I'm trying out Craft Commerce for a jewellery website and I'm stuck between creating different products for each material (silver, gold and platinum) or using variants.
Take rings for example. They're available in all three materials and a number of sizes.
By creating a separate product for each material:
- Plain band (Silver)
- Plain band (Gold)
- Plain band (Platinum)
this gives me the advantage of a unique URL for each colour, and I only have to manage one variant (the size) for each product.
It would also make it easier to implement an "Also available in" where the site admin can link to the other colour products in a relationship field (as I understand it it's not possible to link to variants yet).
Am I missing an advantage of having only one product (Plain band) and variants for both the colour and the size?
Thanks in advance,