Shopify: Why Can't I Upload More Variants to My Store?

Learn how to cope with Shopify's common errors regarding multiple variations uploads

Shopify set some limitations related to variations for stores and products. 

In this article, we will explain each possible error you might receive with a variation-related error. 

The total number of variations uploaded in one day 

You might encounter this error when you try to upload products to your Shopify store: 

Shopify limits its merchants when the merchants pass the 50,000 variant counts in total. Important: The limitation comes from Shopify and not AutoDS. 

If you have more than 50,000 variants in your store, you can import 1000 only variants per day due to this limitation. 

If you wish to remove this limitation on your Shopify account, you need to upgrade your account to Shopify Plus. 

A limit on how many variations can be added to a product

Another variation error you might receive will be related to the number of variants you have for one product. Shopify allows up to 100 variations per product. 

If you try to upload a product with more than 100 variations, you will receive an error. 

Remove the extra variation from the draft and continue to import the product to your store. 

A limit on the number of variable types a product can have

Shopify does not allow a listing to have more than 3 variables. 

For example, if you try to upload this ASIN from Amazon, you will receive an error as this listing has 4 variables: Style, Size, color, and configuration. The only workaround will be to remove one variable -however, it is not supported by AutoDS. You can upload the listing manually directly on Shopify with only 3 variables and later connect it to AutoDS via your Untracked products. 


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