The Products page is where you can upload your store’s merchandise, complete with images, pricing parameters, shipping values, and more. This guide will go over some of the definitions and values surrounding adding a product, while the Tutorials will walk you through the specifics of the set up. Lastly, the Cheat Sheet will give you some specs surrounding a Product .CSV import, and some code for rendering.
Finding a Product
Our List Views tabbed structure makes finding a product a cinch. See below for our product list with views for improved filtering, better sorting and a fancy floating bar for bulk actions:
Adding a Product - Tutorial Video
Name: The value inputted here will be the name displayed for your product on the front-end of your store.
Status: This toggle determines whether the product is visible in your store.
Short Description and Long Description: Values of these fields can appear on the front-end website, depending on implementation of the product list and product page.
SKU: A unique identifier of a product.
URL name: The URL name parameter is a string which identifies a product in URLs. A value of this parameter must be unique.
Manufacturer: You can assign a manufacturer to each product and display the information on the product page of your site.
Product Type: This field lets you assign a product type which controls if the product is shippable and if it has downloadable files.
Categories: A list of categories the product belongs to. A product can belong to multiple categories. In the above example, the parent category is "Tops", and the subcategory is "Cotton".
Base Price: The price of the product before taxes and discounts. If your store is tax-inclusive, then enter the base price with the tax applied.
Tax Class: Specifies the tax class that a product belongs to. A tax class determines the rate of tax to apply to the product price, depending on customer shipping address. You can configure tax classes on the Shop/Tax Classes page.
Cost: The product cost is used to calculate the revenue value for the reports. This field is not visible on the store front-end.
On Sale: Check this box to enable a sale price for the product and show the product as on sale in the front-end of your store. Checking this box will also make the "Sale Price or Discount" field appear in the pricing section.
Sale Price or Discount: The sale price or discount amount for the product. Only available if the product is set to "On Sale". Amount can be a fixed price (e.g. 5.00), a discount amount (e.g. -5.00) or a discount percentage (e.g. 5.00%).
Volume Pricing: With this feature, you can set a different price for different customer groups or quantity tiers. The volume pricing will apply per order, per cart item. When determining the product price, LS will use the lowest price that applies. For an example, check Volume Pricing in the Tutorial section .
Track Product Inventory: Enables inventory tracking for the product.
Hide When Out of Stock: When enabled the product will not show up on the front-end of your store when out of stock.
Allow Negative Stock: When enabled allows the product to have negative stock.
Units in Stock: The current amount of units in stock for the product. Cannot be altered directly.
Inventory Correction: Using the inventory correction you can add or remove units from the product stock. Positive number increase stock, negative number decrease stock.
Description for the Correction: Allows you to write a reason for changing the units in stock for later reference.
Out of Stock Threshold: The number of units at which the product is considered "out of stock".
Allow Pre-Order: Allows the product to be purchased even when out of stock.
Dimensions: These fields are used for evaluating the cost of shipping. Units for the length and weight are configured on the Settings/Shipping Config page under the Units section.
Per-Product Shipping Rate: This allows you to specify a shipping rate for a specific product. In the case that a cart contains only a product with a per-product shipping rate, the quote for that rate will appear itself as a selectable shipping option. Otherwise, the rate quoted for the individual product will be added to shipping quotes yielded for a set of checkout items. The rates are enforced in the same nature as table rates, in that their order determines their precedence, and therefore the rate you'll be quoted for a given location. If a product exists in a cart in multiple quantities, the rate quoted will be multiplied by that quantity (for example - two baseball caps with a per-product shipping rate of $5.00 are added to a cart - the resulting quote provided would be $10).
Upload a JPG, GIF, or PNG file. Add alternative text and descriptions, and drag to sort.
Title Tag: Set the title for the product's page. If left empty, the product name will be used.
Meta Description: Enter a meta description to be used on the product's page.
Meta Keywords: Set the meta keywords to be used on the product's page.
Attributes are structured text information assigned to a product and displayed on the product details page. To add an attribute to the product, click the "add attribute" button, and the attribute's name and value fields will appear. If you want to have multiple attributes you can just click the plus sign again to bring up more attribute fields.
Attribute Name: This field will display the name of the attribute on the product page of your store.
Value: The value is used to describe the attribute.
Product Options are product parameters which a customer can select from the drop-down menus, and you will see them in the order details.
To add a new option to the product, click the insert row button under the options heading. This will create a new row where you can specify the name and values of the option.
Name: This column describes the option available for the product.
Values: This column allows you to enter multiple values for the customer to choose from. After entering a value press the Enter key to finish editing the value and to start a new one. The values are NOT comma separated.
Generate Product Variants: This button will generate a list of all possible combinations for each option.
This is what the front end of your site might look like once you add Attributes and Product Options:
The Product Variants feature allows you to quickly create products based on combinations of product options, which allows you to have individual stock management, price and images for each option combination. See the Tutorial section for more information on adding a Product Variant.
SKU: A unique identifier of a product variant.
Status: This toggle determines whether the product variant is visible in your store.
Dimensions: These fields overwrite the product dimensions if the variant is selected.
Base Price: Overwrites base price of the product if the variant is selected.
Cost: Overwrites cost of the product if the variant is selected.
On Sale: Check this box to enable a sale price for the product variant and show the product variant as on sale in the front-end of your store. Checking this box will also make the "Sale Price or Discount" field appear in the pricing section.
Sale Price or Discount: The sale price or discount amount for the product variant. Only available if the product variant is set to "On Sale". Amount can be a fixed price (e.g. 5.00), a discount amount (e.g. -5.00) or a discount percentage (e.g. 5.00%).
Track Product Variant: The product variants can track their own inventory when the track variant inventory option is enabled. If it is not enabled, the variant will use the parent product's inventory.
Variant Images: You can upload product images specific to the variant in this section. If no image is uploaded the main product image will be used.
Product extras are like attachments for products. They are similar to products, but can only be added with a parent product. For example, a product extra could be an optional case that comes with a cell phone purchase. Product extras can be added as checkboxes on the front end of your product page. When a product extra is selected, the product view is updated with the correct price.
See the Tutorials page for Adding Product Extras, and more.