How to Filter by Variant on Shopify?

If you’re like most Shopify store owners, you probably have a ton of products in your catalog that you want to sell on your website. But organizing all of those products by brand, category, or variation can be a pain in the neck. With Shopify’s built-in filters, you can easily find the product variants that you’re looking for.

In this article, we’ll show you how to filter by variant on Shopify using the built-in filters. We’ll also show you some other ways to find products in your catalog and how to keep track of which variants are available for a particular product.

What is Shopify’s Variant Filtering?

Shopify has a feature called Variant Filtering which allows you to filter your shop’s inventory by variant. This can be extremely helpful when organizing and managing your product inventory.
How Variant Filtering Works:

When you first set up Shopify, it creates a default filter called “All”. This filter lets you see all of your products in the shop, regardless of which variant they are. To use variant filtering, go to the Shop tab on your account, and select “Settings”. Under “Shop Settings”, click on “Variants”. You’ll now see a list of all of your variants, with the option to filter them by name or status.

To use the name filter, type the name of the variant in the box next to “Filter by Name”. To use the status filter, type the status of the variant in the box next to “Filter by Status”.

If you only want to see products with a certain status, like “In Stock”, you can add that status as a qualifier to the name or status filter. For example, if I wanted to see all products that were In Stock and had a Gold rating, I would type “In Stock (Gold)” in the box next to “Filter by status”.

Once you’ve set up your filter, all of your products will appear only if they’re in the filter list and have the correct status or name.

How to Filter by Variant on Shopify

If you’re selling products on Shopify, you likely want to filter your variants by category. This is easy to do with the Shopify app, but it can also be done manually. Here’s how:

1. Open the Shopify app and click on Stores.

2. In the left menu, click on Products.

3. On the Products page, click on Variants.

4. In the Variants section, under Categories, select the category you want to filter by.

5. Under Variants in this category, select the variants you want to show. Click Save to save your changes.


If you’re using Shopify to run your business, you likely use the filters in the admin area to manage products and variants. However, there are times when you might want to filter by another field, like price or color. In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that!