Product management: Basics

Products are the most important element in the OXID eShop: Products are sold! In this entry, the basics of managing products are explained.
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Product pictures: Basics

You have the option of uploading multiple images for each product. The images must be copied from your computer to the server on which OXID eShop runs. This operation is referred to as uploading.
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Setting up the main category of a product

A product can be assigned to any number of categories. One of these categories can be defined as the main category. The main category is only important if the product is assigned to more than one category.
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Using attributes

With attributes, you can set up further properties for products. How attributes are used is explained by an example: the attribute Shape is created and assigned to a product.
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Sorting products

You have two options for sorting products within categories:

  • Via fast sorting of category. A number of predefined sorting options are available here.
  • You can sort products manually. This allows you to specify the exact sort order, but requires more time.

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Setting up manufacturers

You can specify the manufacturer for each product. This allows you to display the products of specific manufacturers to users.
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Assigning products to categories

You have two options for assigning products to categories:

  • Specifying the categories to which an individual product is assigned. This is appropriate if you are setting up a new product or editing an existing product.
  • Specifying one category to which products are to be assigned. This is primarily appropriate if you have set up a new category and want to assign a large number of products to it all at once.

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Advanced settings for a product

If you edit a product under Administer Products -> Products, you can make additional settings in the Advanced tab.
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Setting up a new category

These instructions explain the procedure for setting up a new category. Only the primary settings will be made.
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Primary settings for categories

To find the categories, select Administer Products -> Categories . All categories are listed in the top half. You can use the entry fields above the list to search for particular categories.
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Setting up a new product

These instructions explain the procedure for setting up a new product. Only the primary settings will be made.
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Primary settings for products

You can manage products in Administer Products -> Products. All products are listed in the top half. You can use the entry fields above the list to search for particular products. Click a product to edit the settings for the category in the bottom half of the screen.
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