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How to Create a Tangible Inventory Item
To Create a Tangible Inventory Item click on Sell (1) then click on the Add Inventory Item (2) tab.
Step 1 of 5 - Categorization
You'll be required to populate all of the fields shown.
Product Name - This field represents the name of your product.
Listing Status - This field represents the status of your inventory item. Setting your product's listing status as visible will allow this product to appear in the shopping search results of your store. Setting your product's listing status as hidden will hide this product from appearing in the shopping search results of your store. Hidden products can also be used for one-to-one sale transactions.
Product Type - This field represents the type of inventory item you are setting up. Each choice will provide the appropriate fields that are relevant to the product type chosen.
Product Sub-Type - The Product Subtype is used to assist in tax calculations in the European Union (EU). If your product's subtype is not listed, simply choose the one that most accurately describes your product.
Store - The store drop down choice represents the store that the inventory item is being created for. If managing multiple stores you'll want to make sure you are choosing the correct store.
After choosing the Store additional areas will appear as shown in Steps 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Step 2 of 5- Pricing & Tracking
This area allows you to set the pricing and tracking for your Tangible Inventory Item. There are several pricing methods as well as several tracking methods. All of these fields are present in the sales reports.
Pricing Method - The radio buttons for pricing represent the pricing methods that can be used for the inventory item being created. The Regular Price is the standard everyday price. The On Sale Price is a discounted price. Pricing Options allow for unlimited prices with option name and option price. Options are a great feature if you are offering types of licensing or sizes.
Tax Class - The tax class is the directions for charging tax to the inventory item you are setting up. Tax settings can be found in the store settings tax area.
ISBN Code - The isbn code is used for tracking purposes within reports.
UPC Code - The upc code is used for tracking purposes within reports.
Tracking Name - The tracking name is used for tracking purposes within reports.
Tracking Royalty - The tracking royalty is used for tracking purposes within reports.
Track Inventory - If tracking inventory is needed this feature will allow you to enter a Quantity In Stock, the Stock Threshold and the choice of what to do when Out of Stock (Allow or Disallow Orders). Once the stock threshold is reached an inventory alert email will be sent and the admin will be notified upon login.
Regular Price - The regular price of the item is always required unless you have selected options pricing.
Availability - This field represents that availability status of the inventory item being created. Choices include Available, Backordered and Preorder. If Backordered or Preorder is chosen sellers will have the ability to notify buyers when the inventory item becomes available. For more information on notifying buyers when an item becomes available see How Backorders and Preorders Work.
Step 3 of 5 - Inventory Images
The Show Image Manager/Hide Image Manager (3) - By choosing to show the "Image Manager" you'll see all of the images that are loaded to the system.
You can choose to associate as many images to an inventory item as you want. Just choose the Plus Icon to each image you desire and the image will be added to the list Selected Images (4) area.
For information on how to load images to the system see Add (Upload) Inventory Images.
Learn about Inventory Image Sizes see Inventory Image Size Overview.
Step 4 of 5 - Description
In addition to the two descriptions you'll also find a measurements drop down box.
Measurements - If the cost of shipping is dependent on the size of the product there are two choices, Standard (US) and Metric. Measurements include Item Weight, Item Length, Item Width and Item Height.
The Short Description is used in the product listings of all Themes (Legacy) and Store Modes. It's also used for the store search and text is seen in the buyers dashboard.
The Long Description is used in the detailed product listings of all Themes (Legacy) and Store Modes. Text formatting is available.
Step 5 of 5 - Related Products
Up-Selling is done by showing related inventory items that are similar to the one you are setting up. Just use the drop down box and choose a product and click Add To Selection. On the items details page these "Related Products" will appear.
Once you have completed all the information for this inventory item click Add Inventory Item (5) and your newly created inventory item will appear in the inventory item list. All inventory items can be edited after saving.
Learn about how Related Products work see How Related Products Work.