Professional web store is a combination of perfectly matched design, themes, programming code and products, displayed in such sequence and view which would at most satisfy the usability requirements. Now, let us review a simple step-by-step instruction how to add a product in Magento CMS.
First of all we need to access the admin panel. After we enter our username and password we are automatically redirected to the product management section and administrator panel. In this section we see various characteristics of products, filtering options and other necessary data. All of them can be edited or removed (if you have corresponding permissions from the store admin). Depending on Magento version and the Magento extension being used you can create a flat filter (that offers variants while a word is being typed) or a drop-down list.
In order to create a new product in Magento you need to move to the menu item “Product Management” and click “Add a product” button. Another panel will open where you can specify the characteristics of a simple commodity position. Remember that attributes cannot be changed so you need to enter them correctly at once. Then we click ‘Next’ or ‘Continue’ button and move to the product edition section.
Simple product characteristics
Each product has modules and now we will review variable characteristics of a simple product. There are data that are required and those that are optional. The first one is more important, so we will start with it.
Name. The product name is specified according to the sample, if necessary we also fill SKU, brand, batch and others. Here we do not specify any other properties like weight, size or quantity, there are separate blocks for them;
Commodity position description is a very important part of work. You need to provide the most detailed information. For correct site functionality and indexing the information should be entered manually, or, if there is no such possibility, copied from the manufacturer’s site into a text editor like Notepad, cleaned from unnecessary tags and then added into the ‘Description’ field;
Short description – 250 symbols, it must include collection, brand, SKU, one sentence with characteristics;
Short name – the name and SKU of a product;
SKU block is also very important, it should be filled with the data from the commodity position price list;
Weight – enter ‘zero’ here;
Now we see two ‘Date’ fields, you may not use them if you wish. But they will be useful if you would like to offer a sale or a special price, for example.
The URL key is generated automatically but sometimes you may need to use the URL- generator.
After that we need to fill the following:
Manufacturer country, product ID, brand, etc.
The products with images are considered to gain more trust from the customers. In order to add an image for a product in Magento you need to select a corresponding file after you click ‘Browse’ button. After the image is uploaded put a checkmark next to it and configure the product image output:
Base image is an image displayed on the product page; thumbnail – an image in catalog and shopping cart; additional images.
Now we check the main attribute – the category to which the product is assigned. This attribute allows the customer to filter products while searching. Check that information and, if necessary, add related products (works perfectly for the apparel and electronics stores). Now save the settings.
If you have any additional questions about the process of addition a product in Magento, please leave a comment, and GoMage specialists, as well as our forum http://magentoforum.com/, will do our best to answer all the questions.