How to add virtual options to a product

Virtual Options

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Virtual Options let you get past the option/variant limits of Shopify options.

  • They support price add-ons with our Advanced Plan.
  • Images aren’t associated with variants (they don’t change when the variant is selected)
  • No inventory control.
  • Can be hidden with conditional logic (Advanced Plan)
  • Can have multi-select options.

Adding Virtual Options

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Click on Add Virtual Option to add an option.

For Name enter the title you want to give the option. For example size, or color.

Next choose the type of product option you want.

Under values, enter all the variants you want for the product option with a comma in between each variant.

For example “blue, red, white, grey”

Setting up Required Options

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If you check the box marked required the customer has to select one of these options to add the product to the cart.

Setting up Conditional Logic

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If you check the box for conditional it will only show this option if a defined value is selected.

In this example, the product option I just created will only appear when “Size Small” is selected.

You can only apply one value for conditional logic, and each new virtual option needs to have a unique title.

Setting up the preselected variant

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You can also define which option you want to be preselected (selected when the product loads).

  • To do this check the box for Preselect this value
  • Then choose which value you want preselected.
  • You may need to press ok then click edit again to see these options come up.

Multiselect

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If you click the box for Multiselect it will allow the customer to choose multiple variants.

You can choose between allowing you users

  • no restriction
  • must choose at least
  • must choose at most
  • must choose exactly

Price Add-ons

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