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CubeCart Version 3 Documentation - Managing Products

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Managing Products

View Products

Clicking on 'View Products' will give you a list of all the products in the store.

You can see in the above screenshot, on the top right there is a 'Google Base' link (formerly Froogle). Clicking on this will download a Google Base compatible text file which can be submitted to Google.

To add the same product to multiple categories, click on 'Manage Categories'. The following dialog then appears.

You can then click on 'Add' to add that product to mulltiple categories. To remove a product from a category, click on 'remove'.

Additional images can be added my clicking on 'Manage Images'. However you will need to have a primary image selected for this link to appear. The dialog below appears, and allows additional images to appear on the product details page.

On the product pages, a 'More Images' link will then appear below the main product image.

Add Product

Clicking on the Add Product link on the left hand menu. This page shown below will be displayed. We had split the page up into smaller sections to help describe the form.

Product Name: Enter the product name as you want it to be displayed.

Product/Stock No: Then enter the product/stock number. This can contain any combination of numbers and letters as you wish, and is used as a quick reference for customers to easily find a specific product, and also helps you to identify which product they have ordered.

Description: The next and main window is for your description of the product. This is set out very similar to Microsoft Word, and the buttons will work in the same way as Word. If you want to find out what the button you are looking at does, you can hover the mouse over the button and it's purpose (or function) will be displayed.

If you would like to add HTML code to the editor, there is a button on the left side called 'Source'. This button will toggle between the raw page text allowing HTML to be entered, and the RTF editor with the toolbar and buttons. If you are not familiar with HTML, then you are advised to use the text editor as it appears in the screenshot.

Category: The Category option allows you to position your product in the correct place in the menu (categories). If you have already added the required category, you can select it or any other category from the drop down box.

Image: If you wish to add a product image, this page will show you more information on it.

Normal Price: To enter a price for your product click in the box beside the normal price and this will be displayed alongside your product. The currency sign will be added by the system so no not include it.

Sale Price: Entering a sale price here will show as a sale item only if the store is put into Individual Product Sale mode. If you do not wish to enter a sale price, you can leave it empty.

Product Weight: Enter the weight of the product in the box beside product weight. This measure unit set for the product weight by default is set to Lbs. This can be changed to 'kg' in the Store Configuration section.

Tax Class: You can set the type of tax on your product by using the drop down list. The tax details are configured in the Taxes section.

Stock Levels The stock level option is used when the next option 'Use Stock Level?' is set to 'yes'. Enter the amount of stock available and this will reduce each time a user purchases that product.

Product Type: This option can be set to tangible or digital. Set it to tangible if your product is a something that you can touch. Set this option to digital if the product is not an object i.e. a time slot.

If you wish to use digital products, you can see in the image below at the foot of the product page there are some details on what to enter as the file path reference.

Include the latest products in the homepage: This option is used when you have a list of the latest products on your home page. If you want this product to be listed, then select yes from the drop down list.

Once you are happy with the product click the 'Add Product' button, the product will then be saved and added to the product list. You can edit the product at a later date if you wish by going to 'View Products' in the left hand menu list and select 'Edit' on the product you wish to change.

Product Options

The product options page when options have already been added can look fairly daunting at first impressions.

However breaking it down into each individual section or purpose can make it much easier to understand.

The first time the product options are selected, the page is virtually blank with just one dialog on screen.

The first step in creating a list of product options, is to chose the first option group. In this example we have entered 'Colour'. Up on adding the option, the second step appears to the right of it.

Here we add the product option attributes, in our example we have added two colours, 'red' and 'blue'. Once these are added, the third step appears.

This is where those options previously created are assigned to a product. The price value, and whether the value is added or subtracted (or not changed) from the standard price, can be made on this section of the options.

Once a set of product options have been created for a product, it is possible to assign the same group of product options to other products very easily, using the 'Quick Assign' option at the top of the page.

This is only possible if the destination product has no other product options assigned to it prior to attempting to quick assign them.

Any product options can be edited at any time.

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