Last Updated on May 21, 2019

Introduction

Product options are variations of items for e.g. color, size of a shoe. Customers must select these options to buy an item. Options are easily created and attached to a parent product; doing so automatically creates options related to child products, their specifications, and SKUs

Product Options

Product Options page can be found at: Menu > Inventory > Product Options. In this screen follow the tabs to consecutively create option types, options and create a set to apply to a parent product.

Option Types Tab

Option types are general option families, e.g.: size, or color of a product. These families must be created first. Click on “Add Option Type” button towards the upper right-hand side of the screen and simply write down your new Option Family Name, click on Create button to create a new family and proceed to the Options tab.

Options Tab

While in Options tab click on “Add Option” button towards the upper right-hand side of the screen and simply choose an Option Type that this option will go under. Fill in your new Option Name and Display name, click on the “Create” button to create a new Option and click on Edit to go to the “Edit Options” page.

Click on Plus sign “+” to add option values, simply type the value and click on Save icon towards the right side of the page and repeat these steps until you enter all your options.

For example, if you are selling socks and they come in four different colors, you need to create them under this Options tab. If the socks have 5 different sizes that will be a separate Options that you need create also.

When you create new Options make sure to click on “Save and close” button and proceed to Option Sets Tab to combine these two Options(socks that has both color and size options)

Option Sets Tab

This tab creates Option Sets to be assigned to products during the product creation process. Click on “Add Option Set” button towards the right-hand side of the screen and simply fill in your new Option Set Name, click on “Create” button to create a new Option and click on Edit to go into the “Edit Option Set” page.

In this page find relevant options to this Options Set and click on the “+” Plus sign towards left of the text.

Selected options will appear on the right-hand side list, under “Selected Options”. Make sure to click on “Save and close” button. This concludes defining Options, now they got to be assigned to products.

Example using Product Options

For e.g.: you want to create 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 shoe sizes.

First, create [Option Types]

Go to Options Types Tab

       > Click on “Add Option Type” button

       > Write “Size” in the text box

       > Click Create

       > Then proceed to Options Tab

Second create [Options]

       > Click on “Add Option” button

       > Choose “SIze”, we just created this in “Option Types” tab

       > Type “Shoe Size” in Option Name and in the Display name

       > Click on Create and Edit to go to Edit Options Page,

       > Type “8” in Option Values Text Box

       > Click on save icon towards the right

       > Click on Plus “+” sign

       > Another line appears to enter to the next line

       > Enter all sizes and click on “Save Icon” each time

       > When finished Click on “Save and Close”

       > Then proceed to Option Sets Tab

Third, create [Option Set]

       > Click on “Add Option Set” button

       > Type “My Shoe Company” in Option Set Name

       > Click on Create and Edit to go to Edit Option Set Page,

       > Click on the plus sign on the left-hand side of “Size”

       > Size appears on the right-hand side; selected side

       > When finished Click on “Save and Close”

       > Then go to Menu > Inventory > Products

Creating Parent Product with Option Set and Creating Child Variations

       > Click on “Add Product”

       > Click on “Choose a Parentage” and select Parent

       > Click on “Option Set” Text box and start typing “My..”

       > The search function will find “My Shoe Company” click on it

       > Type in “Brand”, “Name” and “Price”

       > Click on “Create” and then “Edit”

       > In the next screen Click on “Options” tab and click on “Add Variant”

       > This is where you create children SKUs by setting product id, price, and quantity.

       > In the dialog box while the “create a new Variant” radio button checked, Under “Variation Select” Select a size for your product next to “Shoe Size”

       > Click on “Create”