User Manual/Administration Interface/Special products

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If you have several variations of a single product that differ by the unique code and in the values of the associated attributes and you want to show them only once in the product lists, then you should use a product of type "Selection". It's an alternative to adding all attributes to one product which can only have one code/SKU and store the selected attributes in the order.

First, you have to create the variant attributes. For example, the characteristics of jeans are their color, width and length. You need to create attributes for those three types:

Create variant attributes
  • color
    • black
    • blue
  • length
    • 30
    • 32
    • ...
  • width
    • 28
    • 30
    • ...
Create selection product

In the next step, create a product of type "Selection" in the "Variants" tab, you can then add single articles for each combination, e.g.

  • jeans 1 (color: black, length: 32, width: 28)
  • jeans 2 (color: black, length: 32, width: 30)
  • ...
  • jeans n (color: black, length: 34, width: 32)
  • jeans m (color: blue, length: 32, width: 28)
  • ...
  • jeans z (color: blue, length: 34, width: 32)

To each jeans article, you have to associate the combination of attributes that uniquely identifies the jeans.

After saving the selection product, you will find the articles that belongs to the selection produt in the product list as well. You can also open the product details for each article directly if you click on the eye symbol in the variants tab.

Each selection article can have own prices and images like any other product. They will be shown/used if a customer selects the variant attributes that identify the article.


Product bundles

Product bundles are a combination of articles that can be added by a customer to the basket in one step and that will stay there as one product. Only select the articles that should be part of the bundle in the "Bundle" tab of the product detail view. You should also add texts, images and prices to the bundle that are used instead of the data from the single articles. The bundled articles will be shown in the product detail view as well.

Caution: You can't use selection products or other bundles as part of bundle products!


Voucher product

Voucher products are virtual products that will generate a coupon code for the bought value which is sent to the customer afterwards. The generated coupon code can be used by the customers themselves or as gifts for other persons. A voucher product can be a single article with a fixed price, an article with a user defined price or it can be part of a selection product (assign a variant attribute in that case).

After the customer bought the voucher product and the payment is authorized or received, the order/email/voucher job controller will generate the coupon codes and sends an e-mail with the code to the delivery address (or billing address if no delivery address is given) of the order. Make sure you run that job controller at least every five minutes.

You need to set up the Voucher coupon provider for enabling the customer (or the person the voucher code is given to) to redeem voucher.

Discount/coupon products

Aimeos can offer discounts of various types when the consumer enters a coupon code if the coupon extension is installed.

A coupon product can be either a real product or a special discount product that is created only for this purpose. In case the product is only used for giving a discount it shouldn't be associated to a category. This ensures that the product is not added to the catalog index and therefore not listed in any search results.

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