So I\’ve been reading for the past two weeks about magento\’s attribute manager and configurable products, and I\’ve been amazed, confused, and a bit overwhelmed all in one, so I\’m hoping someone here can point me to exactly what I need to do to get my products up and running the right way.
The site i\’m building sells a wide variety of clothes, from t-shirts, pants, underwear, bikinis, sweatshirts, jackets, accessories, and more. What I\’m trying to figure is out is what attribute sets I have to create, and how much work this is really going to be.
All of our Men\’s T-Shirts come in 4 sizes, M, L, XL, and XXL. We charge +$2 for XXL shirts. However, most shirts come in 2-3 colors and are not uniform. Some may be black and white, other green, blue and brown. I know I need to create a new simple product for each color variation, but do I have to make one for each size as well? or can i configure that through the configurable product or attribute set.
Our Women\’s T-Shirts are basically the same. All come in the same sizes (s, m, l, xl) but come in different colors. No price changes.
All of our hat\’s come in the same sizes as well, but each is a single product with only 1 color variation.
I know I can take care of some of the other items through simple products with custom fields if neccessary, but I\’m trying to make sure the site can be searched by color and show only that color version of the product, which is one of the great magento features. For example this valentines day we have 20% off all red and pink items. Now to set the promotion do i need to select every product attribute set and item that is red or pink? Can I just create a pink attribute to use as an exception for the promotion?
What do i have to create in terms of attribute sets? Do i have to make a “Pink Girl’s T-Shirt” and a “Red Girl’s T-Shirt” and a “Blue Men’s T-Shirt” which somehow also have the sizes configurable? I’m just lost and don’t want to go off in the wrong direction.
I\’m just overwhelmed by the idea of adding a different attribute set for each shirt and need help to try and expedite the adding of some 200 products with 2-3 color variations each. My original plan is to create one item from each category, download as a csv and copy from our price list. Doable? Anyone have such a csv i could build off of?
Someone please help me figure out this magento attribute mess, because other than that, its exactly what I\’ve been looking for.