Variants are product characteristics that differentiate the same kind of products. For example, if the product is a pair of shoes, the variants can be the color and size. You can have as many variants of your products as you wish or you can have no variants at all.
1.1. No Variation Labels
In case your product doesn't have any variants - let's say, a very specific vase that only comes in one color and size - then you don't have to define variation labels and you can leave the Variants field blank, jumping straight to the Photos section.
1.2. One or more Variation Labels
By default, once you create a product and have attributed the variation labels, one variant would be automatically created. To edit that variant, click on the Pencil Icon on the right side.
2. Variant Options
Within the variant labels defined, here you can choose the individual options for your labels. Keep in mind that to have a full list of your variants, you must have a complete combination of all your variation labels, e.g. if you have products in 3 colors and 3 sizes, at the end you must have 9 variants created. You can also add a SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) and the quantity you have in stock.
The quantity is relevant for several reasons - your own stock overview (internal) and for your visitors to know how many specific products you have in stock (external). The quantity overview will be included in three different places on your webshop when a visitor buys a product and change the product quantity:
- On product pages
- In the cart overlay
- On the check out page
In this section you can define the specific delivery for each variant, the out of stock behavior and the out of stock delivery time. By doing it in this section, it overwrites the delivery options added in the Basic section. Don't forget that it's possible to define your own shipping intervals, click here to learn how to customize your delivery times.
When a new product is created, the variants will inherit the price of the basic product. However, it is possible to set individual prices and sales for each variant.
The variants inherit the Tags of the original product. In this section you should add additional tags specific for each variant.
You can add a small note for each individual variant and this text shall only be visible to yourself.
Add the shipping details for the specific variant so you can automate the shipping process. The details include weight, which should be added in grams; height, depth and length, which should be added in centimetres.
You can hide the variant or make it visible from a specific date. By default, the variant will be visible from the moment of creation. If the variants are hidden, the product will not be shown on the catalog.
Don't forget to save your progress by clicking on the Save Product button on the top of the page. We also recommend you to check our practical example to fully master the product creation process on the editor. Click here to see the practical example!