Please note if you need help, go to the last page on this tutorial, there are instructions for reaching out for support. If you suspect there is an error or a bug, please let us know so we can correct the issue.
Navigate to your vendor dashboard. Click on Products from the left menu and then Add New Products button from the top right corner. It will open a new window where you will be able to create a new product very easily with providing the most important details only.
This is what add new product window looks like. Please see snap below.
The common information about add new product are the title/product name, 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.
Categories have to be created by support. If there is not a category for your product in the drop down menu, please reach out to us and let us know what products you are selling and the category or categories you need so we can create them for you.
Tags can be created by you. Tag examples would be sizes and colors.
By default, category selection is singular. That is why there is a drop-down field to select a category. This should be the standard setting. Because according to Google Webmaster Guidelines and other SEO and UX best practices, it is recommended to have only one category assigned to a product. If you need to show your products based on multiple factors or for searching or sorting feature, you can use tags.
Sellers need to select the category from the drop-down.
Here is an example of how your product add could look like.
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 product immediately, click on the Create & add new button.
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 – Simple Product
A simple product are types of products which are simple and have no variants. They are single and standalone products, which does not require any other information to define different variants. Here is another explanation of simple product.
Simple Products are the easiest products to understand and manage. Simple products represent unique items unlike anything else in your store. They have a single price and SKU. Example: If your website sells antiques, you may want to use Simple Products as the product page directly correlates to a single product type in your warehouse.
Selecting Product Type – Simple Product Continued
These types of products are simple and have no variants. They are single and standalone products, which does not require any other information to define different variants.
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 multiple sizes. This option will enable you to add those colors and sizes you need. You can add variations based on anything you like, such as materials used or the stitching style.
To create variations the seller has to select product type variable.
Then some new fields will appear to input the variations under the tags line. Then, you can select them from the drop down on the top right and click variations.
You will need to create custom variations and attributes of your own for your variable products. Please see picture below. To do so, just scroll to the area that says Attribute and Variation. You have to select Custom Attributes and then click Add Attribute. Then 2 fields will appear, Name and Value(s) you can now input the variation name and attributes.
For example, you can add the variation under Name enter Men’s Shirt Sizes. See next screen shot below.
EXAMPLE: Next Value(s) area input the men’s shirt sizes you have on hand for that product. Just type in your size and hit enter and you will see it added under values. Continue to enter your values until you have all of your sizes needed. When you have all of your sizes hit the button that says SAVE ATTRIBUTE.
You have just created your first attribute.
Make sure both boxes are checked under Name of attribute. One box must be checked if want them to show up as options for buyers on the products page.
The other box used for variations must be checked also.
If you want to disable any variation, then you can uncheck the box on the left.
Since we know men’s shirts have different sizes as well as different colors. Let’s create another custom attribute for colors available.
Go back to the attribute and variation area and click on add an attribute. See pic below.
We will go thru the steps again to add men’s shirt colors. When done, hit save attribute.
You can add as many variations and attributes as you want.
When you are done creating all the variations and attributes you need for your product, the next step is to check the box Create variations from all attributes under all variations and hit go button. The system will make all the combinations and will prompt you to add prices for those variations.
After hit go, this will pop up.
Each variation shown above has an icon next to it. If you click on it as highlighted in yellow, all of your information for that particular variation of small black shirt will appear. Fill everything out and save it. Repeat for all variations you created and you are done.
Remember on the lower right side of the screen shown above will be more than 1 page of all the combinations of shirt sizes and colors, so be sure to check if there are additional pages.
How to create grouped products.
We are not allowing grouped products at this time. We will at a later date allow grouped products and will provide the tutorial to create grouped products on this link to show everyone how to set that up should you decide you want to use this option.
We hope you found this information helpful to you. If you have questions, reach out to us. We usually respond within 24 hours.
If you get stuck at any time, please use the support button to reach out to me. There is a support button in your dashboard which is for receiving and responding to messages from other sellers, customers, or potential customers.
To start a conversation with me, you will need to go to my store page Breaie and click on get support and send me a message. The same procedure can be used to communicate with other online sellers.
Please bear with us.