Managing Products

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Navigate to: PIM > Products

The PIM is a central location in Znode for Administrators to create and manage the products that appear in stores.

Product Types

Type

Description

Simple

Simple products get associated with a single SKU. Simple products can be used to create Grouped, Bundled, Configurable, or Add-On products.


Example:

  • Simple Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, on DVD

  • SKU: STTNG003

Grouped

Grouped products are several SKUs that have been associated together. Customers can choose to purchase one, more than one, or all of the SKUs associated together. Think of a Grouped product as the SKU multi-select list. 


Example:

  • Grouped Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Complete Series, on DVD

  • SKUs: STTNG001, STTNG002, STTNG003, STTNG004, STTNG005, STTNG006, STTNG007

    • With Grouped, customers can choose one, some, or all of the seasons from within the grouped product.



Bundle

Bundled Products work similar to Grouped, except all the associated products can only be purchased as a bundle.


Example:


  • Bundled Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Complete Series, on DVD

  • SKUs: STTNG001, STTNG002, STTNG003, STTNG004, STTNG005, STTNG006, STTNG007

    • With Bundled, customers can "take all or nothing" with associated SKUs.

Configurable

A configurable product is a single product with multiple variations. Each variation is a unique simple product. Inventory is tracked by the SKU of the simple product for each variation.



Example:


  • Configurable Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform-Large

  • SKUs: RED-L, GOLD-L, BLUE-L

    • With Configurable, customers choose from a list of configurable attributes. Each Attribute configuration is tied to a unique SKU.


Adding a Product

Administrators can create new products by clicking the “Add New” button.

  1. There are several options available to customize your product

  2. Another method to add products is by using the bulk import tool

Editing a product

Administrators can follow the below steps to edit a product:

  1. Edit the product details/associations

  2. Click Save or Save & Close

  3. Publish the product (optional)

Managing child products

Configurable, Grouped and Bundle products act as parent products, and therefore other products (also known as child products) can be associated with them. The common behavior of parent products is inherited by the child products so that when they are ordered through the parent product, some necessary conditions are applied.

Configurable Products


Administrators can:

  • Associate/Unassociate any Simple products as child products (also known as variants) that have value(s) saved against the configurable attribute(s) (that were selected when the parent product was created) from the Variants tab. When a child product with a unique combination of the configurable attribute value(s) is associated with the parent product, then another child product with the same combination of the configurable attribute value(s) cannot be associated. Products can be associated using the Associate Products button and unassociated using the Delete action available for every record or using the Tools > Delete button

  • Manage the sequence in which child products will be displayed on the web store by updating the value of the Display Order column using the Edit and Save actions available for every record

  • Set any one child product as the default variant for the parent product by updating the value of the Is Default column using the Tools > Set/Remove As Default option. Any child product marked as the default variant will get selected by default when the product details page of the configurable product is viewed


Note: 

  • In case of Configurable Products, inventory, price, and other settings (except Obsolete product settings) of child products are always considered, when parent product is viewed or when child products are ordered from the web store

  • When there are no default variants available, a default variant will be randomly selected on the product details page of the respective configurable product



Grouped Products


Administrators can 

  • Associate/Unassociate any Simple products as child products from the Grouped Product tab. Products can be associated using the Associate Products button and unassociated using the Delete action available for every record or using the Tools > Delete button

  • Manage the sequence in which child products will be displayed on the web store by updating the value of the Display Order column using the Edit and Save actions available for every record


Note: In case of Grouped Products, inventory, price, and other settings (except Obsolete product settings) of child products are always considered, when parent product is viewed or when child products are ordered from the web store.



Bundle Products


Administrators can 

  • Associate/Unassociate any Simple products as child products from the Bundle Product tab. Products can be associated using the Associate Products button and unassociated using the Delete action available for every record or using the Tools > Delete button

  • Manage the sequence in which child products will be displayed on the web store by updating the value of the Display Order column using the Edit and Save actions available for every record

  • Manage the quantities of child products included per bundle product


Note: In case of Bundle Products, except inventory and Out Of Stock Options setting, all other settings of the parent product are always considered, when the parent product is viewed or ordered from the web store.



Publishing a Product

Anytime an administrator makes a change to a product, the product must be published in order to make the change visible in the store.

There are two ways to publish a product:

  1. Product list page - Click the publish icon on the product list page.

  2. Edit product page - Click on the product edit and make the required changes. Click on the “Publish” button on the top right corner.

All products that are included in a catalog are also published during a full Catalog Publish.


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