This article is specifically written for designers and retailers that are working with Supplier Blanks
to create Virtual products.
A Blank contains the base parameters (such as the Print specification and Preview images) that will be inherited by any Virtual products that are created from it.
Virtual Aspect Options which are highlighted in this article, offer a degree of control over which Aspect options are selectable by the end-user.
A good example is a T-shirt. The Supplier Blank may be available in a range of 30 colours but as a retailer or designer, you may have several different requirements depending on the products that you wish to bring to market eg:
- A superhero design that you only wish to sell in a subset of the overall colour range
- A design based around a football team's club crest that you only wish to sell in a single colour
Virtual Aspect Options will allow you achieve both of these things using a single Supplier Blank.
The Technical Bit
Supplier's configure their Blank products with all necessary Aspects and Aspect options that are available for that Product Blank.
An Aspect is a view of a product eg: Front, Back, Left, Right
An Aspect Option is a selection that can be made relating to the product itself. This is typically a colour, pattern or design ie: A T-shirt in multiple colourways
In the Blank and Virtual product workflow, Virtual products inherit their Aspects and Aspect Options from the Blank product. This is because a single Blank product can be used to create hundreds of Virtual products from.