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General Tab Content/Images Tab Stock & Shipping Tab Categories Tab QTY Prices Tab Related Tab Spec Tab

To add a new product, click on Catalogue -- Products & Categories in the top menu to access the catalogue control section.



To add a new product, click on the “Add New Product” button in the Actions section. If you want to add a product directly to a category, click on the category name in the Categories block on the left, then once you are within that category click on the “Add New Product” button in the Actions section.



* The 'bread-crumb' navigation shows your current location in the Admin system, e.g. “Products > Top”.

The fields within the various tabs of the Add Product section are explained below.

Once the required details are filled in, clicking the “Add” button at the bottom of the page adds the product into the system. You will then be redirected to the category level where you have added the product. If you click on the ‘Apply’ button instead, the product will be added to the system and you will remain on the same edit product page.

To edit existing products, click on the “Edit” link next to the product name (shown in the above screen-shot) or click on the product name. This takes you to the edit product page. After making changes, click on the “Update” button at the bottom of the page. Similarly, you use the “Delete” or “Cancel” buttons at the bottom of the page to delete the product or cancel the edit product section which will return you back to the product listings.

General Tab:

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Make this Product available for sales – Ticking this box makes the product available for sales, i.e. the product will appear on the website ready for customers to purchase.

Main Product Information

Product Order – You can enter a number here to determine the position of the product on the website (note that there is an easier way of changing the order of products, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Change Products Order” link on the category product list page).

Product Name – This is where you enter the name of the product. Product names are quite important when it comes to Search Engine Optimisation.
Good examples of product names: Apple iPod Classic 160GB; LG M228WA BZ 22 in. LCD Television; Sony DCR-SR55E Hard Disc Drive Handycam with X25 Zoom
Bad examples of product names: SPECIAL - Introductory Offer - Quick Refill Pack!; LG_LCD Television; Free Offer – Xerox Quick Refill Pack! For All Xerox Phaser 8560 & 8560MFP Printers - HURRY WHILST STOCKS LAST

Manufacturer Code/Product Code – This may be a stock code, warehouse code, OEM, SKU or manufacturer code of the product.

Friendly URL – This is the SEO friendly URL. By default, the system generates the friendly URL from the product name (spaces are replaced with underscores). The friendly URL can be changed manually if required by entering it here (note: special characters and spaces should not be used in this field).

Pricing

Price (List Price) – This is the selling price of the product. This will be either the price including tax or excluding tax, depending on the initial product settings and requirements.

Activate Discount – By ticking this box, you can sell the product at a discounted price, as entered in the “Discount Price” field. The price on the website will be displayed as shown in the preview box, with the “Price (List Price)” crossed out and the “Discount Price” shown. In the following screen shot, the “Price (List Price)” is entered as 599 and the “Discount Price” is entered as 11. The price will be displayed as shown (note that the system automatically generates the “You Save” amount and percentage):

Trade Price – Here you can specify a different price for trade customers.

Buying Price – You can enter the cost price of the item here for internal use. This price is only used for product reports and margin calculations and will not be displayed on the website.

General Settings

Direct buy link – This is a one-click link to allow customers to purchase the product easily.

Product Created Date – You can set the issue date of the product here. (For convenience you can use the calendar link which allows you to select the day, month and year). This field is used to determine the new or most recent products that are added to the website. The new or most recent products can be shown as a different section/category or a block on the website. In most cases, this is used as a custom block on the home page.

Tax free product – Ticking this box enables the product to be tax free.

Allow product comparison – Ticking this box allows the comparison of the product with other products on the website.

Content/Images Tab:

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Description

Short Description – This description can be shown on the product listing (product category) page. Usually this needs to be restricted to a short sentence or strap-line.

Product Highlights – This is shown on the product details page. This section is mainly used to emphasise the special features of the product, so bullet-points are commonly used here.

Long Description – This is also shown on the products details page.

Please note: You can also enter HTML code and add images to the above fields using the WYSIWYG editor on top of each block. The buttons on the WYSIWYG editor are explained on the screen shot below:

 
Note: All the buttons on the WYSIWYG editor show their names when you move your mouse pointer over them.

Images

Here you can upload or select various product images:

Tiny Image – This is a very small image that can be used on the checkout or basket pages.

Small Image – This image will be shown on the product listing (category listing) page.

Large Image – This image will be shown on the product details page.

Super Image – This is a very large image that appears in a new pop-up window when you click on the large image.

Image Alt – The text entered here will show up as the ATL tag on the corresponding image.

Upload Image links: As shown in the screen shot below, the “Upload Image” link brings up a pop-up window which will allows you to browse to an image stored on your computer and upload it to the website.

Select Image links: As shown in the screen shot below, the “Select Image” link brings up a pop-up window showing a list of images already uploaded to your website for that field. You can choose an image from the list by clicking the “Select” link next to an image name. You can also search for an image by entering the file name in the search box at the top.




SEO / Meta Data

Canonical Tag – The canonical tag can be set in this field (according to Google recommendations for SEO, canonical tags can be used to eliminate duplicate pages created by the system due to various reasons, for example the use of query strings at the end of actual URLs). The Friendly URL of the product must be used as the Canonical Tag.

Page Title – This shows on the title bar of your browser.

Meta Keywords – These appear in the “Meta Keywords” section of the product page. Comma separated values should be entered here, for example: Sony televisions, flat TV, HD Ready, Plasma Screen.

Meta Description – This appears in the “Meta Description” section of the product page. Short sentences can be entered here, for example: We offer a wide range of Sony Flat Panel Televisions.

Special Offer Description

The Special offers block is a custom block which is usually used on the homepage.

