2.3. How to Set Up Product Variations

Variations, things such as size and color, are easy to add and use with MiiDuu! From your administration page select the "Catalog" tab, and click on "Variations". For clarification, please look over the following terms:

Variation Set A grouping of all variations used for a product or similar products.

Example: Shirts

Variation Aspects of a product which have multiple options.

Example: Color, Size

Value Specific options for a variation

Example: Red, Black, White or Small, Medium, Large.

Currently three kinds of special characters are compatible in variation values, namely hyphen, full stop and space. For example, you may put USB- driven, 5.5 or dark blue in variation values.

To set up variations, just follow these simple steps:

  1. From your administration page select the "Catalog" tab, and click on "Variations".

  2. To create a variation set, click on the "Add" button.

  3. Name your variation set and click the "Next, Add New Variation" button.

  4. Fill out the form with the variation name and the variation values. You can continue to add variation values until you are satisfied with the variation. When you are finished, click "Done"

  5. You can continue to add variations to the variation set by clicking the "Add New Variation" button.Currently three kinds of special characters are compatible in variation values, namely hyphen, full stop and space. For example, you may put USB- driven, 5.5 or dark blue in variation values.

  6. Once you are happy with your variation set, click "Save".

  7. You will see a red arrow pointing to a link that says "Set Category". Click this link to apply your variation set to the desired category or categories.

  8. Navigate to Catalog -> Products.

  9. Select a product within the category you have chosen and click "Edit". You will now see a section for variations. For new products, your variation options will appear as soon as you select a category.

  10. Check the appropriate boxes for the variations available for the product, fill out the pricing and quantity information, and click save.

NOTE: The relation between category and variations is that a category can only be linked to one variation set. However, you may add multiple variations(i.e. size, color, length, etc.) in one variation set. Each variation set needs to be linked to a category in order to use it. Since each category gets one variation set, make sure you enter all of the variations available for all of the products within that category. For example, if you have a category name Handbags with two handbags in it, and one uses a variation so the customer can pick the color, and the other uses a variation where the color picks the material, both the "Color" and "Material" variations need to be in your variation set for Handbags.

Figure 2.2. Variations screenshot 1

Variations screenshot 1
Variations screenshot 1

Figure 2.3. Variations screenshot 2

Variations screenshot 2