Navigate to Shopping > Settings > Product Variations. This is where you are able to define product dropdowns, such as variations in sizes and colors. You are also able to define the price differences as a result of these variations.
In order to create a list of a product's variations, click the "Add" button.
- Reference Name: A brief description that will not be displayed on the website, but rather help you find it while adding/editing products.
- Display Name: The text that will be displayed next to the variation's dropdown on the product's page.
- Price Display Type: In the dropdown, "Default" displays the difference in price next to the item, while "Total" displays the total price if the user selects that item.
Click "Add Option" to add variations to the list.
You are able to reorder how these items display in the website dropdown by clicking the green arrows and dragging the item where you want it in the list.
Don't forget to click "Save" to save your changes.
Now click "Products" in the sidebar to find an individual product and edit it to contain variations.
Once you have your product page opened, click on its "Variations" tab. Here you will be able to select which of the variations you have defined apply to this product.
As an example, suppose ID #6505 is a pair of shoes. If a user selects size 13, there is no price difference, a selection of size 12 saves them 1 dollar, and a selection of size 14 increases the price by 1 dollar. Such a pricing scheme could be carried out by changing the price difference dropdown and the amount in the number field.
After saving your progress, here is an example of the resulting dropdown now visible on your product's web page.
SKU Relations / Inventory Stack
Creating product variations allows your customer to select options of the same product (SKU). This feature does not automatically create unique SKU's for each option.
If you need variants of the same product to have unique SKU's for inventory purposes, you would need to create a different product in the system for each option.
Go here to learn more about inventory stacks and why they might be beneficial for your organization.