Buying a shirt is more fun when there’s a great pair of jeans 👖 to go with it…or shoes 👡.…or a bag 👜. . (You get the idea.) Almost every purchase offers the potential for you, the merchant, to pitch a complementary product to your shoppers.

With Volusion’s Product Accessories features, you don’t ever have to miss out on an opportunity to showcase all the possibilities for your customers — or capitalize on all the profit potential for you.

Enabling Product Accessories

To take advantage of our Product Accessories feature …

  1. Go to Inventory > Products
  2. Click the three-dot actions menu icon
  3. Select All Products Settings

Enable Products as Accessories

Select this if you want to assign products as accessories of other products. Choosing this setting enables you to assign products as accessories of other products and creates an Add Accessories field within each product's Advanced Info > Misc. section

Related Products & Accessories Position

This feature lets you select the position for product accessory display. 

Enable Accessories Quick Add

Choosing this setting will display checkboxes on your storefront next to all accessories configured for this product. This way, customers can easily add them to their shopping cart. 

⚠️  Good to know: This option does not work on accessories with options.

Enabling Config Variables

Next, go to Settings > Config Variables.

Enable Related Products and Accessories on Shopping Cart

Choose this setting so products configured as accessories are automatically displayed at the bottom of the customer's shopping cart page. This way, they can easily see other (related) products that might interest them.

Configuring Product Settings

Now, go to Inventory > Products and find the Misc tab under Advanced Info. 

  1. In the Add Accessories field, enter the product codes of accessories for this product (separated by commas and without spaces) 
  2. Click Save

On the storefront view of your product that has accessories added to it, you can edit the title of the Accessory field by hovering over the text.

Free Accessories

Shoppers love deals. 😍  To help them feel like they’re getting more for their money, you might consider bundling several products for the price of one. To do so, you can choose a main product and add the others as free accessories of it. 

Within your product’s page on the Misc tab under Advanced Info, there is an Include Free Accessory field where you can enter product codes (separated by commas) and quantities (within parenthesis after the product code) for as many products as you would like to assign as “free accessories.” Example: GI-381(2),TZZ-887,CX-46377(8),AMC-101(2)

When a product configured with free accessories is added to a customer's shopping cart, the associated free accessory product(s) will be added to the cart simultaneously.

The “free accessory” products will not be charged to customers, nor will their weight values be used to calculate overall shipping charges.

If you prefer that the “free accessory” product(s) not display as such on the main product’s page, you can select the Hide Free Accessories checkbox within the Advanced Info > Misc. ✅

Note that if you apply any accessories to multi-child add to cart products, the accessories should allow back orders or should not track stock at all. If the stock count falls below zero for an accessory that doesn't allow back orders, customers will receive an error when they add the original product (along with other multi-child add-to-cart items) to their cart.

A similar feature is the Related Products option. For more information on this, please check out our Related Products article.
 

⚠️ Good to know: You cannot use products with options as accessories.
 

Summary

Volusion’s Accessory settings make it easy for you to set up and display products as “accessories” so customers can consider them and add them to their cart faster than you can say “batteries not included.” When they have everything they need to fully enjoy their purchase, you’ll be the helpful hero of the day. 

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