How do I create a product?

  1. To add a new product click on your home page. Place your mouse over ‘Create ‘ on the admin bar at the top of the page.
  2. When you click on ‘Create a new product’ a page entitled ‘New product’ will open up.
  3. By clicking on each box (e.g. Product name, Product description), you can type in the relevant product information.
  4. The Category Manager allows you to allocate this product to one or more categories.  On the left you will see an ‘Available’ box which is a list of all the categories within the catalogue.
  5. Click on the category you would like the product to appear in. This will highlight it. Click on the single arrow pointing to the right. This will move the chosen category into the ‘Selected’ box. Repeat this for each category you would like the product to appear in.
  6. If you would like the product to appear in every category click on any of the categories in the ‘Available’ box then click on the double arrow pointing to the right. You will now see all of the categories in the ‘Selected’ box.
  7. You can choose the shipping band by clicking the arrows on the button directly underneath ‘Product shipping band’. Scroll up or down and click on the shipping band you want to allocate to this product. For more information on shipping bands please go to SHIPPING BANDS.
  8. To enter the Sku details click on each box and type in the relevant information.
  9. Once you have entered the product’s name and stock code, you then click on ‘Add stock inventory’ and type in the quantity that you want to allocate to this product.
  10. To enter the price, click on the ‘full price’ box highlighting the 0.0 and replace this with the actual price.
  11. You can add an offer price (if applicable) in the same way.
  12. To add a photo of your product, click on the ‘Browse’ button to the right of ‘Image’ in the Skus box. When you click on this it will take you to your computer where you can find the relevant image file.
  13. Go to the photo you would like, click on it to highlight it then click on “Open’. This will take you back to the ‘New product’ page where you will see the name of the image file beside ‘Image’.
  14. Repeat this for each photo you would like to upload. When you add more photos, they will appear as thumbnails (smaller boxes below the main product photo). They can be used to show your customer various angles or close-ups of the product. When you click on a thumbnail it enlarges.
  15. You have the choice to add another Sku. Additional Skus are relevant if you have a variation of the same product. For example, a ring in several sizes, or a pendant with a choice of stone colour. This additional Sku will appear in the dropdown menu to your customers. You can of course, add such products individually if you prefer. If you do add more Skus click on the ‘Add Sku’ button and repeat the instructions above.
  16. If you are happy with ALL the information you have entered please click the ‘Create’ button at the bottom of the page and your new product will be added and the catalogue updated.
  17. Click on the ‘Back’ button at the foot of the page if do not want to proceed. This will remove all the information you have entered and no changes will be made to your catalogue.

NOTE: When adding a photo the recommended image size is 1500 x 1500 pixels (exactly square) so that the image quality is maintained when the catalogue’s zoom tool is used to view detail. The required file format is jpeg.

To find out how to add a variation of a product, such as colour or size please go to How do I add a variation of a product like size or colour?