Product Variations


This add-on first appeared in CS-Cart & Multi-Vendor 4.6.1. Currently the add-on is at the beta stage: you may encounter bugs once you install the add-on.

The Product Variations add-on allows you to create configurable products. A configurable product can’t have option combinations, but it has product variations instead. Product variations appear on the storefront almost the same way as option combinations, but can be customized to a greater extent in the Administration panel.

Configurable products can have product variations (child products) based on options.

Before you can use the add-on, you need to install it:

  1. In the Administration panel, go to Add-ons → Manage add-ons.
  2. Switch to the Browse all available add-ons tab.
  3. Find Product Variations [Beta] on the list.
  4. Click Install.

Once installed, the add-on will be activated automatically, and you’ll be able to create configurable products and their variations.

Known Issues

  • Add-ons: Other add-ons (such as Reward Points, Tags, Attachments, and so on) don’t work with variations yet. The tabs of those add-ons don’t appear on variation editing page.
  • Order management: When you add products to the order in the Administration panel, you can’t add a variation directly; instead you have to add the configurable product with the selected options.
  • Shipping properties: Product variations aren’t distributed by boxes properly yet.
  • Storefronts: Variations don’t work properly with multiple storefronts yet. For example:
    • The icons that allow you to edit product properties on all storefronts at once in the All stores mode doesn’t appear.
    • The variations of a shared configurable product can’t be edited on the storefront with which the configurable product is shared.