Catalog

This module allows you to manage the products and manufacturers aspect of your website.

The Catalog module is how you will manage your products for your site. This module comes with many useful and robust features for management and organization, such as Categorization for Products, Manufacturers for Products, etc. This module will also allow you to keep track of your current stock and any orders placed on your site.

Categories/Products

Categories Table

The Categories Members page will present a list of all categories for you website. The ordering of the categories is customizable and can be changed at any time. There are also actions for each row of a Category to allow you to perform such tasks as activating/deactivating the category, viewing products within the category, editing settings for the category and deleting the category.

The following columns are available on the Categories/Products page:

  • Categories

  • Count

  • Subcategories

  • Store

Categories Table Actions

Add New Category

This button will create a new Category. For more information, see Creating/Editing Categories.

Search

This button will allow you to search through your Categories. You can search by All, Featured Only or New Only.

Per Categories Actions

Active/Inactive

View Products

Edit Category Settings

Delete Category

Edit Categories Settings

Settings
Description
Images
URL's
SEO
Misc
Settings

Field

Description

Store

Choose store to be associated with this category (You can create Stores in Manage Catalog-> Stores)

Inherit Parent Store

Inherit associated store from parent category

Parent Category

Make this category a sub-category of another

Is Active

Set whether this category is available for use

Name

Name of Category

Title

Text that appears in the tab on your browser

Header

This is the text that will appear as the main heading of the page

Price Adjustment

Amount to adjust prices. You may set this as an Amount, in a Percentage

Inherit Product Images as Category Box Image

Sets whether product images are inherited from parent category

Description

This is the area you will create or edit the description for this category

Images

Select files button and navigating your file system to the image you want to upload, or by dragging and dropping the image on the gray box area.

Here you can upload one or more images by either clicking the Select files button and navigating through your computer's file system and selecting the image you wish to upload, or by dragging and dropping the image on the gray box.

Once and image is uploaded you can Deactivate, Display as Box Image, Display as Banner or Delete it.

URL's

Sets the URL for the category. This setting is usually configured by developers.

SEO

This section contains information seen by search engines such as Google or Bing.

Misc

Field

Description

Secondary Description

An alternate description for this category

Icon

Allows you to set a Font Awesome Icon for this Category

Is Inherited Store

TBD

Manufacturers/Products

Manufacturers Table

The following columns are available on the Manufacturers/Products page:

  • Name

You can toggle sorting manufacturers by alphabet and reverse-alphabet order by clicking Name

Manufacturers Table Actions

Search

Clicking this button will allow you to search Manufacturers by name

Add New Manufacturer

Clicking this button will take you to the Add Manufacturer page, see Edit Manufacturer Settings

Per Manufacturers Actions

View Products

TBD

Edit Manufacturer

Clicking this button will take you to the Edit Manufacturer page, see Edit Manufacturer Settings

Delete Manufacturer

clicking this button will delete the associated Manufacturer

Edit Manufacturers Settings

Settings
Description
Images
Meta Tags
Misc
Settings

Field

Description

Name

This is the text that will appear in the site map and other links to this page.

Title

This is the text found in the browser's title bar.

Route

This is the URL for the Manufacturer.

Description

This tab has a single text box where you can provide the description for the associated Manufacturer.

Images

Select files button and navigating your file system to the image you want to upload, or by dragging and dropping the image on the gray box area.

Here you can upload one or more images by either clicking the Select files button and navigating through your computer's file system and selecting the image you wish to upload, or by dragging and dropping the image on the gray box.​

Once and image is uploaded you can Deactivate, Display as Box Image, Display as Banner or Delete it.

Meta Tags

The settings in this tab are for Search Engine Optimization

Field

Description

Description

Manufacturer description for SEO

Keywords

Keywords for SEO

Misc

Field

Description

Normalized Name

TBD

Is Featured

Sets whether this Manufacturer is Featured or not

Add New Product

Basic Information
Description
Images
Availability
Price
Basic Information

Field

Description

Name

This is the text that will appear in the site map and other links to this page.

Title

This is the text found in the browser's title bar.

Header

This is the text that will appear as the main heading of the page.

Style/Product Number

Set the Style/Product number here.

Is Featured

Sets whether this product is Featured or not.

Is New

Sets whether this product is listed as New or not.

Manufacturer

Choose from existing manufacturers to associate this product with.

Description

Field

Description

Primary Description

Description field with rich text editing.

Secondary Description

Alternate description without rich text editing.

Images

The settings in this tab are available when editing after the product is created.

Select files button and navigating your file system to the image you want to upload, or by dragging and dropping the image on the gray box area.

Here you can upload one or more images by either clicking the Select files button and navigating through your computer's file system and selecting the image you wish to upload, or by dragging and dropping the image on the gray box.​​

Once and image is uploaded you can Deactivate, Display as Box Image, Display as Banner or Delete it.

Availability

Field

Description

Is Available

Sets whether this product is available or not.

Available Date

Sets when this product will become available.

