Add and edit products

 

Product Dashboard

Add new product

Product Screen

General Tab

Data Tab

Links Tab

Options Tab

Discount Tab

Special Tab

Image Tab



Products - How to add products?

 

To view products click on the toolbar tab and select Catalog and then Products.

 

 

 

Product Dashboard

 

This opens up the Product Dashboard where you can see your current products, add / edit / delete products

 

 

 

 

Add new product

 

 

To add a new product you have two options

 

1. Insert a new product
Lets you enter in new product data from scratch

 

2. Copy an existing product:
This copies an existing product that you select. You can then modify it with the new product specific data.
This is ideal for creating similar products to one you have already set up. just remember to change all the relevant details

 

 

Product Screen

 

 

 

Clicking 'Insert' / 'Edit' brings you to the prodct screen

 

Towards the top of the screen there are a couple of different tabs.

 

 

General Tab:

 

 

Under the general tab there are a number of different fields where you can enter data

 

Product Name:

This is the product name as displayed to throughout the site

 

Meta Tag Keywords:

Lets you enter in relevant keywords for this product. Great for SEO but make sure the keywords you use are relevant.
Seperate multiple keywords by a space and comma
eg
design, sites, websites etc etc

 

Keyword Ideas:

name of the product

brand of the product

general reason why people purchase the product

any other important aspect regarding the product

 

 

Meta Tag Description:

Lets you enter in a relevant description for this product. Great for SEO but make sure it is relevant.

Try to create a “flowing” and descriptive text (that is not too long)
eg

Amazing website design for a fraction of the price

 

Description:

This is the product desction that is displayed to the customer. There is a full wysiwyg editor that allows you to bold, italics, highlight etc

 

Product Tags:

Similar to keywords, this lets you enter in relevant tags / keywords

These are dispayed ot hte customer

 

 

Data Tab:

 

Clicking the Data Tab lets you add different variables and more information about the product.

 

Model:

A unique model number of the product.

This is a required field

 

Status:

Enabled or Disabled
Select Enabled for product to appear in your store, or Disabled to hide.

 

Price:

Insert the price of the product

 

Cost:

The wholesale cost used for profit reporting

 

Tax Class:

to charge tax or none if you don't want customer to pay tax. Set up actual taxes in SETTINGS -> Localisation - Tax Classes.

 

Quantity:

If you wish to track stock levels, specify how many of this product you have in stock. The quantity will decrease after each purchase.


Minimum Quantity:

If you wish to force customers to purchase a minimum number of items, specify the minimum.


Subtract Stock:

If you wish to track stock select Yes, otherwise select No.
Out Of Stock StatusSets the stock status message customers will see when the stock quantity reaches 0. Add or edit messages in SETTINGS - Localisation - Stock Statuses.

 

Requires Shipping

Sets if the product requires shipping. Set to no if the product is downloadable or if customers will pick up.


SKU

Stock Keeping Unit, a unique and arbitrary number for this product.


Location

Where this product is located.


SEO Keyword

Enter in a suitable work for this product - this changes the url for the product to whats called 'pretty urls'

 

ie:
instead of displaying yourdomainsname.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=115

 

it will display yourdomainsname.com/seo-text-you-enter

 

Important Notes:

 

Use all lower case

Each product needs a unique text string

Don't use spaces - instead replace a space with a dash -

ieseo-text-you-enter


Image

Select the main product image.

Click the photo to bring up the Image Manager, then select photo from your computer.


Date Available

Sets when you want the product to show on the front of your site.


Sort Order:

Sort order determines what order the products are displayed in this product's category. Leave blank for alphabetical order.


Dimensions (L x W x H)

If you ship by a method that charges by package dimensions, the length, width and height of the product.


Length Class

Whether the numbers you entered in Dimensions are inches, millimeters etc. Add or edit in SETTINGS -> Localisation - Length Classes.


Weight

If you ship by a method that charges by weight, the weight of the product.


Weight Class

Whether the numbers you entered in Weight are pounds, kilos, etc. Add or edit in SETTINGS -> Localisation - Weight Classes.

