What will happen if my variants change products?

It’s known that Shopify limits the number of variants your product can have.  Let’s assume your manufacturing new colors for your products, slowly approaching this limit.

The best way to mitigate this is to start grouping your variants by color.  But this means changing your product composition so it no longer varies by color and size and instead varies only on size.

ChannelApe does support this but there are some considerations to make before committing this change.

What you can expect:

  1. The new product will be created in ChannelApe
  2. The variants belonging to the old product will move to the new product
  3. The old product will still exist and any variants that have not been moved to the new product will still belong to the old

Therefore, it is important to make sure you delete the impacted products from the ChannelApe-managed sales channels before pulling in your product catalog containing the new product composition.

Additionally, if your new product no longer contains the color option, ChannelApe will unmap the color option from the variant as well.