Difference between Shopify Options and Virtual OptionsTo top
We have two types of options:
1. Shopify options use Shopify’s variant system which you use in Shopify’s backend (normal products)
- They limit each product to a max of 3 options and 100 variants.
- Allow for custom pricing (prices for different variants).
- Images associated with variants (so they change when a variant is selected).
- And inventory control.
2. Virtual Options let you get past the option/variant limits of Shopify options,
- They don’t support custom pricing.
- Images aren’t associated with variants (they don’t change when the variant is selected)
- Or inventory control.
- These options also aren’t compatible with Shopify’s Dynamic Checkout Buttons (Paypal buy it now)
Virtual Options will appear right below the Shopify Options
Adding Virtual OptionsTo top
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 OptionsTo top
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 LogicTo top
If you check the box for conditional it will only show this option if a defined option is selected.
In this example, the product option I just created will only appear when “Size Small” is selected.
Setting up the preselected variantTo top
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.
If you click the box for Multiselect it will allow the customer to choose multiple variants.