How to Create a Simple Product

How to create Simple Products

How to Create a Simple Product – Just IT Hosting

Now that we have setup the basic framework (we have setup the theme, shipping, payment, taxes, pages, etc.,) on which to build the store, let’s see how to create a simple product.

First group your products into appropriate categories. So that, it is easier for your customers to find your products.

For example, if your creating a fashion store the most probable categories would be Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s, etc., And if your planning to create a Computer store, the categories would be Desktop, Laptop, Printers, UPS, etc.,

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How to Create a Simple Product Catalog

In this article, we will create a product category and a simple product

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Required Tools:

– A Computer.
– ECommerce shopping cart

Things Needed?

– Product Catalog Details

Steps to create a simple product

Step 1

Create a Product Category

Step 2

Add Simple Product

How to Create Product Categories

So, first let’s see how to create product categories for our online store. In the Website builder dashboard (Refer Fig 01 in How to start your own Online Store – First Time Setup), under Store menu click on Products – Categories. Next click on the Add button.

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Fig. 01: How to Create a Simple Product

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Enter a name for your category, a SEO title and description. Click on Save.

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Fig. 02: How to Create Product Categories 02

Simple products Data Sheet

Next let’s create a simple product for our online store.

Before creating the simple product ensure that you have the following data about your product handy.

CatalogProduct NameSKUCategoryPriceTaxDescriptionImages
InventoryStock Quantity
SEO Title Description

How to Create a Simple Product Catalog

Under Store menu – Products – click on Add Products. In the website builder dashboard, you can see that we have already created some products. Using the Featured tab, you can make some of the products Featured. The Featured products will show up on the Home page under Featured products section. (Refer Fig. 00 : How to edit Home page )

To add a new product click on Add button.

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Fig. 03: How to Create a Simple Product

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In the Add products window, enter the product name, sku, category, tax, price, product description, etc., Click on Show on store under Visibility. Ensure that you have web optimized images and click on Add images link to add images to your product.

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Fig. 04: How to Create a Simple Product

Next click on Inventory & Options tab.

Product Inventory Management

If you want to manage the stock inventory through this store backend, toggle the track inventory to yes and enter the product stock quantity. Also, note that you can allow Backorders.

Backorders are when the product stock quantity is 0 and yet you allow your customers to go ahead with the checkout process.  If you allow backorders,  ensure that you restock the product as soon as possible and deliver the product within the minimum ETA you have previously defined in your Store operating procedures.

Instead you can maintain a minimum threshold of say 10 or 20 (based on your demand situation) and restock the product quantity when the stock hits the minimum threshold.

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Fig. 05: Product Inventory Management

Next click on the Shipping tab.

Product Shipping Information

Select the radio button Calculate for me using my Shipping methods and enter the product dimensions like Length, Width, Height and product weight. All the information you enter here will be used by the shipping service provider to calculate the shipping rates.

So, make sure that you enter all the information to the best of your knowledge.

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Fig. 06: Product Shipping Information

Next click on the Search Engines tab.

SEO for Products

Enter the SEO optimized title and description in the appropriate fields. In this window, you can also see the SEO url for this product. Click on Save or click on Save and Add another to add more products to your catalog.

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Fig. 07: SEO for Products

Simple Product Page Design

And this is how the simple product would appear to the customer on the frontend. With the title, with the price, with the add to cart button, with the images and with the description. Please note that we have also put this product up for sale.

This can be done by entering the Sale price value in the Add products window. Refer Fig 04 above.

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Fig. 08: How to create Simple Products

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Hi, I’m Ahmed. A Tech Enthusiast and like to build simple websites and online stores for Startups, Business Builders and people who want to grow and do business online. I like to write about Content Management Systems, ECommerce Shopping carts, hosting environment in a simple step by step do-it-yourselves fashion so that you do not have to look for HELP. My other interests involve working on Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Windows & Linux Server Operating Systems, Linux Distributions, Networking and SAN Boxes.

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