Radium3's built-in store functionality got a new feature today — new, improved ways to display your product options.
Previously, all product options were combined into a single dropdown list on a product's detail page. So, if you had a shirt that came in three colors and each color had four sizes, customers had to select from a single dropdown menu displaying every possible variant of that product.
New: choose from three display options on the product settings screen.
Now, you have a choice in how to display your product options. You can set each product to display its options in one of the following ways:
- Single Dropdown List
- Multiple Dropdown Lists
- Radio Buttons
Method #1 leaves things just like they've always been. In fact, all products that existed before the upgrade have retained this setting. So, nothing will change on your products unless you specifically choose to change them. Here's a look at a product using method #1 to display its options.
Options displayed as a single dropdown (current method).
Method #2 creates a separate dropdown list for each product option. The customer can then combine the options to specify the variant they are looking for. In this scenario, it may be possible for a customer to create a combination of options that doesn't actually exist or that is out of stock. If they do this, the "add to cart" button will disable and will change to say "unavailable." Here's a look at method #2.
Options displayed as multiple dropdowns.
Method #3 is just like Method #1, except instead of displaying the variants in a dropdown list, the system displays them as radio buttons. For shorter lists of options, this might be preferable so the customer can see all of the options at once.
Options displayed as radio buttons.
Ready to Go Inside Your Radium3 Account
This new feature is already live on your Radium3 website. To see it, simply edit any product on your site and look just below the variant box for the "Display Style" setting. Again, no action is necessary if you want to leave things the way they've always been. This upgrade simply gives you additional options for displaying your products.
Wed, June 13, 2012
by Tim Wall filed under