Product Option Settings support advanced product features for SKU Remapping, Pricing, Weight Units, Image Alt Text, and Archived Product Action. The options vary somewhat depending on the point of sale you are using.
Below are the preset settings for Lightspeed Retail users on Basic Plan. Users with Pro Plan and above can adjust these settings:
SKU Source determines which product data field from point of sale will be sent to the Shopify Variant SKU field. This helps differentiate between products and match between systems. The choices are:
- CustomSKU/Product Code
- Manufacturers SKU (Lightspeed Retail)
- SystemID/ProductID (the auto-generated ID for the product in point of sale)
The Default SKU Source is CustomSKU/Product Code.
Set Price & Set Compare At Price
Set Price and Set Compare At Price determine which pricing levels from point of sale will map to Variant Price and Variant Compare At Price in Shopify. This setting gives you control over Sale Pricing in Shopify and includes pricing logic. Compare at Price should generally be the Higher Price.
If the pricing level for Price equals 0, Compare At Price will appear in Price. If Price and Compare At Price are the same, no sale pricing will appear.
Pricing Levels from Lightspeed Retail will show up in both dropdown menus. Lightspeed Retail users default to Price=Default and Compare At Price=MSRP. Lightspeed Onsite users default to Price=Web Price and Compare At Price=Selling Price.
Weight Unit determines the weight unit that will be assigned to the Variant Weight in Shopify. The are four standard options: g, kg, lb, and oz. A fifth option for legacy users is "None", which sends the weight value in grams and does not assign a weight unit. If Update Weight is set to Off, this setting has no effect.
Image Alt Text Source
Image Alt Text Source maps two different options to the image alt text of each product. You may select from First Option (generally, color) or Web Short Description. First option can be used to tie images to different variants in Shopify. Web Short Description can improve the SEO of your images.
Archived Product Action/Non-Current Product Action
This setting determines what action will be taken when a product in point of sale is marked archived/non-current or has the webstore tag removed/"Sell on Webstore" unchecked. The options for this setting are Delete, Ignore, or Hide.
To protect against accidental deletions, the default setting is Ignore. In this case, no action is taken.
You may also have this setting Hide products; this allows you to easily identify any products that have not been setup properly then delete them manually from Shopify.
If you would like changes to result in deletion of the product, you may set this to Delete. Be sure that all of your products are tagged or set to sell on webstore before choosing Delete.