Addons are somewhat similar to product options but instead of selectboxes, they offer a variety of other types of entry boxes for your customer to use. They also cannot be used for inventory tracking or SKU numbers and are displayed separately from any options the product might have. The types of addons currently available are:
Textboxes – A single-line textbox that can allow up to 255 characters
Textfields – Multi-line textbox allowing large amounts of text
Checkbox – Simple checkbox to add something to the order
Quantity Box – Entry box for a number to add multiple items to an order
Calendar – Textbox with a calendar popup to select a date from
Like options, you can use either standard addons, for multiple products, or custom addons for that specific product only.
To add a standard addon, be sure to first create it in the Standard Addon Manager. From the product’s Addon tab, click on Add a Standard Addon. Enter the following items:
Select Addon - Choose the standard addon you wish to use for this product (created in the Standard Option Manager).
Display – Allows you to turn this addon off and on.
Priority – Used to determine the order of the addon if there are multiple ones for the product. . If no priority is entered, addons will be displayed in the order they are added.
Click Add Standard Addon to add it to the product.
Now let’s try adding a custom addon. From the Addon tab, click Add a Custom Addon. Enter the following information:
Message to Display – This is the prompt that will be displayed to the user with the addon.
Description in Cart – This is the description of the addon that will be displayed in the shopping cart. Generally you will want to enter something here, whereas it is not as necessary with product options.
Addon Type – Select the type of addon you wish to use.
Priority – Used to determine the order of the addon if there are multiple ones for the product. If no priority is entered, addons will be displayed in the order they are added.
Amount Added to Price – Amount that this addon will add to the price of the product if it is selected/filled out. For quantity boxes, this amount will be multiplied by the number entered in the box.
Amount Added to Weight – Amount that this addon will add to the weight if it is selected/filled out. For quantity boxes, this amount will be multiplied by the number entered in the box.
Product quantity multiplies price and weight – This setting allows you to determine if the price and weight will also be multiplied by the quantity of product being ordered. For instance, if you wish to set up an addon for a one-time setup fee, you would set this to ‘no’.
Display in Store – Allows you to toggle this option on and off.