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How can I add product variants and options?

Product variants and options are extending original product information for different variations based on combination of product options (e.g. color, size, style, material, etc.), imageprice and description.

In short, there are 3 main steps in using product variants and options

  • add options to the product category
  • add variants to the product using these options
  • add variants placeholder text to the catalog page

To create product options and variants follow the steps below.

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How do I create a new product template? + video tutorial

Templates are reusable fragments of product content elements . Once you add a product to the page and choose template, it will automatically render template elements with product field data and images. You can add multiple products at once with the same template.

Read first: How can templates and layouts help in making my catalog?

Benefits of using templates:

  • link to the product – once product information changes, the template will be automatically updated,
  • changes to template design will be automatically applied in every place it is used in your catalogs.
  • a template can take a fraction of page and several of them can be used on one page creating multi-product pages,
  • same templates can be used in Showroom (a dynamic and searchable catalog of your products).

However, a template can display one product only and look the same way for all products without an ability to tweak it. There is another alternative for building product pages – Layouts.

To create a new template follow the steps below.

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How can I export products and edit them in Excel?

You can export all or some of your products, including selected fields, and even product variants. The benefit of this would be that you can edit products very quickly, and use the “Replace-all” or “Find” option in Excel (Google Spreadsheets, OpenOffice, etc.), then import them back into Catalog Machine.

To export your products into a CSV file, follow the steps below.

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