How to link product variants to main product without affecting inventory?

How to link product variants to main product without affecting inventory?

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Hi there,

I have a complex, and an issue I have been pondering for a while. Basically, our main business is a dance studio, with dance classes at nearby daycares, private schools, public schools, etc, my issue is that we just rebuilt our main website for the studio, but we also operate a side dancewear business that caters to our dance families, and we advertise and market to other studios... Basically, our "school" parents need a streamlined process. I'd like for parents to visit our main website (, find their location, sign up through our studio management software, and once registered to be redirected back to our store with their recommended dancewear, for the class. The issue currently is that I don't want to change my present dancewear website ( set-up. I still want people to search the store based on the look of the leotard, or tights, and then select their size and color in the product... BUT I don't want the families that are purchasing for their required class to be able to change color, just size-- I know this is probably super complex, and I am not sure if it is even possible without creating whole new "products for each of these variants, that inventory won't sync, but I would really like to streamline the process. 



I am thinking that the SKU for each variant could be manipulated to create new products and still link back to the main product??? 

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Hi @dancequestintl,


You have to make a product specific to what you want. I recommend you create a product template and pre-select the variant. You can then provide the product link base on the variant, but I am not really sure how are you redirecting the customer to the recommended dancewear.

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