Products

Products

Module “Products” allows user administrate products. Module includes five parts: “Products”, “Subproducts”, “Group fields”, “Group sets” and “Manufacturers”.

Manufacturers

This part is created to make the process of adding the product faster. When adding product you just have to select the manufacturer (brand of the product) and so you don’t have to insert each time the name of the manufacturer or upload its logo. By adding manufacturer user can:

  • insert name;
  • upload logo.

Action form under the list allows to delete and change the order of manufacturers.

The logo of manufacturer will be displayed on the website on the page of product details. If there is no logo uploaded, the name (text) will be displayed.

Group sets

Group sets are the sets of particular choices for products. For example, let’s say that you sell clothes and footwear in your e-shop. Clothes have these choices of sizes: S, M, L, XL, etc. Footwear have sizes 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 etc. So this means that you have to add two groups sets: “Footwear” and “Clothes”. By adding group set user can:

  • insert the name of the group set.

Action form under the list allows to delete and change the order of group sets.

Group fields

Group fields are the groups of particular choices for products. For instance group “Footwear sizes” is the group of size choices: 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 etc. By adding group field user can:

  • choose group set;
  • insert the name of the group. If you wish to add group for footwear sizes, then you should insert “Size”, not “Footwear size”, because this name will be displayed on website on the product details page and it’s understable for customer that this size is for the particular footwear and therefore it’s enough of “Size” and not full name “Foorwear size”;
  • insert the names of choices. To separate the choices insert semicolons between them.

In the list of group fields it’s possible to filter them by languages and group sets.

Action form under the list allows to delete and change the order of group fields.

Products

By adding product user can:

  • choose page (where the product will be uploaded to). You can choose up to three different pages;
  • insert name of the product. If the website is in several languages, you have to insert the name in all languages, even if the product is not on all of those languages;
  • insert article number;
  • choose the type of the product. Single product can’t include subproducts. It still may have different choices (like colors or sizes), but those choices won’t have stock quantity and different data (prices, article numbers etc). Group product can have several subproducts, each one of which can have its own data: stock quantity, price, article number etc.
  • insert price of the product;
  • insert discount price of the product;
  • choose VAT. By default it’s 20%;
  • choose if the product is hidden. By selecting this, the product will not be displayed on the website;
  • insert stock quantity;
  • insert maximum ordering quantity. Visitor won’t be able to order this particular product more than it’s inserted in this field;
  • choose availability. Choice “Available for selling only with certain amount from warehouse” activates stock quantity counting and when the stock quantity is 0, product becomes automatically “Hidden”. Choce “Always available for selling” allows to buy the product even after its quantity is less than 1. This choice is good for products that can be manufactured or ordered quickly to stock again.
  • choose if the product is “Best”. By selecting this, the product will be displayed in some particular place, usually on the first page of website;
  • choose manufacturer;
  • choose group set and then choices of group fields.  In every selection it’s possible to choose several selections;
  • insert product’s short description;
  • insert product’s long description;
  • upload up to 6 pictures with names. The size and format (landscape or portrait) are not important, but it’s recommended to upload pictures not bigger than 2-3MB as uploading may take some time.
  • upload video. Video must be in FLV format.

When saving the product data it’s also possible to use button “Save new” that doesn’t display the data of the saved product after saving, but allows to start inserting at once new product and moreover: drop-down menus “Page”, “Type”, “VAT”, “Availability” and “Set” will keep the choices from the previous product. This allows you to add quickly products with similar choices so that you don’t have to choose again from the drop-down menus.

When the quantity of the product is “0”, it will become automatically “Hidden”. If you change the quantity of such product, the “Hidden” status will remain and you have to remove it manually.

In the list of products it’s possible to filter them by pages, types, availability and manufacturers. Beside filtering it’s also possible to sort the products: default sorting (in the order of adding products), by alphabet, by lowest and highest price.

In the list it’s possible to mark products (check-boxes “Hidden” and “Best”) which are hidden or best. The use of check-boxes in the list doesn’t require saving action.

Action form under the list allows to delete and change the order of products.

Subproducts

Each subproduct is connected to the paricular product. By adding subproduct user can:

  • choose product (which this subproduct belongs to);
  • choose set and then the choice;
  • choose availability. Choice “Available for selling only with certain amount from warehouse” activates stock quantity counting and when the stock quantity is 0, product becomes automatically “Hidden”. Choce “Always available for selling” allows to buy the product even after its quantity is less than 1. This choice is good for products that can be manufactured or ordered quickly to stock again.
  • insert article number;
  • insert price of the subproduct;
  • insert discount price of the subproduct;
  • choose if the subproduct is hidden. By selecting this, the subproduct will not be displayed on the website;
  • insert stock quantity;
  • insert maximum ordering quantity. Visitor won’t be able to order this particular subproduct more than it’s inserted in this field.

When saving the subproduct data it’s also possible to use button “Save new” that doesn’t display the data of the saved subproduct after saving, but allows to start inserting at once new subproduct and moreover: drop-down menus “Page”, “Availability” and “Set” will keep the choices from the previous subproduct. This allows you to add quickly subproducts with similar choices so that you don’t have to choose again from the drop-down menus.

When the quantity of the subproduct is “0”, it will become automatically “Hidden”. If you change the quantity of such subproduct, the “Hidden” status will remain and you have to remove it manually.

In the list of subproducts it’s possible to filter them by pages.

In the list it’s possible to mark subproducts which are hidden. The use of check-boxes in the list doesn’t require saving action.

Action form under the list allows to delete subproducts.