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PIM > Products
The Products subsection is a central location, in Multifront, for Administrators to create and manage the Products that appear in your Stores. Products are created by Admins, using a Product Types, Product Details, and must feature an unique SKU. Products can be configured with advanced, Product specific preferences after their initial creation using the "Edit" action.
- 1 Product Types
- 2 Product Info
- 3 View Products
- 4 Add Products
- 5 When to Publish a Product
- 6 Editing Products
- 7 Delete Products
- 8 Related Links
|Simple||Simple products get associated to a single SKU. Simple products can be used to build Grouped, Bundled, Configurable or Add-On products.|
|Grouped||Grouped products are several SKU's that have been associated together. Customers can choose to purchase one, more than one, or all of the SKU's associated together. Think of a Grouped product as the SKU multiselect list.|
|Bundled||Bundled Products work similar to Grouped, except the associated products can only be purchased as a bundle.|
|Configurable||A configurable product is a single product with multiple variations. Each variation is a unique simple product. Inventory is tracked by the SKU of the simple product for each variation.|
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The Tools button has gained some nifty features. It has some additional functionality in this section to make your life a little easier when it comes to managing your Products.
Tools Button in Products
|Delete||Permanently delete an active element(s).|
|Activate||Select to display one or more products in the storefront.|
|Deactivate||Select to hide one or more products in the storefront.|
|Bulk Update||Update products in bulk using a CSV file.
Available from v188.8.131.52
|Export to CSV /
Export to Excel
|Export the product data in a CSV or Excel format.
Available from v184.108.40.206
Product info are the default attribute fields that all four products types you create will have. Some of these fields capture information about your product and are visible to customers. Other fields will allow you to configure how the product is set-up or displayed in your store.
|Product Info||Attribute Family||Chooses a Product Attribute Category. The Product Attribute Category specifies which information to capture about the product.|
|Product Name||Product name as it is to appear to customers|
|Product Type||There are 4 product types: Simple, Grouped, Bundle, and Configurable.|
|SKU||Assign a unique SKU to the product.|
|Enabled||Enable or disable the product. Only enabled products are displayed on webstore.|
|Is Downloadable||Flag to identify whether its is downloadable product or not.|
|Product Details||Long Description||Enter a detailed description for the product in this Rich Text Box that appears to customer.|
|Short Description||Enter an optional short description for the product. This will be displayed in the product listing grid. The description should be less than 100 characters.|
|Product Code||Enter your internal product code for this item. This product code identifies a product across all locales.|
|Assortment||Select which catalog(s) product should be assigned to.|
|Brand||Select the brand for this product.|
|Vendor||Vendors are added via the "Vendors" section of PIM.|
|Highlights||Enter information to highlight about product. For Example: "Certified Organic", "BIO Certified" and etc.|
|Tags||To associate a tag(s) to this product to assist in customer search.|
|Image||Product Image||Browse Media Explorer for a single primary image for your product as seen by the customer.|
|Gallery Image||Browse Media Explorer for additional images customers can see when viewing a product.|
|Product Setting||Unit of Measure (UOM)||Select unit of measurement for product.|
|Min Quantity||Enter minimum quantity customer can purchase|
|Max Quantity||Enter maximum quantity customer can purchase|
|Out-of-Stock Options||Select how an out of stock product affects the shopping cart from the three options listed in drop-down.|
|Shipping Settings||Weight||Enter the weight of the product in pounds. This is used to compute shipping cost. Leave blank if not applicable.|
|Height||Enter the height of the product in inches. This is used to compute shipping cost. Leave blank if not applicable.|
|Width||Enter the width of the product in inches. This is used to compute shipping cost. Leave blank if not applicable.|
|Length||Enter the length of the product in inches. This is used to compute shipping cost. Leave blank if not applicable.|
|Packaging Type||Select the type of packaging required for the product.|
Note: The detail fields you see during the product creation process directly correspond to attribute groups associated to your chosen Attribute Families.
PIM > Products
Note: To examine a single product more closely, go to the Edit Products subsection.
PIM > Products > "Add New" button
For a new product, all the related information as required below needs to be entered in this section. Here the product name and SKU(Stock Keeping Unit) are mandatory fields, if the user provides them and goes on to SAVE AS DRAFT option then such a product related information would be saved as a draft and could be referred back if so desired by the user. Later on, the user may go on to continue entering the other relevant details related to the same product.
Note: Products Must be Published and associated with a Category before they will appear in your Stores.
When creating a Product using the Default Attribute Family, some primary tabs of information will be visible to start:
- Product Info
- Product Details
- Product Setting
- Shipping Settings
- Complete the initial Product details on all the tabs and save your progress using the "Save as Draft" button. The page will reload with confirmation your Product has been saved.
- To finish Adding a new Product, use the "Publish" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
- (Optional) After the Product is saved, five secondary tabs will appear to manage your newly created product with. Complete these details, as necessary, and save progress using the "Save as Draft" or "Publish" actions:
- Custom Fields
- You May Also Like
- Frequently Bought
Note: These steps represent the minimum requirements to add a Simple Product in Multifront.
For the more advanced Products Types, such as Configurable, Grouped, and Bundled Products, they just take a few more steps than a standard Simple Product--which can be found in the Product Quickstart Guide.
When to Publish a Product
PIM > Products > "Edit Action" > "Publish" button
PIM > Products > "Edit Action"
In the product view screen all the products are visible to the user. If the user wishes to edit the product details then by simply clicking on the product name or by clicking on the edit action button the following screen could be reached wherein the edits would be made possible
Starting from UOM till the out of stock options all the relevant fields need to be entered in this section:
Shipping setting to be established by providing the necessary information here (for carrying out the necessary edits) :
For Anniversary gifts, any personalized message could be included in this section
In the ADD-ON'S section provisions are made to facilitate the user to associate a particular product to a product group or vice versa
After clicking on the custom field tab, options to search the custom fields and to add custom field are provided
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Note: After you've saved a product for the first time, you'll have access to more in-depth product customization areas the next time you edit it. Specifically, fields for Personalization, Custom Fields, Add-On Groups, You May Also Like, and Frequently Bought.
- Edit Product details
- Save progress using the "Save" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
- Product is now edited.
- To make changes visible to Customer, use Publish button.
|Personalization||Used to manage text attributes assigned to your product with the configuration option "Is Personalizable" as active. Only text attributes with "Is Personalizable" will appear here.|
|Custom Fields||Only visible at the Product-level. Used to display additional information about your Product.|
|Add-Ons||Used to Associate Add-On Groups created to your product. Only unassigned Add-On Groups will appear. Only Simple Products should be displayed in "Associate Add-On Group" pop-up.|
|You Might Also Like||Used to associate related products that will be displayed on the PDP as "You May Also Like"|
|Frequently Bought||Used to associate related products that will be displayed on the PDP as "Frequently Bought"|
PIM > Products > "Delete" action
- Page will reload with confirmation Product has been deleted