Adding and updating products

You can view and change a product's details when you add or update a product in Shopify.

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 availability 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.


There is a limit to the number of products and variants that POS devices can load before they might experience problems running the Shopify POS app.

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 4 3,000 6,000
iPad 5 5,000 8,000
iPad mini (All models) 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.

To duplicate a product:

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.

To permanently delete a product:

Add or update product details

To add or update product details:

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