In this article:
- What are variants and parameters?
- Managing variants
- Adding a single variant
- Assigning a specific color to a variant
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 colors (red, blue, black). A size S product in color blue is one variant, and the same product in size S and black color is the second option.
Size and color 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 the same word for each product. Click on 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.
Assigning a specific color to a variant
As one of the product parameters, you can choose a color. You can also specify its value as a HEX code. Thanks to this, customers will see the selected color instead of just the color name.
Then, adding the color parameter you will see a field, on which you will be able to enter HEX code or choose a color.