How to Manage Products in Magento Shop
You can create new items and edit existing articles. Add new items to the webshop by clicking the button at the top right. When you create a simple article, it is often enough to keep the default values in the Settings. You can have the product’s overview by clicking Next button, or by editing an existing item in the item list. Name and Description show you the article as it should be viewed by a customer on the page. The Description will appear when you look at article details, the Short Description is displayed when the item is listed in a summary with other articles, for example categorie, or in the search results.
The Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) corresponds to the item number, and may occur only once in the entire Magento shop. You should also set products weight, even if they will not be used for personal needs (e.g. shipping). You can set the prices and conditions of the article in the tab. Price is the default valid price. If necessary, you can also set special prices. these are placed in Special price ( it means that they are valid from Special Price From Date to Special Price To Date). Below, you can define the internal costs of this article, for example, the purchase price. This information is purely informative. The price can be defined depending on quantity and customer group discounts. The additional price can be defined in many different ways. Select the control class in the Tax Class field. Meta information can include the details about the articles, which are relevant for search engines. Meta Title corresponds to the name of the article, unless it is specified otherwise. Otherwise, the page title can be controlled here. The browser displays when someone opens an article details on one page. Meta keywords can not be seen by the site visitors. Here you can enter several keywords that reflect the most important features of the current Article. Accordingly, a descriptive text for search engines meta description is given below.
You can add images to a product in two steps. First select Browse Files in the Pictures tab … you can upload an image or multiple images from your hard drive into the Magento shop. Then an image can be selected as a Base Image, Small Image, and assigned the product thumbnail. You can decide whether the image appears in detail view, or whether it is displayed in a list along with the other items on the page.
At Recurring Profile it is possible to deposit installment payments for an item. It is only possible when the customer pays by PayPal or Express Checkout. You can choose individual product designs in the design tab. At the beginning, you do not need to change anything here. This should be done when you deal with Magento shop in details. If you select Yes near Allow Gift in the Gift Options, the customer will be able to enter a greeting text during checkout after purchasing an article.
In Warehouse Management option, you can decide whether the Magento shop will take over the inventory management. If you want to offer only a certain amount of this product, you can manage inventory by selecting Yes and entering the quantity available. The item will then be offered as long as any items are available, as specified under article number to identify with a non-stock.
In minimum order quantity, and maximum order quantity options you can define as many articles of this type a customer must buy at least and how many he can buy as a maximum.The highest order quantity cannot be greater than the current number of items in stock. Magento will count them. You can indicate in Magento webshop, if the item is no longer available for the repeat orders. If you select No repeat orders, only products that are in stock can be bought. There is also another option, Current Stock at 0 when customers can buy more goods than are actually available. In this case they will not be informed. When selecting Current Stock at 0 and inform customers, it behaves as in Current Stock at 0. However, the customer will be informed that the items cannot be delivered yet or can be only partially delivered. The option Notice at Current Stock at 0 will send you notifications when the available quantity of the article is below the value entered. You can specify the option Activate units by selecting Yes in the Set units option in items denominations.
The items in the webshop, for example, can then only be purchased in quantities of 3, 6 or 9. Finally, through the Current Stock option you can easily select whether the item is in stock, will be available for purchase, or if the customer cannot put an article in his cart, because it is not in stock. Above the categories, you can select the areas of the Magento webshops, in which the item will be offered. You can tick the necessary category by clicking on the white check boxes, and the item will be available exactly in this category on the corresponding page. You can expand the category by clicking on the yellow folder in front of the category name, and in addition you get a view of all the folder subcategories. You have the possibility to combine different items through Accessories option. With various filtering options you have an opportunity to find specific products in search. When all the filters above are reset, you can see all the products as usual. If you want to add an item to the current item, you can mark the items with a tick at the beginning of each column. After saving, this article appears in the upper right of the current item in the detail view in the web shop sidebar.
Up-selling and cross-selling means accordingly, that the products elected for up-selling appear below the article centrally on the page. Here usually the higher quality alternatives are offered. The cross-selling products do not appear in Magento shop on the item page, but only when the customer pays. The relevant articles there will be offered to the client. When the store owner enables the individual options, a customer can make his/her own entries, which are required in ordering process. There are several other text fields, lists and selection boxes. All the steps mentioned above (after saving the changes) create a full-fledged product that is available in the webshop. To load an article to the shop, have a look at the use of the cache and the index.