Shopping Cart Menu, click on the Add New Products Button. The Add New
Product Menu consists of four separate option groups, which are accessed
by clicking on their appropriate “tab.”
new products, it is necessary for you to fill out several fields under
the Product Info tab. These fields are marked with an asterisks (*).
No. (SKU Number)*: You must assign
a part, or inventory number to each product listed in the Shopping Cart,
as it will be referenced frequently by the Pro Edition.
Price*: Amount of money that you
wish to charge, per single sku, for the product.
Name (Title)*: The name you wish
site visitors to see when viewing this product (i.e. T-Shirt)
Ref Number: In situations where products are associated with
inventory or catalog numbers, this number will appear on invoices, in
addition to the sku number.
Description of product that will appear when it is found through browsing
or searching your online catalog.
Category*: Primary category, selected
from those you have created, that you wish this product to be associated
Charge (A): If you are using standard shipping, then this value
should be the amount you wish to charge for purchase of this individual
sku, per qty ordered.
Category: If so inclined, you may associate this product with
an additional category. You may also associate it with yet another category
through “Advanced Options” (discussed later).
If you would
like any images to be included with a product’s information, you
may select them from the options under the Product Images Tab.
Image: This image will display, along with the description, when
a user finds the product by searching or browsing your online catalog.
Size Image: This image will display when a user requests details
or more information about the product.
image can be used and assigned to the thumbnail selection. The Pro Edition will
contract the image automatically for visual display on the search results
pages and then allow it to expand to its normal size on the “more
Before images can be selected, you must upload them through the File Upload
allows you to assign multiple selections and pricing to a product, without
it otherwise being treated as a separate single-sku. It it easier to understand
how this works by viewing a “real-world” example:
configuration of the Price Variation tab:
Display (within web site) of above configuration:
Any single price specified under the Product Info tab will be ignored
when utilizing the sub-category pricing structure.
configurable through this tab manage other miscellaneous, product-specific
functions. While some of these features are used in nearly all eCommerce
applications, most are only needed in those of a larger, more complex
Tax for this product: Set to “Yes” by default, this
option allows you to specify weather or not sales tax is charged for this
Shipping for this product: This option mandates weather or not
shipping charges are applied to this SKU (set to “Yes” by
Code: Allows product to be viewed only by users within the specified
group. (See Secure Users for more details)
Page: Shopping Cart Attachment pages created through the Page
Editor will display here. If selected, the page content will be displayed
in the “Product Details” section of the “More Information”
page for this SKU.
this product during view/edit cart: Specifies whether a link
to this item, along with its assigned thumbnail image (if available),
is displayed when a user views his/her shopping cart.
products like this one: Enter the Sku numbers, separated by commas,
of other products that you would like to recommend when a user views this
Form Data: In the case that you require additional information
from customers to properly fulfill their order, you may have them submit
the selected web form for additional data pertaining to this SKU. Based
on the “per Qty” and “Ignore Qty” radio buttons
below the selection box, this form will either be displayed once for each
quantity added to the Cart, or one time regardless of quantity added.
The information collected through this form will be included with the
other Shopping Cart data on the final invoice. (See Custom Web Forms for more
available on purchase: Presents users with the option to download
the specified file upon purchase of this Sku (file must first be uploaded
through the File Upload module).
this Product: Especially useful when you are temporarily out
of an item, this option defaults to “Yes,” and determines
whether or not this Sku will be available through you site.
Count: If a quantity is entered; each time this sku is ordered,
the quantity will be reduced by one. When the countdown reaches 0, the
product will automatically switch to “No Display,” but will
not be deleted.
Category Association: Places this Sku in an additional Category
so that it may be found when users browse either category.
Variable (B & C): Assigns additional characteristics to this
product for use with custom includes. (See Custom PHP Includes for more information)
Enter the keywords by which users can find this product when searching
your shopping cart. Keywords are used to more accurately return site visitors’
search queries, and are never displayed.