How to Create New Products in MarketPress eCommerce

Posted OnNov 28, 2014     CategoryE-commerce     CommentsNo comment

In this section of the guide to the MarketPress eCommerce plugin, we will take a look at creating a new product, product details, product SKU’s and product pricing.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard navigate to Products -> Create New.

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For this example, we will add a Men’s Plaid Shirt.

To add this Product, complete the fields as outlined below:

A. Product Title Enter a title for the product.
B. Product Text Editor Enter a description for the product.
C. Product Image Click the Set Featured Image hyperlink to display the Media Library pop-up where you can select an existing image or upload a new image to be the Featured Image for the product.
D. Product Categories Place a check mark in each Product Category check box you want this Product to display in.

Note: Products can be assigned to multiple categories..

To add a new Product Category, click the + Add New Category hyperlink. This area will expand to display additional fields.

Complete the fields as follows:

  • Enter a name for the new Product Category.
  • If applicable, select a Parent Category for the new Product Category from the dropdown list.
  • Click the Add New Category button to complete the process.

The new Product Category will automatically be added and assigned to the Product.

E. Product Tags Enter a Product Tag in the text box and click the Add button to add a new Product Tag and assign to the Product.

Clicking the Choose from the most used tags hyperlink will display a list of existing Product Tags where you can click to select the Product Tag(s) to associate to the Product.

F. Publish Click the Save Draft button to save changes while you are working on your product. We recommend that you keep the product in Draft mode until you are ready to send your product live (Publish).

To see what the product will look like once published, click the Preview button.

In the Publish area, you can also:

  • Set the Product Status to:
    – Draft
    – Pending Review
  • Set the Product Visibility to:
    – Public
    – Password Protected
    – Private
  • Set the Publish status to:
    – Publish immediately
    – Publish at a scheduled date/time

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Click the Preview button to view the new product.

Note: View will vary depending on theme selection.

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Product Details

To expand on the Men’s Plaid Shirt example, we will add Size Variations to this product.

Click the Add Variations button shown in H. below.

G. Upgrade to enable item personalization In order to use the Personalize feature (see N. below), you will need to upgrade MarketPress eCommerce. There is a fee associated with this.
H. Add Variation Click this button to add a new row where you can enter your variation.
I. Variation Name Enter a unique Variation Name here. For example, Men’s Plaid – Small.
J. SKU Enter a SKU number that will uniquelly identify the Product. For example, PSHRT-213-S (which is the Plaid Shirt in size Small).
K. Price Enter the Product price here. (Numbers and decimals only.)
L. Sale Price To enable Sale Price place a check mark in the Sale Price check box and enter the Sale Price in the textbox. (Numbers and decimals only.)
M. Inventory To manage Inventory for this product, place a check mark in the Inventory check box and enter the inventory for this Product in the textbox.
N. Personalize In order to use the Personalize feature (see L below), you will need to upgrade MarketPress eCommerce. There is a fee associated with this.
O. External Link When a URL is entered in this textbox, the Purchase button will be replaced with a link to this URL.
P. Special Tax Rate? To enable a Special Tax Rate for this Product, place a check mark in this check box. Once this is done, a new textbox will appear where you can enter the Tax Rate.
Q. Limit Per Order? To limit this Product per order, place a check mark in this check box. Once this is done, a new textbox will display where you can enter the Limit. The default value is 1 per Customer.

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Repeat the above steps to add in Variations for Medium and Large.

Click the Save Draft button to save these changes.

Click the Preview button to view the new product.

Notice that the Price, Sale Price, and Variations now display on the Product

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Shipping / Product Download / Excerpt Details

R. Extra Shipping Cost If there is an additional shipping cost enter the price here. (Numbers and decimals only.) The default value is 0.00.
S. File URL If this product is downloadable, click the Upload File to browse and select the appropriate file to upload.
T. Excerpt Excerpts are optional summaries of your content that can be used in your theme.
U. Author If you would like to assign the Author of this product to another, click the Author dropdown list to select a different Author.

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Show Related Products

If you would like to Show Related Products for this Product please make sure that you have selected this option in the Store Settings -> Presentation area.

Click the Publish button to save these changes and publish your product.

The next step in the guide will focus on the Products feature.

 


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