100 VARIANT LIMIT

Chase3
Tourist
8 0 7

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.  

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Jason
Shopify Expert
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What sort of products do you sell that require 1000 variants?

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Chase3
Tourist
8 0 7

Basically we need to be able to list our products on Amazon as parent products.

Here's an example:

https://www.amazon.com/Boilermakers-Tri-Blend-Football-T-Shirt-X-Large/dp/B01KQ3DDZ4/ref=sr_1_11?ie=...

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. 

Juan_Rivillas
Shopify Partner
2 0 2

Hi, 

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? 

Thank you

Playful_Bantere
New Member
3 0 0

Yes, please raise the variant limit. 100 is way too low. 

Chase3
Tourist
8 0 7

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. 

Jason
Shopify Expert
10500 178 2109

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:

  • Use line item properties (assuming the line item property doesn't change the price)
  • Split the product in smaller products.
  • Split the product in smaller products, but use theme code join multiple products into a larger looking one. Example.
  • Build an app that uses the Shopify API to create a single product on the fly, based on what the customer adds.
  • Or some combo of all.
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Chase3
Tourist
8 0 7

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?

Jason
Shopify Expert
10500 178 2109

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.

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Gabriel_Bourke
Tourist
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