Maximum number of products

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Javy
Shopify Partner
12 1 3

Looking for a technical answer if available:

What is the maximum number of products which can be imported into Shopify? Does this differ for Shopify Plus?

I have seen a scenario where there could be 1 million + items, with 1, 2 or 3 variants per item. Just one image each.

In previous discussions I have seen a mentioned limit of 1,000 new products added per day after 50,000 products have been entered. Is this accurate?

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Moira
Shopify Staff
483 72 81

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Hey @Javy!

I reached out to our technical team who have confirmed that when a shop has over 50,000 variants, the number of variants that shop can create a day is 1,000. If this limit is exceeded, then an error is displayed, and merchants need to wait 24 hours before adding variants by using an app or CSV file import. Shopify Plus stores are exempt from this limit as stated in our guide below:

If non Plus store merchants were wanting to exceed this limit, they can apply for an exemption although there are quite strict criteria that must be met to do so. Note that this is different from the 100 variants per product limit, and that limit cannot be changed.

Do you have clients who are having trouble with product limitations?

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Moira
Shopify Staff
483 72 81

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Hey @Javy!

I reached out to our technical team who have confirmed that when a shop has over 50,000 variants, the number of variants that shop can create a day is 1,000. If this limit is exceeded, then an error is displayed, and merchants need to wait 24 hours before adding variants by using an app or CSV file import. Shopify Plus stores are exempt from this limit as stated in our guide below:

If non Plus store merchants were wanting to exceed this limit, they can apply for an exemption although there are quite strict criteria that must be met to do so. Note that this is different from the 100 variants per product limit, and that limit cannot be changed.

Do you have clients who are having trouble with product limitations?

Moira | Social Care @ Shopify
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Javy
Shopify Partner
12 1 3

Hi @Moira thank you for the reply! That is a great explanation.

No issues yet - I have a new client who has plans to scale up to/past 50,000 within a year and ideally in the high 6 figures+ over time. If Shopify Plus is an option to do this then that is great, as they grow into the platform there are options available.

This is exactly what we were looking to know, so we can make a choice based on this information.

Moira
Shopify Staff
483 72 81

My pleasure @Javy , don't hesitate to reach back out if you require any further assistance!

All the best, 

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