How can I set inventory for a product, not its variants?

How can I set inventory for a product, not its variants?

24 0 17



I am wanting to have the inventory set for a product rather than a variant. 

For example I want to do a preorder for T-shirts on my website. I only want to have 80 available, regardless of the size or color because I’ll be ordering supplies AFTER customers place their order. I don’t want to restrict the amount per size or color that are available because I don’t know what my customers are going to want. 

I have tried to use an app but the apps don’t always work. Some customers were never prompted to choose a variant which resulted in me having to reach out to customers to ask what variants they want. Additionally the apps I have tried to not show the variants on the packing slips which makes my life a lot harder when packing orders. 

is there any coding that can be done for this? When I used to use Etsy, it was a simple option. 

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24 0 17

I don’t understand how this would allow customers to choose size and color. 

additionally some of my variants have different price points. 

Would metafields be able to solve for something like this? 

24 0 17

I do not see this app. I searched in the app store and the apps that came up were not what i am looking for.


How do i go about finding a shopify developer? 

Shopify Partner
582 14 45

Hi @Momsstitchetti,

I have a simple solution for you that doesn't require any coding. You can achieve it using the Easify Product Options app, which offers a free plan. This app allows you to create Color and Size as product options within the app itself, eliminating the need to create Shopify variants that could affect inventory 🤗.

Here's a quick demonstration of how you can set it up in just a few minutes:

  • Create your T-shirt product without Color and Size options.
  • Install the Easify Product Options app and create a new option set:



  • Add an option for selecting Color using the Color Swatches option type.



  • Add an option for selecting Size using the Buttons option type.



  • Select the relevant products (e.g., T-shirt) to add these options to, and you're done 🙌!



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