Creating Variation Listings on Jet

In this article we'll show you how to create variation relationships between items on Jet.


We support Jet Variant listings. Jet Accessory listings are a little different than variations. We aren't able to support Jet Accessories at this time.


If you are interested in offering buyers the option to purchase related items on your listings, you may want to use our kitting and bundling functionality. For more info on creating bundles, please see Introduction to Kitting: Bundles, Kits, and Aggregates (you must be logged in to the support site to view kitting articles).


What we'll cover:

  1. Required Variation Information
  2. Variant Attributes
  3. Selecting a Child Item to Use as Your "Parent" SKU
  4. Related Articles


Required Variation Information

To create your variations, add the information in the table below to the Excel template you are using to create new listings.

To learn how to populate the new listing template, please see Creating New Listings on Jet.

Field Name Field Description and Valid Values
jet attr:{attribute name}

Your attribute columns define your variations. To learn how to find, add, and populate variation attributes, see the Variant Attributes section below.

EXAMPLE: jet attr:Size or jet attr:Color

jet attr:variation group

Specifies which attribute should be used to create drop-down menus on the listings.

You populate this field by entering the name of the variation attribute.

If you have two variant attributes, separate their names with a comma. Two variations is the maximum allowed by Jet.

EXAMPLE: Size,Color.

jet:parent sku

Use the same SKU for all child items. See the Selecting a Child Item to Use as Your "Parent" SKU section below for more info.


Variant Attributes

The instructions in this section build on the process for finding and adding category specific attributes to your Excel listing template. That process is described in the Finding the Jet Browse Node ID for Your Template and Adding Category Attributes to Your Template sections of Creating New Listings on Jet.

1) When you find a category specific attribute that you want to use on the Attributes tab of Jet's Taxonomy file, check the variant column. If it has a value of 1 or TRUE, you can use that attribute to create a drop-down on your listing.



2) In your Solid Commerce template, select the Products+Inventory tab. Add your Jet attributes, populating them as you go. Here are the variation attributes for our example:



3) Enter the names of up to two variation attributes in the jet attr:variation group column. Assign the value to all child items.



Selecting a Child Item to Use as Your "Parent" SKU

The process for creating variations on Jet is a bit different than on other marketplaces. Jet uses a two-step procedure to create variation relationships.

  1. Jet creates individual listings for all items.
  2. After the listings are created, they group the individual listings together in a variation relationship.

On the marketplace, you will notice that if you search for a variation listing, you will see all of the individual child items appear in the search result. They look like separate listings. When you click on one of the child items, you will see the drop-down menu connecting the variation at the top of the listing.

Because each item in the family needs to have its own listing, you don't use a traditional parent item.

Instead, use the SKU of one of your child items as the Parent SKU.

You should select a child item that is in stock. If your child item is out of stock, Jet may not approve the listing and you won't be able to establish a relationship around it.

Enter the SKU of the child item you're using as a parent in the jet:parent sku column on the Jet - Creating Listings tab of your listing template.



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