Merchandise Product

Merchandise Products are goods that are bought or sold such as clothing, equipment or food, etc.

To create Merchandise Products:

  • Click on Products on Slatwall toolbar.
  • Select Products from the drop-down.

The Products listing screen will display products that have already been created.

  • Click on at the top right of the screen
  • Select Merchandise Product from the drop-down.

The Create Product screen will appear.

Product Type - Select the appropriate product type from the drop-down. There will be Product Types in the drop-down if you have created specific merchandise product types. These are created in the Product Types section of the site. There will one default choice if you have not created merchandise sub-types.
Brand - Select a Brand for the product if there is one associated with this product, if there is none, keep it set to None. Brands are created in the Brands section of the site.
Product Name - Add in a product name, this field is required.
Product Code - Add in a product code that is unique and contains no spaces or special characters, this field is required.
Price - Add in a price for the product. After the product has been saved, price can be fine-tuned at the sku level. This field is required.

After the basic fields have been filled in, it is time to select the Options for the product. Options are the the potential characteristics of each product, such as size, color, etc. Options need to be added to Slatwall in the Option Groups section of the site before they can be assigned to a product, so it is helpful to have them added before adding products. The options that are available to choose for the product are below the basic fields.

  • Select the options for the product by placing a check mark in the box to the left of the option.

Once all options have been selected and the basic fields are complete:

  • Click  .

Once the merchandise product has been created, there are a number accordions that are also created to aid in content population and categorization, which are the product's attributes. These will appear below the Basic section, as shown in the screenshot below.

To display your products on the front end of your website, verify that both Active and Published are set to Yes.

Depending on your Slatwall setup, additional steps may be required to display your Slatwall products. In many instances, the product must be tied to a specific listing page. For Mura specific details, jump to Connecting a Mura Page to Slatwall Products.

Below the Basic fields, the top accordion is for Skus.

Skus  - Skus have been automatically generated based on the options chosen during product creation. Skus automatically created will appear on the Skus accordion, and new option groups, options, and sku bundles can be added to products through this accordion. Users have the ability to view and edit previously created skus by selecting the pencil icon to edit or the view icon to the far right of the Sku.

For a little more detail on editing skus or detail on how to add option groups or sku bundles scroll to the bottom of this section.

Sales History - the orders for the product will appear on this accordion.

Images - All default and alternate images for the product are displayed within this accordion. When a product is created, all options ways for the product are given a blank default image. In this accordion, an administrator can replace these placeholders with actual photography.

Files - Any files such as spreadsheets, word docs, text docs, pdf's with product specs or instruction manuals, etc. may be added here.

Product Description - The description of products may be added WYSIWYG here.

Listing Pages -  All page heirarchies for Slatwall CMS and any integrated third party CMS software will appear here. When Slatwall is integrated with Mura, this accordion is where you connect the slatwall content access to a page in Mura. To display this product on a certain page, check the box next to the appropriate page. If the appropriate page hasn’t been created, please reference Creating a New Slatwall Page in this guide. Products may also be connected to Slatwall CMS pages here by selecting the desired Slatwall CMS page and saving.

Categories - Product categories are not assigned or set to display by default. If Product Categories have been created and you would like to assign a product to a particular category, check the corresponding box on the left of the category and save.

Related Products - If there are any related products they may be checked off here and saved.

Product Reviews - This is where Product Reviews can be managed.

Vendors - Used for inventory management, selections on this accordion will allow admins to place and track vendor orders with this product. When selected, this product will be available in the inventory management options for the selected vendor.

Product Settings - This is where settings may be set at the individual product level.

SKU Settings - Used for inventory management, selections on this accordion will allow admins to place and track vendor orders with this product. When selected, this product will be available in the inventory management options for the selected vendor.

Additional Info - This is an example of a Custom Attribute that was added for the Product object type. These are added by the user through Config > Attribute Sets. When an attribute set is created it will show up on the products detail page if Product is selected as the object. Settings such as template, image height/width, meta descriptions, and more can be edited in this accordion.

WYSIWYG Test - This is another example of a Custom Attribute that was created for products providing a WYSIWYG.

Additional Comments - Another Custom Attribute.

Comments - A place to put comments about the product.
System - This is a log of changes made to the product.

Editing and Deleting Skus

It is important to review the skus created. Below is a screen-shot of the Skus accordion expanded. This is where the skus that were generated can be edited and any unwanted skus can be deleted.

In the example above, four options: orange, blue, small and large from the option groups Color and Size were selected for the sandal product, so, four skus were automatically generated.

If you would like to delete a specific sku, or you would like to edit a specific sku, click the to the right of the desired sku. *Note, the Default sku, which can be selected by radio button, as shown in the screenshot above, can't be deleted.

When you click on the the basic fields of the sku will be displayed, as shown in the screenshot above, and can be edited, (Note, the sku shown above can't be deleted because it is the default sku and so the delete button is greyed out.)

If you would like to delete a specific sku, and it is not the sku selected as the default sku, you can delete it by clicking the delete button  at the top of the screen. 

If you would like to edit the sku:

Active - Check off whether the sku is active or not.
Sku Name - Add a sku name if desired.
Sku Code - Automatically generated based on the product code, this may be edited as long as it is unique, and contains no spaces or special characters.
User Defined Price - Choose Yes or No, by default this is set to no so that the user does not define the price.
Price - The price is automatically filled based on the price entered at product creation, however, it can be changed here at the sku level.
List Price - Add a price here if there is a list price.

When you are finished editing the sku, click Save at the top right of the screen.

There are also attribute accordions at the sku level that are below the basic fields, as shown in the screenshot below. These accordions can be expanded to view Inventory for the sku, Options for the sku, the Sales History of the sku, the Currencies for the sku. A Sku Description can be added as well as Alternate Sku Codes can be added. To edit any of these accordions, just be sure to have the sku detail screen open in edit mode, by clicking on the at the top of the screen.

Once you are done editing the skus for the product, click to return to the product detail page.

Add an Option Group an Option or Sku Bundle to the product

If you discover that you forgot to add an option to a product, this can be done at the product level later. For example, in the merchandise example of the sandals, if only blue and orange had been chosen as options during product creation, size could have been added later as an option group.

To do this, you must first add the option group Size to associate it with the product. The Option Groups available for selection will be ones that have already been created in the Option Groups section of the site. If you already have the option group added to the site:

  • Click the button below the skus and the Add Option Group modal will appear.

  • Select the option group desired
  • Click the green Add Option Group button to save it to the product.

Now that you have added the option group size to the product, you need to select the appropriate options from that group - small, medium, large etc.

  • Click the button below the skus.

The Add Option modal will display.

The options for both colors and now size will be in the option drop-down.

  • Select an option from the drop-down.
  • Click the green Add Option button on the modal to save it to the product.

Now, when you open the Skus accordion, there will be additional skus generated.

You can also bundle together skus of the same product type and create Sku Bundles.

To create a Sku Bundle

  • Click the  button.

The Add Sku Bundle screen will appear.

  • Add a unique Sku code to the sku code field and a price.
  • Click the button to save the sku bundle.

Now when you view the Skus accordion, the Sku bundle will appear.

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