Setting up Product Variants in OXID e-Shop

Variants contains different type of articles. Many products often require the same variants to be set up.

It would be very time-consuming to set up these variants for each product in OXID eshop.  For example if we take shoes as an article, we can assign different variants for this product based on the size and color of a shoe.

Defining the variants in OXID /admin

  • Select Administer Products -> Products.
  • Select the product for which you want to set up Variants.
  • Select the Variants tab.
  • All Selection Lists that have been set up in eShop are displayed on the left.
  • Select the Color | Size Selection List.

Click the arrow ==>

The Variants will be set up automatically for each entry in the selection list.

Now, you only have to activate the variant, enter any other prices and enter the stock inventory.

In this way, you can quickly set up variants. If you have a few products with the same variants, this method will save you a lot of time.

Variant Dimensions

For example “Color” and “Size” are known as Variant-Dimensions

You can specify variant-dimensions for a set of variants using selection lists:

  • In Name of Selection, you can specify a name for the dimension between the various variants, e.g. Color or Size.

Configuring Variants

  • Each Variant can get it’s own Product-Number
    • If you do not enter a product number, the product number of the parent product will be used, and a suffix-counter added.
  • Prices of Variants can be configured individually
  • Variant order can be sorted, in order to influence the order of listing variants.  On the front-end, variants are listed in ascending order.
  • Individual stock values can be maintained for specific variants.

Example for Variants

Different sizes:

The following example describes step by step how to set up variants for a product. Three variants will be set up: For ex. T-shirt sizes S, M and L etc.. All sizes cost $ 39.99. A total of 10 items in size S are in stock, and 25 items each in sizes M and L.

  • Select Administer Products -> Products
  • Select the product for which you want to set up variants.
  • Select the Variants tab.
  • In Name of Selection, enter Size.
  • Click Save Selection.
  • Next, the S variant will be set up. Make the following settings:
  • In Selection, enter S.
    • In Price, enter 39.99.
    • In Sort, enter 0.
    • In Stock, enter 10. (Depends on the stock availability)
  • Click New Variant.  The variant is saved and displayed.
  • In Selection, enter M.
    • In Price, enter 39.99.
    • In Sort, enter 1.
    • In Stock, enter 25. (Depends on the stock availability)
  • Click New Variant. The variant is saved and displayed.
  • In Selection, enter L.
    • In Price, enter 39.99.
    • In Sort, enter 2.
    • In Stock, enter 25. . (Depends on the stock availability)

Click New Variant. The variant is saved and displayed.

All 3 variants are set up, but are not yet active:

Select the Active check box for all 3 variants.  Click Save Variants. The variants are now set up!

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