How to add new products
Please follow these instructions when listing new products in order to maintain a level of consistency throughout the online store and efficiency at the warehouse.
1. Navigate to your product list
Click on the “Products” button from the sidebar on the left. On the Products Page, click the “Add Products to Sell” button.
2. Create a new product
In the pop-up window click the link at the top that says “create new product”.
3. Entering product details
Enter the name of your product. Once created, the name of the product can only be edited by an administrator. If you need your product name altered, please contact the store manager. If you are listing a variety of apple, squash etc., please list with the base product followed by the variety. For example “Apples, Macintosh”, “Squash, Butternut”, “Beef, Ground” etc. This ensures a more efficient product browsing for members, i.e. all apples are listed together.
Type A is used for products that are sold in different sizes, weights or volumes, but draw from a shared availability. For example, a bushel of apples could be sold as half bushels or 3 lb bags. If you sell one half bushel the quantity of the 3lb bags will be decreased by half. For this to work correctly you will need to enter a ‘Multiplier’ for each selling unit. If you have 120 cobs of corn and you’re selling them in one dozen, half dozen and single units, you would enter a ‘Multiplier’ of 12, 6 and 1 respectively. You will then list a total quantity of 120. As the different units are sold it will remove the appropriate quantity from the overall total. For help listing Type A products, please contact Emily at email@example.com.
Type C is for listing a product with multiple selling units that each require independent availability. For example, maple syrup sold in 250ml bottles or 500ml bottles. If you sell 5 of the 250 ml bottles, this will not affect the availability of your 500 ml bottles.
Type B1 & B2 are for a selling unit that provides an estimated price at the time of sale and is adjusted at the time of packing, before delivery to the warehouse. You would enter the per unit price and an average weight. We do not use this pricing method often, but if you’re interested please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This describes how you are selling your product (bag, package, jar, carton etc.) PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS FIELD FOR WEIGHTS, SIZES OR VARIETY this will be indicated under the selling unit. This unit will not show up on your product listing, but is useful for our packers and warehouse staff.
Under Unit Name, enter the weight, size, volume, pkg quantity etc. of each selling unit. Example Unit Names are: 250 mL, 16 oz, 1 pint, package of 3, one dozen, 3 lbs etc. PLEASE DO NOT REPEAT THE PRODUCT NAME IN THE UNIT NAME OR DESCRIPTION.
To add an additional selling unit, click the link “Add Selling Unit”. For example you can have on Unit of 250 mL at a cost of $4 and another unit listed as 500 mL for $7.
This is the cost to Eat Local. THIS IS NOT THE CUSTOMER PRICE. A 25% margin will be added to calculate the customer price. Your customer price should match your own retain pricing.
Multiplier, Sort Order and UPC:
These can be left alone for the most part. If you have multiple selling units, use the Sort Order to indicate the order these units will show up in the dropdown menu. The multiplier is only needed if using Type B1/B2 products. We do not use UPCs at this time.
Please add an image of your product! You can upload this from your computer. The preferred image size is 200px x 200px. DO NOT USE COPYRIGHTED IMAGES OFF THE INTERNET. All product pictures will be cropped to a square size.
Tagline and Description:
Add details about your product including ingredients and cooking instructions if applicable. FULL INGREDIENT LISTS MUST BE LISTED IN YOUR PRODUCT DESCRIPTION. Anything you type in the Tag Line will show up on the product listings as members scroll through the store. The Description will only be seen if a member clicks on the product to open up the larger view.