How to Create a Decoration Color Information Option

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The Decoration Color Information option should be created for product decoration types that consist of  color selections. For example, a Decoration Color Information option could be "Screen Print" or "Pad Print". This option requires the customer to choose a color for the given decoration method. 

Before starting, be sure that the Product Color Choices have been created, if they aren't created yet, learn how to create them here.

If your decoration DOES NOT include color selections, setup a Decoration Information option instead. Click here to learn how 

  1. While logged into your DistributorCentral account, click Products in the left menu
  2. Click Add/Edit Options

  3. On the Add/Edit Product Options page, click Add New Option

  4. Next fill out the Main Information form fields:
    1. Change the Option Type to Decoration Information41.png

    2. Enter the Option Name. Something simple like "Product Colors" is recommended
      This will show to distributors and end-buyers

    3. Enter the Option Number. The Option Number must be unique to each option
      This will be visible to distributors inside of DistributorCentral43.png

    4. Skip to the option's Description. If a description is available, enter it here
      Option Description is not required to continue 6.png

  5. Click Save

  6. Once the option's main information is saved, click "Addl Info Tab"

  7. Confirm the start and end dates for the "Date Range for Option to Be Active"20.png

  8. Confirm the Product Versions that this product is associated with

  9. Save your changes

  10. Next, click Choices

  11. In the left "Choices (Available)" box, find the decoration color choices

    • Select multiple choices by holding CONTROL on your keyboard while clicking each product choice

  12. Click the button with the right facing arrows to move the product's color choices to the right box labeled "Choices (Selected)" 

  13. Save your changes

  14. Click Pricing


  15. Add pricing (If applicable) for this Decoration Color Information option

    1. Enter quantity

    2. Select the Margin Code

    3. Enter the Retail Price

    4. Check the Display to Customer box

    5. Repeat for each quantity

    6. Save the pricing

  16. Next, click Ordering

  17. Adjust the "Ordering Question"
    • By default, the ordering question will be "Select the + Option Name".
    • For example, "Select the Screen Print Colors"

  18. Enter the "Min. Option Qty. or Number of Choices"
    • If the option is required in the ordered process, this should be at 1
    • Entering 1 will prevent a buyer from moving past the Product Color Information option without a choice selection when ordering the product

  19. Next, update the "Max. Option Qty. or Number of Choices" field as needed
    Added a max limit here will prevent the buyer from selecting more that the value entered here.
    • For example, if you only allow for 3 colors to be selected for a Screen Print option, then enter "3" here.

  20. Move down to select Optional or Required for "Is This Option Optional Or Required?"

  21. Update the "Number of This Option That is Included In The Base Price" (if needed)
    • Changing this number will allow for a certain number of selections to be made without additional costs. For example, if 1 color is included in the product's base price, then enter "1" here

  22. Next, move to "Type of Form Field To Display When Ordering"
    • Choose the Choice Checkbox form field type

  23. Save your changes

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