Combining products with variant mapping

If you find multiple suppliers that offer the same product but they each offer different variants, then you can combine them into one product. This lets you have all possible variants to your customers on one product.

For example, let's suppose you find a shirt available in small, medium, and large offered by one supplier, and that same shirt offered by a different supplier in extra large. With variant mapping, you can combine these into one product that has the shirt in small, medium, large, and extra large.

Another example could be if one supplier runs out of one variant, then you can combine it with the same product from a different supplier who does offer that variant. This gives you the flexibility to change the variant that is out of stock with a new one, without deleting the whole product.

Combine products

You can combine up to 5 products and have a maximum of 100 variants for a combined product. If a product doesn't have any variants, then it isn't available for variant mapping.

Steps:

  1. From your Oberlo dashboard, go to My Products.
  2. Click the product that you want to add more variants to.
  3. In the Source Products section, click Manage variants.
  4. Click Add Product.
  5. In the Product link field, enter the URL of the product that you want to combine with your existing product, and then click Connect.
  6. For each variant that you want to add, complete the following steps:
    1. Click Add Variant.
    2. Name each variant option.
    3. Click Create variants.
    4. In the Source Product drop-down menu, choose the supplier that you want.
    5. In the Source Variant drop-down menu, choose the variant that you want.
  7. After you add the variants that you want, click Save.

Remove a product and its variants from a combined product

You must delete all variants of a product before you can remove the product.

Steps:

  1. From your Oberlo dashboard, go to My Products.
  2. Click the product you want to remove a supplier from, then click Manage variants.
  3. For each variant of the product that you want to remove that is connected to the combined product, do the following steps:
    1. Click the trash can next to the variant.
    2. In the Delete variant dialog box, click Delete.
  4. In the Source Products box, click the x next to the product that you want to remove.

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