You can get to this part of the system by opening any product or creating a new one, and the Details tab will be the first tab to open. The fastest way to make a new product is by clicking on the Products link in the blue Admin Toolbar and then clicking New Product. You can quickly open any product by going to Products > Products and using the Search to find what you want, then click the item's Title.
Styles and Pricing
Down below the upper area for the Details tab, you will see a large gray box with data fields for Styles and Pricing. This area is visible from all tabs. There are several ways to set up your products. With most products, you will not need to create Options for things like colors or sizes, so in this area, you will see only one column of information. If you wish, you can set up multiple Options for the product, but this can only be done when you are first creating it, so make sure you have decided what you will do with the product for Options (or not) before you first Save it.
- Location - If you have multiple locations, you will see a drop list at the top of the Styles & Pricing section where you can choose whichever location your product information will be going into.
- Show Items with Zero Inventory - This setting applies to any Options you have set up, each of which will have its own column of data like the one pictured above. For some products, you may have many such columns for Options, so this allows you to hide any that no longer have inventory, and it's also a way for you to 'turn off' such Options, since you cannot delete them once they've been saved. So this only applies to what you see on the Edit Product screen: by default, any Option that is out of stock will not be visible on the website.
- Styles - If you need to set up Options for a product, for example; Colors (red and black) and Sizes (regular and large), our system allows you to do as many as you might need. In this example, you would click on Add Option, and you would set the first Option Title to be Color, and under that title you would create Option Values for Red and Black. Then you would click Add Option again, set the next Option Title to be Size, and under that title you would make Option Values for your Regular and Large sizes. As you Save each Option group, you will see additional columns added in the Styles and Pricing area, one for each combination of your Options. So in our example, you would end up with four columns of product data for the following four Options: Red Regular, Red Large, Black Regular, and Black Large. Each column of your Styles & Options can have different data for things like prices, weight, images, etc., and if you sell used items, you can also apply different condition levels.
- Image - This image field is for use if you have set up multiple Options for the product. For the primary images for the product, please use the Images tab, just above the product title. You can enter an image here either from the server, or you can upload one from your computer. On the website, the image will automatically load if the visitor selects that Option in the drop list. As with all product images, you will want to use either a Jpeg or a PNG file, and you will want it to be a minimum of 800 pixels in its largest dimension. For best results, anywhere from 1,000 to 1,200 pixels is a great size for your product images. When a customer on your website selects an Option with an image saved in this area, the image area of the page will change to show the Option Image.