When you create a product with variants, you have 3 possibilities to add choices of variants.
- Enter choices manually.
- Use the pre-recorded choices that we provide (main size standards, shoe size, colors, etc.).
- Use products from your catalog (bundle).
This last option is very convenient to manage the stock and price of your products in a comprehensive way. By using a product as a variant choice, its stock will change according to whether it is ordered as part of a product bundle or ordered alone.
Simply configure your product from the "Advanced Options" tab of your product page, and choose the "bundle" option (note that to become a bundle, your product must not itself contain variants, and this product must be displayed but will not be visible on the site):
To illustrate this feature, we will use the example of a pic nic basket that we customize.
Here you will give your customers the opportunity to create the pic nic basket of their dreams by choosing from several fresh products, several champagnes, etc. from your catalog.
Let's first create 3 new variants on our product page. At the time of entering the different choices, we will use the option "Use existing products".
You can then select your products from your catalog (published or bundled products that do not themselves have variants) by filtering them by category or brand, or by manually searching for a selection of products. Check the products you want to add and confirm.
The information of your selected products (name, photo, price, weight, stock, etc.) will be automatically transferred to your variant manager. It will not be possible to modify them (this information is managed directly on the product page in question) but you can, however, add specific promotions to your variant from the advanced options.
Repeat the operation for your different variants. The price of each component selected by the customer will be added and the total price of the product will be automatically updated, live, on your site. Your customer will also be able to choose a specific quantity for each variant option.
💬 Do not hesitate to contact your Business Coaches if you have any questions!