It will open a new page which is divided into multiple sections like General, Inventory, Options & Variants, SEO, Miscellaneous & Seller. Described below are the fields under different sections:
It contains the general information about the product. It consists of the following fields:
Enter the name of your product which would be visible to the customer on the storefront.
Aliases are used to create unique product URL on your Storefront. Aliases are created automatically but you can always modify it to create an SEO friendly URL for the product.
Enter the description of your products. For example: If your product is a T-shirt then you can write about the type of fabric, color or any other quality of the product that you want your customers to know about.
Images form an important part of your product description. Product images not only help in enhancing the product appearance on the store, but it also engages the customers. You can upload multiple images for a particular product by clicking on Add image. You can directly drag and drop images. You can also add captionsand tags to images.
The image size of 640x640 and above is preferred. You can upload up to 100 images of a product in StoreHippo.
Enter the price of the product in this field. Price is the selling price of the product at which you want to sell the product. It is a mandatory field.
Compare price can be used to specify the list price of the product which could be manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), or the recommended retail price (RRP), or the suggested retail price (SRP). On Storefront, if the price is lower than compare price then compare price is shown as stricken off.
Collections can be used to group products across different categories together e.g. "Featured Products". A single product can be added to multiple collections according to its relevance.
Brand is the identity of the product’s manufacturer. You can select one of the brands from the drop-down menu. You can manage the brands in Brands section.
SKU or Stock-Keeping Unit is the unique identifier or code that is used to identify the product or any of its variants. SKUs are used to manage and track inventory. They are also used in product mapping when integrating with other systems or marketplaces.
By default, SKU is generated automatically for the product. You can define the SKU generation format in the Miscellaneous section. Store owners can also maintain their own SKU manually or use the SKU provided by their vendors.
Categories help you to categorize the products based on different qualities of the product. It arranges the products in a systematic manner so it is easier for the customers to manage and search the products.
The exact weight including the packaging weight should be mentioned in this field. It let the customer know the total weight of the product he would receive. For example, if somebody is buying a T-Shirt which individually weighs around 150 gm and with packaging, it weighs around 250 gm, then 250 gm would be the weight that you would enter in this field.
From tax drop-down, you can choose which tax method would be applicable to the particular product. If there is a default tax configured for your products, then this field would be pre-populated with the default value. You can manage taxes in the Taxes section.
If you don’t want a product to be visible in the store or product is out of stock, but you might want to make it visible later, you can uncheck the Publish field. The product is no more visible in the store until you check the button again to make it live on the store again.
Sort order field is used to set the specific sort order of your product. Default sort order is 0 for new products. By default, products are displayed in increasing sort order. The lower the number, the further up it will display.
Inventory is the quantity of a particular product that is available for sale. Inventory tracking can help you avoid selling products that have run out of stock or let you know when you need to order or make more of your product.
Manage inventory by tracking the number of items that have been sold out. You can also update the inventory of the products with no variants on the product listing page.
StoreHipo allows you to provide custom information needed for effective SEO of your products. You can provide the SEO information in the SEO tab while adding or editing the product.
Enter the title of the product to specify a custom title for the product page for SEO. If you do not specify this field, the product name is used as the title.
Enter the description of the product to specify a custom meta description for the product page for SEO. If you do not specify this field, the product description is used as the meta description.
Enter the keywords to specify a custom meta keywords for the product page for SEO.
The canonical URL used to declare a single page as its own source or for duplicate pages to reference their source/originating page. This is an advanced SEO option and should be used carefully.
Sitemap priority defines the priority of the particular page in your store, pages with higher priorities are crawled by Google more often. Provide the sitemap priority to the pages within a range of 0.0 to 1.0. Default priority used is 0.3.
Barcode, ISBN, UPC, HSN and SAC code
Barcode can be used as another product identifier whereas ISBN & UPC codes are specifically related to books. HSN is a multipurpose international product nomenclature and SAC Service Tariff Code for GST.
Attributes specify different properties of the product as key-value pairs. Attributes can be used to specify Technical Specification, Product Information or any other additional details about the product. Attributes can also be used in search filters in search facets along with the brand, category, price, options. While product options are to receive user input, attributes are mainly for informational purposes.
You can define Name and Value to the product, For eg:
Features field can be used to specify the few unique selling features of the product. On the Storefront, you can use features to highlight few important aspects of the product so as to engage customers. Product feature describes the product from the product end user perspective. Generally, the outcome of marketing research is the list of product features. These features include USP (Unique Selling Points) / product differentiators / PODs (Points of differentiators) and POPs (Points of Parities). These features are derived based on competitor products or product innovation thought process. Features may not be technical, tangible, implementable or testable. Example: Device has a wider color display which provides good quality pictures.
Min Limit To Buy This Product
You can control the minimum limit for users to purchase the product.
Max Limit To Buy This Product
You can control the maximum limit for users to purchase the product.
If you are selling a digital product or service, this field is where you can upload the files for your product. The downloadable link for the file would be available on the order summary page both at the front and back end, also the link would be available to the customer in the mail that he receives after placing the order.
If there is any shipping cost involved for a product, this is the field where you can specify the shipping cost value. The shipping cost specified at product level will take higher priority than cost calculated using shipping methods.
This is a mandatory field wherein you can select seller for your products.
Manage seller approval flow by changing the status of the approved field. You can either approve a seller, reject a seller or you can also change the status to pending if you do not want to take any action right now. The products would be listed under different tabs based on the status you set for selling products.
If a product is approved and published, it would be listed under publish.
If a product is approved and unpublished, it would be listed under unpublish tab.
If a product is rejected, it would be listed under rejected and unpublish tab.
If a product is pending approval, it would be listed under pending approval and unpublish tab.