PrestaShop attributes are the way to efficiently add various options to your merchandise, creating variations in this way? Why does majority of merchants resort to this practice? First of all, thanks to attributes, you create one product page, consolidating variables, instead of configuring multiple product pages. Secondly, your customers get positive shopping experience, since can adjust their purchase and quickly reach desired product.
Thus, attributes are basis of product variations and you may create a variation if at least one of product attribute changes.
Store Manager for PrestaShop significantly contributes to fluent attribute and attribute group handling and makes it more flexible. Below in this article you can find detailed instruction on how to configure attribute groups, values and designate variables in a legible manner.
We will sell skirts in different colors and sizes correspondingly. In our case ‘size’ and ‘color’ are attribute groups. Since there are skirts of pink, green and yellow color, we need to create ‘color’ attribute group with ‘pink’, ‘green’ and ‘yellow’ attribute values. When speaking about ‘size’ group, it will home ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘L’ values.
Attribute groups and attributes are being arranged in respective “Attributes and Groups” section of Store Manager for PrestaShop.
Configure Attribute Group
It will take a minute to create attribute group with Store Manager application. Having switched to above mentioned section of the application, accomplish the following:
- Find “Add Group” option on the ribbon menu. If you want to create multiple groups simultaneously, click on “Quick Add Groups” button
- Designate group name or names if you fall back upon “Quick Add Groups” option, define group type – select, radio or color, set position if you configure each group separately.
- Select the attribute group, values should be assigned to
- Press “Add Attribute” button on the toolbar or in the context menu. To concurrently set numerous attributes, make use of “Quick Add Attributes” option and enter necessary values in corresponding window. Input attribute name or names if you use “Quick Add Attributes” option.
Having created both attribute groups, we go over to attribute values designating.
Enrich the Attribute Group with Attribute Values
In order to generate product variants, you should have attribute values created.
Assign Combinations to PrestaShop Products
Product will not vary in color or size, until attributes are assigned to a product. Product combinations can be either added manually one by one or autocreated with corresponding Combination Generator.
More details and step-by-step instruction on how to generate combinations automatically you will find in this publication –
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