The details you provide for a product affect the way the product appears to customers, make it easier for you to organize your products, and help customers find the product. You don’t have to provide every detail for each product.
For products that don’t have any variants, the Pricing, Inventory, and Shipping sections are shown on the product details page. If you add variants, then those sections are no longer shown and variants table section is displayed instead.
Although you can change your product details at any time, the changes might take a few moments to appear in other areas of Stock&Buy such as the search box in the Sales or Purchases views
Title, description and images
- Title – The name for your product.
- Description – The description for your product. This area uses the rich text editor so that you can format your text. Describe your products in detail to inform customers/team members.
- Images – The images, 3D models show your team members/customers what the product looks like
- Product type – A category for the product that you can use to manage your products. For example, you can use the product type to help you filter your products on the inventory page. A product can have only one product type.
- Brand– The product brand. This can be the original manufacturer, wholesaler, or supplier for the product. You can filter your product list by brand, which can speed up ordering inventory.
- Tags – Tags are searchable keywords that you can associate with your product.
- SKU (stock keeping unit) – The code that identifies the product within your business. For effective tracking and sales reporting, each SKU needs to be unique. SKUs are optional. You can create your own SKU format
- Supplier SKU – The code your supplier uses to identify the product within your business
- Barcode (ISBN, UPC, GTIN, etc.) – Barcodes are typically used by resellers. The identifier needs to be a new, or existing Global Trade Item Number (GTIN). Some sales channels require a GTIN before a product can be published using the channel. GTINs are unique identifiers used internationally to store and locate product information. UPC, EAN, and ISBN numbers are examples of GTINs, which might vary in length depending on the product type. You can find the GTIN above or below the barcode on the packaging for your product.
- Inventory tracking policy – The setting for inventory tracking.
- Total Stock, Allocated stock, and Available stock – These are respectively, the total amount of inventory your have on hand, the inventory allocated to open sale orders, and the inventory that is available to sell. You can read more about stock on hand, allocated, and available stock here. These properties are disabled for bundles as these are automatically computed from the bundle parts.
- Incoming stock – Number of incoming units in open purchase orders
- Retail Price – The retail price that you’re charging for the product. The retail price is expressed in your base currency.
- Retail Compare at price – The original price for a product that is on sale. When you enter a compare at price, the product displays a sale price. The compare at price is only applicable when you have an integration with a sale channel such as Shopify
- Wholesale Price, Wholesale Compare at price – Similar to the retail price. These fields are optional and are applicable only when you have a wholesale business
- Purchase price – How much your supplier charges you for the product or variant excluding tax, shipping, or other costs.
- Moving average cost – The product or variant landed cost. This price is automatically tracked and updated as you place purchase orders. More details about the moving average cost calculations can be found here. The moving average cost is the figure used to calculate your cost of goods sold (COGS)
For a product that has variants, this section shows a table with all the options for the product, such as color and size.