Simple Products



Simple Product is the most basic product type and the building block for the complex product types. It is suitable for all kinds of physical (shipped)  products. 

Each simple product is associated with a unique SKU and inventory level.

To create a simple product in Store Manager for Magento click on "Add Product" button or use the right mouse button to select "Add Product". In the open the window you can select an attribute set for a current product which will 

be used during creation of configurable products and other product types. You can choose one of the existing attribute sets or you can create a new attribute set.

Create Simple Product

Create simple type of product


On the next step, you need to fill up the product detail view. To see detailed instructions on how to manage your simple product data, visit  Edit Product. First of all, you need to select a necessary store view for a current simple

product. Before you create a multi-view store, consider what prices and other product attribute you want to use in each store viewIf you design a store with one view per language, you will normally want to use the same 

products for all languages (e.g. in all store views). It allows you to use the same basic product information (e.g. SKU, price, inventory level etc) regardless of language, and just have the text translated into the selected 

languages. If you want to use a totally different price structure for different target groups, you must create unique products for each view, with unique SKUs, and have one store view per customer group you’re selling to.

Simple new products


As you can see there are a few tabs in the "Edit product" window. Each of them is a separate attribute set, you've created before. 

After filling all necessary fields up you can finish this part of creating the simple product by clicking the "OK" button in the top of the form.

Image Gallery

Magento shopping cart requires three images per product - a base image, a small image, and a thumbnail. You need to select an appropriate image for each required image type. 

All the images will be displayed under “Image Galery” below the product grid and you can see them on the product page of your site unless you choose to Exclude it.  

Simple image gallery


Tier Price

Tier pricing is a promotional tool that allows you to price items differently for higher quantities. This is an effective way to increase sales.  For example you sell office supplies and you want to create a promotion where the

customers who buy three boxes of printer paper get lower prices comparing to those who buy only one box.

Simple product tier price


Inventory

Inventory management is largely controlled by settings in the Inventory tab in Store Manager for Magento. 

Simple inventory tab



If you set Yes in Manage Stock field of Inventory tab, Store Manager for Magento will keep track of your inventory by automatically maintaining the quantity of each product in stock.

In the Qty field enter the exact current quantity of a product in stock, or the maximum value for this product in your stock if you don’t keep track of the inventory.

Use the Minimum Qty for Item’s Status to be Out of Stock setting to define when the product enters an Out of Stock status and can be ordered no longer. If you sell the same products both online and in a regular store, you

may want to set a certain threshold where online orders are no longer accepted even though you still have a minimal quantity in stock.

The Minimum and Maximum Qty Allowed in Store Manager for Magento setting prevents customers from ordering less than a designated minimum quantity, or more than a maximum quantity.

The Qty Uses Decimals setting determines whether decimals can be used in the quantity field of the product (e.g. “3.5 yards”) or not.

Notify for Quantity Below. Store Manager for Magento only reflects this value. You can set it up in your Magento admin.

The Stock Availability setting shows you whether Store Manager for Magento takes into account the product quantity in stock. If the Qty value is higher than the Minimum Qty for Item’s Status to be Out of Stock, you should

ensure that Stock Availability is set to “In Stock”.

NOTE: Make sure that you click "Post" button to apply your changes.

Websites

If you’re managing multiple Websites, you can select which of your websites this product belongs to by associating it to certain websites. Just choose the websites you want the product to be available from.

Simple product website tab


Categories

You need to select what categories this product will belong to. 

Simple category tab


NOTE: Make sure that you click "Post" button to apply your changes.

Related Products

Related products are products that a customer may want to buy as well as the product they are viewing. These products will appear by default on the products page, with a tick box to add them to the cart. 

Related Products tab contains a product list, where you can select products from your store you wish to be related to the product being edited.

Simple related tab


Up-sells

Up-sells is a marketing practice of suggesting higher priced products or services to a customer who is considering a purchase. In order to use this option go to Up-sells tab and select products from your store you want to be 

offered 
along with the editing product. A link to the upgraded products page will be shown by default on the current products page. 

Simple up-sells tab


Cross-sells

Cross-sells refers to practice of suggesting additional products or services to a customer who is considering buying something. Cross-selling is similar to related products but in this case, the products appear only on the

customers cart. A special button in your Magento admin allows customers to add a cross-selling product to their cart. To set this option go to Cross-sells tab and select the products you want to cross-sell with the editing product

from the product list. 

Simple cross-sells



Product Reviews

You can see a list of all product reviews that have been added to this product in Store manager for Magento.

Product reviews tab


You can create a new tag for a customer:

Simple product tag as Customer


and for an administrator:

Simple product tag as Administrator


Customers Tagged Product

Customers Tagged Product shows you a list of individual customers who have tagged this product, including the information about their first and last names, emails, and tags used.

Customer tagged product


Custom Options


Custom Options enables a Store Manager customer to add new options to the product before adding it to the shopping cart. It allows to increase the product price or to gather extra information from the customer such as a product

length, a name to engrave or an image to print on it. Custom options are similar to attributes but they must be filled in by a customer rather than an admin.

Add option Select Type


Title: The title of the option

Input Type: The type of field to display

Is Required: Yes means that a customer will have to complete this field before adding option to the cart

Sort Order: The order in which the item will be displayed in the custom options group

NOTE: Once you have added a new option, you may want  to charge the higher price for it.

Add new option button


Price: A price change for selecting this option.

Price Type: A fixed price type allows you to add or subtract  a certain value from the total price. For example, a percentage price type will allow you to add or subtract a certain amount of percentages from the product _base_ price

(other options will not be included in this calculation).

SKU: This code will be added to the product SKU with a dash.

Max Characters: For text fields only, the limit to the number of characters a customer can enter .

You can also by using the appropriate tool in the top toolbar perform the import/export custom options:

Import/export custom option




Please visit the following documentation pages for more detailed information about these processes in Store Manager:


By eMagicOne Inc.

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