Variants are a great way to add products with variations like Size or Colour (such as T-shirts, or even something like a coffee with different sizes). The Products created using Variant's show on the POS within a Product Tile called a Product Template that is indicated with a small V in the bottom right of the tile. When selecting the Product Template (e.g. T-Shirt), the Variant Products (e.g. T-Shirt - White, Medium) would appear and can be selected to be applied to a Sale.
In the example below:
The Product Template is T-Shirt.
The Attributes are Colours and Size.
The Values for Colour are Blue and White.
The Values for Size are Medium and Large.
The Product Variants are:
You can also apply on screen Modifiers to Variants. For example, if a customer were to purchase a large flat white, a modifier of skim milk can be added if a customer wanted a large flat white with skim milk.
Click here to learn more about Modifiers
Follow the steps below to create products with Variants.
First, create a product that will be used as the template.
This should be any product with variations i.e., Jeans, iPad Air or a Bike.
Add it with a name, category, price and tax like you would normally.
Once added head into the setting of this product
(find the product in the product list and click the cog next to the product)
At the bottom of the page, you can add attributes e.g., size, cut and colour for jeans, storage and colour for iPad Air or colour and wheel size for a Bike.
Once you've added all the desired attributes tap Save, note you cannot add more once you've tapped Save
Now its time to start adding variations, you will have been automatically taken to the new Variants tab. In future, you can edit the template product to get to this Variants page.
Now simply add a value for each attribute eg
Colour - Blue
Size - 32
Cut - Straight Leg
Add a price change if desired
Tap Save to Create this Variant
You can create as many as you like and don't worry, we prevent you from accidentally creating two of the same.
Once created Variants can be found on the POS
The template product that you created will show like normal in the categories you assigned.
Note that template products will have a V in the bottom right corner of the tile so you can clearly identify them on the screen.
Once you tap on the Template product, you will be shown all the different Variations and can add these like normal items.
Note: Variants can have all of their own settings like barcodes, stock levels, purchasing rules and recipes!