Variations are similar items that have different attributes, such as color, shape, and size. Variations are grouped together with their variants on a single product page. The parent is the actual product, and the children are the variants. For example: “green M-sized T-shirt” and “red S-sized T-shirt”.
Variation group—a few similar products that differ from each other only in one or several features.
Variation—a product that belongs to a variation group. A product can belong only to one group at the same time, but it’s easy to change the product’s group. If a variation is removed from the group, it becomes a standard product.
Catalog item—a single spot on the product list. Until variations existed, “catalog item” meant the same thing as “product”. But now variations may or may not occupy a place on the product list, hence the new term.
Every variation is a product, but not every product is a variation.
A T-shirt comes in 3 colors, and each color has 5 sizes. That means 15 products. If we want to add switching between these products, we’ll put these products into a variation group that is based on the “Color” and “Size” features. Now we have 15 variations, and customers can switch between them on the product page.
Before adding Variations you must first complete and save your listing by adding all necessary information, which includes, shipping, features, video link, etc.
Let’s say you have added a new product to your store, and now you want to create variations for it. You can do it right on the product page:
Let’s say you have imported products to your store, and now you want to put some of them in one group. It will allow your customers to choose a product while switching between the variations, and not to get confused by identical products with different feature variants. To do this:
Once a variation group is created, all products from the group will appear on the Variations tab of any product in the group. On this tab you can:
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