How to Create a Variant Product and Assign Child Products

Once you have created variant options, you are now ready to begin creating a variant product and assigning child products to that variant product.

Getting Started

In your admin dashboard, navigate to Catalog > Product Variations > Variant Products

Click Add New Variant to create a new variant product.

Add details

On the following screen, enter data for Item Code and Description which are mandatory fields. Rest of the fields are optional and enabling those will depend on your business needs.

You may also choose to click Meta tab to fill in meta information which is useful for SEO purposes.

Once a variant product is created, additional fields and tabs are brought in view to add more information to the product.

Other than those tabs, there are 3 more sections under General tab:

Variant Details – 

This section is used to:

  • assign a product that will set the initial price for this “parent” product.
  • Enable Options Ordering – If there are more than one options, then you can choose how to order them on the frontend.

Please note: You may need to assign child products before you can assign a product for the initial price or enable options ordering.

Item categories –

This section is used to:

  • convey which B2B/B2C categories the product is assigned to.
  • let you choose the canonical link for your product.

Please note: You may need to assign your product to a category to see the details in this section.

Filter Settings –

This section helps to assign filters to the product.

Assign child products

Click Variants tab to select options and link products.

Add Option to Variant

This section lets you choose various options that you have created as a part of How to Create Variant Options.

Choose an appropriate value from Option dropdown and click Add Option.

Link Items to Variant 

This section helps to search and link ERP products to the variant product.

Search for your product and click Link Item to Variant button.

The selection will be shown in the tabular section above. Select a value which the assigned product will correspond to and click Save.

Once all the child products are linked, click Save from the top right corner of the screen.

Note: There may be an error about the missing initial price. Please ignore and follow the next section to assign initial price. 

Assign initial price

After assigning child products, click General tab and scroll down to Variant Details section.

Choose a product from Price Itemno dropdown. The variant product will initially show the price of the chosen product.

Click Save from the top right of the screen to apply your changes.

Video demonstration

For bulk creation of variant products, you may take a look at our guidance How to set up product variants using Excel .

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