Add or Edit Product Option

 

On the Add/Edit Product Option page you can add new and edit current options. Any option may have an unlimited number of values.

The Add/Edit Option Values sections let you enter and edit options values. Suppose you've created a Size option. In the Edit Option Values section you enter the values for this option and specify how each value affects the product's price, weight, per item shipping cost and/or per item handling cost.

When entering the value of change in price/weight/per item shipping cost/per item handling cost, please remember that this value increases or decreases the basic price/weight/per item shipping cost/per item handling cost of the product.

For instance the Sale Price (per item) for a T-shirt equals $50. The S value for the Size option contains the price modifier of 8. This means that an S-size T-shirt of costs $58 ($50+$8). If the modifier is meant to decrease the price by $8, you should enter the value of -8.

The following figure illustrates adding a Size option.

 

 

 

Name

The value of the option that customers will be able to choose.

Is default?

If checked, the value will be pre-selected when a customer opens the product page.

Price

The amount that should be added to the product sale price when a customer selects this value for the option. To subtract an amount from the price, enter a negative value.

Weight

The amount that should be added to the product weight when a customer selects this value for the option. To subtract an amount from the weight, enter a negative value.

Shipping cost

The amount that should be added to the product shipping cost when a customer selects this value for the option. To subtract an amount from the shipping cost, enter a negative value.

Handling cost

The amount that should be added to the product handling cost when a customer selects this value for the option. To subtract an amount from the handling cost, enter a negative value.

 

 

Option Name

The name of the option. For example, for shirts this can be Color or Size.

Option Text in Storefront

The message appearing in the storefront, For example, for the Size option you can have the storefront text say "Please choose shirt size."

Option Type

Option type lets you define the way in which customers will be able to choose options in the storefront.

Single Select
This type lets customers choose only one option value. For example, if you have the Size option with values S, M, L, and XL, then Single Select will allow to select only one shirt size from those four.

Multiple Select
This option type lets customers choose multiple values for an option. For example, you have a Front Text shirt option with parameters "Hello!" and "How are you?". If Option Type is selected as Multiple Select, then a customer will be able to select either one of these labels to be placed on the shirt or both of them together.

Custom Input
This option type lets customers enter their own text value for the option. For example, if Custom Input is chosen for the Front Text option, customers can enter their personal custom words to be put on the front of the shirt.

File upload
This option type allows a customer to upload file. The permitted file types are defined in Admin >> Advanced Settings & Configuration >> File Upload Settings for Product Options (Advanced Settings & Configuration).

Option Display Type

Depending on the Option Type selected, the option can be displayed in different ways in the storefront. For instance, if Option Type is set to Single Select, the option may be represented as a drop-down list or its values may appear as a group of radio buttons. The following lists the possible options display types for the storefront.

Drop-Down
The list of option values displays in a drop-down list.

Radio Group
The list of option values displays as a group of radio buttons.

Multiple Select
The list of option values displays as a multiple selection listbox.

Checkbox Group
The list of option values displays as a group of checkboxes.

Checkbox + Simple Input
The option value displays as shown on the figure below. The checkbox text is specified by the Checkbox text input field.

Checkbox + Text Area
The option value displays as shown on the figure below. The checkbox text is specified by the Checkbox text input field.

Simple Input
The option value displays as shown on the figure below.

Text Area
The option value displays as shown on the figure below.

Checkbox Text
The text for Option Display Type set to 'Checkbox + Simple Input" or 'Checkbox + Text Area'.

This text is displayed next to the checkbox as shown on the figure below.

Option may be unselected

If the value is YES, this option is allowed to remain unselected in the storefront. At the same time, this option in the storefront displays the text specified in the field "Text displayed when an option may be unselected."

If the value is NO, this option must be selected at all times.

Example: You sell T-shirts and you have three T-shirt options: Color, Size and Front Text. Front Text is the text that your customers want to put on the front of the T-shirt. Suppose that you offer two such messages: Hello! and How are YOU? However, a person may want to buy your T-shirt with no message at all. In this case you should select Option may be unselected = YES thus permitting customers to select no messages to be put on their T-shirt. For this example, you can simply put "- -" in the field Text displayed when an option may be unselected.

Inventory Tracking

Inventory Tracking lets you define whether a certain option affects the inventory accounting. For example, you sell T-shirts of different color and sizes, and also offer to manually put messages on the front of those T-shirts. Thus, you have three product options: Color, Size and Front Text. Since the Color and Size options produce a unique combination of T-shirt which is stored in your stock, these options must have Inventory Tracking = YES. On the other hand, the Front Text option does not affect the inventory, so it should have Inventory Tracking = NO.

 

To select the default option value which will appear in the storefront by default, select the Is default? checkbox.

Click the Update button to update and save the current option values. Click the Add button to add new option values. Click the Delete button to delete option values.

Click the Return button to return to the Options page.


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