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I am trying to create variations for my products. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. I know how to create simple parent-child variations for my product.

My question is, how do I get different theme variations. What I mean by that is, instead of getting a normal dropdown menu, how do I get clickable boxes for my variations.

Example: http://www.amazon.com/kindle-fire-hd-best-family-kids-tablet/dp/B00CU0NSCU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402074210&sr=8-1&keywords=kindle+fire

If you notice, you can select between 8gb and 16gb on this particular product (the variation). If you also notice the variation is not stemmed from a dropdown menu but rather nice clickable boxes.

How do I get these clickable boxes on my product listings?

I'm not absolutely positive, but I think how it is displayed depends on what category you are using.

But I would like to know a definitive answer to this as well.

What category are you listing in, and what type of product is it? Just asking because not all categories allow variations.

I am using an Automotive template which does allow variations. I currently have drop down variation menus on some of my product pages but if allowed I would like to change the theme and dress it up more like the example I gave.

The example you have is an Amazon listing---Amazon can do things we can't sometimes.

See if you can find an example in your category. Each category will be different. For example, in Clothing, you have the ability to provide swatches to show colors or patterns, and those display in boxes similar to what you found. Other than that, all my clothing items have drop-down boxes for the different options.

I believe the Automotive upload template would definitely need to be used for something other than the standard drop-down box. The template may show an example on another tab. Or you could check all the columns going across and see if there might be an option for that.

I just checked out the Automotive template, and there is a column for swatch image right after the main image.

You could try putting the URL for the child items in that column and see if that works.

This does not help. Could it be possible that this is a variation widget?

Hmmm...could be.

We're you able to find any examples in Automotive?

I think I would send an email to the Auto dept and ask if that type of variation display is possible. You may have their email address buried in your email back from when you were going through the approval process. Or maybe SS can give it to you since you are approved.

Sorry--I'm not familiar at all with Automotive.

If you don't find an answer, you could start a new thread with "Automotive variations" in the title. Maybe that will attract sellers in that category.

Thank you very much for your attention to my problem.

I have found other products with this type of listing but nothing from Automotive.

I'm thinking automotive is just a simple dropdown.