Linking Simple Products to Configurable Products as Variations

When creating or editing a Configurable Product, existing simple products may be linked as Variations.

Manually Link Variations to the Configurable Product

How to Add Variations to Configurable SKUs Manually


If you are using Customer Group Pricing or Increments & Packaging on your variations, it is best to create them as Simple Products first.

Make sure your simple SKUs have the Custom Attribute used as the Variation Value (Super Attribute) on the Configurable SKU.

You can then link them to the existing Configurable SKU(s).

Step 1: Add Variation Values to the Configurable SKU.

Step 2: Link Products

NOTE: Zoey will autogenerate new Variation SKUs for any combination of the new Variation Values you just added.

Option 1: Use the autogenerated products and rename the SKU if desired. Add custom pricing and quantities here. If you are using Customer Group Pricing or Packaging, you will need to update these variation SKUs after saving.

Option 2: : Click Link Products and select from existing Simple Products that have one of the same Super Attribute values.


These Simple SKUs must have the same Custom Attribute Values as the Variation Values you just added to the Configurable SKU you are linking them to.

Link Variations to the Configurable Product via CSV

The Template
This 2-Step Template has 2 "Guide" tabs and 2 "Blank Template" tabs. Use the Guide Tabs to learn what data is expected to go into which columns. Enter your product data in the Template tabs.

Variation Link Import Template

This file will contain 2 guides and 2 templates. The Variations Guide will let you import new Simple Products You only need to use Link Template if your variations already exist as simple products.

  • Link Guide - This tab will provide requirements and tips for each column in the template.
  • Link Template - This tab will contain the column headers for you to copy/paste your data into.


Click Here to Save A Copy of This Template to your Google Drive

Or click here to download the Link Template as CSV


Variation Attribute Options Must Exist

In order for the import of variation options (i.e. Size = S,M,L etc...) the options themselves must exist in your Zoey Store prior to running the import.

Verify the options exist in Products > Attributes