Shopify Variant creation limit

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From March 14, 2019, Shopify will introduce a limit on how many Product Variants you will be able to create using API.

You can find Shopify public announcement about it here.

In this article, we will keep updating you about everything we find out.

How and who will this limit affect?

Shopify will limit Variants you can create with any none Shopify app (that uses Shopify API). The limit is currently set to 1000 variants per 24 hour period, once a shop has 50,000 variants (subject to change).

From what is currently known this will only affect stores that are not Shopify Plus stores.

How to know if you have reached the Shopify daily SKU limit?

You have reached Shopify variant creation limit if you see a message telling about that (exact message will be known once the limit is live).

What Shopify says about it?

We’re releasing a new change that restricts the number of variants being created via the API once a certain threshold has been reached on a shop. The current throttle is set to 1000 variants per 24 hour period, once a shop has 50,000 variants (subject to change). Once you hit this limit, the API will return a 429 error for all variant creation requests until the throttle resets.  This limit does not apply to plus shops.

(March 5, 2019)

What can you do about it?

1. Ask Shopify to remove this limit

Contact the Shopify Support and ask them to increase your limit – explain the reasons behind needing that.

2. Upgrade your store to Shopify Plus

Contact the Shopify Support and ask them to increase your limit – explain the reasons behind needing that.

3. Work with us to find a solution

We at the Excelify are trying to help our clients and if you hit this limit we will try to pass this information to Shopify.

If this is important for you, please, send an e-mail to our [email protected] and tell why this is important for you to not have such a limit.

Latest update

March 8, 2019