Product Colors (Option) Management
Colors are added into the system and then can be assigned to ANY product (global product option).
To reduce the amount of time required to manage your item options, product colors should be added into the system BEFORE adding the actual products that the colors will be assigned to (associated). However, new colors can be added or edited at anytime and then associated with existing products.
Colors are added into the system by clicking on the ‘Products’ tab and then the ‘Colors’ link under in the left menu.
After adding colors to the system, they can be assigned to any product by clicking the ‘Colors’ tab in the Product Manager.
To assign a color to an item (product), simply click on the ‘Include’ check box next to the color and then click the ‘Update’ button after all colors for a specific item have been checked “on”.
To remove a color assignment, simply uncheck the color and then click the ‘Update button’.
Assigned colors will be displayed as a list selection menu on the product details page as shown below:
Note: An additional fee can be included when adding a color to the system. If a fee is assigned (entered) for a color, it will be added to the base price of the item when the color is selected by the customer. It is highly recommended that you include the fee in the color name (title) when entering it in the system. For example: If you enter the color title as “Red” and assign an additional fee of $2.00 to the record, the title should actually be entered as “Red (+$2.00). Including the fee in the color name will not only let the customer know that there is an additional fee associated with a specific item color, but will also prevent the admin from assigning the incorrect color to an item when two color records have the same name but only one of them has an additional fee assignment.