Create Sub-Products Based on a Product Option

Last Update: January 21, 2016

Important Note:  A quantity option must be already present on your product before this feature can be enabled.

There are times when you offer a product with multiple variants and you want your customers to be able to choose many of them. Instead of creating a separate product entry for each variant, JotForm can automatically create sub-products for you by specifying which option to base them from.

Say, you are selling T-shirts, and you are offering them in Red, Blue, and Yellow. By ticking this check box, the specified product option will be broken down into sub-products from which your customers can choose.

Live Form Preview for Sub-Product Option:

What if you want each variant to have a different price? Easy, by ticking the special pricing check box for the option, you will be able to specify a price for each particular variant.

Live Form Preview for Special Pricing option:

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Mark Targett (March 29, 2014 at 10:28 AM)

"enable special pricing" has a strike through it and i cannot enable.

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omacworld (June 03, 2014 at 07:32 PM)

Was hoping to (ab)use this and "Shipping" as a "setup" fee for an event registration. I am setting up a martial arts tournament and have multiple events in the tournament (sparring, performance, wood breaking, etc). I want to charge $50 for the first event and $10 for each additional event. I thought I could set up an Event product and create sub-products at $10 each, then set a shipping charge of $40 for the first Event product. Unfortunately, it treats each sub-product as a new product and charges the shipping for each one. Is there any other way around this?

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socialgoodsco (June 23, 2014 at 07:25 PM)

No matter how many products I list under the option, only the first 2 ever show up in the form preview. Any fixes to this?

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socialgoodsco (June 23, 2014 at 08:01 PM)

Just a follow up to my above question, I am using payment wizard, I believe it is the "purchase order" - the option that does not integrate with actual payment at checkout.

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socialgoodsco (June 23, 2014 at 08:28 PM)

One more follow up comment - This only happens when my quantity is set to custom quantity (blank form field to fill in qty). I thought as a workaround I might try changing the quantity field to a dropdown instead - but this causes part of the form to cut off. When I set the qty field to a dropdown, I see 2 and a half color options (out of the 18 I input), and the rest are cut off. The third option is cut in half right down the middle and the others dissappear.

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wvu1996 (September 13, 2014 at 04:31 PM)

it would nice to be able to subdivide by color and size

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neilmsheldon (September 23, 2014 at 03:34 PM)

It would be nice to be able to set custom quantities for the subproducts, instead of a drop down.

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Creeksidetshirts (February 11, 2015 at 08:25 PM)

Only numeric values are accepted is shown when I try to use special pricing

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natlmedia (June 22, 2015 at 03:01 PM)

what if the price is different for each quantity (within the subcategories) ? Say Red shirts are $10 each when they buy 2 or more. but when they buy just 1 the price is $12. Can it do this?

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dusty_444 (June 30, 2015 at 10:42 PM)

Create sub-products is lined out on all options - Using standard PayPal

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groca (July 28, 2015 at 03:39 PM)


I'm trying to do exactly what you have in your first example above. T-shirts size with quantity. A quantity option is present. I want the user to be able to choose from different t-shirt sizes and select a quantity for each one.

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Stevenbuller (August 19, 2015 at 02:36 PM)

doesnt calculate decimals, i wanted to use this function to add an option to define extra hours of service to a purchase order.

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victoriousgrant (August 25, 2015 at 11:16 AM)

This doesn't work on my form. when i try to click sub products there is a line through it.

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metalsunny (August 25, 2015 at 01:02 PM)

is it possible for me to add a download link to each sub product on a single product in the case of digital download?

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asonpvl6hf (April 16, 2016 at 07:11 AM)

buy retina

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