This is still very much at the secret stage, but we might be able to introduce some options very similar to variations. Doug says the easiest way to do it is to add another page after the listing page where you can specify variations and they’ll show up as a dropdown menu on the listing. It wouldn’t work where you had multiple prices etc, but you would be able to specify ‘blue’, ‘red’, ‘large’, ‘small’ etc.
He’s still working on the new checkout (which means shoppers will be able to pay for multiple items from different sellers in a couple of clicks) but I’m pretty sure it’s down as one of his jobs to look at after that. Hopefully that will be useful for you all too.