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ZenCart – Product Attributes Management

Not infrequently you offer Zen Cart products that are being characterized by subtle difference, for example items can differ in size or color. Such products come in variants - vary from each other in one or more properties. To sell them you can either add separate product pages or make use of Zen Cart attributes and values and create one product with options to select, what would be more convenient and less time-consuming.

You are able to apply range of Zen Cart attribute options over multitude items within short span of time and, thus, your clientele can customize their purchase and easily find products they need. Store Manager for Zen Cart significantly lightens options (attributes) and option values arranging. It helps you develop sustainable mechanism of products with variants management via special tools it incorporates.

For a start, we need to clearly define the notions of Zen Cart attributes (options) and attribute values (option values). Zen Cart option is broader concept, it refers to certain product characteristic (e.g. color, size). Options (attributes) incorporates different variants of this characteristic, that are being called Zen Cart attribute options values (e.g. red, blue, white - color; S, M, L - size).

Store Manager for Zen Cart includes separate Product Options and Values section, where attributes and values are being arranged. Set of operations accessible is listed on the toolbar - you can create, alter or delete options and values if needed. On condition that you want to create products with attributes, you, first of all, need to create attributes and values via this section. When adding Zen Cart attributes you have to specify:

  • Name - Zen Cart attribute option title, as it will appear at the front-end
  • Type - define the way, option will be represented for customers (select, text, radio, checkbox, text area)
  • Sort order - if you have more than one option, define order they will be displayed

Now create attribute values and associate them to current attribute option. Press corresponding icon on the toolbar to call special dialog box and specify the following fields:

  • Option Name - choose from the drop-down necessary attribute (option)
  • Value name - input title of the value that is being created
  • Sort order - specify value sort order

Options and values being created, you should assign them to required Zen Cart products. Look through product catalog to find necessary item. After this go to Store Manager lower grid and switch to Attributes tab. Resort to corresponding functionality, disposed on the toolbar, to assign options and values to the item highlighted.

Attributes can be also assigned via product edit form. Double click on the products chosen to call Edit Product Properties window and choose Attributes tab. Whenever you stand in need of adding similar attributes to other products, you may fall back upon copy/paste functionality. Moreover, with Store Manager for Zen Cart you can easily set price mark-ups for certain Zen Cart attribute options values, specifying price in corresponding field, while applying them to Zen Cart products.

It’s also possible to add attributes and values via Extended Attribute Editor tool, accessible in Store Manager lower grid. In its window you derive the list of all options and values permissible - check boxes for needed records.

Zen Cart attributes are pertinent way of catalog customization. Amplify and streamline the procedure of options and values management - add and modify them, apply values to target products, copy/paste values in a worthwhile manner with Store Manager for Zen Cart application. Find details on Store Manager for Zen Cart functional capabilities - http://www.zencart-manager.com

We recommend you to read our full updated documentation for Store Manager for Zen Cart here

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