Adding options to products

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Product options help you list your merchandise more precisely. By adding options, you can specify size, color, and other product attributes.
Add options to your products to include several variants like color or size.

In this article:

See our video on how to add product options:

Creating options

To add options like size and color to your products, do the following:

  1. Go to Ecwid Control Panel → Catalog → Products.
  2. Open the product page you want to edit.
  3. Go to the Options tab:

The options tab

      1. Click +Add New Option to add an option and its parameters.
      2. Add the name of the option, for example, "Size".
If you want to provide a more comprehensive description of product options to your customers, check out the Size Chart & Options Descriptions app for Ecwid.
The app allows to show an attractive size chart and other graphics, detailed characteristics that doesn’t fit into the option title and any other useful information about product options.
      1. Select the input type, for the "Size" option Radio Buttons work the best:

Select the option type

      1. Click +Add New Selection and add values of the option. Add as many new selections as you need:

Add selections for options

      1. Choose the selection that will be preselected by default:

Select the default variant

      1. Add more options (like color), if needed.
      2. Save the changes.
If the variants of your products should have different prices, you can use price modifiers.

Here is how the options look in the storefront:

Options in your store

To control the stock of product options and add separate images to each option you need to use variations.

Option types

Option types provide different ways for your customers to select the product they desire.

      • Drop-down list — drop-down menu with option values
      • Radio-buttons — selection buttons with option values
      • Date Picker — the input box with the popup calendar to select date
      • Text Field and Text Area — an input text field to type in any text by your customers
      • Upload file — allows customers to attach files to their purchases.
this option is available for paid Ecwid accounts only. Upgrade to get this feature
      • Checkboxes — checkboxes with option values. This type should be used when you want to allow your customers select several options at a time. For example, they can select several ingredients for one pizza.

Required options

You can use Required options to ensure customers select an option before purchase.

Required options

Checkboxes cannot be required.

When Require Customer Selection is checked, a customer cannot add a product to cart without selecting an option.

Related articles

Controlling stock of products with options
Price modifiers
Updating options in bulk

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