It’s important to have a robust and easy-to-navigate product creation process. In this article, we will walk you through the steps involved in creating a simple product, from entering basic product information to setting up pricing and inventory levels.
Here is an overview of the product creation process:
- Steps to create a product
- Product information that can be added and important details
- General information
- Grouping and organization
These are the attributes of a simple product. If you are seeking to create a variable product, go to this guide.
- Login to your account and click on Inventory
- From the Inventory page, go to Products and click on Create Product (top right corner of the page)
- Fill out the product information, along with additional details (see below)
- Click Save
This section describes the product and its attributes, such as the name, description, private notes, the product brand, suppliers, and the product tax.
Images show your customers and team members what the product looks like. These give your customer a better understanding of the function and the size of an item and increase your customers’ confidence in the quality of your products.
To upload an image to your product:
- Click on Upload Image
- Choose a file from your system
- The uploaded image will show in the images section
Grouping and organization
This section gathers a few useful fields for sorting and classifying your products. These fields are useful for organizing your inventory items and help your team members easily find products.
- These are searchable keywords associated with your product. Tags can help you and your team members easily find your products on the inventory screen.
- Like tags, the product type is an extra field that helps you organize your inventory items into categories.
The inventory section holds attributes and properties tied to your product inventory. This section covers settings related to whether items are tracked or not, product quantities, allocations, and available stock across warehouses.
This section captures information and pricing details of your product. Pricing includes retail, wholesale (applicable if you have a wholesale business), purchase price, and more.
You add variants to a product that comes in more than one option, such as size or color. Each combination of options for a product is a variant of that product.
For example, suppose that you sell T-shirts with two options: size and color. The size option has three values: small, medium, and large. The color option has two values: blue and green. One specific variant of these options is a small/blue T-shirt.
You can read more about creating variable products here.
Bundling is a functionality that allows you to group and sell goods together as one finished product; it also automatically calculates and tracks bundle inventory levels, costs and weights as the bundle parts change over time through sales, purchases, and adjustments.
You can read more about creating bundled products here.