How To

Creating a Product Variation

The product variation or relationship is what will define how your inventory will vary. This will be done by selecting the appropriate attributes from your inventory. For instance, if you are going to vary your products by color you will need to create the variation in ChannelAdvisor by assigning the color attribute from your inventory. Creating a Product Variation, also referred to as a relationship, is the first step in the process of configuring your inventory to list in a variation format. To get a full overview of this process please see the Using Variations page.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

Tasks to Complete


Complete the following steps related to this task:

  1. Navigate to your Inventory > Products > Product Variations view.
     
  2. Select Create a New Variation Relationship.
     
  3. Under Name, give your relationship a name. (The variation name will not be shown to buyers and should identify to you what the variation itself is describing).
     
  4. Under Varying Attribute Name, list the attributes that you will be varying on (The values entered here will bring up all attributes in your inventory that match this value). Essentially you are performing a keyword search for your attributes in this step.
    Please Note: For variations on eBay you will need to make sure that the value entered matches the attribute value in your inventory exactly. If using the Automatic Matching functionality both values will need to equal the item specific value on eBay.
     
  5. Select the Save and Continue button.
     
  6. Select the attributes that you would like to assign to this relationship by highlighting your selection and selecting the Add button.
    Please Note: If using classifications you will have a selection for each attribute/classification combination. Using the example of color, if this attribute is assigned to my Golf and Clothing classifications I will have an option to choose Golf > Color and Clothing > Color. Make sure to select all of the classifications that you want included in this relationship.
     
  7. Select the Save and Exit button.

 

Related Tasks


Complete the following tasks related to this topic

The product variation or relationship is what will define how your inventory will vary. This will be done by selecting the appropriate attributes from your inventory. For instance, if you are going to vary your products by color you will need to create the variation in ChannelAdvisor by assigning the color attribute from your inventory. Creating a Product Variation, also referred to as a relationship, is the first step in the process of configuring your inventory to list in a variation format. To get a full overview of this process please see the Using Variations page.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

Tasks to Complete


Complete the following steps related to this task:

  1. Navigate to your Inventory > Products > Product Variations view.
     
  2. Select Create a New Variation Relationship.
     
  3. Under Name, give your relationship a name. (The variation name will not be shown to buyers and should identify to you what the variation itself is describing).
     
  4. Under Varying Attribute Name, list the attributes that you will be varying on (The values entered here will bring up all attributes in your inventory that match this value). Essentially you are performing a keyword search for your attributes in this step.
    Please Note: For variations on eBay you will need to make sure that the value entered matches the attribute value in your inventory exactly. If using the Automatic Matching functionality both values will need to equal the item specific value on eBay.
     
  5. Select the Save and Continue button.
     
  6. Select the attributes that you would like to assign to this relationship by highlighting your selection and selecting the Add button.
    Please Note: If using classifications you will have a selection for each attribute/classification combination. Using the example of color, if this attribute is assigned to my Golf and Clothing classifications I will have an option to choose Golf > Color and Clothing > Color. Make sure to select all of the classifications that you want included in this relationship.
     
  7. Select the Save and Exit button.

 

Related Tasks


Complete the following tasks related to this topic

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