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Product Option Types

This is a visual guide to the different types of product option you can have within BigCommerce. Click on the links provided within each section to learn more about how to set up that type of product option. To learn more about how to add options to your products, including how to add multiple options to a single product, see Adding Product Options.

Color

The Color option uses color swatches to show off your product colors. You can specify the hex code used in the swatch. If you want to upload a swatch, use the Swatch option instead. Learn how to set up a Color option.

Color option type highlighted on a product page

Size

The Size option uses rectangular boxes for different sizes. We recommend this for apparel. If you'd prefer to use a drop-down or a list with radio buttons instead, check out the Multiple Choice option. Learn how to set up a Size option.

Size option type highlighted on a product page

Multiple Choice

The Multiple Choice option offers a choice between rectangular boxes (such as in the Size option), a radio button list, or a drop-down. This is a great all-purpose option. If you want to offer color or texture swatches, check out the Swatch option too. Learn how to set up a Multiple Choice option.

Multiple choice drop down menu option type highlighted on a product page

Multiple choice radio button option type highlighted on a product page

Swatch

The Swatch option uses color swatches to show off your product colors. You can specify the hex code used in the swatch, or upload your own image. Learn how to set up a Swatch option.

Swatch (color) option type highlighted on a product page

Checkbox

The Checkbox option lets you add a checkbox for your customers to confirm a statement or opt in. It can be combined with a price change rule for upsells or product-specific charges.Learn how to set up a Checkbox option.

Checkbox option type highlighted on a product page

Text Fields

The Text Fields options include a spot for your shopper to enter text. You can choose between using a Numbers Only text field, Single-Line text field, or a Multiple-Line text field. Learn how to set up a Text Field option.

Text Field option type highlighted on a product page

Date Field

The Date Field option lets your shoppers choose a date. You can place limits on the earliest and latest available dates. Learn how to set up a Date Field option.

Date Field option type highlighted on a product page

File Upload

The File Upload option lets your shoppers choose a file for you to use. You can place limits of file type and file size. Learn how to set up a File Upload option.

File upload option type highlighted on a product page

Product List

The Product List option lets your shoppers choose additional related products that you can set. You can determine whether price, stock, or shipping weight should be affected. Learn how to set up a Product List option.

Product pick list option type highlighted on a product page

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