How to Add Variants to Your Shopify Products

How to Add Variants to Your Shopify Products

To add variants to your products in Shopify, follow these steps:

Step 1: Access Shopify Admin

  1. Log in to Shopify:
    • Open your web browser and go to Shopify’s website. Log in to your Shopify admin account.

Step 2: Navigate to Products

  1. Go to Products:
    • In your Shopify admin dashboard, click on Products.

Step 3: Choose Product to Edit

  1. Select Product:
    • Click on the name of the product to which you want to add variants. This will open the product details page.

Step 4: Add Variants

  1. Navigate to Variants:

    • In the product details page, scroll down to the Variants section.
  2. Click Add Variant:

    • Click on Add variant to start creating variants for your product.
  3. Enter Variant Details:

    • Fill in the details for each variant, such as:
      • Option Name: Define the attribute of the variant (e.g., Size, Colour).
      • Option Values: Enter the specific values for each attribute (e.g., Small, Medium, Large for Size; Red, Blue, Green for Colour).
      • SKU (Stock Keeping Unit): Optional. Assign a unique identifier for each variant.
      • Price: Set the price for each variant (if different from the base product).
      • Barcode: Optional. Enter a barcode if applicable.
      • Inventory Quantity: Specify the available quantity of each variant.
  4. Save Variants:

    • Click Save to add the variants to your product.

Step 5: Review and Publish

  1. Check Product Details:

    • Review all product details, including variants, on the product details page.
  2. Publish Product:

    • Click Save or Save and publish to make your product (including variants) live on your Shopify store.

Step 6: Manage Variants

  1. Edit Variants:

    • To edit variants later, return to the product details page, scroll to the Variants section, and click on the variant you wish to modify.
  2. Update Inventory:

    • Manage inventory levels for each variant individually under Products > Inventory.

Additional Tips

  1. Bulk Variants:

    • Use Shopify’s bulk editing feature to update multiple variants simultaneously, especially useful for price changes or inventory updates.
  2. Visual Representation:

    • Upload images specific to each variant to showcase different options (e.g., different colours or sizes).
  3. SEO Optimisation:

    • Ensure product titles, descriptions, and tags reflect variant options to enhance search engine visibility.

By following these steps, you can efficiently add variants to your Shopify products, offering customers different options while maintaining UK English spelling standards throughout.