To access your products database, click Products in the horizontal blue menu, and then click + New Product to start adding products.
This will direct you to the New Product page.
Supplier: Select your enterprise.
Product name: This is the title of the product which will be displayed in the store.
Units: What units is the product sold in? (g, kg, L… or items)
Value: What value of the above units is the product sold in? ( ie 100g, 2L)
Display As: This field automatically shows you how the units and value fields will display, once you have filled the units and value fields. (i.e. units = kg, value = 2, Display as = 2kg)
If you have selected ‘items’ as your unit, the display as field will change to ‘item name’. Fill this in with the type of item it is. (i.e. jar, bottle, or bunch)
Product category: Select the most appropriate category for this product.
Price: Enter the price for the value noted above.
On hand: State how much/many of this product you have available and ready for sale. Use this field if you want to track your stock /inventory levels. As customers place orders, the stock level will reduce, and when the on hand amount reaches zero, the product will no longer be visible in your shop. If you don’t want to track inventory in this way, click on demand.
On demand: If you select this box, it will indicate that this product is always available. This stops the software from tracking inventory levels for products, and instead it will always show that the product is in stock.
Product description: allows you to tell your customers a little bit about this product.
Photo: Upload a photo of this product.
Tax category: If you would like the price of this product to include GST, select GST from the drop-down menu. If you leave this field blank, or select none, the price will not include GST.
Shipping Category: This field can be left blank, unless you’d like to apply a shipping category.
Some examples of how to list different types of products, and how these listing will present in your online store are provided in Figure 6, Figure 7 and Figure 8 below.
Note: For products usually sold by the kg, it’s best to list the product for sale in increments, of 100g or higher, depending on the product. This makes it easier to list and prepare the order.
Note: If you are listing two products which are very similar, but only vary on price, or size, or flavour, it is best to create a ‘variant’ for that product, rather than creating multiple, separate products. For example, if you sell lemons for 60c each, or 5 for $2.50, you can create two variants for your ‘lemons’ product, one for each price/quantity combination. Or you might sell two flavours of lamb sausages, rosemary, or chili. Each flavour should be a ‘variant’ of the general product. Creating product variants is discussed in greater depth here.
Once you have completed a product, click create, or if you’d like to add more, click create and add another.
When you click create, you will be taken to your Bulk Edit Product page, where you will see a summary of all of your products.