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API call limits will be applied to variant creation

Effective March 14, 2019


We’re adding call limits that restrict the number of variants that can be created by the API after a shop reaches a certain threshold.

On March 14, 2019, we're adding new API call limits to the endpoints listed below. These limits will be rolled out over a period of a few weeks to the affected shops.


  • POST admin/products.json
  • PUT admin/products/{ID}.json
  • POST admin/products/{ID}/variants/{ID}.json


  • productCreate
  • productUpdate
  • variantCreate

When an app reaches a limit, it will receive an HTTP 429 error. The app should then implement retry behavior.

For more information, see API call limits for specific endpoints.