How can I remove the default variant?
The variant options on our products are critical, if a customer purchases the product using the default product variant they will receive the incorrect product.
How do I change it so the title in the drop down box is "please select" and that they must select the required option before checkout.
At present I have Please Select as a variant but it will allow checkout with this.
Great question, this can really help prevent any accidental orders.
We discuss this customization in a doc here: https://docs.shopify.com/support/your-website/themes/how-to-add-a-pick-an-option-to-drop-downs
Note that this doesn't work with every theme, and some themes can have some elements which block this customization from working. If you're having some issues you might need to get in touch with a Shopify Expert to complete the customization