Shopify Variations

Modified on Sun, 6 Aug, 2023 at 10:39 AM

Shopify variations allow to combine multiple products in Valigara catalog into one product in the Shopify-based website. 

To manage the Shopify variation groups:

  • go to Channels -> Shopify Settings 
  • click Edit next to the relevant account 
  • go to Variations tab

Variation groups

Different types of products require different combinations of variations. For example: for the fashion ring, the right variations would be the ring size and the stone color; for the diamond ring - the ring size, gold color, and the central stone weight; and for the chain - the gold purity and the chain length. 

Variation groups create support for different field combinations. Each variation group defines a unique combination of fields. After defining the variation groups, each product in the catalog can be assigned to a specific group, and the variations on the Shopify website are generated accordingly.

 To set up the variation group, define the following: 

  • Product condition - defines what products will be assigned to the specific variation group. During the Integration process (post-update), Shopify listings are created according to the Variation group of the published product, and the generated listing will receive the variation structure as defined in the Variation group it belongs to.

    The most common and the most flexible is setting up the Variations according to the Shopify Variation Group field. With that, the condition can be the model type, gemstone type, product price and any other product field.

    It is possible to set more than 1 condition for the variation, f.i. the combination: Model type=ring, Gemstone 1 type = Diamond 
    • Select field - define the product field for the condition. 
    • Select value - define the value of the condition field. if the product matches the defined value, it will be assigned to the variation group
  • Variations
    • Shopify Attribute - give a name of the variable field, displayed in the Shopify listing
    • Field - define the Valigara field/s, from which the data will be taken
      • Values
        • All - sends all values contained in the selected Field
        • Specific values - limit and send only specific values
    • Matching field 
      • define Fields by which values the posted items will be matched
      • only the items with the same matching field value will be added as the variations of the posted product

  • Shopify limits the variations count to 100
  • Use only products related to website as variations - when checked -> system only use for variations the products defined to be posted to the website (product field "On Shopify")

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