Adding products is a must when setting up your store! There are multiple ways to add products in Commerce7.
- Manually - If you don't have too many skus, it makes sense to just add them manually.
- Duplicating an existing product - If a new sku is an updated vintage of an existing product.
- Using Commerce7 API's - If you have a few dozen or few hundred skus.
- Using Zapier - If you regularly add, remove, and change skus, it probably best to use Zapier.
, you should use our product duplicate feature. to create in Commerce7, it might be best to use our API's.
How Do I Manually Add a Product?
To manually add a product in Commerce7, navigate to store > products, then click "add product".
When creating a product, you can add a customer facing title, subtitle, teaser, and description.
Decide if your product is going to be Available, Retired, or Not Available on the Website. You can also make a product Available or Not Available on the Admin, POS and Club.
Optionally add your product to a department or collection(s). You can also optionally assign a vendor to your product (for personal reference if you need to keep track of who supplies this product to you).
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.
Ignore the "security" field for now. This field will only 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.
Next add a product image.
Next add a variant title. If you're product is going to have multiple variants (different sized bottles like 750ml, 1.5L, etc, small medium large for clothing, different colors for merch, ect) you can use variants to segment your single product by different properties.
Enter in your sku number (if you're connected with ShipCompliant, your sku in Commerce7 must match with your sku in ShipCompliant).
Complete the UPC Code field if you are using our integrated barcode scanner.
Enter in a price for your product, a cost of goods sold (for reporting purposes), a tax type, and optionally include a compare at price.
If your product will have inventory, check the "has inventory" box and enter in the initial inventory.
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.
By default, the "Shippable Product" checkbox will be selected. Here is more information on what the 'Shippable Product' checkbox means.
Optionally, add additional product variants (different volume sizes of bottles, colors, etc).
Finally, 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).
When you are finished - save your 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.
How Do I Duplicate a Product?
If you are looking to update a vintage on an existing product, an easier alternative to manually creating a new sku would be to duplicate an existing sku. Here is how to do that.
How Do I Add Products Via API?
If you have a few dozen or hundred products to create in Commerce7, you can save time by creating products using our API's.
If you're comfortable doing this on your own, here is our API documentation -https://apidocs.commerce7.com/docs. If you run into questions while creating products via the API's, email email@example.com.
If you are not a developer, and are not comfortable importing on your own using our API's - there are a number of 3rd party developers we'd recommend you work with. You can find them here - https://commerce7.com/partners/developers.
How Do I Add & Manage Products via Zapier?
If you regularly add, remove, and update a large number of products, it may be helpful to integrate with Zapier. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance setting up this integration.