This is Where the Fun Begins!
Name—the name of the product as it appears on the storefront.
Categories—the categories that the product will be assigned to. When a product has multiple categories, the first category on the list will be the main category for the product. To change the main category, just drag another category in its place.
Price—base product price in your store’s primary currency ($).
Full Description—the product description that will appear on the product details page of the storefront. The description can be either a plain text or a formatted HTML text. If you’re not familiar with HTML code, you can rely on the visual editor: you simply edit product description like a document, and the visual editor adds the HTML code automatically.
Status—the status of the product:
- Active—the product is available on the storefront and appears in the product list.
- Disabled—the product is not available on the storefront.
- Hidden—product does not appear in the product list on the storefront. Customers can reach a hidden product via a direct link.
Product Images—the image(s) of the product. Supported formats are JPEG, GIF, and PNG. Thumbnails for these images will be generated automatically.
One of the uploaded images will appear larger than the others. That’s the main product image that is displayed on the product list and on the product details page by default. To change the main image, simply drag and drop another image in its place. You can also change the order of additional images the same way.
If you hover over an image, you’ll be able to view the full-sized image, delete it, or edit its alt text. This text will be shown when the image is missing or cannot be displayed. It is a good practice to have an alternative text associated with the image, for SEO purposes.
Customizing Product Options Section
How Should the Customer Choose Product Options (Size, Color, Etc.):
- In Any Order—customers can choose the variant for each option independently and in any order.
- Sequentially—options and variants are chosen one after another: first the variant of the first option, then the variant of the second option, and so on.
Options are specific properties of the product that a customer can choose when making a purchase. For example, options for clothes may include color and size. The variants of those options would be red/green/blue and S/M/L/XL/XXL respectively.
Restricted Product Option Combinations:
- Forbidden—you’ll be able to specify Forbidden combinations on the Options tab. Customers won’t be able to purchase a product when they choose a forbidden combination of option variants.
- Allowed—you’ll be able to specify Allowed combinations on the Options tab. Customers will only be able to select these combinations of option variants.
Additional Pricing, Inventory & Tax Settings Section
SKU—the identifier of the product that you use in your store (a stock keeping unit or SKU); it is used to distinguish products from each other during import, so that the data would be saved to the right product.
List Price—if this price is higher than product’s price, then the product will be listed as “On Sale.”
In Stock—the number of products in the stock.
If Price is $0—determines what can be done on the storefront when the product’s price is 0:
- Do not allow customers to add the product to cart
- Allow customers to add the product to cart
- Ask customers to enter the price—customers will see an input field and will be able to enter the price that they’re willing to pay. This is useful for charity events or donations.
Inventory—the way of tracking the inventory of the current product:
- Track Without Options
- Do Not Track
Minimum Order Quantity—the minimum number of items that a customer can buy at a time. This number will appear on the product page on the storefront, right after the product price.
Maximum Order Quantity—the maximum number of items that a customer can buy at a time. 0 means no limit.
Quantity Step—determines the step by which a customer can increase or decrease the number of products in cart.
If the minimum order quantity is 3, the maximum order quantity is 9, and the quantity step is 3, then a customer will be able to purchase 3, 6, or 9 items in one order.
List Quantity Count—the maximum number of choices in the Quantity drop-down list. It comes useful when you set a quantity step and when there are a lot of items in stock.
Taxes—select which tax percentage should be applied to the product. This is an IMPORTANT SETTING FOR PHYSICAL PRODUCTS.
User Groups—the user groups that can access the product’s page.
Creation Date—the date when the product was added to the catalog. It is used for sorting products by date.
Available Since—the date when the product becomes available for purchase. It is useful when you want to start selling at a specific date, or when the product isn’t available yet.
Out-of-Stock Actions—select if customers should be able to buy the product in advance before it is not yet available for sale, or sign up to receive an email notification when the product is available.
Product Details Page Layout—choose a template (basically, the look) of the product page. Just so you know… we chose the best looking layout & have it pre-selected for you.
Downloadable/Digital Products or Service—if this checkbox is ticked, the product is labeled as downloadable/digital and/or a professional service. Click here to learn more about creating Downloadable/Digital Products & Services.
If this option is selected, click “Save” to display the additional options below:
Enable Shipping for Downloadable Products—if this checkbox is ticked, shipping costs will be calculated for this downloadable product just like for normal products.
Time-Unlimited Download—if this checkbox is ticked, the product download period never expires. As a rule, customers only have a certain period of time to download a purchased product. By default, the global download period is 72 hours.
Short Description—a short product description; it appears on the product list on the storefront. If you leave this field blank, the short description will be automatically taken from the full product description (first 300 characters).
Popularity—integer conveying the product popularity, which is calculated automatically. This rating depends on the number of product views as well as the number of times the product was added to the cart and purchased. Products can be sorted by popularity on the storefront.
Search Keywords—the list of words by which the product should be easily found by the built-in search.
Promo Text—an additional block with information that appears on the top right side of the product page.