What is the difference between virtual options and shopify options?

We have two types of options:

1. Shopify options use Shopify’s variant system which you use in Shopify’s backend (normal products)

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

2. Virtual Options let you get past the option/variant limits of Shopify options.

  • They support add-on prices.
  • Images aren’t associated with variants (they don’t change when the variant is selected)
  • Or inventory control.
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