How to Add Checkbox Options to Shopify Products: A Step-by-Step Guide for Enhanced Product Customization

How to Add Checkbox Options to Shopify Products: A Step-by-Step Guide for Enhanced Product Customization


In the ever-competitive world of e-commerce, customization is key. Customers are now looking for personalized shopping experiences, and something as simple as a checkbox option can make all the difference. How? It provides them with more control over their purchases, from selecting gift wrap options to adding accessories and extended warranties. However, implementing checkbox options in Shopify might seem daunting. But fear not! We have two comprehensive solutions for you: a manual coding method and a convenient Shopify app.

Solution 1: Create Manually - The Manual Coding Method

The Challenge of Manual Coding
Manually coding checkbox options is often considered a complex and time-consuming task, especially if you don't have experience in coding. However, this method offers a high level of customization if you know what you're doing.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Access Theme's Code Editor: Navigate to 'Online Store > Themes' in your Shopify admin, then click 'Edit code.'
Locate Product Template File: Open the file where you want to add checkboxes, usually product-template.liquid.
Insert Checkbox Code: Add HTML for checkboxes using <input type="checkbox"> and label them accordingly.
Add Styling (Optional): Style your checkboxes with CSS to make them visually appealing.
Test Thoroughly: Check the appearance and functionality on various devices.
Save and Monitor: Save your changes and monitor how customers interact with the checkboxes. Adjust as needed.

Pros and Cons of Manual Coding
Pros: Complete control.
Cons: Time-consuming, requires coding knowledge.

Shopify app - Live Product Options
Solution 2: The Easy Way with the Live Product Options App

Introducing the Easy Solution
For those who want to avoid the coding hassle, our Live Product Options app is here to simplify the process. It's an all-in-one solution for product customization, including adding checkboxes.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Downloading the App: Begin by downloading Live Product Options app and complete the onboarding process.

Step 2: Selecting Products: Click on the 'Plus' sign for 'new products option' and select the ‘single product’ option. Choose your desired product.

Step 3: Configuring Checkboxes: Click 'add option' and select 'checkbox option.' Customize each checkbox with a name, label, and optional price.

Step 4: Design and Customization: Save the settings and enable checkboxes. You can further customize the appearance through design settings or even add custom CSS.

Step 5: Conditions and More: Add conditions if needed, or seek help from the documentation or support team if stuck.

The Easy Way with the Shopify App

Why bother with manual coding when you can enjoy the benefits of a Shopify app designed specifically for product customization? Our app isn’t just a time-saver; it enhances your store's functionality, enabling you to provide a better shopping experience. With our app, you can create checkbox options, variant selectors, and other customization features with ease.



Customization is the future of online shopping, and checkboxes play a crucial role in providing that personalized touch. Whether you are tech-savvy and prefer the hands-on approach of manual coding or want a fast, efficient solution with our Live Product Options app, the choice is yours. The app’s simplicity, speed, and reliability make it a standout option for enhancing your Shopify store. Ready to transform your store? Download our app today and take the first step towards better customization!


Additional Thoughts

Remember, your online store is more than a platform to sell products; it's an extension of your brand and an opportunity to connect with your customers. By adding checkbox options, you not only offer more choices but also build trust and loyalty. The road to better customization begins with you, so why not take the next step today?

About Live Product Options

Use Live Product Options to create a custom personalized shopping experience with unlimited product options and a live preview of the product.

Super easy installation

No theme modifications are required.

The App does not add any liquid to your theme and can be installed and uninstalled without the risk of messing up your theme code.

Personalize products

Personalize your products with custom text inputs and image file uploads. Show a live updating preview of the product image with the customers inputs.

Perfect for print on demand products like canvas, posters, picture framing, monogram or text engraving.

Unlimited Product Options

Extend the 100 variant limit by adding unlimited custom product options:

  • text (single / multi line)
  • select dropdown
  • radio / checkbox
  • swatches (button / images / colors)
  • color picker
  • file upload (with Ajax support)
  • HTML

Conditional Logic

Show product options with conditional logic based what the customer has selected.

Live preview

Show a live preview of the product options that updates in real time when the customer changes an option.

Live preview can consist of multiple layers to build a preview image:

  • overlay (image with transparent parts)
  • mask (crop preview with a provided mask or shape e.g. circle)
  • text
  • upload

In-App Editor

Create custom product configurations with the simple to use visual editor inside the app. Configure specific areas for customers to add text or image uploads.

Order Archive & Export

The app archives each order with all the products and their custom options. Export a ZIP file with all the file uploads and CSV containing the options and custom text inputs.

View in Shopify App store
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