Converting simple products to variable products

Gurdeep Sembi
Est. reading time: 1 minute

For this article, we will use a t-shirt as an example product. The t-shirt comes in 3 sizes, small/medium/large.

We already have 3 products setup on WooCommerce as simple products, one for each size. Before creating a variable product and deleting out the simple products, we recommend these steps:

  • Check our product linker to see if these products are linked
    • If they are linked, then unlink them and click on save
  • Create a top level variable product
    • It is better if you set this as a variable product before saving it for the first time
  • Add the variations
    • Make sure you set the SKU to match the SKU/Barcode of the matching EposNow product so that duplicates are not created. Set this before saving the variation/product
  • Our system will detect that the product already exists on EposNow and will link it together and then update the stock level from EposNow to Woo
  • Delete the old simple products
    • As these are no longer linked, we will take no further action

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