Creating a General Merchandise Product

General Merchandise product types are used to set up products that do not have wine attributes.

Under Store > Products, select "Add Product".

Select the General Merchandise product type.

Title: Add the title of the product

Subtitle: Add subtitle of the product (if applicable)

Teaser: This is a short description of the product that will appear when viewing the collection page on your website

Content: Enter the details and description of the product. This information is displayed on the product page for this sku. Use the WYSIWYG editor to style the content or to add images or links.

Photos: Upload the image for this product. 

Variant Title: Enter the variant title(i.e. Each, or the size of the product). If you're product is going to have multiple variants (different sizes, etc, you can use variants to segment your single product by different properties. 

SKU: Enter in your SKU number (if you're connected with ShipCompliant, your SKU in Commerce7 must match with your SKU in ShipCompliant). 

UPC Code: If using an integrated bar code scanner in your tasting room, click on the "UPC Code" field, and scan a product's barcode to automatically populate the product's UPC Code. You must click on the actual field in order to scan in the code. If you are on a product page and have not clicked on the UPC Code, scanning a barcode will not populate the product's UPC Code. 

Price: Price of the product

Compare at Price: This is an optional field that display the retail price to compare the savings(if a discounted price has been entered in the price field. 

Cost of Good: the cost of goods sold(COGS). Data entered here is used for reporting purposes.

 Tax Type: Choose the way this product will be taxed. The options are Wine, General Merchandise, Food, and NonTaxable.

Has Inventory: Check this box to initialize inventory if you are managing inventory for this product in Commerce7. Set up the inventory policy as either "back order (customers can continue to purchase this product even when inventory is depleted), or "don't sell" (customers can no longer purchase this product when inventory is depleted). If your inventory for this product is going to be spread across multiple locations, here is how you can create multiple inventory locations. 

Shippable Product: Check this box if this product if you want shipping costs to be calculated for this product, and if you want the product to be sent to ShipCompliant and to fulfillment. Read more about Shippable Products here. 

Weight: Enter the weight of the product here so that shipping costs can be calculated on a shipping order.

Add Additional Variant: If you are setting up multiple sizes or options for this product, add an additional variant for the new size, complete the details for the additional variant, and save the variant details. 

Web Status: This is the status of the product on your website. Choose from:

  • Available - Available on website for purchase (regular product).
  • Retired - The product will not show on the category list but will be available as a detailed page for SEO and there will be no 'Add to Cart' (this is more for marketing).
  • Not Available - Will not be visible on the website

Admin/POS/Club Status: Choose whether this product is available for orders in the Admin Panel, POS, and/or Club. The options are: 

  • Available - Visible on Admin/POS/Club as a product you can 'Add to Cart'.
  • Not Available - Not visible and can not 'Add to Cart' on the Admin/POS/Club.

Read more about the differences of Available, Retired, and Not Available statuses here. 

Department: Choose the department that your product belongs to. These are set up under Store > Departments. Read more about departments here.

Vendor:  This is an optional field where you can assign a vendor to your product (for personal reference if you need to keep track of who supplies this product to you. If tracking vendors in Commerce7, set theses up under Settings > Vendors. 

Manual Collections: If using manual product collections to assign products to collections on website or POS, choose the collection that you want your product to be displayed on and click "Add". A product can be displayed on multiple collections. 

Product Template: If your designer has set up product templates for you, you can select from them in the "product template" field - otherwise just use the default template. 

Security: Products can be secured to club, tags, allocation or loyalty tiers. For more information about how securing a product works, click here.

This field will become relevant if you create an allocation and include this product in that allocation. In this scenario, the allocation should be set up before you adjust the "security" field. 

Product URL: Click the "edit" icon at the bottom of the screen to optionally edit the product meta tag title, meta tag description, and the product's URL (slug).  

Once you are finished, Save Product.


Once the product has been saved, navigate back into the product page, and copy and paste the product's URL into your browser to see how the product looks on your front end site. 

Compliance: Once the product has been saved, you can add an override to the Operating Countries/States for this product on the Compliance tab. This is used if the compliance settings for this product are different than what is set up under your Settings > Operating Countries and States area.

If you need to set up an override, go to Compliance tab of the product, and select Override Operating Countries/States. Select the Pencil edit icon next to the country that you want to add an override for this product, and select the states where this product is available. 

Meta Data: After the product is saved, a Meta Data section is available to add Meta Data for this product. Read more about setting up product Meta Data here. 

Want to duplicate a product that is already setup? Learn how to duplicate products here.