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How to Edit Variants In a New Way on Shopify

Last updated: February 01, 2024
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From July and August 2020 onwards, Shopify will change the way in which you will have to edit the variants of your products in a totally new way.

When your shop has been updated, you would see the information banner right under the word Variants. Once you have seen this notification, you can apply a brand new way which is much more simple to edit your variants.

If you haven’t seen this notification, this means the new ways to edit variants is not activated. To edit variants of a product, you will have to use the old-fashioned way.

The instructions below will give you the most basic steps on how to edit variants in a new way on Shopify for all the devices, including Desktop, iPhone, and Android.

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Here is the step-by-step guide on how to edit variants on Shopify:

Step 1: View product list from Shopify Admin

After logging into your account on the Shopify website, Click Product to view all the products which available on your Shopify page.


Step 2: Select the product

Click on the name of a product to select it.


Step 3: Click Edit variants

Scroll down, and you will see the Variants section. In this section, click the Edit variants button.

Step 4: Choose variant option

Next, click at one of the Edit options to choose the one that you want to edit.

Step 5: Edit prices, quantities, SKUs, or barcodes

A small dialog will appear in front of your eyes, in here, you can change the value about price, the number of variants, or enter the new value for all variants.

To edit all of the variants by using the bulk editor.

As I was saying in the previous instruction about how to use a bulk action to add several variants at once, this function is one of the fastest and effective ways to edit variants. It is because when using this, you can change all the details of multiple variants without having to select each one at first.

Step 1: View product list

Open the Products screen to see all the products of your store.


Step 2: Select the product

Choose a product which you want to edit by clicking the name of it.


Step 3: Click Edit variants

The Variants section will be at the bottom of the product details page. Then, click the Edit variants button to change the information of your variants.

Step 4: Select Buck editor

Finally, select Buck editor to activate this function.

To edit other details using the Action menu.

In this update, Shopify has rearranged some functions. To be more specific, the Edit options and the Reorder variants buttons are now located in the More actions menu.

To use the More actions menu, you first have to select some variants by clicking at the checkboxes beside each variant. Then, you can edit the options of a product or reorganize the variants as you wish.


Above is the short guild about how to apply the new way to edit variants of a product. I hope that this will be helpful for you once your shop on Shopify is being updated.

Sam Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Avada Commerce, an e-commerce solution provider headquartered in Singapore. He is an expert on the Shopify e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. Sam loves talking about e-commerce and he aims to help over a million online businesses grow and thrive.

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