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What are variants and parameters?
Variants are different versions of the same product. For example, one product can come in several sizes (S, M, L) and colours (red, blue, black). A size S product in colour blue is one variant, and the same product in size S and black colour is the second option.
Size and colour are parameters.
In Shoplo you can manage variants in three simple steps:
Setting up all variant combinations
Click on a product that doesn’t have a variant or add a new one.
Right next to ‘Variants’ click on ‘Edit’.
Click on the three dots > Click on ‘Manage variants’
Then select a parameter from the list or create your own.
Enter the corresponding value. Remember that parameters are case sensitive, so you need to use exactly the same word for each product. Click ‘Add’.
If you need to, add more parameters. You will also see how many variants there will be created. Click on ‘Save Changes’.
After you saved the changes, you will see all combinations of variants.
If your products are not available in this variant, you can delete it.
Go to the selected product> Edit variants. Now click on ‘Cancel’ to exit the Quick edit > Select the variants you want to delete> select ‘Delete’ and click on ‘Save’.
If your product already has variants, you can always modify them.
Go to ‘Products’ > Select a product > On the Variants section click on ‘Edit’ > Edit the variants and save the changes.
Adding a single variant.
You can only add a single variant if your product already has variants. If they don’t have any, check here how to add your first variant.
Go to a product > On the Variants section click on ‘Edit’ > Click on the three dots > Click on ‘Add variant’.
Fill in all the values (price, SKU, etc.)
You can also add the variant availability, which is the estimated time you will need to deliver this specific product variant, and decide whether Shoplo should toggle inventory level tracking for this product variant or not.