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A configurable product looks like a single product with drop-down lists of options for each variation. Each option is actually a separate simple product with a unique SKUStock Keeping Unit: A number or code assigned to a product to identify the product, options, price, and manufacturer., which makes it possible to track inventory for each product variation. You could achieve a similar effect by using a simple product with custom options, but without the ability to track inventory for each variation.
Although a configurable product uses more SKUs, and may initially take a little longer to set up, it can save you time in the long run. If you plan to grow your business, the configurable product type is a good choice for products with multiple options.
|1.||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. Then under Inventory, choose Catalog.|
|2.||In the upper-right corner on the Add Product menu, choose Configurable Product.|
The product template that is used to create a configurable product determines the selection of fields that are available, and must include at least one drop-down attribute. The drop-down attributes are included in an attributeA characteristic or property of a product; anything that describes a product. Examples of product attributes include color, size, weight, and price. set, which is then used as a template for the configurable product.
The template used in this example has drop-down attributes for color and size. To choose the product template, click the template field and do one of the following:
- In the Search box, enter the name of the template.
- In the list, choose the template that you want to use.
The form is updated to reflect the template.
|1.||In the Product Details section, enter the product Name.|
|2.||Either accept the default SKU that is based on the product name, or enter another value.|
|3.||Enter the product Price.|
|4.||If necessary, change the Tax Class. The default setting is “Taxable Goods.”|
|5.||Because the product is not yet ready to publish in your catalog, set the Product Online switch to the “Off” position.|
|1.||(Optional) You can add an image that represents the configurable product as a whole, or wait until later when you set up the configurations. In this example, we use an image that shows the top in all three colors. An image uploaded here becomes the image of the “parent product.”|
- Drag an image from your desktop, and drop it on the camera tile in the Images and Videos box.
- In the box, tap the camera tile, and navigate to the image file on your computer. Then, select the image, and tap Open .
|2.||The Quantity field is not available because it’s determined by each product variation.|
|3.||To assign the product to a Category, do one of the following:|
- Start typing to find a match. Then, choose the Category.
- Tap the Show List icon to view the Category tree. Then, drill down through the available categories, and tap each categoryA set of products that share particular characteristics or attributes. that you want to assign to the product.
- Tap New Category . Enter the Category Name and choose the Parent Category to determine its position in the menu structure. Then, tap Create Category .
|4.||Enter the product Description directly into the text box, and format as needed. Then, tap Submit . You can also use the WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get: An editor that displays formatted text as it will appear in its final published form. Editor for additional control.|