Supplier Frontend - Supplier - Adding Products
To add a new product manually, click “Add a Product” in the navigation bar of the Vendor Panel. Alternatively, the supplier can clone a pre-existing product.
After defining your product's attribute set and type, you will see the form 'Add Product' that allows suppliers to describe and characterize their new product.
Some fields are mandatory in order to properly publish your new product. These fields are:
- Product Name
- Short Description
- Detailed Description
- SKU Configuration
- Product Weight
- Manage Stock?
- Is in Stock
- QTY Available
Suppliers can also define a special offer or deal for a product, and limit the period of time for which that special offer will be available for customers.
Suppliers can also add one or more product images on the right side of the form.
To set any picture as the main picture for the product, just click on the house icon and the thumbnail of the selected image will have a green border around it.
The next step is to select the product categories, which is a required operation.
If the product is not assigned to any category, customers will not be able to find it in the store catalog.
It is possible to configure the categories and define which will be visible to specific vendors from the Admin Panel. For more information, please read Customizing Product Form article.
After filling out all required field in the "Add a Product" form, remember to click on the Save Product button!
Suppliers can also add products by cloning existing products in the store.
For that, go to "Add a Product" link at the navigation bar of Vendor Portal, and select ' Use existing Product'.
Then, by using the products Name, SKU or Supplier Code, it is possible to see all current products for the same code in the catalog, visible or not.After selecting the product to be cloned, the supplier can simply add his or her own information of price, special prices and quantity.