Product Properties

Fields and Settings  #

When you create or edit a product, you should specify certain product properties. For convenience, properties are grouped by tabs on the product editing page.

General #

Information #

  • Name—the name of the product as it would appear on the storefront 
  • Categories—the categories that the product will be assigned to. When a product has multiple categories, the first category on the list will be the main category for the product. To change the main category, just drag another category in its place.
    • Select the product category: (eg. lotion, dresses, etc.)
  • Price— the price you are selling the item for. Base product price in your store’s primary currency. Prices in other currencies are converted automatically, according to the exchange rate that you specify. All calculations are done in the primary currency.
  • Full description—the product description that will appear on the product details page of the storefront. The description can be either plain text or formatted HTML text. If you’re not familiar with HTML code, you can rely on the visual editor: you simply edit product descriptions like a document, and the visual editor adds the HTML code automatically.
  • Status—The status of the product:
    • Active—the product is available on the storefront and appears in the product list.
    • Disabled—the product is not available on the storefront.
    • Hidden—the product does not appear in the product list on the storefront. Customers can reach a hidden product via a direct link.
  • Store—the storefront to which the product is assigned.
  • Images—the images of the product.
    • Preferred formats: JPEG (GIF and PNG are also supported). 
    • Maximum image size allowed: 1024px for width and height. Images that are larger than 1024px on either side will be automatically resized. 
    • Alt Text: hover over the image to add or delete alt text. This text will be shown when the image is missing or cannot be displayed. It is a good practice to have an alternative text associated with the image, for SEO purposes. 
    • Display: One of the uploaded images will appear larger than the others. That’s the main product image that is displayed on the product list and on the product details page by default. To change the main image, simply drag and drop another image in its place. You can also change the order of additional images in the same way.
  • Product code: Assign a code to your product. 
  • Options settings

If you hover over an image, you’ll be able to view the full-sized image, delete it, or edit its alt text.

Options Settings  #

Options are additional separable product properties such as custom engraving, gift wrapping, etc. They should not be confused with product variations.  We covered options in details here

Options type—select how the options and variants of this product appear and work on the storefront:

  • Simultaneous—customers can choose the variant for each option independently and in any order.
    • Sequential—options and variants are chosen one after another: first the variant of the first option, then the variant of the second option, and so on.

Options are specific properties of the product that a customer can choose when making a purchase. For example, options for custom engraving may include the number of letters and size. 

Exceptions type—select a type of product option exceptions:

  • Forbidden—you’ll be able to specify Forbidden combinations on the Options tab. Customers won’t be able to purchase a product when they choose a forbidden combination of option variants.
    • Allowed—you’ll be able to specify Allowed combinations on the Options tab. Customers will only be able to select these combinations of option variants.

Pricing / Inventory #

CODE—the identifier of the product that you use in your store (a stock keeping unit or SKU); it is used to distinguish products from each other during import so that the data would be saved to the right product.

List price—The recommended price by the manufacturer. if this price is higher than the product’s Price, then a discount label will be displayed for the product.

In stock—the number of products in the stock. Products that are out of stock can’t be bought

Zero price action—determines what can be done on the storefront when the product’s price is 0:

  • Do not allow customers to add the product to the cart
    • Allow customers to add the product to the cart
    • Ask customers to enter the price — customers will see an input field and will be able to enter the price that they’re willing to pay. That’s useful for charity events or donations.

If a product is tracked with options, you’ll need to specify the number of in-stock items individually for each combination of option variants.

Minimum order quantity—the minimum number of items that a customer can buy at a time. This number will appear on the product page on the storefront, right after the product price. 0 means no minimum

Maximum order quantity—the maximum number of items that a customer can buy at a time. 0 means no maximum.

Quantity step—determines the step by which a customer can increase or decrease the number of products in the cart. 0 means no limit. Buyers can decrease or increase product quantity as they wish. 

