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Product variants are used to offer variations of the same product to your customers on the products page. For example, the customer chooses a T-shirt and then selects its size and color. In the example below, the customer chooses a phone, and then selects the memory; color and Wi-Fi band from the available options.

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How to create attributes & variants

  • Turn on Products can have several attributes, defining variants (Example: size, color,...) in :menuselection:`Sales --> Settings`.
  • Select a product from the Products list, go to the Variants tab.
  • Add as many attributes as you need from 3 different types: radio buttons, drop-down menu or color buttons. You get several variants as soon as there are 2 values for 1 attribute.
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How to edit variants

See all the variants from the product template detail form.

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You can edit following data:

  • Picture (will update in real time on the website),
  • Barcode,
  • Internal Reference (SKU #),
  • Volume,
  • Weight,
  • Active (available in quotes & website).

Note

Both the Barcode and the Internal Reference are variant-specific. You need to populate them once the variants generated.

Tip

See and edit all the variants from :menuselection:`Sales --> Sales --> Product Variants` as well. This might be quicker if you manage lots of variants.

How to set specific prices per variant

You can also set a specific public price per variant by clicking Variant Prices in the product detail form (action in top-left corner).

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The Price Extra is added to the product price whenever the corresponding attribute value is selected.

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Tip

Pricelist formulas let you set advanced price computation methods for product variants. See :doc:`../maximizing_revenue/pricing`.

How to disable/archive variants

You can disable/archive specific variants so that they are no longer available in quotes & website (not existing in your stock, deprecated, etc.). Simply uncheck Active in their detail form.

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To retrieve such archived items, hit Archived on searching the variants list. You can reactivate them the same way.

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