How to Edit a Product's Options on Shopify (on Desktop and Mobile)

Tran Anh Khoa
Khoa Tran August 28, 2018

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Knowing how to edit a product’s option is essccential because I’ll help shop owner to manage the variants of the products easier which would lead to a considerable increase in their sales.

To help you to master this function easier, below are the guild about the method on how to edit the options of a product in detail on Desktop, iPhone and Android.

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How to edit a product’s options

Step 1: Open product list

The first thing you will need to do is login into your account. After that, click Products to view all the products that you have added.

Products

Step 2: Choose a product

Next, you can choose the product which you think need to be edited by clicking the name of it.

Step 3: Click Edit options

Scroll down to see the Variants section. When you have found it, click the Edit options.

edit options

Step 4: Edit option details

In the Edit options section, you can edit any details that you want such as add new options, change its name, or delete that option and it’s values.

You can add a new option name and its value. To add an option name, click Add another option and enter the name that you want. Then, you will enter the values of it. In here, Shopify only allow you to enter only one value and the maximum option names which you could have are three. After you have add a new option value, it will be applied to all of your variants.

add option

In this section, you can also change the option names by clicking and entering another name for it.

change name

In addition, if you click the x button which is on the right side of each option value, it will be removed. As a result, all the variants which have that value will also disappear.

delete values

You can erase an option name. But to do it, you must delete all the values of it, except for the last one. After that, click at the trash can button right beside the option to delete it completely. There is a point to note that you can not delete all the options by using this function. So if you want to remove all variants from your products, you will have to read the instruction about how to delete all the variants.

delete options

Step 5: Save change

After the editing process, remember to click Save to apply your change.

To edit the options of a product on iPhone (Click here)

  • Step 1: Open the Shopify app. Tap Product and then tap All products to view the products’ list.

  • Step 2: From this list, choose a product to edit by tapping the name of it.

  • Step 3: Slide down to the Variants section, then tap the Edit options.

  • Step 4: In this page, you can add a new option, change the option names or delete it. You can add a new option by tapping Add option. When you have enter an option name tap + to save it. Then, enter its values and the tap the + button again. Finally, tap Save to save all the changes which you have just made. The second thing you can do in this section is changing the name of the three options. For starter, you tap at the option whose name you wish to change. You will then see the word Rename, tap it and enter a new one. Then, tap OK to save. Moreover, you will have another option which is to remove an specific option. To do this, just tap that option and then tap Delete. The is one thing you need to remember that the Delete button will only appear when there is only one value left, so you need to remove some values first to be able to delete that option.

  • Step 5: After all of that editing, tap Save to apply all the changes that you have made.

To edit the options of a product on Android (Click here)

  • Step 1: After opening the Shopify app, tap Products and then All products to see all the products that you have.

    products
  • Step 2: Tap a product to edit its options.

  • Step 3: Near the bottom of the page, you will see the Variants section, tap Edit options to change your options.

    edit option
  • Step 4: There are various things you could do with your product variants, including add a new one, change the option name, and delete it. The way to add a new option is that you first tap the Add option button, then enter the new option name and one value of it. Finally tap the check mark to save it.

    add option

    To change the name of an option, tap the button on the right-hand side of the screen. When the Rename appear, tap it and enter another name for it. Then, tap the check make to save the new name.

    rename

    There will be times when you need to remove an option. When the time comes tap the button of the option which you do not need anymore and then tap Delete to remove it.

    delete
  • Step 5: After finishing all your change, remember to tap the check mark to save all the change you have made.

Conclusion

The above information is a step-by-step instruction on how to edit the options of a specific products. I hope that I’ll be helpful for you when you apply this in the editing variants process.

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Tran Anh Khoa
Tran Anh Khoa
Shopify Expert. Hi everyone ! My name's Khoa Tran. I'm a Shopify Expert from Vietnam. I have 5 years+ with Shopify Ecommerce Web design and I have been doing a lot of Shopify development.

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