What are options?
are the means by which an item that possesses variable characteristics may be loaded as one item with several variations instead of seperate items
What are variations?
are the variables that relate to the item characteristics (options)
For example a merchant may wish to retail a T-shirt. The T-shirt is available in 3 different colours and 4 different sizes
for the T-shirt are therefore Colour
for the Colour
option might be white, blue and green
for the Size
option might be S, M, L and XL
Why are options used?
Options may save a great deal of work for the merchant as the item only has to loaded once instead of multiple times.
Note however that where it is required that each item option and / or variation is required to have a seperate SKU (product ID) number, options cannot
What types of options are there?
For our basic e-commerce package, there is only one (so-called "Simple options")
For E-business-to-business customers, two additional types of options are available:
Advanced Options - like simple options these let you setup a number of variations for each option. However for each variation now you can also setup a seperate SKU number, image, quantity, pricing, weight and other special fields
Sub-products - unlike with simple or advanced options, subproducts is a list of variations without any options. This allows you to setup ad-hoc variations of a product without needing to organise them into options
for how to view the current options for an item
for how to set up options for an item
for how to delete an item option
for how to add an option variation
for how to delete an option variation
For customers of our business to business product solutions, who need a seperate SKU, image, quantity etc. for each item, you should look at the types of Advanced Items