This week’s post is all about product pricing. Instead of creating many individual items, read on with Ski Dog and Headphones to figure out how to use variable specs and apply price mark-ups to any special items you may have.
I recently sold a new fulfillment program for corporate branded apparel and I am not sure how to configure my products. I have shirts that come in four different colors and five different sizes. Each shirt has its own inventory and I need to charge more for the larger sizes. Do I need to set each one up as an individual item or is there a way to create just one item for each style of shirt?
Good news! You do not need to create individual products for each style of shirt. Instead, you can create one item and use variable spec selections to have the user pick the color and size combination. These options can either be displayed as dropdowns or radio buttons. Also, when creating your spec values you can apply price mark-ups to the options that you need to charge more.
In addition, you may also set inventory levels for each color/size combination and you can display different images as the user makes their selections. In order to this you will first need to generate variants based on the selection specs. This is a simple process, all you need to do is determine which combinations you need to use and the application will create the variants for you. Each variant will automatically be assigned a variant ID. Once the variants are generated you will be able to: modify the variant ID, add an interop id, add an image specific to the variant, and set an inventory level for each variant.