Variants of Product Base
What is Variant
Variants are product options that include SKU, color, size and price of product. Each combination of option values for a product can be a variant for that product.
For example: a T-shirt has 2 colors: black and white, and available in 2 sizes: Small and Medium. Then this T-shirt will have (2x2) = 4 variants: black in Small, black in Medium, white in Small, white in Medium.
teeinblue supports 2 options in a variant: Color and Size.
If a campaign contains more than one product bases, then the product base's name will be the 3rd option in a variant.
When launching a campaign to Shopify store later, variants of all products in that campaign will become correspondent variants of Shopify product.
Each time updating a campaign, it will generate brand new variants in Shopify product (based on available product bases in campaign), overrides the old variants.
Variants will be shown on live store for your customers to choose like this:
A product base requires at least one variant.
Create new variant
If you import product from a provider's catalog, available variants of that product will be automatically imported as well.
There are 2 ways to create new variants:
Add manually (to add single variant): click on the "+ New variant" button on the top right corner.
Then fill in all required fields (see instruction for each field below).
Import CSV file (to add multiple variants):
+ Click on the "Download sample" button to get the template of csv file.
+ Fill in all required fields (see instruction for each field below).
+ Click on "Import" button to upload the csv file.
+ Or you can use the "Export" button to export variants list of other product bases and import to the new one.
After creating a new variant, it will show up in the Variants Table below.
SKU, Color, Size and Price are 4 mandatory fields to be able to launch campaign on store later.
SKU (Stock Keeping Unit): the unique ID represents a variant.
For some providers, the SKU must match with the product catalog in order to fulfill the correct variant.
If you import products from fulfillment, SKUs of products are correctly copied from provider.
If you want to use special SKUs to run ads, you can go into your Extras > General Settings > Shopify SKU > toggle Create unique SKU for variants in Shopify
For ShineOn products, each sellers has different SKU, so you need to connect your ShineOn account before importing products.
Color Hex (optional): Pick the color hex represents the color of that variant. Require "#" at the beginning.
It is required if you use the Background as variant color feature.
Color: Name of variant color, will show up on storefront for customer to choose.
Size: Size of your variant, will show up on storefront for customer to choose.
Variants must have differences in Color OR Size. Cannot exist more than one variant with the same value of both Color and Size.
Weight (optional): Weight of your variant, can be used to calculate shipping rates at checkout.
If you input a number only, it will use the default weight unit of your store.
If you want to use special unit, input number and unit in format: numberUNIT. Example: 1OUNCES, 2.5POUNDS...
teeinblue supports 4 default weight units from Shopify: GRAMS (g), KILOGRAMS (kg), OUNCES (oz), POUNDS (lb).
In csv file, you can only input number in Weight field, not include any text.
Price: The selling price you set for each variant.
Input number only. It shows $ in teeinblue, but it will use your store's default currency when publishing to store.
Compare Price: The price you set as higher price to the price on the left. This should be added when you want to show a valuable discount of your variant to your customers.
Base cost: The base cost of product provided by fulfillment providers. We list this information for you to compare and set a suitable price for each variant. You can ignore and don't need to fill in this column.
Available: The availability of a variant, set between 2 values: "Available" or "Unavailable". You can set "Unavailable" for variants you don't want to sell on store.
Remember to check the status of variants in provider catalog, sometimes a variant might be out of stock or stop processing.
If you want to disable some variants only in a specific campaign, not all campaigns, you can leave them as "Available" and you will have an option to hide it in a campaign later.
Edit multiple Variants
You can make changes on multiple lines at a time (bulk edit) by selecting multiple lines.
To select a variant line, click on the line number to select the whole line.
To deselect, click on the X button above line number.
To select multi lines at a time, hold Ctrl key (or Cmd) > Select some line numbers
To select a range of lines at a time, hold Shift key > Choose a start line and an end line number
After selecting multiple lines, double click on a field to edit > hit enter to save changes > then the changes will apply to all selected lines
To delete a variant, select the variant line and a Trash button will show up above the table
Things to keep in mind:
- You cannot delete the Variants on on-going Campaigns
- Every change on the Variant Table will require Campaign update to take effects
- Do NOT change the SKUs of Variants (for imported products). It will cause errors when you send these items to your Suppliers
- All Variants' changes should be done via teeinblue. Please do not make any changes to the Variant Section via Shopify
Customize Variant printarea
Read detailed instruction here: Custom Variant's Printarea
Display settings of Variants
Click on the Display settings button above Variants table to change how variants display on storefront.
You can change the display of "Color" and "Size" on storefront.
Re-order variants by dragging the variants to adjust the position.
The Label cannot be blank
If you want to hide the Variant Selection area on your Product Page, you can do so via going into your Extras > Product Page Settings > Product options > Hide option if there's only one value
Be sure to update your Campaigns again to see the changes.
Updated on: 18/08/2022