Please for the love of God Shopify increase this. I'm begging you with all of my heart and soul. 500-1000 would be amazing. Literally on my knees at this exact moment. It can't be that difficult of a fix.
Yes I know there are ways around this with apps and line items. We can't use those hacks as we are using a fulfillment app which only allows us 100 variants.
What sort of products do you sell that require 1000 variants?
Basically we need to be able to list our products on Amazon as parent products.
Here's an example:
See how there are 50 different schools and 4 different sizes? That's 200 variants on Shopify. The reason this is so much better is because it helps monumentally with Amazon SEO.
Like I said, I have thought in depth about this and I know there are apps which allow you to exceed this limit, but I use a fulfillment app which prevents me from being able to do this so it's not an option.
Actually I need the same. I have one custom product (t-shirt) that comes into 30 colors, 5 sizes and have 10 custom messages. I wanted to have all this options as variants of the product. In the future it can have more custom options.
What should I do? What options do I have?
Jason is there anything you can do about this? I will literally pay $100 more to have my variant limit raised. This is a huge limitation for me and I have to switch to Magento if there is nothing that can be done about this. 100 variants is for the birds.
It's a limit that is set by the platform so there's no workaround to increase that. The options you have right now would be:
Why does the platform limit it to 100 variants? There is no workaround here I have to change platforms as a result of this. Why don't they allow customers to have more then 100?
Infinite is not a valid limit when you're building software that can scale on demand and handle huge volumes of traffic as well as Shopify can. Limits define the upper end (eg: every single product times max variants = max possible variants on the entire platform to deal with) so would give devs, hardware ops, network team, etc something to run their modelling on. Without a limit, you can only guess.
I have zero knowledge on the reasoning behind picking that number. If I was to guess it would have been a number that made sense for the vast majority of stores on the platform. There'll always be some edge cases limits don't allow for.