Thrive Inventory by Shopventory allows you to generate variants quickly and easily using a simple matrix.
When to use
This option is helpful if you have many different variants to create under a product (e.g. multiple sizes, colors, flavors, varieties). It is also used if you need Attribute names to appear in your e-commerce web store (such as titles on your dropdown menu).
To access the variant generation matrix, Create a new product and click on "Generate Variants":
*Note that if the product already has variants created, this button will not appear*
This will bring up the matrix which you can then fill in with the different attributes you need. You can use these for just about any item in any inventory. This is what it might look like for a T-Shirt:
Once you've added all the possibilities, Thrive will automatically generate all combinations using the attributes:
By default, all combinations will be selected. If you do not need to create all variants right away simply unselect the options that will not be carried at that time. You can even deselect all via the option at the top of the window to make selecting what is carried faster:
Each variant is then managed as a single product like any other variant!
When it is time to create more variants Thrive Inventory can automatically add all missing combinations or you can choose which of the options to create next based on the attribute data!
⚠️ WARNING: If variants were generated, then Variant Names will not be editable via Spreadsheet Bulk Upload.
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