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Overview

In this guide, we will show you how to add and manage your product variations on Expandly. 

What is a variation?

Some products you sell may be available in various different styles, colours or sizes for example - these are known as product variations. Product variants will usually have unique identifiers such as SKU, title, selling price and quantity, however every variant is based on the same product definition.

Things to consider

When selling variations, there are a number of things to consider:

  • Channel limitations Some channels may have limitations in place when listing variations  - for example Etsy can only accept up to 70 variations on one product, and eBay do not allow you to list via a third party using their own attribute names such as 'Colour'. It is recommended that you check channel requirements and restrictions prior to attempting to list to avoid any issues. 

Creating and editing variations on Expandly

Before you can add variations to your products, you will need to create the variations on Expandly. 

1. Click Settings (left menu) and then click Variations.

2. Click Add Variation (top right), add the name of the variation and then click Save

3. To edit a variation, on your Variation Details page, click the edit icon. Make the required changes and click Save.

4. To delete a variation, on your Variation Details page, click on the delete icon. Confirm your action by clicking OK

For more detailed instructions on this, please click here

Adding variations to a new product

1. Click Products & Listings (left menu) and then click Manage Products.

2. On your Manage Products page click Add Product (top right) and select your preferred method for creating the product on Expandly.

3. Add all mandatory product information via the Product Details tab.

4. On the Variations tab, click mceclip0.png 

5. Click Apply Variations and select the variation(s) you wish to apply for the drop-down list:

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6. Once variations have been applied, add the attribute options in the required fields. Once added, click mceclip3.png. This will then create the variation options on Expandly for you:

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7. Complete any unique variation identifiers such as different titles, SKUs, selling Price or quantities. You can also create any variation bundles or apply sales channel specific details by click on the icons:

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8. Complete any Sales Channel information on your product via the Sales Channel Tab.

9. Once done, click mceclip8.png and then:

mceclip9.png- this will save the product on Expandly for you. 

or:

mceclip10.png - this will allow you to list the product across your sales channels. 

Adding variations to an existing single product

1. Click Products & Listings (left menu) and then click Manage Products.

2. Find the product you wish to add variations to, by using the search or filter functions and then click mceclip12.png

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3. On the Editing Product page, on the Variations tab, click mceclip0.png 

4. Click Apply Variations and select the variation(s) you wish to apply for the drop-down list.

5. Once variations have been applied, add the attribute options in the required fields. Once added, click mceclip3.png. This will then create the variation options on Expandly for you.

6. Complete any unique variation identifiers such as different titles, SKUs, selling Price or quantities. You can also create any variation bundles or apply sales channel specific details by click on the icons.

7. Complete any Sales Channel information on your product via the Sales Channel Tab.

8. Once done, click mceclip8.png and then:

mceclip9.png- this will save the product on Expandly for you. 

mceclip10.png - this will allow you to list the product across your sales channels.

or;

mceclip14.png- this option will allow you to revise and create the variations on any listings that already exist. 

Adding variations to an existing variation product

1. Click Products & Listings (left menu) and then click Manage Products.

2. Find the product you wish to add more variations to, by using the search or filter functions and then click mceclip12.png

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3. On the Editing Product page, click on the Variations tab.

4. Click mceclip16.pngand then click in to the field to add any additional options of the variation that already exists:

mceclip18.png5. Click mceclip3.png to create the additional variation option(s):

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6. Complete any unique variation identifiers such as different titles, SKUs, selling Price or quantities. You can also create any variation bundles or apply sales channel specific details by click on the icons.

7. Complete any Sales Channel information on your product via the Sales Channel Tab.

8. Once done, click mceclip8.png and then:

mceclip9.png- this will save the product on Expandly for you. 

mceclip10.png - this will allow you to list the product across your sales channels.

or;

mceclip14.png- this option will allow you to revise and push out the variation changes to any listings that already exist. 

Editing variations:

1. Click Products & Listings (left menu) and then click Manage Products.

2. Find the product you wish to edit variations on, by using the search or filter functions and then click mceclip12.png

3. On the Editing Product page, click on the Variations tab.

4. Click mceclip16.pngand then click in to the field to edit the variation options as required:

mceclip18.png5. Click mceclip3.png to save the amendments:

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6. Complete any unique variation identifiers such as different titles, SKUs, selling Price or quantities. You can also create any variation bundles or apply sales channel specific details by click on the icons.

7. Complete any Sales Channel information on your product via the Sales Channel Tab.

8. Once done, click mceclip8.png and then:

mceclip9.png- this will save the product on Expandly for you. 

mceclip10.png - this will allow you to list the product across your sales channels.

or;

mceclip14.png- this option will allow you to revise and push out the variation changes to any listings that already exist. 

Deleting variations

1. Click Products & Listings (left menu) and then click Manage Products.

2. Find the product you wish to edit variations on, by using the search or filter functions and then click mceclip12.png

3. On the Editing Product page, click on the Variations tab.

4. Click mceclip21.png to entirely remove the variations from the product. Alternatively, if you wish to remove a specific variation option instead (i.e. You have size and colour options but want to remove colour), you can do this by clicking the delete mceclip23.pngicon:

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5. Complete any Sales Channel information on your product via the Sales Channel Tab.

6. Once done, click mceclip8.png and then:

mceclip9.png- this will save the product on Expandly for you. 

mceclip10.png - this will allow you to list the product across your sales channels.

or;

mceclip14.png- this option will allow you to revise and push out the variation changes to any listings that already exist. 

Need more help? 

If you need a little extra help, no problem. Contact us, and we'll talk you through the steps. 

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