Create product option groups

Premium feature available on paid plans

Heads up! This feature is only available on 💎Diamond and ⚙️Titanium plans. Shops on Gold and Platinum plans can create single option dropdowns. More on our different plans here.

Your goods are unique. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, styles - you name it. With product option groups, you can create groups like size, color, or cut and add variations of each like small, medium, black, white, v-neck, or crew. Then voila, each option group will display in a separate list in your storefront, making it simple for your customers to select their perfect combo.

Need to add option groups to existing products that don’t include them yet? No sweat, you can use the nifty conversion tool to get those listings switched from single options to option groups.

Create option groups

Give your option group a name like size 📏 or color 🖍. For each option group you create, a separate list will display in your storefront.

Add your variations

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Once you’ve created your option groups, you’ll want to enter the actual variations like small, medium, and large (for size) or red, white, and blue (for color). 🇺🇸 Each variation of your product will display in a list in the admin, and you can adjust the quantity or price of each item if needed.

Convert existing products

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If you already have product listings with combined options, we’ve got you covered. The handy conversion tool will separate those combined options, so you’ll just need to give each option group a name. No need to start fresh with a new listing!

Display options in your storefront

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Each option group that you enter will display in a separate list on your product pages in your storefront, and the variations can be selected from each list - pretty sweet!

Updating your current theme

👍If you’re a long-time store owner and just switching over to option groups, you’ll need to make sure you are using the most current version of your theme. For a hand getting the latest version, check out our guide here. Once you’ve updated your theme, your different option groups will display in separate lists simplifying that selection process for your customers.

Heads up! To update, you’ll be re-applying the default themes, so it’s important to back up any custom changes you want to keep and add back in later. Once you hit Save, you can’t get the old version back, so be sure you’re ready!

Steps

  1. Log in at my.bigcartel.com.
  2. Go to Products.
  3. To convert an existing product listing from single combined options to option groups, click the product listing you’d like to edit.
  4. Choose the action menu in the top right and select Convert option to groups.
  5. Your combined options will be separated and you’ll give each group a name - “Size” or “Color”, for example - in the Group name field. Click Continue and then Done after all option groups are added.
  6. For a new listing, create a new product by clicking +.
  7. Scroll down to the Options area and click Add grouped options.
  8. Type the option group’s name - “Size” or “Color”, for example - in the Group name field.
  9. Next, enter your variations like small, medium, and large and click Continue and then Done after all option groups are added.
  10. If needed, adjust the quantity or price of the individual options.
  11. Click Save.
  1. Launch the Big Cartel app.
  2. Select Products.
  3. Tap to add a new product or edit an existing one.
  4. Tap Add grouped options and enter the option group’s name - “Size” or “Color”, for example - in the Group name field.
  5. Next, enter your variations like small, medium, and large and hit Continue and then Done after all option groups are added.
  6. If needed, adjust the quantity or price of the individual options.
  7. Tap Save.

Need to convert an existing product to option groups? Hop over to a browser to use the conversion tool in the mobile admin.

  1. Launch the Big Cartel app.
  2. Select Products.
  3. Tap to add a new product or edit an existing one.
  4. Tap Add grouped options and enter the option group’s name - “Size” or “Color”, for example - in the Group name field.
  5. Next, enter your variations like small, medium, and large and hit Continue and then Done after all option groups are added.
  6. If needed, adjust the quantity or price of the individual options.
  7. Tap Save.

Need to convert an existing product to option groups? Hop over to a browser to use the conversion tool in the mobile admin.

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