How To Add A Product || Shopify Help Center 2019

How To Add A Product || Shopify Help Center 2019

If you’ve ever wondered how to add a product
and what details you need to include, then keep watching because this video walks you
through how to add a product to your Shopify admin. Start on the Shopify admin. Click “Products”, and then click “Add
product”. It’s important to note, you aren’t required
to enter every product detail listed in this video. Choose what’s right for your business. Start by giving the product a name. Next, add a description. Describe your product in detail to inform
and persuade potential customers. If you’re using a dropshipping service like
Oberlo, it’s best to rewrite the provided description. Next, click “Upload image”, and select
images to include. Visuals are a key factor in whether a customer
decides to make a purchase or not. Now you need to add a price. This is what customers pay at checkout. Click “Charge taxes on this product” if
the product is taxable. The “Compare at price” is the original
price for a product that’s on sale. For example, if you enter $30 as the compare
at price and leave the price at $20, the product displays as $10 off. The “Cost per item” is how much the product
costs you. If you resell a product, enter the price you
paid the manufacturer, excluding taxes, shipping, or other costs. Or, If you create the product yourself, enter
a value that is based on your labour and material costs. Under the inventory column, you see the option
to add a “Stock keeping unit”, also known as a SKU. This is a unique value for the product. SKUs help you organize your inventory and
fulfill orders. You also see an option for barcodes. Barcodes are typically used by resellers. The identifier needs to be a new or existing
Global Trade Item Number, also known as a GTIN. Some sales channels require a GTIN before
a product can be published using the channel. The “Inventory policy” setting allows
the Shopify admin to track inventory. If you select “don’t track inventory”
then the quantity option is not available. Next, enter the number of units in stock under
“Quantity”. If you’re using Shopify Locations, you’ll
see a slightly different layout in the inventory section. Uncheck the box “track quantity” if you
aren’t tracking inventory. Otherwise, enter individual quantity numbers
for this product at each location available. You can also select “Allow customers to
purchase this product when it’s out of stock”. Only select this if you’re confident that
you’re able to keep up with demand and will have new inventory shortly. Under shipping, select “This is a physical
product” if this is an item that needs to be shipped. Uncheck it for digital products or services,
or for products that you’ll never ship. Now, enter the product’s weight. This field only appears when “This is a
physical product” is checked. Product weight needs to be accurate because
it’s used to calculate shipping rates. If you want to ship the product internationally
with Shopify Shipping, enter the harmonized system tariff code. Click “look up code” to search for HS
tariff codes. Under fulfillment service, select a fulfillment
service from the list of services you’re using. If you’re not using a fulfillment service,
then select “manual”. Next, enter variants if you have a product
with different options like colour and size. Click “Add variant” and enter a title
for the option name. In the “Option values” field, enter the
different variants available by separating each one by a comma. Continue to add options for other variants
until finished. If you’ve created variants, you need to
enter the product details individually just as you did above. The “Search engine listing preview” is
a preview of how your product appears in search engine results. Click “Edit website SEO” to make changes
to the preview. Back at the top, you see “Product availability”. Click “Manage” and a list of your active
sales channels appear. Select the checkbox for what channel you’d
like this product to be available on. Under the organization section, you see “Product
type.” This is a category for the product. You can use the product type as a condition
for an automated collection, or to filter products in the Shopify admin. A product can have only one product type. You can use a product type already made or
create a new one. To create a new product type, enter it into
the “Product type” field. The “Vendor” is the manufacturer, wholesaler,
or other vendor for the product. If you created this product, enter your own
business name here. You can also add the product directly into
a collection. Use the collection field to add the product
directly to a manual collection. Automated collections include the product
when it matches the collection conditions. Finally, “Tags” are searchable keywords
associated with your product. Tags help customers find your product through
your online store search, and you can also use them to create automated collections. Review the details you’ve entered, and when
you’re ready, click “Save”. Your product is now added to the Shopify admin. For more videos on how to grow your business,
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or contact the Shopify support team directly.


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    How do you add products to a sub menu? i.e. clothing tab with a jeans, shirts etc drop down? When I click on jeans it just takes me to all the products in the clothing collection.

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    Jacky Baan

    On the website they have the Original size, but I want the whole image at the mobile site also. Now it is cropped, when I go to the mobile site.

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    If someone purchases a variant of the product will it adjust the availability of both the item variant and overall availability. For example I have 100 shirts total 50 red 50 blue. If someone buys a blue short will the stock be adjusted for both shirts and "blue shirts". Cheers.
    Also, what happens if the total stock input as lower than the sum of all the stock variants?

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    Loreta Gema

    It would be so helpful if you did a video for photographers who want to sell prints and use a printing company of their own choice, but which is not integrated into the shop – this would give so much freedom. I would need to offer the buyer different sizes of prints and different mediums: types of paper or other materials. It seems that the Parallax theme is the best suited for it? I'm now testing a trial version, thinking of switching to Shopify.

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    Eli Ely

    Hi, I saw price suggestion for the product added via oberlo but I ignored, Now I really want to compare my pricing with the shopify pricing suggestion, how to check the price suggested by shopify?

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