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To create or edit a product, navigate to Catalog > Manage Products within the administration area of SmartStore.NET. You can add, edit, delete, import and export your products here. To find the product you want to edit, there's a comfortable search mask right above the grid where your existing products are displayed. You can search for a product name or filter all products by category, manufacturer, store or product type. If you know the stock keeping unit (SKU) of your product, you could also go directly into the edit view of this product by entering the SKU and clicking on the Go button.

Edit View

 


Product Info Tab

In this tab, you enter general information about the product. There won't be an explanation for every setting, as some of them are self-explanatory. If there is no description for the setting you are looking for, hover over the space between the title and input field of the setting. A question mark will appear which contains a hint about the setting.

 

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Product TypeThe type of product you want sell. There are three product types in SmartStore.NET: Simple Product, Grouped Product & Bundled Product. A Simple Product is the standard product type which you can use for any product. For more information about Grouped Products, read the topic Understanding Grouped Products. For more information about Bundle Products, read the topic Understanding Bundle Products
Visible IndividuallyCheck the box if you want the product to be visible in your catalog or search results. You can use this field (just uncheck it) to hide associated products from your catalog and make them accessible only from a parent "grouped" product details page.
Product TemplateChoose a product template. This template defines how this product will be displayed in the frontend of your store.
Admin Comment

Admin comment. For internal use.

Product TagsProduct tags are keywords by which this product can also be identified. Enter a comma-separated list of tags to be associated with this product. The more products are associated with a particular tag, the larger it will show on the tag cloud. For more information about tags read the topic Managing Tags.
Available Start DateThe start of the product's availability in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Available End DateThe end of the product's availability in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Show On Home PageCheck the box to display the product on your store's home page. Recommended for your most popular products.
PublishedCheck the box to publish this product (visible in store). Uncheck to unpublish (product is not available in store).
Require Other Products To Be Added To The CartCheck the box if this product requires other products to be added to the cart.
Required Product IDsSpecify a comma-separated list of required product IDs. NOTE: Ensure that there are no circular references (for example, A requires B, and B requires A).
Automatically Add These Products To The CartCheck the box to automatically add these products to the cart.
Is Gift CardCheck the box if the product is a gift card.
Gift Card TypeSelect gift card type. WARNING: Not recommended to be changed within the production environment. There are two gift card types in SmartStore.NET. Choose Virtual if you do not wish to ship the gift card and use Physical if you intend to ship a physical gift card to the purchaser. For more information about gift cards, read the topic Managing Gift Cards.
Downloadable Product

Check the box if this product is downloadable. When a customer purchases a downloadable product, they can download the item directly from your store by viewing their completed order. For more information about downloadable products, read the topic Handling Digital Products (ESD).

Recurring ProductCheck the box if this product is a recurring product. For more information about recurring products, read the topic Understanding Recurring Products.
Cycle LengthEnter cycle length. Together with the field Cycle Period the Cycle Length determines the period of time after which the product recurs.
Cycle PeriodSelect cycle period. Together with the field Cycle Length the Cycle Period   determines the period of time after which the product recurs.
Total CyclesEnter total cycles. Determines the number of cycles after which the product no longer recurs.
Shipping EnabledDetermines whether the product will be shipped.
Free ShippingCheck the box if this product comes with free shipping.
Additional Shipping ChargeThe additional shipping charge for the product.
Tax ExemptDetermines whether this product is tax exempt (tax will not be applied to this product at checkout).
Tax CategoryThe tax classification for this product. You can manage product tax classifications under "Configuration - Tax - Tax Classes".
Is Electronic ServiceSpecifies whether the product is an electronic service bound to EU VAT regulations for digital goods (2008/8/EG directive).

 

Inventory Tab

In this tab, you configure the tracking mode for this product and its details. For more information about tracking inventory, read the topic Tracking Product Inventory.

Price Tab

In this tab, you enter and configure the prices and the price display for this product. For more information about configuring prices, read the topic Understanding Pricing Rules.

Discounts Tab

In this tab, you can choose the discounts to be activated for this product. Keep in mind that only discounts of the Discount Type  Assigned to Products can be managed here. For more information about discounts, read the topic Managing Discounts.

Pictures Tab

In this tab, you can upload the pictures to be displayed for this product. The picture with the lowest Display Order will be displayed on the product details page and in every area where there are thumbnail product images, such as the product category overview or the product list in the shopping cart. All of the other pictures you add will be displayed in the thumbstrip beneath the default image, as well as in the gallery of the product details view in the frontend of your shop, according to the Display Order you've configured. For more information about the picture upload control, read the topic Uploading Pictures.

Use exempted graphics

Exempted graphics look a lot better in the product gallery.

 

Category Mappings Tab

In this tab, you can assign categories to the product. You can assign an infinite number of categories to your product and decide whether to set them as featured products in certain categories. If you set the product as a featured product of a category, it will be displayed emphasized in the details view of this category in the frontend of your shop. You can also define a Display Order, thereby organizing your products within this category into a specific order. This order will only be applied when the sort option of the category is set to Position.

Manufacturer Mappings Tab

In this tab, you can assign manufacturers to the product. You can assign an infinite number of manufacturers to your product and decide whether to set them as featured products of certain manufacturers. If you set the product as a featured product of a manufacturer, it will be displayed in the details view of this manufacturer in the frontend of your shop. The manufacturers you assign to the product will be shown on the product details view in the frontend of your shop, in a list beneath the product properties. For more information about managing manufacturers, read the topic Managing Manufacturers.

Promotion Tab

In this tab, you can handle the promotion issues for this product. You can add Related Products which are displayed at the bottom of the product details view in the frontend of your shop or Cross-Sell Products which are shown in the checkout process. When you click on Add New Related Product or Add New Cross-Sell Product, the product chooser will open to let you choose the products you want to add. For more information about the product chooser, read the topic The Data Grid

Usage Scenario Related Products 

Imagine you sell electronic eq uipment, and some of your products are MP3 players. In this case, your customers may also be interested in buying earphones. Thus, you should consider placing the earphones on the details page of your MP3 players by adding earphones as Related Products to your MP3 players. If the MP3 Player is an Ipod, your customers may also be interested in buying an Itunes voucher. 

Usage Scenario Cross-Sell Products

Let's say you sell jewelry. In this case, you know you're selling products that are often bought as presents. Therefore, you could remind your customers to buy some gift wrap paper during the checkout process by adding the gift wrap paper product as a Cross-Sell Product to your products.

Attributes Tab

In this tab, you manage the product attributes. For more information about managing product attributes, read the topic Managing Product Attributes.

Specification Attributes Tab

In this tab, you manage the specification attributes of your product. For more information about specification attributes, read the topic Managing Specification Attributes.

Search engines (SEO) Tab

In this tab, you can enter specific SEO values for the product, e.g. Meta titleMeta keywords or an URL alias. For more information about the fields in the Seach engines tab, read the topic SEO.

ACL Tab

In this tab, you can manage access rights that define to whom the product is visible. For more information about access rights, read the topic Access Control Lists (ACL)

Stores Tab

In this tab, you can manage in which store this product should be published. For more information about multiple stores, read the topic Working with Multiple Stores.

Other Tabs

There may be other tabs depending on the plugins you've installed. For information about these tabs, refer to the plugin developer.

 

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