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Enhancing Webflow Dynamic Products with Selectable Options

As a Webflow user, you're probably familiar with the power and flexibility that the platform's CMS brings to eCommerce. But what happens when you want to offer selectable options for your dynamic products, such as different colors or sizes? This can be a bit of a challenge, especially when these options can vary between products. But, don't worry! In this blog post, we'll delve into an effective solution shared by the Webflow community. We'll guide you on how to enhance your dynamic products with selectable options using a combination of CMS Collections and FoxyCart integration.

The Problem: Adding Selectable Options to Dynamic Products in Webflow

Let's say you're building a shop page that uses a FoxyCart integration and, for each product, you need to provide a dropdown with various color options. The catch is that these color options change depending on the product. This scenario was shared by a Webflow user, Kevin Dakin (kvdkn), on the Webflow forum.

Kevin's approach was to create two CMS collections, one for the products and one for all the available colors. Then, within the Products Collection, he created a multi-reference field to select all possible color options for each product. Despite setting this up correctly, Kevin faced a problem when it came to creating a dropdown on the Product template page to select the color. He needed the colors to be selectable options, but instead, they were linking to the Colors template page.

The Solution: Using FoxyCart with Webflow for Dynamic Product Options

Webflow user, Mark Willis (magicmark), suggested a solution that involved a little setup with FoxyCart. The idea was to add a text field on the product page called "color". The colors for each product are added into this field. If the color affects the price, you can even add price modifiers.

But how do you set this up? FoxyCart (Foxy.io) offers step-by-step instructions on how to set up product variants in Webflow. This involves creating the necessary options in your FoxyCart dashboard, modifying your Webflow CMS Collection and updating your product template page.

By following FoxyCart's guide, Kevin was able to successfully add selectable color options to his product pages. Not only that, but he also managed to set up price variants based on size selection with the help of a piece of JavaScript.

Additional Tips for Webflow Users

Creating selectable options for dynamic products in Webflow may require a little trial and error before you get it right. Here are some additional tips to help you out:

  • If you're struggling with price variants, remember that you may need to add a piece of JavaScript for this to work.
  • Ensure you set up your CMS Collections correctly. This includes creating a multi-reference field for your product options.
  • Don't forget to configure your product template page to display the correct options for each product.
  • If you're unsure about anything, reach out to the Webflow community or FoxyCart's support team for help.

Enhancing your Webflow dynamic products with selectable options can greatly improve your eCommerce user experience. Take the time to set it up correctly, and you'll provide your customers with a smooth and enjoyable shopping experience.

Top Tip: Leveraging Conditional Visibility for Advanced Customization

While we're on the subject of enhancing your dynamic products in Webflow, here's a top tip that might surprise you: make the most of Webflow's conditional visibility feature for advanced customization of your product pages. This feature allows you to show or hide elements based on certain criteria.

Let's say you have products that come in multiple sizes, but not all sizes are available for every product. Instead of showing all size options and disappointing customers when they realize their preferred size isn't available, you can use conditional visibility to only display the sizes that are available for each product.

How do you do this? Simple. In your Product Collection, create a new field for each size. Then, for each product, set these fields to "Yes" or "No" depending on the availability of each size. Next, in your product template page, create a visible element for each size. Finally, set the conditional visibility of each element based on the corresponding field in your CMS Collection.

For example, if you have a product that does not come in 'Medium', set the 'Medium' field to "No" for that product. Then, on your product template page, set the conditional visibility of the 'Medium' element to only show when the 'Medium' field is set to "Yes". Now, your 'Medium' size option will only show for products that are available in that size.

With this advanced tip, you can provide a more tailored and user-friendly shopping experience for your customers. Plus, it's a great way to show off the full capabilities of Webflow's powerful and flexible CMS.

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