Expiration Date

Sets when this product expires and becomes unavailable.

Price

TBD

Attributes
Categories
Related Products
URL's
SEO
Attributes
  • Product Attributes

This box contains the attributes applied to this product. Attributes can have many values, for instance you may have a Size Attribute that may have many values such as Small, Medium, Large etc.

  • Available Attributes

This box contains attributes that are not currently applied to this product. Usually these attributes are specific to this product, although you can create Global Attributes that are available to all products.

  • Add/Edit Custom Attribute

Clicking this button will allow you to create/edit a custom attribute for this product

  • Name

Name of attribute - Size, or Color for instance.

  • Delete All

Delete all values for this attribute

  • Value

An aspect of this attribute - For instance if the Attribute is titled Color you may have many separate values for each Color you provide of this product.

  • Alias

Optionally, you may add and Alias to a value. This assists in search results, where you may have many Values for and attribute that are similar. For instance, if you have many Values that are shades of a color (Navy, Light Blue, Ocean Blue) you might set "Blue" as an Alias for all those Values - As a result, when you search for "Blue" all the colors you have given the Alias "Blue" will show.

  • Price Offset

This offsets the base price of the product. For instance, if this Attribute Value makes your product more expensive than the base product, you may want to offset the cost to accommodate.

  • Weight

This offsets the base weight of the product. For instance, if this Attribute Value makes your product heavier or lighter than the base product, you may want to offset the weight to accommodate for shipping.

  • Active

Sets whether this Attribute Value is active or inactive

  • >> And <<

Clicking these buttons will move the selected attribute to and from the Product Attributes and Available Attributes areas.

  • Show Individual Skus

Individual Skus are not shown by default. Clicking this button presents all Skus for this product. You can then filter what Skus are shown by Attribute Values.

Once presented you will see table of information generated from the applied Attribute(s): Attribute(s), Inventory count, Sku, Availability Toggle, Weight and Price offset.

(If more than one Attribute is applied to a product, there will be a Sku generated for each combination of all possible Attributes and their Values, e.g. You have an Attribute for Colors, and a separate Attribute for Size - Each Value in Colors will have a Sku generated for every Value in the Size Attribute)

Categories

On this tab you can assign a one or more category to this product. (To select more than one category, hold Ctrl and click the selected categories)

If you have many categories, you can search for a specific category via the search bar.

Related Products

In this tab you can search your library of products andthem to the Related Products List.

URL's

In this section, you can set URL routes for the product which will affect how the product appears in the address bar. For example, to get to your product, you could type 'mydomain.com/my-product' to reach the product if you set the Route to be /my-product.

Setting the Primary URL will force that Route to be the most relevant in searches.

Prepending Parent Category Routes will add the product category name to the route. For example, the route would then become 'mydomain.com/my-category/my-product'.

SEO

This tab will allow you to set the Search Engine Optimization for your product.

The description will contain the basic information about your product, while the keywords will affect Search Results for Search Engines (such as Google or Bing).

Tags
Shipping
Taxes
Misc
Remove Tabs
Tags

Adding keyword tags to your product will make it easier to be found with internal searches on your site. This does not affect your SEO for the product.

Shipping

This section allows you to set additional shipping information for the product.

Field

Description

Additional Shipping Cost

Adds to the total shipping cost for this item

Weight

Lists the weight for the product (lbs)

Free Shipping

Determines whether this product is eligible for free shipping

Taxes

TBD

Misc

Field

Description

Notes

Notes for you regarding the product

Gender Specific

Determines whether the product is gender specific

Is Limited Stock

Determines whether there is a limited supply of the product

Total Sold Offset

TBD

Total Products Ordered Offset

TBD

Remove Tabs

Clicking this tab will hide the other tabs from the top of the screen. Clicking at the top right of the screen, will cause the tabs to appear again.

Manage Orders

Manage Orders Table

  • Order Number

  • Store

  • Company

  • Customer Last Name

  • Customer First Name

  • Status

  • Date

  • Units

  • Amount

Manage Orders Table Actions

  • Search

Per Manage Orders Actions

TODO

Edit Manage Orders Settings

TODO

Manage Catalog

TODO

Customize Order Status

On this page you can create and edit the sequence of status' an order goes through. Individual status can be edited with custom icons and titles (i.e. a Truck icon with the Shipping title suggests a state where the order is in transit to be delivered) You can drag and drop status' to rearrange their sequence.

Sub Status Items are states that are not in the normal life-cycle of an order. i.e. If an order is cancelled, that is not a normal part of the order life-cycle of Processing->Shipped->Delivered that is more consistent.

Charge Step

You may select one order status as the Charge Step. This step is where the customer will be charged for their order.

Void Step

You can set one Sub-Status Item as the Void Step. The Void Step is where the order will be voided.

Order E-Mail Templates

You can create e-mail templates to be sent out at various stages of the order process. In this section, you can name and customize the look/feel of the template.

Price Groups

Promo Codes

Tax Groups

Attributes

Manufacturers

Stores

CSV Import

SA2 Import