Extra Technical Specifications

Clark1
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I'm creating a Shopify store for the first time. I was originally building a store from scratch but ended up realising that what I was building was a clone of what was offered here! I found a feature on a few stores that I would love to replicate. Both http://store.vorsat.com/collections/all/products/norsat-ku-band-4-watt-buc and http://www.xtremechargers.com/products/xtreme-charge-marine-battery-charger have extra details (tech specs) relating to their product that, as far as I can see, cannot be contained in the product description field. How do I go about adding this extra information in a way that is easy to maintain and update for the store owner. My only guess is that is done by pulling content from blog pages? Would love your help on this one! Cheers,
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danW
Excursionist
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The way we are doing it is adding the specifications to the bottom of the product descriptions. No trickery.

Vorsat is pulling it from a blog. http://store.vorsat.com/blogs/specs

Dan - http://www.xtremechargers.com
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Clark1
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Thanks DanW! What are the advantages to pulling content from a blog like Vorsat does? It would add that extra bit of complexity to administration. Thanks for your help.

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Nickdavis87
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I guess if you have many products with the same attributes you could link them all to the same blog and so editing them all would be a lot easier..

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James_TGP
Shopify Partner
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Hi,

I've helped a large number of stores migrate their data over to shopify. I've had many store owners who require product attributes to be stored and displayed on their product page... Because I found this to be a constant pain point for a lot of store owners I ended up building out an app resolve this issue. (See solution #2)

To answer your question (as of today), there is no native way to add custom product attribute fields into shopify.

HOWEVER, there is a rather easy solution, explained below:

1) download a metafield app. Metafield apps allow you to create metafields, or 'custom fields', to store customized fields such as dimensions, height, width, length, color, etc.

TIP: If you have A LOT of product attributes, find a metafield app that allows you EXPORT & IMPORT these fields. If you don't do this, you're pretty much screwed if you want to migrate/move/bulk edit your products after the fact. 

Price Range: These apps range from $0-$20 on average.

If you want to display the product specifications on your product page, see below.

2) Download this app to create the technical specification charts/ product attribute charts / product specifications chart (whatever you call them!):

This app is the only app that allows you to create multiple charts for all of your products/ product types. When you create the chart, you can automatically have it pull data from shopify fields (like type, sku), metafields (like dimensions, color), and even allows you to provide manual entry.

https://apps.shopify.com/specification-charts

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Good luck!

 

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