If the minimum order quantity is 3, the maximum order quantity is 9, and the quantity step is 3, then a customer will be able to purchase 3, 6, or 9 items in one order.

List quantity count—the maximum number of choices in the Quantity drop-down list. It comes useful when you set a quantity step and when there are a lot of items in stock.

Taxes—select the taxes that will be applied to the product.

Availability #

User groups—the user groups that can access the product’s page.

Creation date—the date when the product was added to the catalog. It is used for sorting products by date.

Avail since—the date when the product becomes available for purchase. It is useful when you want to start selling at a specific date, or when the product isn’t available yet.

Out-of-stock actions—select if customers should be able to buy the product in advance before it is not yet available for sale, or sign up to receive an email notification when the product is available.

Learn more about out-of-stock actions.

Extra #

Product details view—choose a template (basically, the look) of the product page. By default, we recommend The Big Picture template for all sellers. 

Downloadable—if this checkbox is ticked, the product is labeled as downloadable, i.e. distributed by download.

Enable shipping for downloadable products—if this checkbox is ticked, shipping costs will be calculated for this downloadable product just like for normal products.

Time-unlimited download—if this checkbox is ticked, the product download period never expires.

As a rule, customers only have a certain period of time to download a purchased product. That time period is set at 48 hours 

Short description—a short product description; it appears on the product list on the storefront. If you leave this field blank, the short description will be automatically taken from the full product description (first 300 characters).

Popularity—integer conveying the product’s popularity, which is calculated automatically. This rating depends on the number of product views as well as the number of times the product was added to the cart and purchased. Products can be sorted by popularity on the storefront.

Search words—the list of words by which the product should be easily found by the built-in search.

Promo text—an additional block with information that appears on the top right side of the product page.

SEO #

SEO name—the value to which the standard URL will be changed. 
Page title—the content of the meta-tag: the title of the product page on the storefront, which is displayed in the web browser when somebody is viewing the page. If you don’t specify a value manually, it will be generated automatically. Maximum 60 characters 
META description—the content of the meta-tag: a brief description of the product. maximum 160 characters
META keywords—the content of the keywords meta-tag: a list of search keywords that appear on the product page.

Options #

This tab allows you to manage product options and option variants, as well as control the option combinations and add forbidden/allowed combinations.

Product options appear on the product details page on the storefront. Depending on the type of option, customers either select one of the option variants or provide their own variant. A separate article describes the properties of options.

Product Variations  ( Save for last) #

Before adding Variations you must first complete and save your listing by adding all necessary information which includes, shipping, features, video link, etc.

Variations are similar products that differ from each other only in one or a few features, such as size or color. For example: “green M-sized T-shirt” and “red S-sized T-shirt”. Variations should be the last thing you add to your listing. Make sure you complete all the other tabs before creating product variations.

We cover variations in a separate article. 

Shipping Properties #

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This tab contains a number of product properties that are important for automatic shipping cost calculation.

Weight—the weight of a single item in the store’s default weight measurement unit. Free shipping—if you tick this checkbox, the product will be excluded from the shipping cost calculation, as long as the shipping method has the Use for free shipping checkbox ticked.
Shipping freight—the handling fee (insurance, packaging, etc.) added to the shipping cost.
Items in a box—the minimum and maximum number of product items to be shipped in a separate box. Usually, it’s 1 - 1 (only one product per box).
Box length—the length of a separate box.
Box width—the width of a separate box.
Box height—the height of a separate box.

If you don’t specify box dimensions, values will be taken from the shipping method. Box-related properties are required for a more accurate shipping cost estimation when a real-time shipping method supports multi-box shipping (UPS, FedEx, and DHL). 

Quantity Discounts #

This tab contains the list of wholesale prices for the product. Buyers will see those discounts on the product page on the storefront. You can set a quantity discount by using an absolute value or a percentage.

In the example below:The buyer will pay $19.99 for 1 shirt
Receive 5% discount if they buy 5 shirts 
Pay $16 per shirt if they buy 10 shirts

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Files to Sell #

This tab contains a list of files that are associated with downloadable products.

