size, then add a variant to the existing product instead of duplicating the product.

To duplicate a product:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products.

  2. Click the name of the product you want to duplicate.

  3. Click Duplicate.

  4. Enter a name for the duplicate product, and then click Duplicate.

  5. The information page for the new product opens. You can add or edit information in the same way as when you created the original product.

  6. When you're happy with your new product's details, click Save.

Delete a product

You can delete a single product, or delete multiple products at once using a bulk action. When you delete a product, it's permanently removed from Shopify. Deleted products can't be restored.


If you run out of stock or no longer want to display a product for any reason, but don’t want to permanently delete it from your store, then you can hide the product instead.

To permanently delete a product:

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