Knowledgebase

Adding Products - The Basics (Beginner)

In this tutorial we will cover the minimum amount of information required to add a product to your website.
For most, this guide will cover everything that you'll need to know to enter your products online.
Your website has a vast amount of options available and to many this can be an overwhelming and daunting experience.
Luckily, this guide will be your key to getting products onto your website quickly and easily without too much hassle!

TO BEGIN:
Log into your administrator section to your website. (View user manual for help.)

STEP 1:
Click on "Catalog" and select "Products".
Click on "Insert" button towards the top right of the screen.

STEP 2:
GENERAL TAB
Product Name: Enter the product name (Give this a unique name of the product you are looking to sell.)
Example: Apple iPhone 5

Meta Tag Description: A one sentence description of your product.
Example: The latest Apple smart phone with IOS7.

Meta Tag Keywords: Insert 8 or less keywords.
Example: phone, iPhone, apple, smart, IOS7, sim, contract, telstra

Description: This this text box add some extra information about your product.
Example: Specs - Processor (xxxx), Memory (xxxx), Storage (xxxx).

Product Tags: SKIP

STEP 3:
DATA TAB
Model Number: Enter the model number of your product.
Example: iPhone5-345S

SKU: This is the stock keeping unit which is the bar code number that helps the item to be tracked for inventory.
Example: iPhone5-345S-B12

SKIP THE REST

Price: Enter the price of the product.
Example $999

Tax: Enter a tax class if you are registered for TAX.
Example: --None--

Quantity: Enter the amount of units you have of this particular product.
Example: 3

SKIP THE REST

SEO Keyword: Choose a unique keyword to describe your product. Note: You can't use the same keyword as an existing product or category.
If the keyword requires two words use a dash.
Example: apple-iphone

Image: Upload an image of this product. The preferred size is 400px x 400px. If you need to resize your image look at our image resizing section in the knowledgebase page on the Constructive Visual website.

SKIP THE REST

Weight: Add the weight of the item>
Example: 2.0

Weight Class: Select Kilograms or grams
Example: Kilograms

Sort Order: The default is "1".

STEP 3:
LINKS TAB

Manufacture (If Required): Start typing the name of the manifacture and then select the name from the drop-down list.
Example: Apple

Categories: Start typing the name of the category (Note: This is where you would like the product to go in your menu on your website.) and then select the name from the drop-down list.
Example: Phones

SKIP THE REST.

STEP 4:
(Optional)
If you would like to add more photos of the same product click on the "IMAGES" Tab.
Select "Add Image".
Click "Browse" and then select "Upload".
Choose an Image on your computer. The default size is: 400px x 400px.
(Your picture will be uploaded to your website.)Find the image in the list and double click it to select it.
Repeat this step to add more images.

STEP 5:
Click on "Save" button at the top right of the screen.
DONE!
[ Repeat these steps to add more products. ]
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