Menu constraints on Swiggy

Guidelines to be followed while configuring the Swiggy menu

Written By Ops UrbanPiper (Collaborator)

Updated at April 12th, 2020

Each aggregator has a set of guidelines that need to be adhered to for the menu display at their end.

This article highlights the list of guidelines and constraints set by Swiggy.


BASIC TERMINOLOGIES

  • Variants: Option Groups where selecting at least one Option is mandatory.
    Example: An item Veg Burger has two options - Small and Large. This item cannot be added without selecting either of the options.
  • Add-ons: An Option which isn't mandatory to add along with the item.
    Example: An item Veg Burger has options - Extra Cheese and Extra Tomatoes. The item can be added without selecting the above-mentioned options.

CONSTRAINT 1:

An item should not have more than 4 variant groups associated with it.

CONSTRAINT 2:

No category should have items associated to it, if the same category has sub-categories associated.

       Example: Here we have a category Biryanis which is associated to its parent category Main Course. There should not be any items associated to its parent category.



 



CONSTRAINT 3:

An item should have more than one option (variant) in a variant group.

    Example: Here we have an option group - Choose Quantity which has 3 variants namely - Mini, Regular and Family Pack.



CONSTRAINT 4:

Various option groups associated with an item cannot have similar names, different option groups should be named differently.

Example: Consider an item Paneer Tikka, there are two option groups associated with this item.


    

  We can see both these Option Groups have different names- Extras & Choose Quantity.


CONSTRAINT 5:

Same options can't be shared with more than one option group associated with the same item.

The UI will show item with 0 price in this case.






NOTE: Swiggy's menu constraints change time over time. Refer to these constraints whenever changing the menu on Swiggy.


For the menu constraints on FoodPanda refer to this article.

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