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Add a variant to a product

You may find yourself in the situation where you need to add a variant to one of your product.

In the following guide, we will show you how to add a variant in two cases:

Adding a new variant from the same supplier you are using currently

Adding a new variant from another supplier

Adding variant from the same supplier

Open your product on Shopify by clicking on the Open in Shopify button at the bottom of the Product Card

Add a variation to a product - Open in Shopify - Shopify DSers

Your Shopify product page will open in a new tab, go down the page a bit until you reach the Variants section and click on Add Variant

Add a variation to a product - Add Variant - Shopify DSers

A new page will open.

You just need to enter the name of the new variant you want to add (1) And then don't forget to Save (2)

📕 NOTE: You can add picture for this new variant directly on this page as well

Add a variation to a product - enter the name of the new variant - Shopify DSers

You will see that new variant appear on the list of variant for this product

You may need to add a SKU to the created product. In that case, you can use a random SKU.

Now go back to DSers and click on the Mapping Page of the product card

You can see the newly added variant appears in the product but is empty.

Add a variation to a product - newly added variant appears - Shopify DSers

You can map the newly added variant like any other product by clicking on the empty box and selecting the corresponding variant from your supplier.

Don’t forget to Save when you are done!

Add a variation to a product - save variant - Shopify DSers

Adding variant from another supplier

In case your current supplier doesn’t sell the newly added variant, you can import another supplier that sells it.

Go to AliExpress and copy the URL of a product with the variant you newly added.

Add a variation to a product - Copy the URL from AE - Shopify DSers

Paste the URL in the Import box and click on Import.

Add a variation to a product - Paste the URL - Shopify DSers

The new supplier will appear in the Alternate Products column, click on Set.

Add a variation to a product - Click on set - Shopify DSers

Select Second option and click OK.

Add a variation to a product - Click on second option and OK - Shopify DSers

The new supplier product’s variants will appear next to your current supplier, but are empty.

Add a variation to a product - variant appears - Shopify DSers

You need to map the Attribute and the newly added variant.

Add a variation to a product - Map the attribute - Shopify DSers

Make sure you map all the other attributes’ variants too.

With this mapping, the second supplier will only be used to sell the Red color variant you just added.

Add a variation to a product - Second supplier - Shopify DSers

Don’t forget to Save!

Add a variation to a product - save variant - Shopify DSers

Now you understand how to add a new variant for your current products.

Utilize it to offer more variety of the same product to your customers.