Creating Simple Products
Create a product from Seller Dashboard
Navigate to seller dashboard. Click on Products from the left menu, and then click the Add New Products button from the top right corner. It will open a new window where you will be able to create a new product, starting with the most important details..
Common information about a product includes the title, price, and description. The Discounted Price field is optional. You can even schedule discounts for a certain amount of time. You can enter a starting date and end date to apply automatic discounts to your product.
Categories need to be created by the ShopLocalli, so please contact us to request a new category. You can add as many relevant tags as you need.
You are able to select one category for your product by using the drop-down menu to select the best match. If you need to show your products based on multiple factors or for searching or sorting, you can add tags.
Sellers are able to create and add as many relevant tags to your products as you need. Keep in mind, these are used to help your product show while the customer is searching. The best way to do this is to place yourself in the customer’s shoes. How would you try and search for your product?
After typing each tag, hit the enter key to add it.
Adding quality images to your product is critical to convince customers to purchase. There are two images for products: Cover Image & Gallery Images.
The cover image is the primary image for your product, and what shows in search results and as the biggest image on the product page. Gallery images are your “alternate angles” that can be selected in the product page.
The best practice is to provide at least 3-4 different images for each product. This helps the customer better understand the look and feel of your product.
Once you complete the quick-setup, you’ll be brought to your product’s edit page. There is one more step to take to get it to show properly in the store. Scroll down to the inventory section, and ensure the following is done:
- Ensure “Stock Status” is set to “In Stock”
- Ensure “Enable Stock Management” is checked
- Update “Stock Quality” to what you have available on-hand
- “Allow Backorders” is set to “Do not allow”
If the above is not done, customers may be able to purchase an item that is out of stock.
Optionally you can add a SKU (stock keeping unit) to help with item/sales tracking. It can also be left blank if you’re fine just using the item title.
Additionally, you can set a “Low Stock Threshold”. When your stock quality reaches this number, the site will automatically email you letting you know you are getting low.
Adding Product Attributes
Adding attributes helps customers find & narrow down their product search. It’s important to add attributes that describe your product to make it easier for customers to find your products.
Don’t select custom attribute. While these are useful when creating variable products, they are not useful for helping customers discover your product. Select the drop-down and find the attribute that best matches what you are looking for. You can add multiple attributes. For example, a piece of jewelry may have Material, Gemstone, and Closure attributes. If there isn’t an attribute that fits your item, please feel free to send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you select the desired attribute, click “Add attribute”.
You’ll see the attribute appear above. Click the arrow on the right-hand side to open it up and few the settings. Select the relevant values from the dropdown. Note you can have multiple values per attribute. If there isn’t a value that fits your item, please feel free to send us an email: email@example.com.
You can also choose if the attributes are visible on the product page or hidden via the checkbox to the left of values. Once you have your attribute configured the way you’d like, click “Save attribute”.
Under this section, there are some handy tools. First is the product status. By default, it is set to “online”, which means your product is available to purchase online. If you set this to draft, it will remove your product from the store, very handy if you are still tweaking your listing!
Next is Visibility. This changes how you product appears in the store. By default, you should leave this at Visibile. But the other options include:
- Visible: Appears on product category pages & search results
- Catalog: Only shows on product category pages (when the customer browses)
- Search: Only shows in search results
- Hidden: Does not show in either the catalog or search, but can be directly linked.
Finally, the Purchase Note. This note will show in the order confirmation emails sent to the customer. Put in a nice note, or give the customer instructions on next steps. It’s completely up to you on what to put there!