How To Add A Product To Your Shopify Online Store
ne of the most important steps in building your Shopify online store is adding your products. After all, the mere point of e-commerce is to sell your products.
It’s a good thing that adding products to your Shopify backend is really simple. Here’s how.
Step 1. Upon logging in to your Shopify store, go to Admin section and click on the “Products” tab.
Step 2. Then at the top right-hand corner, Click “Add a product”
Step 3. Enter your product’s “Title” and “Description”
Step 4. You may add images of your product in the “Images” section
Step 5. Click “Add images” to upload your images from your computer. You may also drag and drop the images from your computer’s directory to the images section.
Step 6. The first image that you upload will become your featured image by default.
Step 7. You may also upload additional images. Simply click “Add images” or simply drag and drop them from your computer.
Step 8. In the Products section, you’ll see the list of products details including “visibility” and “organization”.
Step 9. The “Visibility” section determines whether your product is visible in your store. If you check the “Online store” box, then the product will be visible in your store.
Step 10. In the “Organization” section you’d be able to assign values to any of the products in your Shopify store.
- Enter “Product type.” This will serve as the label that categorizes your product grouping. Categorizing your products can be helpful to automate collections. For example, you can create a collection by including all your products labeled as “Dress.” Any other additional product entries with the “Dress” label will be automatically added into that collection.
- Enter the product’s “Vendor”
- And then assign a “Collection” to the product from your collections list.
- You may also add “Tags” to the product.
Tags are search terms or keywords that will be useful if your customers are searching for any keyword in your store. For example, if you enter “dress” as a tag for your product, then your customer will see this product in their search results when searching for the keyword “dress.”
Step 11. In the “Pricing”section, you’d be able to enter the “Price” of your product (specifically in the price textbox).
Step 12. The “Compare at price” of your product comes in handy If you want to show a product on sale in your store. You just need to insert the product’s original price here and the new sale price in the “Price” tab.
Step 13. If you want to include taxes for your product,simply check the option “Charge taxes on this product”
Step 14. Locate the “Inventory” section below “Pricing”.
Step 15. You may assign an SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) number to your product. This SKU is the identification number of your product to keep your product unique.
Step 16. You may also add a Barcode number. This barcode number is used for tracking purposes.
Step 17. Choose your Inventory policy. This option allows you to handle the inventory from Shopify itself.
- Choosing “Don’t track inventory” tells the system to not track the inventory, which means there will be infinite products available to purchase.
- Choosing “Shopify tracks this product’s inventory,” tells the system to track the inventory and your product’s availability counter will decrease according to the purchase. Only “in stock” items will be available to purchase. For this, you need to manually enter the product’s quantity that is available for purchase.
Step 18. You may also provide your customers with the option to purchase the products even if they are not available or out of stock by simply selecting “Allow customers to purchase this product when it’s out of stock”.
Step 19. Locate the “Shipping” section under “Inventory”.
Step 20. Add “Weight” to the product. The weight of the product comes in handy if your Shopify store charges taxes on products based on weight.
Step 21. There’s also an option to select or deselect “This product requires shipping”.
Step 22. And you’re all set! Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.
Did you find adding products into your Shopify store an uplifting experience? I think you’re now ready to take on the world. Enjoy and have fun!