Hey there - I've seen numerous posts on this topic going back a few years: because Collections can only be created from complete products, Shopify's current discount rules don't allow a shop owner to create discount rules for specific variants (say, items of a certain size). I know you can alter prices per variant to put them on sale individually, but there's no way to create discount rules that would encourage volume sales of particular items based on variant...
Is this something Shopify developers are working on? Is there any way for us to know when a function like this will be made possible?
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May here from Shopify.
At the moment, creating a separate collection for variants is not possible, and you're correct that collections can only be created from complete products. However, you can create a discount code for specific variants. When you create a new discount, you'll want to select 'Applies To > Specific Product' and select the variants you'd like to apply the discount to.
Although at the moment, creating a collection based on variants is not possible, we often take feature requests to send up to our developers for further review. That said, I am going to send a feature request on your behalf, and hopefully we can see this feature implemented in the future. If you're eager to follow the most recent updates on Shopify, you can check out our changelog!
Let me know if this helps! If this isn't what you're looking for, please let me know and I'll be more than happy to continue with our support.
Hi again, May. Another quick question, if you don't mind: when setting up discount rules for specific product variants, there's an upper limit of 100 items. Is there any way to increase this limit?
Hi again, @Graham_Latham!
That's a good question. At the moment, there isn't a way to increase the variant limit for discounts, however, I can understand why you would want to increase this limit, especially if you have a larger number of inventory on your store. If you are creating an automatic discount, you may want to look into the Automatic Discount app to create an automatic discount for over 100 variants.
That being said, I've gone ahead and sent a request to our products team to see if this limit can be increased in the near future. If you have any other questions, please let me know!
Thanks May! Yeah, it really is too bad that we can't use discount rules for more than 100 items; I hope that can be addressed by Shopify dev team soon! I'm assuming this restriction also applies to automatic discounts?
Hi again, @Graham_Latham!
That's correct, the 100 variant limit also applies to automatic discounts.
Thank you again for your feedback. I do hope this limit can be increased in the near future.
Hi May, is there any app at the moment to increase the variant limit for discount code promos? Our store has way over 100 variants (for retail and wholesale products) and I'm trying to create a discount code for retail variants only.
Hi I am also very curious why there is a limit to 100 items and variants for discount codes. I have over 1,000 items on my site and it is very frustrating to be limited to 100 items. This does not make sense to me. You can have 20,000 discount codes but only 100 items?
Customers love using discount codes and they help close a transaction. Please help.
Can this please be corrected.