Multiple Options for Products Released!

Multiple Options for Products Released!

We are thrilled to announce the release of one of the most requested features in Shopify: Multiple Options for Products!

You can now have products with multiple options, making it easier for you to organize your products and for your customers to browse and select what they want to buy. For example, if you sell jeans you'll easily be able to create a different drop-down menu for the colour/style, another one for the waist size, and another for the length.

The front-end of the store would look something like this, allowing easy selection of any option for your product:

Multiple Options for Products Released!

The back-end is streamlined, making it easy to add new variations, change existing variations, or modify the product options.

We worked hard to make this feature as intuitive and straightforward as the rest of the Shopify interface, and we think you'll love using it. All our current themes have this feature built in, and converting your custom theme is a simple process. See links below for the tutorials.

Last week we put up a screencast explaining the new product screen. Here it is again in case you've missed it - Mike shows you all the great new improvements and explains how multiple options work:

For additional help, you can check out our Tutorial Wikis below:




  • Ryan
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Disappointing that you’re still not able to set a stock limit that applies across all variants and/or options…thought that would be included in this update.

  • Fortune Cookie Soap
    Fortune Cookie Soap
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    fantastic work!

  • Gavin
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Fantastic job guys! This is a great feature and you’ve done an awesome job of making it usable by mere mortals.

    I am so looking forward to ripping out my javascript hack!

  • Ryan
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Although definitely thrilled that this general feature was released!

  • Sandy
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    admin window is all weird but, I think that might be due to the transition (???)

    I am just praying that variants and/or options will be image-specific (oh please, oh please, oh pleeeeeease!)

  • thcom
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Well done Shopify folks!

  • leslie
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    !!!Thank you!!!

  • jena
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Oh thank GOD!!!! Finally I can really use shopify the way I want to and not endlessly have clients complaining about how limited it is! Wonderful! GREAT job!!! and really, really, really…THANK YOU!!!

  • Ben
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Thanks guys, been waiting for this. Hopefully you’re cracking into a few other things that have been requested now.

  • Cathy
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Great addition! I’ve just implemented it for a client and would like to recommend an update to the option_selection.js. I found that IE wasn’t applying the styles I set on the option drop down menus created by the script. This is because the script uses .setAttribute(‘class’,) rather than .className and for some unknown reason IE decides not to apply styles if the former is used.

    So I changed lines 205 and 326 as follows:

    div.setAttribute(‘class’, divClass);

    changed to:

    div.className = divClass;


    this.element.setAttribute(‘class’, this.multiSelector.selectorClass);

    changed to:

    this.element.className = this.multiSelector.selectorClass;

    Hope this helps someone else!

  • Ara Garabedian
    Ara Garabedian
    April 21 2009, 12:11PM

    Great new features to make adding extra options to products. I still want to see a forms feature. PLEASE implement an easy way to do forms within Shopify. A forms feature would make it my default shopping cart to recommend to clients.

  • BlockPartyWeHo
    May 02 2011, 01:21PM

    can someone please help me! i do not know how to make the size boxes appear on my site in dropdown form. i am kind of new to this but am quick on understanding things, i am just totally confused! please help! :)

  • Heather
    August 29 2011, 01:39PM

    I am new to shopify. Pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use and pleased that the essential colour/style options are available. Not sure if it is my lack of knowledge, but would really like a quantity option for customers to select several of one item – is this available?

  • Matt
    October 11 2011, 05:33PM

    Is it possible to show color or fabric images in a group liek Zappos instead of a drop down.

  • Leo
    November 03 2012, 04:17PM

    Still not very helpful.

    i.e. you cannot filter by variants. You also cannot attach images (or even a single image) to a specific variant.

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