Every item that you sell on your Shopify store is a product or a variant of a product. You can sell physical products, digital downloads, or services.

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

See your products

Add a new product from Shopify

To add a new product from Shopify:

Add a new product from 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 your Shopify admin.

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 must open it from the Products page in Shopify. You can't edit or delete products directly in the Shopify POS app.

Maximum number of products for Shopify POS

There is a limit to the number of products and variants that POS devices can handle before they might experience problems running the Shopify POS app. Your POS catalog is stored locally on your POS device, and different devices can accommodate a catalog only up to a certain size.

Below are the maximum numbers of products and variants that certain devices can handle before the Shopify POS app's performance might begin to suffer. Beyond these numbers, we can't guarantee the device will be able to run the Shopify POS app as expected.

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

Updating products

To update an existing product:


You must always update existing products from Shopify. You can't update them from Shopify POS.

Duplicate a product

Sometimes you might want to duplicate a product that you've created rather than entering all of the details again. This can save you time, as you'll only need to update the product name and any other details that are different.

To duplicate an existing product:

  1. From your Shopify admin, click Products (or press G P P):


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

  3. Click Duplicate in the header of the product page:

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

    Duplicate product name
  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 Variants and Products

If you delete a variant or a product, then it is removed completely from your store. Deleted products cannot 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.

Delete a variant

To delete a variant:

Delete a product

To delete a product:

Finding products to sell

If you're struggling to find a product to sell, take a look at these resources:

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