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I create custom balloon decor. Customers choose from many options; it's not like the color of a shirt. For instance pick 2 colors from chart A, pick 1 color from chart B, chose a foil number, choose a pattern, choose a topper from the chart. Attached is an example.  - What's the best way to approach this? Isn't there something other than variants, like custom product options? 

 

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6 minutes ago, Robbyn said:

Isn't there something other than variants, like custom product options? 

You can add a Custom Product Form, but it is only designed for same cost options. You cannot use it for additional cost options - these can only be selected using variants.

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Does the custom product form overlay only when the product is added to the cart? Because that would mean a customer would have no idea how much they could customize until they've decided to purchase the item which is rather backwards. 

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Agreed, but that’s how it currently works. 

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Does anyone know if any of “custom product form fields” allow for using images or is it only text? Select, checkboxes, radio button - can images be used in association?  

 

These are not variants but multiple color options the user chooses for the creation of the product; there is no price or inventory control necessary. I'm not about to account for individual balloons. 

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Squarespace doesn't have a feature for this.

All form components are text based:

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It may be possible to add this capability by writing custom code, but it will probably be unique to your circumstances as it's not something that merchants usually ask for. 

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Thanks for the response. I'm surprised to hear it's not requested more as many balloon decorators would use such a feature. Right now over on WordPress, those that we're able to automate a store, are using acroweb’s add-ons plugin. 

As you can see from one  product type, it's a lot easier to allow someone to pick different numbers (gold, silver, rose gold), foil prints, foil curve colors and balloon colors by choosing images vs text describing All these elements. 

I suppose it's good to hear code might do the trick. A plugin would be better. 

Thank You

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