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How Do I Set Up My Shop Products?

Your Shop products are the foundation of your online business and are the most important part of your Shop. You can present your products in a fantastic light, attract potential customers and build up a successful online business!

In this guide we will be looking at the following:

  1. How to add a product to your Shop

  2. How to edit a product in your Shop

  3. How to set up products in multiple categories

  4. How to delete a product from your Shop

  5. How to add stock amounts to your products

  6. How to add Product Images to your products

  7. How to use Product Options with your products

 

How to add a product to your Shop

To add a product to your Shop please follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Create account
  2. Click “Shop” from your Top Menu
  3. Click on the Shop category you would like your product to be in
  4. Select the “Add Product” button
  5. The following options will then appear:

  • Categories - This tells you which Shop category your product is in. This will appear as “SHOP > SHOP CATEGORY”

  • SKU – This is your Stock-Keeping Unit and is a unique number used to identify each different product available in your Shop

  • Title – The title of your product goes here

  • Short Description – This description will appear on your Category page and should be a small snippet of information about your product

  • Long Description – This is your main product description, which will appear on your Product Page. This is viewed by the customer when they click “More Information” on the product on your Category page

  • Price – The price of your product

  • Trade Price – This is what the product cost for you to buy/make. This is for your records only and the customer cannot see this

  • Weight – The weight of the product. This option can be used if you are setting up your postage costs by weight, or if you'd just like to keep a record of the product's weight

  • Visible On Site? - If your product is not ready to go onto your live Shop just yet you can always hide it or publish it to your site straight away

       5. Select “Add Product”
       6. Your product will then appear in your Shop Category


How to edit a product in your Shop

If you would like to make changes to your product please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to your Shop area by clicking “Shop” on the Top Menu

  2. Click on the Shop category your product is in

  3. Click “Edit Product” next to your Shop product

  4. Make your changes

  5. Click “Save Changes”


How to set up products in multiple categories 

You may want to have one product that is listed in many categories. For example, if you had a pair of diamond earrings you may want this product to be listed in both your “Diamond” and “Earrings” categories.

To list your products in multiple categories please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your Shop area by clicking “Shop” on the Top Menu

  2. Under the “Shop Categories” tab click on your Shop Category name

  3. Select “Edit Product” next to your Shop product

  4. Under “Categories” click the “Edit Categories” text link

  5. Select the tick boxes of the categories you wish your product to be listed in

  6. Click “Save Changes”

 

How to delete a product from your Shop

If you no longer require a product to be in your Shop you can remove it by following the steps below:

  1. Go to your Shop area by clicking “Shop” on the Top Menu

  2. Click on the Shop category your product is in

  3. Click “Delete Product” next to your product

  4. A message will then appear asking you if you are sure you wish to delete this product

  5. Select “Yes-Delete”. Please note, the decision to delete a product from your Shop cannot be reversed, so be sure that you want to delete it before you click “Yes-Delete”

  6. The product will be removed from your shop and the Shop page will reload without it


How to add stock amounts to your products

If you would like to add a stock record to your product please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your Shop area by clicking “Shop” on the Top Menu

  2. Click on the Shop category your product is in

  3. Select “Edit Product” next to your Shop product

  4. Click the “Stock Settings” tab

  5. Insert your stock amount in the “No. in Stock” field

  6. Choose whether you would like this item to still be ordered when out of stock. If you would, select 'Yes' from the drop-down list in the ”Allow Backordering?” field

  7. Write your out-of-stock message in the “O.O.S. Message” text box. This is the message that your customer will see when they attempt to order a product that is out of stock

  8. Click “Save Changes”

How to add a Product Image to your product

Product images are a fantastic way to show off your products in the best light. Please note these images will automatically update on your live site. To add product images to your product please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your Shop area by clicking “Shop” on the Top Menu

  2. Click on the Shop category your product is in

  3. Select “Product Images” next to your product

  4. If you would like to upload a full-size product image select “Click here to Upload a 'Full-Size' Image”. You will then be taken through the Image uploader

After the product image has been optimised and uploaded, you will be given the option to automatically generate a thumbnail from your full-size image by selecting “Create 'Thumbnail' from 'Full-Size Image' Above”, or alternatively you can select “Click here to Upload a 'Thumbnail' Image” and upload your own thumbnail.

How to use Product Options with your products

Product Options are a great way to offer your customers more options when purchasing your products, and adding the options to a product is a simple process that takes a matter of minutes! For example, with this feature you can present a wide range of colours for your products, or sizes, or even allow them to personalise their products.

If you have any questions about any of these areas in your Shop, get in touch with your Account Manager who will be happy to help.

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