When a merchant deletes a variant of the product on Shopify, As far as I know, HC de-links that variant from the Parent product but wants to have clarity. Does it also delete that variant after some time or just keep it in its database?**
HotWax Commerce mark that variant as a void in the system.
By void I mean, it will remove all its references, associations(including virtual-variant relationships), and identifications from the system but it will keep the product in the system.
We never delete the product, just make it inaccessible to the user on the backend app.
I hope my answer helped.
Yes sir, thanks a lot.