Add this Product to Special Offers section – By ticking this box, the product will show up in the special offers block.

Special Offer – This field allows you to enter custom text which is shown against the product in the special offer block.

Stock & Shipping Tab::

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Stock Settings

Use Stock Level – Ticking this box enables the use of stock levels.

Quantity In Stock – This is a numeric value of the stock available for the product. If “Use Stock Level” is enabled and a value is set here, it will count down every time a customer buys the product.

Behaviour on ZERO Settings

You can set the behaviour of the product when the stock level reaches zero by using these settings.

Disable Add to Cart Button – If this box is ticked, the “Add to Cart” button against the product will be disabled when the stock level is zero. The product will still appear on the website.
Please note: This option is dependent and works only when the “Use Stock Level” field is ticked and “Quantity In Stock” is set or has a zero value.

Hide Product From Website – If this box is ticked, the product will be hidden when the “Quantity In Stock” field is zero.
Please note: This option is dependent and works only when the “Use Stock Level” field is ticked and “Quantity In Stock” is set or has a zero value.

Package Parameters

Here you can define package parameters for shipping such as Number of Packages, Weight and Dimensions.

Shipping Settings

Free Shipping – This option can be ticked to override any shipping costs and make the product eligible for free shipping. Note that this applies to this product only, so if other products are ordered at the same time that don't have free shipping set, any other shipping costs (e.g. those set in Catalogue  Shipping Settings) will apply to the other products.

Shipping Cost – You can specify an individual shipping cost for the product here. Note that this cost will be in addition to any shipping costs set in Catalogue  Shipping Settings.

Display Message for In Stock Availability – This drop-down field has pre-defined messages that can be displayed on the website when the product is in stock. Setting this to “None” means that an In Stock Availability message will not be displayed.
Please note: This option is dependent and works only when the “Use Stock Level” field is ticked and “Quantity In Stock” is set or has a zero value.

Display Message for Out of Stock Availability – This drop-down field has pre-defined messages that can be displayed on the website when the product is out of stock. Setting this to “None” means that an Out of Stock Availability message will not be displayed.

Note: The pre-defined In Stock / Out of Stock Availability messages can be edited by going to System  Static Tables  Shipping Times.

Shipping Restrictions – You can set shipping restrictions for the product using the pre-defined restrictions in this drop-down. The Shipping Restrictions can be edited by going to System Static Tables Shipping Rules.

Categories Tab:

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A product needs to be assigned to at least one category. Products that are not assigned to any categories will get assigned to the “Top” category by default. You can assign a product to one or more categories. Products that are created under a category get assigned to that category by default. For example, the screen shot below shows a product created under the category “MP3 Players”. So when you click on the “Categories” tab for that product, you can see that the “MP3 Players” category path is already listed under “Categories you have selected”.





To assign a product to a category, click on the category name in the “Browse for categories” box. If you select a category which has got sub-categories, another box will appear showing the sub-categories (see the screen shot below). The sub-categories box keeps on showing until you have reached the end of the category tree (i.e. there are no more sub-categories available for that selection). Once the selection is done, click on the “Select Category” button and the currently selected category will show in the “Categories you have selected” list. Click on the “Update” button to save any changes.

In the screen shot shown above, the category “MP3 Players” has got a sub-category “Apple iPod”, which has no further sub-categories, hence the message “You have finished…” is displayed.

QTY Prices Tab:

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Quantity pricing can be set up for the product here. For example, you can create price-breaks so that 1 to 9 units are priced at £5 per unit, and 10+ units are priced at £4 per unit.

The fields available under this section:

Active – Makes the particular price band available on the website.

Min Qty – This is the minimum product quantity for the price band.

Max Qty – This is the maximum product quantity for the price band. Note that a plus symbol (+) can be entered here to indicate that there is no upper limit (e.g. if you wanted a 10+ price band you would enter the Min Qty as “10” and the Max Qty as “+”).

Individual Price – This is the price per product for the price band.

Options Discount (%) – This is a percentage discount that applies to the product options if they have an additional cost.

User Type – You can specify whether the price band applies to all customers or particular customer groups.

Discount Settings – This defines the restrictions that can be applied to the particular quantity band.

Delete – Ticking this box and then clicking the update button at the bottom of the table removes the particular quantity band.

By default, the Admin system shows options to create 5 different quantity bands for a product. If you need more options, click on the “Add More” button.



Related Tab:

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The “Related” tab allows you to assign products that are related to a particular product. Related products are then shown on the product details page on the website. Examples for this are – a charger can be a related product for a mobile phone, a light bulb can be a related product for a table lamp, etc.
Please note that related products are products on their own and need to be created in the same way as any other products.

The following screen shot shows options available under the “Related” tab. To assign a related product, click on the required product name from the “Available Products” section on the left (you can expand categories to see products by clicking on the category names). This puts the product in the “Related Products” section on the right. You can choose more than one product to go into the “Related Products” section. You can define the order that the products appear on the website by clicking on a related product name and then clicking the up or down arrow buttons. You can also remove a product that has been added to the “Related Products” section by clicking on the cross button before the product name.




Spec Tab:

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The “Spec” tab allows you to enter specifications, technical details or more information about the product. This will then be displayed on the product details page on the website.

There are 3 pre-defined groups – “General”, “Sizes” and “Accessories”, where you can define a property of the product and enter the value for that property. For example: Under “Group & Name”, choose “General”from the drop-down menu (this is the group) and enter “Brand” in the text box beneath (this is the name). Then enter “B&Q” in the text box under the “Value” heading. The screen-shot below shows an example of how this would appear on the website:

 

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