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Variants list

When you open the Variants sections, you will land in variants list. Use this area to manage the variants of the current product.

If all the variants have same details such postage details, prices, special prices, break down by quantity prices or stocks, these details have to be repeated for each variant.

Note:
Because variants of a product may have different prices, dimensions, weight, special prices etc. they need to be setup individual. More work, but more flexibility.

If all variants from all products have assigned a variant code, this process can be automated for prices, stock and postage details (sizes and weight) through Bulk update area. Bulk updates can be used any time is necessary. See Bulk update area.

Note:
The system automatically create a "default variant" anytime you create a product.
A product with no variant cannot be sold because product is only a container of items. The variant carries the price and stock and special prices and price break by quantity.

Note:
If you delete the last variant of a certain product all variants details will be deleted (include their stock). To be able to sell this product you must have a variant.


Page areas

  • Top line includes :
    - Add product variant - via options button
    or / and
    - Add product variant - free style button

    Note:
    What buttons will be displayed in top line depends of the settings under Shop configuration -> Settings & layout -> Global (system wide) -> Way to create product variants (options strict=1, options none = 2, mixed = 3):
    - 1 means you will have only Add product variant - via options
    - 2 means you will have only Add product variant - free style
    - 3 means you will have only both buttons available

  • The second line contains the search box.
  • Next is the place where are listed your product variants.

Add product variant - via options

In case you need more variants for the current product, you can add them by clicking the blue Add product variant – via options button if you have used the Options to build the existing variants.
When you click the Add product variant – via options button, you are taken back to Options section. Here you can add a new Option values to an existing Option name OR you can add a new Option name with its Option values. See Options to learn how to create variants from options.

Note:
See note for Shop configuration -> Settings & layout -> Global (system wide) -> Way to create product variants (options strict=1, options none = 2, mixed = 3) in Page areas above.


Add product variant - free style

In case you need to add more variants to the current product without adding options, click the Add product variant – free style button.
The free style feature allows you to automated the product and their variants adding process. As you will see in Tools -> Bulk import section, you can import the product and their variants.
The Add product variant – free style button allows you to add manually to existing variants another one:

  • Click the Add product variant – free style button
  • A pop-up window will ask you for Variant name. Fill up the Variant name in order to add a new variant for current product.
  • Click green Save button to create the variant OR cancel the process (close the pop-up windows by clicking the X in top right corner).
  • When you click Save button, the new variant is created; the system automatically search by new variant name and you will have in listing only this product. Click on Edit icon button and fill in all its details

Note:
See note for Shop configuration -> Settings & layout -> Global (system wide) -> Way to create product variants (options strict=1, options none = 2, mixed = 3) in Page areas above.


Search data

Enter into the search box the variant name you are looking for and press Enter key or click on green magnifier icon.
System will look for your search in name of the variants. It is an autocomplete search box, it means:
- once you click or start typing will be automatically shown in a drop down all available options.
- you can select one of them and click green button or press Enter key, you will get only that variant in listing (search result)
- or you can anytime press Enter key or click on green button and you will get in search results all variants that match your search string.

To clear the search, click on white cross in red box (next to search box).


Variants listing area

Into this area you will find listed all variants of current product or variants based on your search.
There are listed most relevant details of every variant so you will be able to quick identify it:

  • The thumbnail image of the variant if applicable.
    By clicking on the thumbnail, you will edit the variant opening the Variant details section (first section).

  • Code (it allows sort). One click on Code will sort the variants of current product in ascending order, a second click on same Code will sort them in descending orders based on their code.

  • Variant name (it allows sort). One click on variant name will sort the variants of the current product in alphabetical order from A to Z, a second click on same variant name will sort them in alphabetical orders from Z to A.
    By clicking on the name of the product, you will open the editing mode with Basic details section (first section).
  • Note:
    When you use the options to create variants, the Variant name will contain the Option names followed by the Option values used in previous section Options to make each variant.


  • Order, it is about the display order of the variants in current product (FRONTEND - product details), smallest number means the variant will be shown on top of the listing.
    The Order heading allows you to sort the variants for current product based on this field. One click on Order will result in ascending sort and a second click on it will sort your products descending.
    This field is editable from listing, for your convenience.

  • Bulk disc.: the variant has or not applied break down by quantity prices (Bulk discounts for short). You can sort all variants with and without bulk discounts (works in both directions: yes followed by no and no followed by yes).

  • Special: the variant has or not applied special prices (Specials for short). You can sort all variants with and without special prices (works in both directions: yes followed by no and no followed by yes).

  • Enabled, refers at variant status. If a variant is marked as enabled (Enable - Yes), that variant will be displayed in FRONTEND. If a variant is marked as disabled (Enable - No), that variant will not be displayed in FRONTEND.
    You may disable a variant in case you did not finished setting it up or it is not available for sale for the moment.
    Enable field heading allows you to sort all enabled / disabled variants. One click on Enable heading will bring up all variants enabled. A second click will sort the variants with the disabled ones in front.

  • #, it is variant unique identifier (mainly for debug purposes)

  • Edit icon button (very right). Click on it and you will take you to variant details page.

  • Delete icon button (under edit icon). Click on it if you intend to delete the current variant.

You can sort listings ascending and descending for all fields that has headers in blue with underlined text when mouse over it ("allow sort" notation above).
If you click once will sort ascending, click again and will sort descending.

Note:
Even you have not created and you do not create any variant in this list will be listed one variant. You cannot have a product with no variants, you cannot delete because will be automatically re-created.
If product has only one variant, the default one, then in front end will not be shown any variant image, all variant details will be assigned (visual) to product.
Anytime you add a product a variant is created and attached to your product.
Product variant is the one that carries prices, stock etc.

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Variants list

Variants list

Variants list under Variants section while editing a product.

Add variant Free style

Add variant Free style

After clicking the Ass product variant - free style button, a pop-up window opens, asking you to enter your variant name.
Click Save button to create the new variant or close the window to abandon this process.

New created variant Free style

New created variant Free style

The new created variant will be isolated in search result for your convenience. Click the edit icon to continue with variant details.

Delete variant

Delete variant

Once you click the delete button on current variant, a warning message will be displayed asking you to confirm deletion.
Click OK button to delete.
Click cancel or close the window from X at the top to cancel deletion.

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