Every product in Brahmin Solutions will have at least one variant. If your product comes in more than one option like Size and Color then you would want to create a product with multiple variants. Learn more about what a variant is.
Before we being, let's take a look at an example of a product we will be using to create this example.
Options : Color and Size
Option Value - Color : Blue, White, Green, Black.
Option Value - Size : Large, Small, Medium.
Variants: 4 Colors * 3 Sizes = 12 Variants
Variant 1: Variant Name = Blue / Large; Color = Blue; Size = Large; SKU: TSHBLU-L
Variant 2: Variant Name = Blue / Small; Color = Blue; Size = Small; SKU: TSHBLU-S
Variant 12: Variant Name = Black / Medium; Color = Black; Size = Medium; SKU: TSHBLK-M
There are 2 ways to create products with multiple variants:
Manually adding a product with multiple variants
Adding products with multiple variants via CSV
Adding Product Manually
To add a new product, select New SKU under the Inventory menu option, or in "View Products > New".
1. Select SKU type Product
First, select an SKU type of Product.
2. Enter product header details and configure flags
Product header details
Product Name (Required) - Name of the product. Choose a name that best associates with the group of variants. For this example, the product name is T-Shirt.
SKU - This is the product identifier since every product will always have a variant and the variant is where inventory is held the Variant SKU is the unique code. The product SKU will act as a mere reference or a prefix to the variant when creating a product with multiple variants.
Long Description - Long detailed description of the product, this will sync with sales channels and B2B portal. This description will not be shown on any orders.
Short Description - Internal product description which acts as a reference.
Category - Select a category that best describes the product. If a category isn't found, go to configurations and add the category.
Brand - Brand of the product if applicable.
Tags - Tags you wish to associate with this product.
Product Flags (configuring a product level flag will apply to all variants)
Taxable - this will indicate if this product is taxable or not
Kit - Set this to NO. For this article, we will be focused on creating product variants.
Variants - Toggle to YES as we will be creating a product with multiple variants
Buy - this will indicate if the product can be bought from a vendor or not
Sell - this will indicate if this product can be sold to customers or not
Make - this will indicate if this product is manufactured or not
3. Select the UOM - Unit of Measure
Configure the unit of measure for the product. If the product has multiple units of measure, this is where you can set this up. Products in Brahmin Solutions will be tracked in the lowest Unit of Measure but can be bought and sold in different UOMs. When a product is bought or sold in a different UOM, the system will convert to the lowest UOM before adding or removing it from inventory.
UOM Types - Select a UOM type from the drop-down. The default type is count, leave this as the option if you are not sure how to track your product. Learn more about UOM Types.
Lowest UOM - The Lowest type of UOM. A UOM that is the smallest of the UOMs should be toggled as the lowest UOM.
UOM - Name of the UOM. This will load based on the UOM type selected. The typical UOM is each which means one unit.
Purchase - Purchase cost for the UOM.
Retail - Retail price for the UOM.
Wholesale - Wholesale price for the UOM.
Click the checkmark and save the configurations. If additional price lists are configured, more options will show next to wholesale and you can add the appropriate pricing of the price list for the UOM.
If any additional UOMs for the product exist, then go to the UOM > ADD and add the second UOM.
Size and Weight
To add size and weight of the product, enter the Length, Width, Height, Size Measurement, Weight, and Weight Measurement.
If additional UOMs are configured, additional Size and Weight per UOM can be configured.
If the product is tracked by serial #, expiry date, lot number or any type of tracking, select all the tracking fields and select a primary tracking number.
Variant Options and Values
To add a variant option, click on the Add button on the top right corner.
Select the variant option and enter in the option values followed by a comma to separate the values.
To add more variant options, click the Add button in the top right corner.
Note: You can only add 7 variant options and as many variant values as needed. Adding an excess of 500 variants will slow the creation process.
Once you have entered all the necessary fields on the page, you will see a list of variants generated for you on the bottom. Edit any necessary information and click save at the top of the page to complete the product configuration with variants.
Congratulations! 🎉 You've created your first product with multiple variants. 😀