Product Variations - sizes and colours -#

If you have multiple sizes and colors of 1 product to offer, you can use "Variations" myShop see all variants as "separate" products.

Via this screen sizes and colours and other product options can be defined. This screen enables customers to select a certain product variation while ordering. Selection of a product option in the more-info screen results in the display of the matching pictures, prices and product numbers. It is also possible to display in the product list the product options by means of more-option fields. In this case it is necessary that a 'sort-by' column is given. We advise to apply always a sort-by column, also when the default option for display-only of the product options is applied in the more-info screen. This gives a better overview and is simpler.


Option lists#

If 'Yes, I want option lists' is selected, the option is offered to set the location where the option lists will be displayed, a group column can be set. Also the option fields to be displayed in the more-info screen or product list can be checked. In general this will be fields like 'size', 'colour' and so on.

Display on#

It gives two options:

  • On more-info screen (default). For this option the fields selected in the product list are not to be selected at the size and colour screen.
  • On more-info screen and product list. Here the option to chose for product variations as size and colour is possible. In the product list the option lists with product variations are displayed.

Group by#

The result of this setting is that the product options of one product are grouped. This can be a separate column special for this purpose or an existing column as for instance the product name – this must be the same for every option - . Of importance is that the product options are grouped in the product list.

When the product is all in 1 row with variations detailed on a cell separated with semicolons, you can choose to "Group by" as the field that is unique for the product.

When, for example, you created different rows into your Excel to define the different sizes of a product, they should have a field in common, this is the field for grouping.

Option fields#

Here the fields for product options can be selected for instance size and colour.

Set up the product list

It gives two options to use the size and colour functionality, the simple and the extended way.

Simple option#

If in the product list /more-info screen no information has to change as result of the a product option – this means that the picture, price and product numbers are the same for all options – this method can be used. For instance in the Excel product list in the column 'size'the different sizes separated by a semicolon can e given. The Excel product list can look like this:


Extended option#

In the Excel product list for every option of a product a product row is included. For the fields to be displayed in the product list it is checked whether that value - contents of the specific field – appears in other products, if yes the product is displayed only once.

In this example two products in the product list will be displayed if 'display fields in product list' is selected for the field 'Product description' and for the fields of the more-info screen at least the field 'Size' . Because for the products 1, 2 and 3 - Product 1 – the 'Product description' is the same, this product will only be displayed once.

On the more-info screen by means of the option list 'Size' the preferred option can be selected. The same for products 4 and 5 – Product 2 -.

A product list can contain many - million – products, with a maximum of 500 product options for every product. For instance a maximum of 500 colour and/or size combinations of a T-shirt . Gives it more, myShop automatically generates a second row in the product list and a 2nd more-info screen.For the setting to display product options in the product list the column 'Product description'can be selected as group column.

The basic principles are:

  • Every product option is on one row in the Excel sheet
  • Every product option is in certain fields exactly equal to all options of that product – like title, description, etc. –
  • Every product option differs from other options in a number of fields – like size, colour, etc. –
  • As well in the product list as in the more-info screen all fields are enabled to be displayed, inclusive those fields which differ, these fields are displayed as an option list

The fields selected at the settings of the product options are the columns containing options – thus differ for options like size, colour, etc. -. Remark: the field of this product number can not be selected as an option field.

More-info screen#

If the customer selects an other value in the option list of the more-info screen the information is refreshed. For instance for the option field 'Size'the product with the right size can be displayedExample of a more-info screen with option for size.

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