Product Variants block

What are product variants and how to create or edit them

Add variants to your products that come in more than one option, like different sizes or colors. If some variants have a different value than others, you can set price increases to them. Similarly to product availability, also variant level availability is easy to track by linking them to your inventory.

For example, suppose that you offer a touring bicycle product with three different size options: small, medium and large. You can create variants for the different sizes of this product. 


On this page

Adding variants

How are variants displayed in your sales channels

Editing variants

Deleting variants

How many of each variant is available to be booked

Adding variants

For example, suppose that you offer bicycles with three different size options: small, medium and large. Follow the instructions below to create a variant option called size with each size as a separate product variant. 

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  1. Install the product variants block from your Rentle Block Store
  2. From the Main navigation, select Products
  3. Select the product for which you want to create the variants for
  4. Click on Variants
  5. Click on Add option and give a name for the option. Note that the option name (e.g. size) will be visible for your customers in your online store. 
  6. Click the New product variant and create as many variants for your options as you need. 
  7. If the variant will increase the price add the price increase under the Price Increase field

How are variants displayed in your sales channels


Variants in your online store
After creating variants for your product your customers will be asked to choose the variant in your online store before adding it to their cart.

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Variants in your admin create a booking view. 

After creating variants for your product your store personnel will be asked to choose the variant when manually creating bookings via your admin create a booking view. 

The availability for the defined time period will be shown per variant to be able to let the customer know what is available and what is not. 

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Variants in your self check-in kiosk view

If you are using a self check-in kiosk inside your physical store for collecting customer information before handing over equipment, the customer is not asked to choose a variant when selecting what to rent. 

The store personnel will select the variant when fulfilling the order for the customer. 

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Editing variants


Editing a specific variants details

1. Each created variant option has it's own column under Product settings -> Variants

2. To edit the variants details just write the new value in the fields visible.

3. Remember to save the changes.

Editing variant options

1. Each created variant option has it's own column under Product settings -> Variants

2. To edit the option, click on the three vertical dots menu next to the option name.

3. You'll now be able to rename, delete or re-order the variant options.

4. Remember to save the changes.

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Deleting variants

1. Each variant is displayed in it's own row under Product settings -> Variants

2. Select the variant to be deleted by clicking on variant row's checkbox at the very left

3. A delete selected button will appear. Click this. Confirm the deletion. 

4. Remember to save the changes.

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How many of each variant is available to be booked


To define how many of each variant will be available for your customers to book follow these steps: 

1. Under the main navigation, select Products and choose the product you would like to edit. 

2. Click on the availability tab.

3. Click on the Connect to inventory button

4. Make sure you have created corresponding inventory articles for the product & variant: https://support.rentle.io/en/inventory-overview

5. For each variant, select the corresponding inventory SKU from the dropdown. 

6. Thats it! The variants availability will be the amount of inventory articles of the connected SKU. 

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