How to Add Product Variants in Shopify

Shopify allows customers to view different colors, sizes or other variants of a product within the same product page. Providing options for your customers will open up your customer base and improve their overall experience.

Your customers will surely appreciate the selection of products you provide them. So, let’s get started on how to modify these variants

Step #1: Go to your Shopify Admin account and click on “Products”:


Step #2: Click “Add a product” if you are adding a new product to your store:



Step #3: Or you can click on any previously added product:



Step #4: On the product page, scroll down to locate “Variants” section:


Step #5: Click “Add variants” to add your product variants:


Step #6: Enter the “Option Name” and enter its corresponding “Option Values”:


Option name: This is the attribute that defines your variant, which may be size or color.

Option value: This is your variant value, which may be red or blue, medium or small.  Type in each variant and separate with a comma.


As you enter the “Option values” you will notice that your variants will get added in the list below:


Step #7: After creating your variants, you need to insert a Price and a unique SKU and Barcode for each of the option values you created:


Step #8: You can click “Add another option” to add other variants like color to create another layer of choices:


Step #9: Once you click “Add another option,” you can enter the new option values:


Step #10: You can insert a unique Price, SKU, and Barcode for each of the option values that you created:


Step #11: Click “Save” once you are done adding the variants:


Step #12: After saving your variants you will notice that the variants will be displayed on the product page:


Add Additional Variants to a Product

Edit an Option Name

Step #1: Open any product page in your Shopify Admin and locate the “Variants” section and click “Edit options”:


Step #2: From the pop-up window, click on “Add another option”:


Step #3: Add an Option name and its Option value:


Step #4: Click “Save”:



Add Option Values

Step #1: Open any product page in your Shopify Admin and locate the “Variants” section, then click “Add a variant”:


Step #2: Add additional option values in the new variant form:



Step #3: Click “Save variant” at the bottom of the screen to save your newly created variant:


Step #4: You will see a message that the variants have been added successfully. You can take yourself back to the product page, by clicking “Back to product”:


Step #5: If you want to edit the already added variants and change its values, you can locate the “Variants” section and change any of the Option values, SKU, Price and Inventory options.


Step #6: To edit a specific product variant, you can click “Edit”:



Options make the world go round. Well, at least ecommerce. Providing customers with a range of options can be rewarding for them, and for you too. You have the ability to add any combination of variants for your customer base. It is a good feeling.

Have fun!

  • Tamil Selvan

    I want to set quantity for each variants automatically when select variants. I hided the quantity dropdown to avoid customer select. instead of that i need to set quantity by default. I am working with subscription based products in my site but not site based process. Site having 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months subscription by single pay. To avoid showing high pricing i displayed per month amount in the product price. While a customer selecting 3 months, the site need to detects three month price not one month. (If a product having 3 month subscription $50/month, 6 months subscription $60/month variants with $50, $60 prices, if customer select 3 month means site need to detect multiplied product price of 3 like quantity algorithm but static not selectable)