 

 

 

Links Tab:

 

 

Manufacturer

If you have specified manufacturer or brand names in CATALOG -> Manufacturers, select manufacturer or brand name you want to display here.


Categories

If you have specified category names in CATALOG -> Categories, select category name you want to display here.


Stores

If you have set up multiple stores in System - Settings, select store name(s) in which you want this product to display here.


Downloads

If you have uploaded a file for customers to download after purchase, such as an ebook or music file, select the file name from this box.


Related Products

To suggest related products when customers are viewing this product, begin typing the product name in the box, then select the related product from the drop-down list that appears.

 


Options Tab:

 

 

 

This tab lets you create customerdrop down options (ie size colour etc)

 

One of the main purposes for this function is to add multiple size / price points

 

For example you are selling bottle of  "perfume" for this example

1. Create Product: Perfume - $50.00
2. Create Option: "Size"
- Option Value 1: 50ml (+0.00) <---this is the default size as assumed by the product price ($50.00)
- Option Value 2: 75ml (+20.00) <--- this is added to the base making a total of $70 for this size
- Option Value 3: 100ml (+35.00) <--- this is added to the base making a total of $85 for this size
- Option Value 4: 150ml (+50.00) <--- this is added to the base making a total of $100 for this size

3. Customer comes to your cart and says "Oh i want to buy this perfume" and clicks that product
4. Customer thinks "Hmm, my mom likes this so I'll buy her the 100ml bottle". So he chooses "100ml (+35.00)" and clicks add to cart.
5. Now there is an item in the cart:
Perfume - $85.00 for 100ml

6. Now the customer thinks "Hmm, you know, my sister also likes to smell good so I'll buy her some too. Switches the size to the "75ml (+20.00)" size and clicks add to cart.
7. Now there are 2 items in the cart:
Perfume - $85.00 for 100ml
Perfume - $70.00 for  75ml

 

 

More Basic Details

 

To add a new product option in the options area of hte product page

1. click the main option - (ie - size, colour etc)

2. click 'add option value' enter in option 

3. click back on the main option - (ie - size, colour etc)

4. repeat step 2

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Master Product + Copy Option

Once you have done this and added all the product options remember to save your product

If you have similar options that you want displayed in other products there is a quick way to set them up

 

This is to make a master product (if the options you are adding are similar across many of your products)

In the product area tick the master product and instead of clicking insert, select copy

Modify the new product to suit

 

 

Discount Tab:

 

 

 

 

Offer a discount on this product to all customers, to only customers in a customer group you created in SALES -> Customers -> Customer Groups, or to customers who purchase at least a minimum quantity that you specify.

 

Discounts for a customer group will display the special price only if the customer is logged in as that group.

 

Example:

Price: 100.00

Quantity: 5

Discount: 10

New Price: 90.00


Click the ADD DISCOUNT Button,

 

then optionally select a customer group you want this special to apply to.


Quantity

If you want to require a minimum purchase for the customer to get this discount, enter the minimum number of items.


Priority

If you will offer multiple discounts and/or specials, enter 1 for this to be applied first, 2 for this to be applied second.


Price

The price you want the customer to see.


Date Start

When you want this special price to appear.


Date End

Whe you want this special price to disappear.

 

 

Special Tab:

 

 

 

Special prices change the value of the product price to the new special price. Specials for a customer group will display the special price only if the customer is logged in as that group.


Click the ADD SPECIAL Button, then optionally select a customer group you want this special to apply to.


Priority

If you will offer multiple specials and/or discounts, enter 1 for this to be applied first, 2 for this to be applied second.


Price

The price you want the customer to see.


Date Start

When you want this special price to appear.


Date End

Whe you want this special price to disappear.

 

 

Image Tab:

 

 

 

 

Add additional product images in addition to the main product image. These images will appear on the product page in the Images tab.


To add additional images, click the ADD IMAGE Button to bring up the Image Manager, and select the additional image from your computer.


To replace an additional image, click the picture and select the photo from your computer.


To remove an additional image, click the REMOVE Button.