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The following example shows how to add configurations for three colors and three sizes. In all, nine simple products will be created with unique SKUs to cover every possible combination of variations. The progress bar at the top of the page shows where you are in the process, and guides you through each step.
|1.||At the bottom of Product Details, expand the Configurations section. Then, tap Create Configurations.|
|2.||Mark the checkbox of each attributeA characteristic or property of a product; anything that describes a product. Examples of product attributes include color, size, weight, and price. that is to be used as a configuration.|
|3.||If you need to add a new attribute, tap Create New Attribute. Complete the attribute properties, and tap Save Attribute. Then, mark the checkbox to select the attribute.|
|4.||In the upper-right corner, tap Next.|
|1.||Mark the checkbox of each variation of the product.|
|2.||To add a new value, click Create New Value. Then, enter the new value in the input box, and tap the Enter arrow.|
|3.||Repeat these steps for each attribute that is included as a configuration.|
You can rearrange the list of attributes by dragging the box in the upper-left corner to a new position.
|4.||In the upper-right corner, tap Next.|
This step determines the images, pricing and quantity of each configuration. The available options are the same for each, and you can choose only one. You can apply the same setting to all SKUs, apply a unique setting to each SKUStock Keeping Unit: A number or code assigned to a product to identify the product, options, price, and manufacturer., or skip the settings for now.
|1.||Choose the configuration options that apply.|
Method 1: Apply a Single Set of Images to All SKUs
|1.||Select Apply single set of images to all SKUs.|
|2.||Browse to each image that you want to include in the product gallery, or drag them to the box.|
Method 2: Apply Unique Images for Each SKU
Because we already uploaded an image for the parent product, we’ll use this option to upload an image of each color. This is the image that will appear in the shopping cartA grouping of products that the customer wishes to purchase at the end of their shopping session. when someone buys the shirt in a specific color.
|1.||Select Apply unique images by attribute to each SKU.|
|2.||Select the attribute that the images illustrate. For example: color.|
|3.||For each attribute value, either browse to the images that you want to use for that configuration, or drag them to the box.|
If you drag the an image to a value box, it appears in the sections for the other values, as well. If you want to delete an image, tap the trashcan icon.
Method 1: Apply the Same Price to All SKUs
|1.||If the price is the same for all variations of the product, select Apply single price to all SKUs.|
|2.||Enter the Price.|
Method 2: Apply a Different Price for Each SKU
|1.||If the price differs for each or for some variations of the product, select Apply unique prices by attribute to each SKU.|
|2.||Select the attribute that is the basis of the price difference.|
|3.||Enter the price for each attribute value. In this example, the XL size costs more.|
Method 1: Apply the Same Quantity to All SKUs
|1.||If the quantity is the same for all SKUs, select Apply single quantity to each SKU.|
|2.||Enter the Quantity.|
Method 2: Apply Different Quantity by Attribute
|1.||If the quantity is the different for each SKU, select Apply unique quantity by attribute to each SKU.|
|2.||Enter the Quantityfor each.|
|2.||When complete, tap Next in the upper-right corner.|
|1.||Wait a moment for the list of products to appear. When you are ready to add the products to your catalog, tap Generate Products.|
The product variations now appear at the bottom of Product Details in the Configuration section.
|2.||If you want to edit any of the settings, tap Edit Configurations.|
|1.||If you are ready to publish the products in the catalog, set the Product Online switch to the “On” position. Otherwise, leave the switch in the “Off” position until the product is ready to publish.|
|2.||When complete, on the Save menu, choose Save & Close.|
|3.||When prompted to refresh the cache, tap the Cache Management link in the system message, and refresh the invalid cache.|
|4.||On the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. sidebarThe right or left column of a two-column page layout., tap Products. Your new configurable product and its variations appears in the grid at the top of the list.|
If you have a different image for each variation you can set the configuration to use the correct image for the shopping cart thumbnail.
|1.||On the Admin sidebar, tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.|
|2.||In the panel on the left under Sales, choose Checkout. Then, expand the Shopping Cart section.|
|3.||Set Configurable Product Image to “Product Thumbnail Itself.”|
|4.||When complete, tap Save Config .|
Things to Remember
A configurable product allows the shopper to choose options from drop-down lists. Each option is actually a separate, simple product.
Each drop-down list values is based on an attribute of the “Dropdown” input type. The drop-down attributes must be included in the attribute set, which is then used as a template for the configurable product.