usaecart:products

Products

The Products Manager page allows you to add, edit, and delete products from your product database. The default view is an alphabetical list by title of all the products currently in your system. To change the order of the list, click on the ID, Title, SKU, or Price headings at the top of each column. At the top right of the list the total number of in the system is displayed. At the bottom of the page are the buttons for adding or importing new items, as well as arrows to navigate through the pages of your products. Each page displays 25 items.

Find a Product

If you need to find a particular product or group of products, simply type your search term(s) into the box at the top of the page and click the Find button. You can search for specific items using the ID, name, or sku of the item(s).

Edit a Product

Editing your products is simple, just click on the edit button to the right of the item you want to edit. A form will come up containing all of the existing information:

All fields may be edited with the exception of the Product ID, which is the unique system assigned number displayed just under the header in the Edit Product box. The Product ID is the number you will use to link the product to your eCart. More information on how to so that, along with examples and sample code can be found on the Website Development page.

The fields that can be edited are as follows:

Title The name of the item. Make sure to name your item something descriptive that will make it easy to identify.
SKU A merchant assigned tracking number.
Price The total price of the item before shipping, discounts or tax.
Weight The total weight of the item. (For shipping rate calculations.)
Shipping Shipping charge amount for the item. (note: This shipping amount will override the shipping rate set in your Shipping Settings. It is designed for use with oversize or special shipping items.)
Tax Check this box if the item is taxable. (note: You can specify different tax rates by region on the Sales Tax Settings page.)

Once you have entered all of the correct information, click the Save button to store the new information in your product database, or Cancel to revert to the previously saved information.

If your merchant account has been enabled for multiple currencies, your Edit Products screen will also display the relevant converted currency amount of the item:

Delete a Product

To delete any of the products in your database, simply click on the Delete button to the far right of the product. You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the product and remove it from your product list forever. Click Okay to delete the product, or Cancel to return to your list of products.

Add a Product

To add a new product to your database, simply click on the Add Product button at the bottom of the products screen. You will be taken to a blank product form.

The fields that can be added are as follows:

Title The name of the item. Make sure to name your item something descriptive that will make it easy to identify.
SKU A merchant assigned tracking number.
Price The total price of the item before shipping, discounts or tax.
Weight The total weight of the item. If you're not sure, enter 1 and come back and edit the item later. (For shipping rate calculations.)
Shipping Shipping charge amount for the item. (note: This shipping amount will override the shipping rate set in your Shipping Settings. It is designed for use with oversize or special shipping items. To apply your standard shipping charges to this item, leave this space blank.)
Tax The default setting is taxable. Un-check this box if the item is non-taxable. (note: You can specify different tax rates by region on the Sales Tax Settings page.)

You will notice that once an item has been added, the system will automatically assign the item a unique product ID. This number is important because you (or your Web Master) will need to include it in the code that links your ecommerce site to your eCart. For more information about adding these links, please visit the Website Development page.

Import Products

Another way to move products into the system is to import them in one or more files. It is recommended that imported files be in a comma separated format. To upload a file, click on the Import Products button at the bottom of the products page.

usaecart/products.txt · Last modified: 2008/02/28 11:45 by nell

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