Option sets are the core of a flexible eCommerce system like EasyCart. The option set manager allows you to create custom products and manipulate the various price and weight changes that are needed in flexible product pricing. EasyCart offers a huge array of option sets, allowing you to collect custom data from your users for every product. Some option sets can be tracked by quantity, some option sets allow you to display images, and yet a lot of them even let you adjust the price in complex ways.
Typical Workflow for Option Sets:
Option sets and variants that need to manipulate a product’s price are Easy to do in EasyCart. This video shows you how to change pricing for basic and advanced option sets.
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Select an option type and give it a name and label. The name is only used for your purposes in the administrative area, while the label is what customers would see on this option set. Advanced option sets allow you to select whether it’s a required option the user must select or if it’s optional. You can even leave a custom required message to the user should they not select an option and try to add to their cart.
Important Note: Basic options (Combo and Swatch) do allow you to track option level quantities. For example, how many blue, red, green and small, medium, large options that you have. You will be able at the product level to enter quantities for every combination.
Advanced options do NOT allow quantity tracking, but are a bit more flexible when it comes to price adjustments, weight adjustments and other options. IF you do not need that fine grain option quantity tracking, EasyCart recommends you used advanced option sets as they can not be mixed together when adding a product.
Each option type offers its own unique characteristics. For example, basic options are great for tracking option quantities, but you can not do this with text input or file uploads. Text input fields can adjust pricing based on a per character basis, great for engraving or other ‘Per Character’ pricing that you need. While image swatches give a great way to adjust product imagery based on a graphic the user selects, great for patterns, colors, or other selections you want the user to visually see.
Option URL Variable: This allows you to pre-populate an option such as a text box or text area with data by using the url variable. For example: https://www.yourwebsite.com/store/myawesomeproduct/?myurlvariable=ABC123 would go directly to your product page and populate the option ‘myurlvariable’ with ABC123.
Once you create an option set, you can edit the option items by clicking on the option item button.
Notice we are managing the option items for the ‘Advanced Combo – Shirt Size’ in this example. We have 3 option items under it for
Once editing an option item, you can give it a name, sort order that you would like them to appear in, and a model number/SKU extension. This extension will be added to the end of the original SKU at the product level.
Advanced Option Settings:
Advanced Price Options:
Advanced Weight Options:
Note: Once option sets and option items are created, refer to the product area for attaching the option set to the product.