Uploading a Single Product Manually

Uploading a Single Product Manually

Lets go over posting your first product on your site with saleturf

step 1. locate the drop down for item data on the left hand side, then select products within


step 2, now click the plus sign at the top right of the screen

 

on this next page you will be greeted with a myriad of data, which can be a bit overwhelming, but no need to worry, let’s walk through it step by step

 

 

to start here we have the first part of the product upload page, from top to bottom on this page we have.
Workflow status- this is good for indicating what needs fixed on a product. We often see our clients use this to indicate things such as needs images, needs meta tags, that sort of thing

below that we have the product name which is fairly self explanatory, if we are uploading, for example a Fender American Professional II Stratocaster in Olympic White, then we put that information here. Try to avoid putting unnecessary things here though, such as the sku number or the serial number, as it can look quite cluttered from the search pages.

 

Next is our description box, its fairly self explanatory, you write out what the product is, and usually if a manufacturer includes a stock description of their product, you can just copy and paste that into this box. You can also embed videos and images in here, but we can cover that in a later tutorial.

 

 

Next we move onto our item tracking info, these should be familiar to any of you who have been selling online for any length of time. Let’s use the previously discussed Fender American Professional II Stratocaster in Olympic White as an example here as well.

 

For model, we can put Stratocaster, as it is the make of the item.
For the SKU we would use the SKU from Fender for this item, 011-3900-705

for the UPC we would use the UPC from Fender for this item, 885978577576

the EAN would be similar, 0885978578252
the AZN or the Amazon Standard Identification Number for this item would be B08L33Z2LF
and the MPN or manufactuer part number would be 011-3900-705 again.

 

Now every manufacturer should send you most of these with their products, but some might be missing, and most of the time upon request the manufacturer will supply these, if you are missing one or two, the product should still be able to list on most marketplaces, but some items like the AZN number are required to flow to Amazon correctly, and items like the SKU and UPC are required by most 3rd party platforms.

 

Next is the tax class, where you can modify the taxable nature of some items. Some items are tax exempt in some states, and need to be listed as such on your platform.

 

Lastly in this section is the pricing section, which handles, you guessed it, pricing.

At the top we have accept offers, request a quote, login for price, and price in cart.

 

Accept offers is easy to understand if you sell an item at $300, but you would gladly let go of it for $250, let’s say it was a used item or a trade in, well if you will allow that, this offer will be sent to you to either accept or deny.

 

Request a quote is good for larger items, like if you offer things like staging or packages for schools or churches, what might work for a church down the road might not be the right package for a church up state, so you can have them request a quote so you can better tailor that to their needs.

 

Login for price is useful if you have a price that you might not like to show publicly for one reason or another, for everything from not wanting the best deals to go to waste to wanting to get more people signed up for your site so you can send out more mailers etc, lots of good reasons for this.

 

Then price in cart, similar to login for price, but this one just implies that the final price wont show up until you’ve put it in your cart, this is usually done to avoid contractual issues with certain manufacturers or for any number of reasons.

 

Next we have price, cost, retail price and Map price

 

again for most of you this should be familiar, but I will explain it if it isnt.

 

Price is what you actually are selling it for

cost is of course what it cost you to purchase it from the manufacturer or supplier

retail price is the mark up, so that the price its listed for looks lower, you know the way this goes, retail is $29.99 but you’re selling it for $19.99

lastly is MAP pricing, or minimum advertised price, as in the lowest price that your contract with the manufacturer says you can sell it for.

We do have a warning system in place incase you post an item below map, just to prevent any accidental slip ups.


Next we have points, which are something some stores use as a reward to incentivize customers to come back, and buy things like store branded gear, or smaller items that you can afford to part with in exchange for loyalty. 100 points for a t shirt, stuff like that.

 

Next is Drop ship pricing, some manufacturers do drop shipping, and most of the time they do that for free or cheap enough it doesn’t justify you modifying your prices, but some of them charge extra and you have to raise the price. For items that you usually stock in the store, but sometimes have to drop ship its a good idea to keep both a standard price and a drop ship price so once inventory on hand runs out, you can swap over directly to the drop ship price.

Next up is quantities, easy enough to understand. How much do you have in stock. Typical site layouts will only have the Primary location listed, but upon request your backend can be modified to show multiple locations, like this

 

you can also modify maximum visible quantity, useful if you have both a brick and mortar store, and a warehouse location. Don’t want to sell too many online and accidentally sell the same item at the brick and mortar before you go and get it to sell online. There is a section for PO information, when to reorder, the reorder level, Reorder level is the number you want to trigger a notification to order more. Reorder Point is the inventory level you want to order. Like when it reaches 2 in stock I want to order 5

 

next is the final part of this first page, manufacturer to say who its made by
catagories to tell our system where to list this item on your site.

And what sized package is it, this is really useful for estimating how much you are going to spend in packaging or for knowing what boxes you will need to reorder for a given PO.

 

Next are the marketplaces, starting first with websites, and then any additional site settings that your items will be listed on, we will address these in an upcoming training module

next is the image loader, this is super easy. Just drag and drop the images you need from your desktop, try to use the largest images you can, so that way the images still look nice no matter how much they're stretched or squashed

next is files, now not everyone is going to use this, but this is a good place to include things like instruction manuals, downloadable pdfs and the like for the specific item.

Next is Links which we will touch on in a later tutorial 

Next are your attributes, Attributes are things like year made and brand, they map to marketplaces such as amazon and ebay

Next are options, Options are priced changes to an item such as size and color, this is very useful for stores that sell things like clothing, since certain colors might be more expensive to source then others.

Saleturf also offers the ability to include protection plans, if that is something you choose to offer.

 

The last 4 options recurring, reward points, design and Saleturf smart ship will be covered in a later tutorial

with that you should be able to list your first product on your site. Now this isnt the only way to list products, and while this seems like a lot of information, I can tell you as someone who worked at a store that used this system for a number of years, after you list 2 or 3 products it becomes muscle memory, and with just 1 or 2 employees in charge of it, a small to mid sized store can handle an inventory of a few thousand products easily.