Use the Attachments tab instead for digital instructions and/or files that come with a physical product and don’t have to be bought.

Each file has the following properties:

  • Name—the name of the file as your customers will see it on the product page. Note that it does not change the original file name.
  • Position—the position of the file relatively to the positions of the other files in the list.
  • File—the actual file that will become available for download after purchase.
  • Preview—a preview file that can be freely downloaded from the product details page on the storefront.
  • Activation mode—determines how the download link will be activated:
    • Immediately—immediately after the order has been placed.
    • After full payment—once the order status has changed to Processed or Complete.
    • Manually—manually by the store administrator.
  • Max downloads—the maximum number of allowed product downloads per customer.
  • License agreement—the text of the license agreement.
  • Agreement required—determines whether the customers must accept license agreement at checkout.
  • Readme—additional instructions (for example, installation instructions, etc.)
  • Folder—the folder to which the file belongs (if you created any).

Subscribers  #

When a product is out of stock, you may allow customers to subscribe for an email notification. It will be sent automatically to inform the customers that the product is available again.

Each product has its own list of email addresses, available on the Subscribers tab. When a product is in stock again, the notification is sent to all subscribers, and then their emails are removed from the subscriber list of the product.

Add-ons  #

RMA allows you to accept returns and set up the return period for each item. Learn more about the RMA add-on.Returnable—if you tick this checkbox, the product will be labeled as available for return.
Return period—the time period (in days) during which the product can be returned. The period begins on the day of purchase.

Bestselling #

 This value is calculated automatically 

Comments and Reviews #

Comments and Reviews should be the default selection here.
Your product will not be approved if you disable comments and reviews. 

Features #

Features are additional inseparable product properties. You can use them to add information that is specific to the products you sell

This tab allows you to define the values of the extra fields that are valid for the product.

Cause: Select the social cause your business or product stands for.Universal IDs: All products must include one of the universal identifiers such as brand, gtingtin, identifier_existsidentifier_exists, mpnmpn 

You must select all applicable features in order for your listing to be displayed in the filter search and google shopping. Listing with missing features will not be approved. 

Buy Together #

On this tab, you can bind the product with other products from the catalog and offer a discount if the bound products are bought together. A set of bound products is referred to as a product combination. The discount is promoted on the product details page on the storefront, and customers can decide whether they want to profit from the offer or not.

Along with the set of bound products and the offered discount, each combination has the following properties:Name—the name of the product combination.
Description—the description of the product combination as it appears on the storefront.
Available from—the date when the product combination becomes available for customers.
Available till—the date until the product combination is available.
Display in promotions—if this checkbox is ticked, the combination will appear on the list of promotions 
Status—The status of the product combination (Active or Disabled).

Tags #

This tab includes a list of tags associated with the product. Tags appear on the storefront in the Tags.Tags—the tags that have been added to the product. Once you start typing, Purposemart will use autocomplete to suggest what existing tags you may be entering.

Attachments #

This tab contains files associated with the product. Unlike the contents of the Files to sell tab, the files that appear here are available for non-downloadable products as well. Each attachment has the following properties:Name—the name of the product attachment.
Position—the position of the attachment relative to the position of the other product attachments.
File—the file that is used as the product attachment.
User groups—the user groups, for which the attachment is available.  Video gallery of the product

 This tab allows you to add youtube video clips to the product. The videos will be displayed in the Video Gallery Tab on the product page in the storefront. 

Required Products #

This tab contains a list of required products, which will be added to the cart along with this product. To add a new required product, click the Add product button.

Reviews #

You view the list of customers’ reviews of the product. 

Sellers are not allowed to post reviews for their own products. 

Product Preview #

Use the green circle icon in the right to preview, close, or delete the product. You can also contact  Purposemart admin if you need support with your listening. 

Product preview: Listing with a quantity discount and buy together options 

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