Configurable Product offers the customers a variety of options. This product type enables your customers to select the variant that they want by choosing options.
For Example,
You can sell T-shirts in two colors and three sizes. You would have to create six variants as individual products (each with its own SKU) and then add these six to a configurable product where customers can choose the size and color, and then add it to their cart.Steps include to Creation of Configurable Product:

    • Admin -> Catalog -> Manage Product -> Add Product

add product 1

    • Select Attribute set and Product type
    • Select Configurable Attributes by selecting check-box:attribute selection 2
    • Fill General setting:general 3
    • Complete following mandatory fields-
      • Name: Enter name to your Configurable product.
      • SKU: It is the unique identifier for your product
      • Weight: weight of product, Select from drop-down Fixed or Dynamic.
      • Status: Set Enabled to display product at front-end otherwise do not display
      • Visibility: Set visibility for your product.
    • Set Prices:prices 4
      • Price: It is the price of the product, it will display at front-end.
      • Group Price: It is the price that offer to specific customer group, it will display at front-end as a Special price.
      • Cost: It is actual cost of the product,it not displayed to the customer,it used to generate income.
      • Special Price: Special price can offer on some special occasion. By setting from date and to date you can offer special price.
      • Apply MAP: Minimum Advertise price it used to hide price from customer. It doesn’t display price at catalog.
      • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: The retail price as suggested by the manufacturer.
    • Browse and Upload Image:
    • images 5
    • Add Description:description 6
    • Set Inventory:inventory 7
      • Manage Stock: Select Yes to manage stock.
      • Stock Availability: Set In Stock to show availability of product at front-end otherwise it will not display.
    • Select Website:website 8
    • Assign Product to Category:category 9
    • Click on Associative Product to add Configurable option:associate 10

Fill fields like,

      • Weight: Enter weight for product.
      • Status: Set Enabled to display.
      • Visibility: Set visibility for your configurable product.
      • Color: Select color.
      • Shirt Size: Set size.
      • Qty: Enter quantity.
      • Stock Availability: Set In Stock.

After that Click on Quick Create. Repeat same process to add option you want to add and Save Product.

  • Product Page of Configurable Product:
    • Select Color:
    • Select Shirt Size:

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