How to add products using the product from as an Operator
In this article, we will demonstrate how to add a product using a product form as an operator.
There are two ways using which operators can add products to Marketcube, by either using our form and uploading products individually or by bulk uploading products using a CSV.
Products are an indispensable part of a marketplace. One of the ways to add a product is by using the product form. Operators and vendors both can add the products using a form that contains sections like product title, description, variants, price, etc.
How to add products using the form:
- Log in as an Operator. >> Click on the Product tab. >> Click Show for the Actions Panel >> Click Add Products.
- From dropbox click on Add a physical product using our form.
- Now add the Product Information >> Click Save & Next.
- This is the basic information that a product should have. Every product must have its unique title by which the customer can see the title at a glance.
- Using the Description column, operators can describe the product. You can add an image in the description, or a link, and can even format the description from the options available.
- Add the product Price along with the Compare price (if needed).
- As an Operator, you need to select the Vendor name from the drop-down available to whom the product belongs to.
- Add the product tag, and type in the products in the required section.
- For more information and guidance on product tags and product types please have a look at the following article:- https://marketcube.helpscoutdocs.com/article/70-product-tags-type-and-collection
- Product Price plays an important role in Marketplace. In Marketcube, all the calculations are done on the actual price of the products and only vendors have the ability to edit the actual price of the products once products have been published.
- Compare Price: When you put a product on sale for a lower price, you might want your customers to be able to see the original price, so they see the price comparison. To show a sale price in your online store, your product details need to include a sale price and the original price, called the compare at price.
- Wholesale Price
5. Now add Inventory Information >> Click on Save & Next.
- Inventory is the quantity of a particular product that is available for sale.
- Inventory tracking can help you avoid selling products that have run out of stock or let you know when you need to order or make more of your product.
- You can ask Shopify to track the product inventory or can opt not to track the inventory.
- If Shopify is tracking the inventory, then update the Quantity in the box.
- An SKU is a unique code consisting of letters and numbers that identify characteristics of each product, such as manufacturer, brand, style, colour, and size.
- Barcodes are applied to products as a means of quick identification. They are used in retail stores as part of the purchase process, in warehouses to track inventory, and on invoices to assist in accounting, among many other uses.
- Update the SKU, and Barcode and you can allow Shopify to track the inventory.
6. Now add Images >> Click on Save & Next.
- A product can have multiple images in it. By default, the first image added by the operator/vendor is treated as the main image. The size of one image should not be more than 10 MB.
- Click Add Images to upload a product image.
7. Now add Product Variants >> Click Save & Next:
- Click on Add Variants to add variants. You can add multiple variants or versions in a product like size, colour and Material. The values can be either separated by a comma or by pressing the enter key.
- If no variant needs to be added, operators/vendors can Skip this stage by Clicking Skip Section and moving to the Fulfilment tab.
- Note: Images in the variants can be only added once those variants are added and the product is submitted.
8. Now add Fulfilment information >> Click Finish.
- In order to apply shipping charges at the time of checkout, the Physical Product box is checked automatically. All physical products that require a physical delivery must have this box checked.
- You can add other information required for shipping the products by filling fields located under WEIGHT..
Key points to remember:
- The Owner of the product is always the vendor.
- The image should not exceed then 10MB.
- You can upload images of up to 4472 x 4472 pixels with a file size of up to 10 MB. But the platform typically recommends using 2048 x 2048 pixels for square product photos. These are high-resolution images that give your store a professional and well-rounded look with great zoom capabilities. Keep in mind that for zoom functionality to work your images have to be more than 800 x 800 pixels.
- In order to sell products in your store when out of stock, you will have to enable the product settings on Shopify to Continue selling when out of stock.
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