Product Variants

Do your products come in different sizes, colours, shapes, etc..? Product Variants allow you to have multiple options of the same product without having to enter all the information over and over. This makes it easier to manage your products, and also makes it easier for your customers to find the variant they are looking for.

 

Enabling Variants

To use variants, you need to enable them by;

  1. Login in the admin interface (admin.lifeboat.app)
  2. Navigate to the Products section from the main navigation
  3. Click on the product you want to add variants to
  4. Scroll down and find the section called Variants
  5. Check the box labelled “This product has multiple options, like size and colours”
    Add product variant button

 

Creating Variant Options

Before we can create variants, the types of options this product comes in have to be specified. To do this;

  1. From the product editing page, scroll down to the Variants section
  2. Click on Add Variant Option
    Add Variant Option
  3. Enter the Option Name
    example: Size, Colour, Fit, etc.

If the product comes in more than one set of variants, for example, Size & Colour, then click on Add Variant Option again to specify the second and third variant options.

Note

A maximum of 3 variant options can be specified

 

Adding Variants

Once the variant options have been created, the specific variants can be created. To do so;

  1. Click on Add Variant
    Add a variant row button
  2. Enter the specifications of this variant;
    • The variant specification (as per the variant options specified)
      Example: Small / Red
    • SKU (Optional)
    • Price
    • Discounted (Optional)
  3. Keep adding variants for the combinations this product comes in.
  4. Click Save

 

Variant Demos

Once you've created all the variants, you should have something similar to this;

Variants Table Demo

 

Removing a Variant

To remove a variant, simply click Trash Can trash can icon icon next to the variant you’d like to remove.

 

Disabling Variants

To disable the use of variants on a product;

  1. Remove all existing variants
  2. Clear the Variant Options fields
  3. Click Save

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