How to add product using the product form as a Vendor
In this article we will show you how to add a product using the product form as a vendor.
There are various ways by which vendors can add products to Marketcube. In this article, we will demonstrate how to add a product using a product form.
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 a vendor.
- Click on the Product tab. Click on Add Products located under the Actions Panel on the right-hand side.
- From dropbox click on the Add a physical product using our form.
- Now add the Product Information (as explained below) >> 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 field, operators can describe the product. You can add an image in the description, a link, and can even format the description from the options available.
- Add the product Price along with the Compare/Wholesale price (if needed).
- Add the Product Tag, and Product type in the products in the required section.
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- 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 (as explained below) >> Click 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 to 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, Barcode and you can allow Shopify to track the inventory.
6. Now add Product Images by selecting the button Add Images >> Click 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.
7. Add Variants (if required):
- Click on Add Variant 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 and can move on 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 details >> Click Finish:
- In order to apply shipping charges at the time of checkout, the Physical Product box is checked automatically. All products that require physical delivery must have this option selected.
- You can then add other information required for shipping the products under the WEIGHT field.
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.