- A 'variant' (also called 'Variant Property') is a specific feature/property used for classification of a product.
For example, the “size” of a shirt is a variant and the variant values are 40, 45, 50,100, etc…
- Different 'variants' with their 'variant values' are grouped to form a ‘product variant’.
For example, if the SKU of the original product (shirt) is 14678, then, a medium-sized green shirt with a variant stock-keeping unit (Variant SKU) of 14678mg is one ‘product variant’ of that shirt. You can add/edit or delete/deactivate ‘product variants’ here.
- You can create different 'product variants' for a base product by assigning different 'variant values' and you can maintain unique variant SKU, price, inventory, etc… for 'products variants'.
- You can also create 'products variants' after creating the products.
Please Refer: Product Variants
- You can reach to the Add New Product Variant page after clicking the Save and Next button in the previous step (i.e. in Additional Information) or you can also reach by clicking the variants tab at the top right corner of the page as shown in the figure.
- Note: The variants tab will only be displayed if you would have selected the “Does this product has product options/Variants” checkbox in the Product Details section as discussed earlier.
Please Refer: Basic Information
- The products variants are the other versions of parent product with different 'variant values'.
- The products variants have different SKU than the base product.
- The inventory and price of the product variants should be maintained separately than the base product.
- For example, if the SKU of original product (Mobile) is Nokia 5230, then, a white colored mobile has the SKU 'Nokia 5230W' with stock 23 and price: 5500, whereas a black colored mobile may have the SKU 'Nokia 5230B' with stock 25 and price: 5700.
- To add 'products variants', click Add New Variant. You will be displayed the relevant sections for adding the 'products variants'.
- Select a variant property from the 'top' drop-down and select a suitable variant value from the corresponding 'bottom' drop-down under Variant Properties section.
- If you want to create more combinations of 'variant properties' and 'variant values', select them from the respective drop-downs (next column).
- Enter the SKU of the variant in the Variant SKU text box.
- Enter the maximum retail price (MRP) in the MRP/RRP text box in Indian Rupees.
- Enter the 'selling price' i.e. Web price in the Web Price text box in Indian Rupees.
- Enter the 'cost price' for your own reference in the Cost Price text box in Indian Rupees.
- Enter the 'token price' in the Token Price text box in Indian Rupees if the product is a Deal Product.
- Note: The 'token price' is the advance payment taken from the customer to reserve a product. The rest of the money will be redeemed from the customer while collecting the product from your physical store.
- Buying Weight: The buying weight will be the base weight of the product or variant and will override the shipping weight. When the product or variant is sold on weight basis, the 'buying weight' is used. It can be modified by the user in the 'picklist App' and modified weight will be considered for the price calculation and final invoice.
- If the UOM is 'Kgs, Grams, Litres', the buying weight should be defined.
- If the UOM is 'Kgs, Grams, Litres' and product has no variants, the buying weight should be defined at the product level. Else, the Buying Weight should be defined at Variant level.
- Example: If the user has ordered a Watermelon of 1 KG when the picker checks the actual weight of picked Watermelon may be plus or minus of 1 Kg. The picker updates the 'buying weight' as per the actual weight so that the prices are applied as per the current weight.
- Shipping Weight: The existing 'product weight' is renamed as 'shipping weight'. When the product or variant is not sold on a weight basis, and the weight is required only for defining shipping charges, the shipping weight is used.
- The shipping weight is considered for the product or variant when the 'UOM' is in 'Pieces', it is the unit weight which cannot be changed in picklist by a picker.
- LBH: It's the volumetric weight volumetric weight of the product or variant, and it should be mentioned after multiplying the LxBxH
Product Variant Stock Information:
- Enter the stock quantity of the Product Variant in the Inventory text box.
- Enter the minimum order quantity in the Minimum Order Quantity text box.
- Note: For example, perishables, high discounted items, seasonal products, slow-moving items, etc. can be given the minimum order quantity to control the profit margins.
- Minimum Order Quantity:
It is the smallest order quantity of a specific product that is acceptable to you. Minimum order quantity should be in multiples of 'Pkg Qty'. Order cannot be placed below this qty. or if this qty. is not in multiples of ‘Pkg Qty’. Enter the minimum order quantity of this product in the Minimum Order Quantity text box.
- Maximum Order Quantity:
It is the highest order quantity of a specific product that is acceptable to you. The order cannot be placed above this quantity. Enter the maximum order quantity of this product in the Maximum Order Quantity text box.
Time Bound Active/Inactive:
- This interface facilitates you to define the time frame, which denotes the validity of the product at your Web store.
- You have multiple options to specify the periodicity as per your merchandising requirements.
- After the expiry of this period, the product cannot be seen by the customers. However, you have the option to showcase the product even after the expiry period if needed.
- Note: If the variants are not defined for this product, this section will be displayed under the 'Additional Information' tab. Click here
Advance Stock Info.:
- To reserve a product variant for some special purpose, enter the reserve quantity in the Reserve Quantity text box.
For example, you can reserve some products for regular customers, loyalty customers, to create an artificial shortfall, etc…
- Enter the 'reorder stock qty' in the Reorder Stock Level text box; so that, when the stock reaches the reorder stock level, an alert will be displayed under the Alerts tab in the Dashboard page.
- To get a 'stock alert', enter the stock alert quantity in the Stock Alert Quantity text box. If the inventory reaches the defined `Stock Alert Quantity`, an alert will be displayed under the Alerts tab in the Dashboard page.
- Pre Order:
Preorders allow the end-users to reserve a new product before the official launch of that product.
- To enable preorder, select Preorder checkbox.
- Back Order:
Backorders allow the end-users to place orders even when the stock is expired.
- To enable backorder, select Backorder checkbox.
- To enable the end-users to take purchase decisions while going for 'Preorder' and 'Backorder', enter the text about stock availability in the Stock Available Message selection text box.
Other Product Information:
- Enter the 'Bar Code' of the product variant in the Bar Code text box.
- Note: In the case of multiple bar codes for this product, enter them comma separated in the Bar Code text box.
- Enter the 'category code' (if any) of the product variant in the Catalog Code text box.
- To add the 'Product Variant' with the above mentioned information, click Add. The product variant will be added to the grid under Product Variant Information section of Add New Product Variant page.
- Add some more Product Variants in a similar way. All the Product Variants will be listed in the grid under Product Variant Information section of Add New Product Variant page.
- To save the 'Product Variant' and proceed further, click Save and Next. The 'Product Variant' will be saved and you will be navigated to next section for adding Attribute Values.
- Before saving the 'product variants', you can edit them through the '' icon
- Before saving the 'product variants', you can delete the selected 'product variants' through the Delete button.
- Before saving the 'product variants', you can deactivate the selected 'product variants' through the Activate/Deactivate button.
- To save the product variants and stay on the same page (i.e. if you don't want to add further details now), click Save