The Options section, under Catalog, lets you customize what details the customer sees when checking out a product. On the product page, the “Size Options” section is displayed under the products. The option for that product must be selected before the customer can add the product to the shopping cart.
The image below displays the default options, but you can choose to edit or delete any of them. The “Insert” button will direct you towards creating a new option.
For example, if you wanted the customer to choose a size for a particular product before checking out, you can create a “Size” option.
The “Type” dropbox will show a variety of ways to display this option:
Choose: Select”, Radio, Checkbox, Image”
For the “size” option, three option value’s were created : “Small”, “Medium”, and “Large”. Images could be added for the option, but since it is referring to size the option value name will suffice. If the option was “Color”, having images of the color would be appropriate.
Adding options to products
To apply the options to a specific product, you will need to edit the “option” tab under Catalog > Products. Options could be created prior to adding a product, then added during product creation in the Options tab.
The “Choose” Type lets the customer select specific option values. Among these choose types are the following sub-types:
- Select: Provides a drop down box where the customer must select an option value.
- Radio: Select-able icons with the option values. Only one radio selection can be made; clicking another selection will deselect the previously clicked option and move it to the current selection.
- Checkbox: Multiple option values can be checked at once.
- Image: Gives a radio selection next to small uploaded images.
Next we will move to the “Options” tab to add our option to a product under Catalog > Products. This section is different than the Options section under Catalog because it will directly assign a previously created option to a product. We clicked the ‘+’ icon and typed in Size to bring up our “Size” option that we made under Catalog > Options.