page last edited on 28 January 2017
Product variants feature is an enhancement of the default product attributes functionality and can hence be used to add variants to a product and configure each variant to have a different SKU, price and stock level.
If comparing to price and weight modifiers of product attributes, product variants is a more robust admin solution that allows not only creating variants of a product but also selling each variant at a different price (including wholesale pricing) and assigning a unique SKU to each option. The feature also controls the stock level as well as displays all product options available on the same product details page in the storefront. You can add variants one by one, or generate them all automatically and remove the ones which you don’t sell in your shop.
To enjoy product variants it’s necessary to install and activate the Product Variants addon.
Product variants feature can in its turn be enhanced with color swatches functionality that allows to display variant images and switch between them while viewing a product on the storefront.
Also if using Variants Table View addon it’s possible to display all available product variants with images and prices in a table instead of select drop-down on a product details page on the storefront.
Product variants will override price and weight modifiers if they have been set up. You cannot use both at the same time.
In this section:
- What Are Product Variants and Why You May Need Them
- Product Variants Setup and Management
- Sale Price for Product Variants
- Wholesale Prices for Product Variants
- Color Swatches for Product Variants
- Table View of Product Variants
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