Difference between Shopify Options and Virtual Options

Shopify options 

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Shopify Options use  Shopify’s variant system which you use in Shopify’s backend (normal products). Think of it as our app styling the native options you already have.

  • They limit each product to a max of 3 options and 100 variants.
  • Allow for custom pricing for all variants.
  • Images associated with variants (so they change when a variant is selected).
  • And inventory control.

Virtual Options

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Virtual Options let you get past the  3 option/ 100 variant limit of Shopify options and allow you to create infinite options and values.

  • They support add-on prices with our Advanced Plan.
  • Images can’t be associated with variants (they don’t change when the variant is selected)
  • No inventory control.
  • Can be hidden with conditional logic (Advanced Plan).
  • Can have multi-select options.
  • No SKU policy.
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