I am relatively new to Shopify and am trying to add color and size options. I only seem to be able to do it when I am creating a new product. As you can see below the dialog allows me to add multiple values to each option, separated by commas.
When I go to edit the options for an existing product I can only delete values for options or add a new option with a single default value (see below). When I try to add multiple values for an option I get the following error message: You can only add 1 variant at a time. Remove commas and try again. My question is how do I add additional values to options for existing products. How do I modify existing values for options?
Hank here from Shopify. Really great question!
Essentially when you are creating a product, the system tries to make it easier for you by allowing you to add three options with commas to differentiate them. Once created, they turn into what's known as a Variant.
So as the product has been created, it changes how you create the options, as they are now known as variants. So you would click on the option to add variant.
I have a great guide here about adding variants to an existing product, that includes a video about the process.
Similarily enough there is a way to remove existing options or variants. I have another guide that goes through the steps here.
Let me know how you get on with this, or if you have any further questions for me!
All the best, Hank.
hello @Hank I have the same problem,
After pushing a product from printful I need to Add the third option option to each variant, I already have color and size option but i need to add a third one with multiple variants, should i add manually one by one? or is not possible anyway?
If I try to add a variant I can only add variant that refer to the 2 option available:
while if I try to modify option I can add the third option but I cannot put Multiple styles fro that option. How is possible to solve this?
The product is connected to printful so I cannot create from zero a new product, I guess...
AS you mentioned you are using Printful for your products, then you would need to create the variant within Printful, and then re-sync the product into your admin.
As you mentioned, creating a new product within the Shopify admin would not work here as it is coming from Printful. Similarly, you would need to edit the product options from the source, in this instance, Printful.
Access your Printful dashboard in your Shopify admin by going to Apps > Printful, and making the changes, and resyncing the product.
I hope this helps, be sure to let me know if you have any further questions!
I talked with printful and they suggest me to create the product on shopify first with all the option and variants and only after sync it with printful.
The only problem is that having 100 variants or more I should sync one by one each variant and it's not so handy for a single T-shirt, I tried. While from printful I cannot change it. I hope Shopify will allow in the future to add a third option field with multiple variants from an existing product and not only when you create the product the first time.
@Gabking don't know if you solved this but you have to remove all of the product options and variants then re-add them like you did when you created the product. This is really stupid as other shopping carts easily allow you to do this.
Shopify would be nice to fix this feature as some users have a lot of variants they need to re-add.
@Gabking You can do that if you don't have that many options or you can use an app (ie: hulkapps has a free plan - not affiliated, and some others) they allow you to add more options beyond the 3 (100) limit.