Archive a variant

LLCAMP
Visitor
2 0 5

Can you archive a variant? We do not want to delete the variants for reporting purposes, but specific variants are no longer available. 

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Wish-It
Shopify Partner
151 37 41

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simon-skrod
Shopify Partner
144 12 27

Hi @LLCAMP ,
No, you can't disable or archive specific variants, this can only be done on the whole product.
What you can do with variants is zero them out, in that case customers will see it as unavailable. If you don't want to display them on your storefront you could try to filter variants which has 0 qty on our PDP page (coding required). Such approach isn't used very commonly, but if you want to hide unavailable variants so your customers can't see them, such approach should work.

Simonas Skrodenis
Developer of Feeds Bridge - Catalog Management System
Email: dev.feedsbridge@gmail.com
LLCAMP
Visitor
2 0 5
That’s unfortunate, but super helpful. Thank you!

petgrocer
Trailblazer
188 2 273

@Shopify this is a pretty basic thing and could be coded in. Variants often end up getting changed by manufacturers and now we have a website full out outdated info. Enable us to archive variants please!

HerreshoffStore
Visitor
1 0 5

Agreed!! I've been wanting this capability for years, especially with the excruciating supply issues in apparel etc. @Shopify please add this to your next smattering of updates for Admin!

petgrocer
Trailblazer
188 2 273

Hoping Shopify sees this again. So frustrating to have things showing as out of stock just so we can keep proper accounting reports available (as required by the government).

petgrocer
Trailblazer
188 2 273

Bumping this up. Vendors change products all the time and our product offering is getting pretty messy. Makes us not want to use variants, but then we have a crazy number of eaches of products!

taransmith12
Visitor
1 0 3

Bumping this - this is such an easy implementation for Shopify and would be extremely helpful. 

 

EVP
Tourist
4 0 3

I'm baffled this isn't a thing. 

FMATHIEU
Visitor
2 0 5

Bumping this discussion because I need this like the 7,000+ people who landed on the page from a Google search.

bassdope
Visitor
3 0 3

Bump! I hate the idea of deleting a variant just because things temporarily change.