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PIM > Products

The Products is a central location, in Multifront, for Administrators to create and manage the Products that appear in your Stores.

Admin users can view and filter the added products from the PIM >> Products page.

Important - Admin users can use the Catalog filter shortcut to filer the products using the catalog where they are associated. Note that the information fetched after the filer shortcut is applied comes from SQL.

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"

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 solid black circle solid black circle

Product Info

Admin user can manage the product information from this section. Except product type admin user can update any information of the product. solid black circle

SEO

Admin users can add the SEO information for the products from here.

Associated Store Admin users can save SEO details for a product for any store they want. They can select store using this field and add the required information for the other fields against the selected stores.
Locale Admin users can save SEO details for a product for any Locale they want. They can select Locale using this field and add the required information for the other fields against the selected Locale.
SEO Title Admin users can enter the SEO title.
SEO Description Admin users can enter the SEO description.
SEO Keywords Admin users can enter the SEO keywords.
SEO Friendly Page Name Admin user can enter the SEO friendly URL here.
Canonical URL Admin users can enter a canonical URL here which will help webmasters to prevent duplicate content issues in search engine optimization.
Robot Tag Robot tag allows admin users to instruct web robots (typically search engine robots) what pages of the website to crawl.

There are five options available under this field :

  • None - This is the default option. When this option is selected the behavior mentioned in the Robots.txt field (above) would be followed.
  • INDEX, FOLLOW - This option allows search engines to index a web page that includes this instruction and allows all the links on the web page to be crawled.
  • NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW - This option disallows search engines to index a web page that includes this instruction and disallows all the links on the web page to be crawled.
  • NOINDEX, FOLLOW - This option disallows search engines to index a web page that includes this instruction and allows all the links on the web page to be crawled.
  • INDEX, NOFOLLOW - This option allows search engines to index a web page that includes this instruction and disallows all the links on the web page to be crawled.

Important: The value of Robot Tag saved at Store level will be used on the web-store if and only if the value for Robot Tag is not saved at the Page-level.

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Catalog

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Category

Admin user can associate/deassociate a particular category to/from the product from this section.

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Pricing

Admin user can add pricing (a single price or tiered-price) information for a different price list for the respective products from here.

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Inventory

Admin user can add/update inventory for respective product individually for every warehouse

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Add-On's

Admin users can associate add-ons for the respective products from this section.

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Associated Add-on groups

Admin users can associate add-ons groups and add-ons for the respective products from this section. solid black circle

Custom Field

Admin user can create a new field particularly for a product from this section.

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Personalization

Admin user can add/manage personalized attributes with a custom message from here. solid black circle

You may also like

Admin user can associate products the similar products suggestions from this section.

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Frequently Bought

Admin user can associate frequently bought product suggestions from this section.

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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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