Basic product information
The common information about a product are the title, price, description. Discount price is optional. You can even schedule discounts for a certain amount of time. You can enter a starting date and end date to apply automatic discounts to your product.
Vendors need to select the category from the drop-down.
If you need to show your products based on multiple factors or for searching or sorting feature, you can use tags.
Click on Product > Add New Product. Under the Select Product Tags field, add a tag and Press Enter.
The word or phrase will be added as a separate tag.
After you have provided all the required information, Click on the Create product button. It will create the product and redirect you to the product edit page, where you will be able to add more information about your product. If you want to create the product and add another one immediately, click on theCreate & add newbutton.
After you have been redirected to the product edit page, there is an option to select a product type. You can select either a Simple or Variable product.
Selecting Product Type – Variable Product
A variable product is a product that has different types of variants. For example, you might want to sell a dress which is available in 3 different colors and sizes. So this option will enable you to add those colors and sizes you need. You can add variations based on anything you like, perhaps material used or the stitching style.
To create a variation, scroll to Attribute and Variation. Then some new fields will appear to input the variations.
Select an attribute from the dropdown list and then click on Add Attribute.
If the attribute you need is not listed, then click on Custom Attribute > Add Attribute and create it.
Select a name and value for your attribute. One example of name would be: ‘Material’ and the values could be: ‘Leather’, ‘Slik’, ‘Cotton’
Used for variations should be checked.
Inventory and variants Product
None of these fields are mandatory. If you do not need to add stock quantity and your is just a simple product, then you can totally skip this section.
But if for example you are selling a dress or t-shirt, which has multiple sizes, then you should read this section carefully.
What is SKU
SKU stands for Stock Keeping Unit. It should be a unique set of characters which will not match to any other product.
Enable Product Stock Management
Let’s say you have 10 pieces of the product and you don’t want to receive after orders are placed for 10 units. If you enable stock management and enter 10 in the quantity field, then after 10 units are ordered, this product will show a message that all the quantities are sold and there is no stock.
But, you might want to take some pre-orders before your next batch comes up. So you can Allow Back Order to let the customers place orders even if the product is out of stock.
Visibility: The visibility option defines the privacy of the product. By default “Catalog and Search” is selected. But if you want the product to only appear on category listing page, search results or want to list as a hidden product, then you can select the option respectively.
If you select any other option than Catalog and Search then the product will not appear on the site other than the store page.
Purchase Note: If you want the customer to receive a custom message right after purchasing the product, you can paste that in the box.
Reviews: If the vendor does not want to receive reviews for the product from the customers, he can turn it on or off.