The size, shape, color, etcc of products are known as product variants. Customers not only select products based on their quality but also their variants like suitable color, convincing size, and appearance. So product variants play a very important role in businesses. In Odoo Erp, we can configure product variants in the inventory module.
Configuration of product variants includes enabling the variants option in the settings in the configuration menu.
When we click on the attributes, we can see a page like this:
Here we can see the different attributes such as brand, legs, color, etc.
Here is an example of how we can create an attribute. First, specify the attribute name and also mention the category. Then select the display type. There will be different options for display types such as Radio, Pills, Select, Color, etc. Then select the display type. Next, the user can set the variants creation mode. There will be three options for variants creation mode:
We can generate all variants as attributes by using the option.
It produced a variant when respective attributes are added to the sale order by using the option.
No variants are created by using the option.
Then there is another one. We have to choose the e-commerce filter visibility. Either visible or hidden. Then specify the attribute values in the lines.
Product Categories: Products with similar characteristics are grouped under the same product category. Here, for example, there are some already created product categories on the following page:
There are categories such as All, All/Consumable, All/Deliveries, etc.
We can also create a product category by clicking on the create button. We can create a product category like this:
First, we have to enter the category name first. Then also mention the parent category and Avatar category which shows the customer code group. After that mention the tax cloud category. If we didn’t give any value in the tax cloud category, it takes the default invoice value. The tax cloud category comes under the Tax cloud.
Then we have to give the commodity code (users can give a code for raw material). We can specify the suitable removal strategy. There will be several options for removal strategy such as FIFO, LIFO, Closest location, and FEFO. We can select a removal strategy from the list. Next, we have to add the costing method under the inventory valuation section and also inventory valuation. Next have to mention the income account and expense account under the account properties.
Generating Odoo product variants:
By clicking on the create button:
Here is the product name we have to enter first. Enter the product type. In most cases mentioning product type as a storable product is suitable. Then mention the Invoicing policy. Then also mention the sales price, cost, and product category of the particular product. Under the sales tab, mention optional products, accessory products, etc. Like this, fill out all the fields.
Thus we can configure products in odoo15 inventory.