Adding Options to Products

An option is a product feature that a buyer can select or specify. To create an option and apply it to a product, you must first create an option template. Then you can apply that template to any product in your catalog.

Once you apply a template to a product, you can make any changes to the product’s option that you want. These changes will not affect the option template or any other product.

Applying an Option Template to a Product

To assign an option template to a product, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the catalog, open a product, and click on the Options tab in the product tab menu.

    Figure 1: It may look like you have two options, but you really only have one. Click
on this one.

    Figure 1: It may look like you have two options, but you really only have one. Click on this one.

  2. Click on the Add button and select option templates from the pop-up. Click Add to close the pop-up.

Editing an Option Template

Once an option template has been applied to a product, you can make changes to the option that only affect that product. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the catalog, select the product in question, and open the Options tab from the product tab menu. If you just finished applying a template to the product, then you are already on this page.

  2. On the left side of the page is a list of the option templates this product uses. Click on the one you want to edit.

  3. Make changes to the Option Detail form on the right side of the page and then hit Save. The form contains most of the information that was entered when the template was created, but includes a Priority field. Priority indicates where on a page the option is displayed—lower numbers come first.

Editing Option Values

After an option template has been applied to a product, you can edit and delete its option values or add new ones. These changes will not affect the template or any other product. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the catalog and select the desired product. Click on the Options tab from the product tab menu, find the template you want to create values for, and click on the values button next to its title. This displays a list of option values.

  2. To edit a value, select it and then make changes to the Option Value Detail form on the right. To delete it, select it and then hit delete.

    Alternatively, to add a new value, click on the Add button and fill in the Option Value Detail form.

  3. Click Save. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create or edit additional values.

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