Magento 2How To GuideJuly 9, 2024Simon Walker

How to Auto Select the Cheapest Child Product of a Configurable Product?

How to Auto Select the Cheapest Child Product of a Configurable Product?

In this article, we will discuss about Magento 2 get lowest price of configurable product feature. Before doing this, let’s focus on the benefits of doing so.

Why Auto Select Cheapest Child Product of a Configurable Product?

Simplified Decision Making

The most notable benefit of this feature is that it simplifies the decision-making process for most users. Instead of wasting time on which product option to select, the store already provides them with the cheapest option. For price-sensitive users, this feature can boost conversion.

Less Choice

When users have too many choices, they are unable to decide as they become overwhelmed. Instead of abandoning the cart, the feature can provide them with a pre-selected choice, thereby compelling them to complete the desired action.

Builds Trust

If you show the highest priced product, customers will then that you are trying to fleece them. In contrast, by showing the cheapest product first, you are highlighting that the store is more focused on users rather than the price. This can foster greater trust among the target audience.

What is a Configurable Product?

A configurable product is one that provides your customers with a variety of options to choose from. A T-shirt, for example, has small, medium, and large size variations. It may also offer options with respect to the material and color. Each option is a separate simple product.

Remember, there is no selection by default and customers have to choose a variation or combination of variations according to their preferences to add the product to cart. This is where the Magento 2 get child products of configurable products feature comes into play. Let’s discuss how to configure this feature.


Preselect Configurable Product

Optimize your customer’s shopping experience by pre-selecting popular combinations of configurable products. The Magento 2 Preselect Configurable Product Extension highlights the most popular attribute combinations of a configurable product by default.

How to Pre-Select the Cheapest Option of a Configurable Product?

In our last blog post, we saw how to pre-select the first child product of a configurable product using our Magento 2 preselect configurable product extension. You can use the same extension to preselect the cheapest option too as it allows you to preselect any of the following four options by default.
  • The first option
  • The default option
  • The cheapest option
  • The most expensive option

Let’s see how to put it to work. After installing the extension, log in to your admin panel.

  • On the left sidebar, click FME Extensions -> Configuration.
  • Choose the Cheapest Option Preselect option in the Choose Option of Your Choice dropdown.
  • Click Save Config and Clear the cache.
magento 2 preselect cheapest product of a configurable product

Final Thoughts on Magento 2 Configurable Product Price – Selecting the Cheapest Option

This concludes our article on how to select the cheapest product price of a configurable product. As you can see for yourself, it is quite easy to set up this feature. Now, all users will automatically be shown the cheapest product price possible. If you have any questions, contact our support team .

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