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The Products 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 a unique SKU. Products can be configured with advanced, Product-specific preferences after their initial creation using the "Edit" action.

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Product Types

Type Description
Simple Simple products get associated to a single SKU. Simple products can be used to build Grouped, Bundled, Configurable or Add-On products.
Example:
  • Simple Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, on DVD
  • SKU: STTNG003
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.
Example:
  • Grouped Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Complete Series, on DVD
  • SKUs: STTNG001, STTNG002, STTNG003, STTNG004, STTNG005, STTNG006, STTNG007
    • With Grouped, customers can choose one, some, or all of the seasons from within the grouped product.
Bundled Bundled Products work similar to Grouped, except the associated products can only be purchased as a bundle.
Example:
  • Bundled Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Complete Series, on DVD
  • SKUs: STTNG001, STTNG002, STTNG003, STTNG004, STTNG005, STTNG006, STTNG007
    • With Bundled, customers can "take all or nothing" with associated SKU's.
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.
Example:

Configurable Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform-Large

  • SKUs: RED-L, GOLD-L, BLUE-L
    • With Configurable, customers choose from a list of configurable attributes. Each Attribute configuration is tied to a unique SKU.

Add Products

PIM > Products > "Add New" button

Admin user can create new products from this sections.

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Product Details

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Tab Description
Attribute Family Admin user can Choose a Product Attribute family. The Product Attribute family specifies which information to capture about the product.
Product Type Admin user can select type of product 4 needs to be created. Product types: Simple, Grouped, Bundle, and Configurable.
Product Name Admin user can select product name.
SKU Admin user can create a unique SKU.
Enabled Enable or disable the product. Only enabled products are displayed on webstore.
Is Downloadable Flag to identify whether it is downloadable product or not.


Product Details

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Tab Description
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 Admin user can enter internal product code for this item. This product code identifies a product across all locales. Note - SKU and
Product Specifications Admin user can add the specifications of the product which need to be displayed on the webstore.
Feature Description Admin user can add the feature description of the product in this section.
Assortment Admin user can select which catalog(s) product should be assigned to.
Brand Admin user can select the brand for this product.
Vendor Admin user can vendors are added via the "Vendors" section of PIM.
Highlights Admin user can 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

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Tab Description
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

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Tab Description
Unit of Measure (UOM) Select unit of measurement for product.
Minimum Quantity Enter minimum quantity customer can purchase
Maximum 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

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Tab Description
Free shipping Selecting this field as yes will enable free shipping for this particular products.

Note - All other shipping rules will be ignored.

Shipping Cost Select the type of shipping cost needs to be applied for this product
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.
Shipping information Admin user can add general shipping information in this section.
Ship separately Selecting this field as yes will have separate shipping for this particular product.

Note: The detail fields you see during the product creation process directly correspond to attribute groups associated to the chosen Attribute Families.

Note: Products needs to be publsihed in order to see them on the web Stores.

  1. 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 the Product has been saved.
  2. To finish Adding a new Product, use the "Publish" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. (Optional) After the initial Product details are saved, following tabs appears in order to manage the newly created product. Admin user can complete these details, as necessary, and save progress using the "Save as Draft" or "Publish" actions:

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

Anytime an administrator makes a change to a Product in the Products section of PIM, the Product must be Published in order to make the change visible on the front-end.

There are two ways to publish the Product:-

  1. Product list page - Click on the publish icon on the product list page.
  2. Edit product page - Click on the product edit make the required changes. Click on the Publish icon on the top right corner.

Editing Products

PIM > Products > "Edit Action"

Admin user can edit the products from this section.

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Tab's related to product info

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SEO

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Catalog

To view the catalog whether it is successfully published or not the following screen is provided solid black circle

Category

In the category edit section, the facility to delete a preexisting category and to associate a particular product to any of the categories is provided solid black circle

Pricing

Pricing related edits facilitated in this section contains important elements like price list, retail price, and tiered pricing. Once relevant changes are done a separate save button needs to be clicked to save the changes. solid black circle

Inventory

Here warehouse, quantity and reorder list can be edited, a separate save button needs to be clicked to save the changes. solid black circle

Add-On's

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 solid black circle

Associated Add-on groups

As the button for associate add-on groups is clicked the list of groups to be associated are represented solid black circle

Custom Field

Provision to add the custom code, display order, text and value is presented here solid black circle

Personalization

For Anniversary gifts, any personalized message could be included in this section solid black circle

You may also like

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Assign link to products

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Frequently Bought

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Assign link for frequently bought products

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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.

  1. Edit Product details
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Product is now edited.
  4. To make changes visible to Customer, use Publish button.


Additional Fields

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"

Delete Products

PIM > Products > "Delete" action
  1. Page will reload with confirmation Product has been deleted


Bulk Update Products

Admin users can add or update the values of attributes for desired products using the Bulk Update feature.

To update product details below steps can be followed:

  1. Click on Tools >> Bulk Update
  2. Upload a CSV file which includes the products SKU(s) and the attribute values which need to be updated
  3. Select Auto Publish The Updated Data
  4. Click on Import

Using the above steps Admin users will be able to update the product details and publish the product(s). Step 3 from the above steps is optional.

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