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Adding a Product

Adding a product on the Products tab. Enter the product name and description. On the right hand side there is Taxonomies; Brands, Product Categories, Product Tags, Product Image, and Product Gallery. If your product is from a brand, then choose the appropriate brand, select the category your product falls under, and you can add in your tags for the product. You can set your main product image and then choose following images by the Add product gallery images.

The Product Data meta box

is where the majority of important data is added for your products. You can choose from simple product, variable product, and mix and match product.

Product Types

Simple – covers the vast majority of any products you may sell. Simple products are shipped and have no options. For example, a book.

Variable – a product with variations, each of which may have a different SKU, price, stock option, etc. For example, a t-shirt available in different colors and/or sizes.

Mix and Match – supports selling simple products and product variations as part of a container. You can allow as many or as few items as you wish to be available in any given Mix and Match assortment.

General section

Regular Price – Item’s normal/regular price.

Sale Price – Item’s discounted price that can then be scheduled for certain date ranges. The sale expires at 11:59pm of the specified end date.

Commission rate is fixed at 5%

And the option to enable/disable enquiry form. (recommended to leave this enabled so that customers can contact you for any inquiries)

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Inventory section

The inventory section allows you to manage stock for the product individually and define whether to allow back orders and more. It enables you to sell products and allow customers to add them to the cart to buy.

SKU – Stock keep unit (SKU) tracks products. Must be unique and should be formatted so it does not match any post IDs. For example, post IDs are numbers so a SKU could be WS01. That could stand for WooShirt 01.

Options when stock management at product level is disabled. You are responsible for updating the Stock Status.

Options when stock management at product level is enabled. Enter the Stock Quantity, and WooCommerce auto-manages inventory and auto-updates Stock Status as Stock, Out of Stock or On Backorder. Select whether to Allow Backorders.

Ticking the Sold Individually checkbox limits the product to one per order.

Shipping section

Weight – Weight of the item.

Dimensions – Length, width and height for the item.

Shipping Rules – The ability to add your own shipping costs per product

Linked Products section

Using up-sells and cross-sells, you can cross promote your products. They can be added by searching for a particular product and selecting the product from the dropdown list.

Up-sells are displayed on the product details page. These are products that you may wish to encourage users to upgrade, based on the product they are currently viewing. For example, if the user is viewing the coffee product listing page, you may want to display tea kettles on that same page as an up-sell.

Cross-sells are products that are displayed with the cart and related to the user’s cart contents. As an example, if the user adds a Nintendo DS to their cart, you may want to suggest they purchase a spare stylus when they arrive at the cart page.

On the Attributes tab

you can assign details to a product. You will see a select box containing global attribute sets you created (e.g., platform).

Once you have chosen an attribute from the select box, click add and apply the terms attached to that attribute (e.g., Nintendo DS) to the product. You can hide the attribute on the frontend by leaving the Visible checkbox unticked.

Custom attributes can also be applied by choosing Custom product attribute from the select box. These are added at the product level and won’t be available in layered navigation or other products.

Add-ons

Customize your products by adding new options such as input boxes, dropdown or checkboxes. With the Add-ons, gift messages, donations, laser engraving and any other product that requires user input is now an option.

Extra

Add your custom bubble, product video, top content, and bottom content.

 

Waitlist

Your customers will be notified when they can purchase an item that is currently out of stock.

 

Tabs

Re-order, remove, or rename the core Description, Additional Information, and Reviews tabs

 

Product Documents

Upload any file type to share documents with customers in an accordion-style menu

Display product documentation from other page URLs, such as YouTube

Customize the name of tabs and file names in your menu

 

Product short description

Add an excerpt. This typically appears next to product imagery on the listing page, and the long description appears in the Product Description tab.

 

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