Merge products

With the 'Van der Meer for WooCommerce' plugin it is possible since version 1.0.6 to create product variations. You can combine multiple products into 1 product with a variety of options. For example, consider a bag of dog food of 200 grams, 1 kilo and 5 kilos. By combining these products you have the product on your webshop where your customer can select the desired weight.

Step 1:

Go to the Settings of the 'Van der Meer for WooCommerce' plugin and click on Merge Products.

Step 2:

If you have already imported products, you will see an overview of the possible variations. If no variations are found, you will see the message "No variations found!" stand.

Step 3:

On the Merge Products page you have a number of options for merging products:
Merge - With this button all selected variations are merged into a single product on your webshop. Add Variations - With this button you can add new variations. Select all variations Selecting.

Step 4:

When you click on Add Variations, you will see a pop-up screen where you can add variations.

At Parent Product you look for the main product. You can add Variations based on the data entered at Parent Product. For example, if you have an Antos product as a Parent Product and you click in the empty field at Variations, the Antos products will be selected for you. You then only have to specify the product that you want to link. You can of course scroll through the list for other brands and types of products.

Step 5:

Click on Merge to merge the products. Once you have clicked on this, the merge process is started and you will see a progress bar.

The progression bar is not shown in real time. To see the most recent progression status, you will need to refresh the page or switch pages.

Step 6:

It can sometimes happen that the merging process gets stuck. In these cases you can stop the merging process.

Click Click here to reset the merge process.

Step 7:

When the product merging is complete, you can recognize the products with product variations in your overview by the price range that is displayed.

Step 8:

When you open the product, you will see in the Product Data that the product is a 'Variable product'. If you open the Van der Meer tab, you will find sub-products in it, each with its own EAN code from the original product.

Step 9:

To adjust the price or product information of a product variation, you can click on the Variations tab.

Next you see on the right side clicking on the product line (for example # 12345 1.2KG) to see the product specifications.

Step 10:

You can then adjust the details of the relevant product variation such as the price, stock quantity and weight. If the shipping costs or tax class deviates from the main product, you can also adjust this here.
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