Shopify - Hide sold out variants
That one thing, no merchant wants is to irritate their customers and lose them for good, just because options/variants of some products are sold out but still visible on product pages by default. The customer gets to know if the variant option is sold out or in stock only after they click on the product variant that they would like to purchase.
Though this problem is relevant but there is no native solution provided by Shopify.
- An app (Camouflage: Hide sold variants)
- A guide provided by Shopify (Works for free old themes and 1 product option only)
- Use a theme that might have this feature built in
- Contact a developer
Camouflage: Hide sold variants
This is the easiest way to hide/disable/strike-through variants (sold out or unavailable or any variant). All you need to do is follow a few simple steps:
- Install the app
- In the app dashboard, select/search your theme name [Important]
- Select the variant picker that you are using in your product pages (Dropdowns or Buttons). This step help Camouflage target variants on your product pages.
- Select the action you want to perform on sold out or unavailable variants
- Click "Save" button.
Now, you need to activate the app in one of your themes
If you want to activate it on your live theme, you can click on the green "Enable Camouflage" button and the click on the "Save" button at the top right corner
Shopify's guide to hide sold out variants
If you have a vintage Shopify free theme like Debut or Brooklyn, and have only 1 product option (eg: only color options or only size options) you can check this Shopify guide.
You will need to copy paste the code. So, its recommended that you duplicate your theme in case anything goes wrong.
Save the the file and check the theme if it works.
Use a theme that has hiding variants as a built in feature
There are a several paid themes like
Impulse that comes with strike-through feature for sold out or unavailable variants but they don't hide variants. You can visit the theme store and check the theme you like
Contact a developer
If nothing above works or you want a custom solution for this problem, sometimes it is best to ask a developer to build you a custom tailored soltion.
Advantage: You get a very minimal code that works and this results in almost 0 extra load time of the website
Distadvantage: Initially it might contain some bugs and can cause your customers difficulties in purchasing products