Creating configurable products helps allows you to have products that give your customers options to them. Clothing stores could offer colour and sizes while tech stores have a tons of specifications that they need to account for. Configurable products allow you to do this quicker and easier.
A configurable product takes simple products and adds options to them allowing you to quickly set them up. This article will show you how to do this.
Creating a simple product is just a matter of following the steps.
In the admin panels left navigation you will see Catalog. To add a product click Catalog and on the fly out click Products.
On the next screen click down arrow next to add product and select add Configurable product.
So we move on to the required fields. 1st if you have setup alternative attribute sets select the correct one. Then we fill in our required product fields.
The following fields are required of all products.
So now we come to the additional content that gives the product meaning.
At this point check the Data you have entered. It will be carried through to all the configurations that you are making from this product. At the top of the page Disable the product and save.
This section is going to be broken down into a few subsection so just follow along. Start buy checking between Content and Images & Videos, you will find Configurations. Click the Create Configurations button
Select the attributes (variations) your configurable products will be made from. Then click next.
The attribute values are laid out as check boxes. Simply tick all the boxes that apply.
In this step you are able to setup the configurations to be react in bulk or per SKU as shown below.
Remember to have a product visible it needs a positive quantity
The 1st thing you’ll notice is that the configurations have had custom SKU’s created for them. This is always based on the attribute(s) you selected when you started to create the configurations. Review the products, make sure you’re happy and have used the correct images. Then click Generate Products.
Your Configurations have now been generated. Enable your products and save to publish.
Remember to refresh your system cache. The standard link should appear at the top of the screen.
To allow the configurations unique images to be seen in the shopping cart you will need to do the following.
This has been the second article in my Magento product type article series. I hope it’s helped you with configurable products.