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You can have an unlimited number of Groups of Options within a product. For example if you wanted to ask customers to select both color and size for your product, you would need to have 2 separate Groups of Options, one that contains several options for selecting a size, and one that contains several options for selecting a color. To add a new Group to any Product with Options, right-click on the "Options" icon located Product with Options, and click on "Add Group of Options". You can also simply right-click directly on the Product or Product with Options icon and click on the "Add Group of Options" (even though the product is not the parent icon, the Wizard allows this for more flexibility). Fill out the Group of Options screen based on your needs. All fields are described below:
Group of Options Fields
The Name and Description Fields are required and will be displayed as your question to the customers on this Product's ordering page. For example, use something like "Select a Size" if this Group of Options will be used for a size selection. Fill these fields out in a similar fashion to the image above. Click on Edit HTML to edit the description and its format with the WYSIWYG / HTML Editor. The Description field will support general HTML tags to further enhance the appearance of the text and is therefore not limited in its number HTML Tags for more details).
Additional Description - Larger space for a wider description available for notices or other information of interest to a buyer. Click on Edit HTML to edit the additional description and its format with the WYSIWYG / HTML Editor. This field will support general HTML tags to further enhance the appearance of the text and is therefore not limited in its number of characters (see HTML Tags for more)
For this Group of Options always disclose (print on order form) the Customer's Selection - If this checkmark is checked, invoices for orders will always show which option was selected by the customer for this product. If this is un-checked and the Customer orders the item with the First Option selected, the invoice will not say which option was selected.
Customers Cannot Order the First Option in this Group - If this checkmark is checked, the shopping cart will not allow customers to order this product with the First Option selected. Only after they select one of First Optionis something like "Please Select One".
Image - Browse for an Image File only if you want to display an image in the same area where you are asking your question to the customers on this Product's ordering page. Images can have a maximum file size of 500kb. The only acceptable image file types are .jpg .
Display Options Using a -Select Either Drop Down List, Radio List, Check Box, or Qty Field. Each type is shown below:
Radio List Sample:
Check Box Sample:
Qty Fields - If this option is selected, all of the options will appear as a list with a quantity field next to each option, therefore, customers will be able to order multiple quantities of multiple options at the same time (as opposed to ordering each option from its own product page)
NOTE: You should only use the Qty Fields option for one (1) Group of Options per Product. Do NOT use this option for more than one Group of Options within the same product, as this will cause ordering confusion with customers and yourself (because of possible option combinations).
If you have the "Qty Fields" Option selected you will have several additional options available to define the options within the product in relation to pricing and calculations of weight and dimensions for shipping.
Use Product + Options Pricing and Dimensions - If this option is selected the product and the option will have separate pricing, dimensions, and weight that will be added together when calculating the item's price and shipping cost.
Only Use Option's Pricing and Dimensions - If this option is selected the option overrides the product, all information concerning pricing, dimensions, and weight will be pulled from the added options' fields when calculating the item's price and shipping cost, and the price, dimensions, and weight of the parent product will be ignored.
Use Parent Product's Pricing and Dimensions for Each Option - If this option is selected, each option's price, dimensions, and weight are derived from the information entered on the parent product. For example, if your product is $10 and weighs 2 Lbs, each option in the Group will cost $10 and weigh 2 Lbs when ordered. When you select this option, you cannot enter a Price Variation,Dimensions or Weight Variations on any of the Options inside this group. This option is useful when you have products with options that vary in price based on the quantity, as the price of each option will be based on the additive quantities of the selected options and calculated based on the Price Per Qty table ranges specified in the parent product..
Show Group of Options On:
Will the Options within this Group of Options Earn the Discounts Offered with a 2nd Product Purchased - If "Yes" is selected, any category discount assigned to the parent categories will affect the price variation of each of the options within this group (buy one, get 1 and __% off). For more help regarding category discounts please click here.
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