Add Product

Add product provides a simple step by step process to list. As well as having more than 1 day credit remaining on your profile in order for your products to be visible Product Name, Product Image and Product Category are mandatory. The rest is optional however, to maximise reach and sales you should add as much detail as possible to each of your products.

Product Info

Product Type  - Single Product for individual items or Grouped Product if you wish to associate other products for example an Xbox that comes as a set with a controller.

Visible Individually – For most products you will want to tick this to make the item visible however, if the product is grouped with 1 or more products that you only want visible collectively as a set do not tick this box.
Product Template – Choose single Product for individual items or Grouped Product if you wish to associate other products for example an Xbox that comes as a set with a controller.

Product Name – Type the name the product 

Short Description – A brief description of the product which you should keep this fairly short and concise. When resellers are viewing a list of products they will see the product name, image and approximately the first sentence of this short description which needs to be concise and compelling. 

Full Description – A full detailed description of the product where you should include as much detail as possible. Think about the most important keywords resellers would search to find your product and make sure these are included naturally within your description, rather than a list of a 100 keywords. You can also format the text and can also embed images into the description.

Product Tags – If you add tags they will show when resellers view your product. Resellers can click on these tags to view all products with the same product tag.

SKU – SKU (stock keeping unit) is your unique product identification code. Resellers can search Browse Products using SKU to quickly find your products. SKU’s are also used as the unique identifier when importing products via excel, if you import a product with an SKU that already exists it will update the existing product rather than create a duplicate.

Manufacturer Part Number - this is the manufactures part number

GTIN –  this is the global trade identification number which includes UPC, EAN, JAN and ISBN.

Currency – from the dropdown list choose which currency you wish to add this product in.

Net unit price - the net wholesale / trade price per unit for the product.

Recommended Resale Price – this is price that you recommend resellers sell your product to their end consumers for.

Old Price – If you have reduced the price of a product and wish to show the old price scratched enter the original price here. For example: Was: £20 Now: £10
 
Product Cost - If you wish to track your profit on sale enter your actual product cost. This is not public information and is only visible to you though your account.

Special Price – If you wish to offer a special price or discounted price for a period of time you can enter it here. 

Special Price Start Date – The date and time you wish to start your special price in UTC (coordinated universal time). 

Special Price End Date – The date and time you wish to end your special price in UTC (coordinated universal time).
Disable Buy Button – Only your approved resellers can buy from you and they can only checkout via The Reseller Network if you enable this. If you wish to stop your approved resellers from being able to buy a product but don’t want to delist the product you can select this option.

Disable Wishlist Button – Select this option if you do not want resellers to be able to add this product to their wishlist.

Available for Pre-order - Only your approved resellers can buy from you and they can only checkout via The Reseller Network if you enable this. If you wish to allow resellers to place pre-orders select this option and the product will show Pre-Order instead of Add to Cart.

Send Interest for Price – To get the best results it is recommend that you show the unit price and RRP (recommended resale price) as resellers like to see their potential profit margin. However, if you prefer not to publish pricing tick this option and resellers will need to send interest to request pricing.

PAngV (base price) enabled – Select this if you wish to show the base price of the product. If you are selling into Germany his is required by German law. For example if you sell 500ml of beer for £1.50 you must display the base price of £3 per litre. 

Require other products added to cart – If a product is only sold together with another product select this option. You can then enter the product ID for the second product and select whether the additional product it automatically added to cart together with this product.

Downloadable Product – Select this option for downloadable products such as software, music or multimedia. Once an approved resellers completes a purchase on The Reseller Network they will be able to download from their completed order within their account. You can provide a URL or upload the file, set the number of allowed downloads, the period the download is available for, include user agreement and a sample download file.

Is rental – Select this option for products that are rented or licensed for a given period. You can specify the rental period for the product however as it is not possible to track inventory for rental products you should set Manage Inventory Method to ‘Do Not Track’.

Shipping Enabled – If you want approved resellers to order via The Reseller Network and the product is available to be shipped you must select this option so that your resellers can check out.

Tax Exempt – If tax is chargeable and configured on other products but this product is exempt for tax select this option to prevent tax being applied during checkout.

Tax Categories – In order to apply tax you must select the appropriate tax category. If you have not configured your tax settings you will first need to this. For more details see the tax configuration sections within this user guide.

Telecommunications, broadcasting and electronic services - Select if the product is telecommunications, broadcasting or electronic services as this is used for tax calculation within the Europe Union.

Manage Inventory Method – You can choose whether you want to track stock levels or not. Don’t track inventory will not update stock when your approved resellers purchase products. Track Inventory is the option you should select for products only 1 SKU. If you the product has options such as size and each attribute has a different SKU you should select Track inventory by product attributes. If you enable inventory tracking your stock levels will be automatically updated after every purchase. You can also set low stock actions such as email notifications, delisting products or allowing orders on out of stock items.

Minimum Cart Quantity – The Reseller Network supports only B2B trade sales so here you can set the minimum order quantity for each product.

Maximum Cart Quantity – Here you can enter maximum order quantity for each product which may be useful for low stock level items or controlling logistics such as shipping methods and costs.

Potential Profit -  This automatically calculated and displayed to resellers for all products that include unit price and RRP.

Allowed Quantities – If you only want to sell a product in specific quantities you simply type the allowed quantities with a comma separating them. For example if you only sell a product in packs of 10 you could set the allowed quantities at 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. When your approved resellers want to add this product to cart they will need to select one of these options from a dropdown list instead of typing any amount.

Available Start Date – If you have a forthcoming new product release you can enter the date and time you want your product to become available in UTC (coordinated universal time). You do not need to use this option if your product is ready to be sold already.

Available End Date – If you want to stop a product from being available you can enter the date and time you want your product to stop being available in UTC (coordinated universal time). 

Published – You must tick this if you want your product to be visible on your Merchant Profile and in the Browse Products section. Please note: you must also have credit remaining on your account and at least include product name, product image and product category in order for your product to be visible.

Created On – This is automatically updated when you create the product.

Updated On – This is automatically updated each time you update a product.

SEO

Meta keywords – Enter keywords separating each search term with a comma. You should only add 3 to 5 of the most relevant keywords for the product and each of the key words should be a word that is appears in the product name product description. Adding keywords that are not relevant to the product and do not appear at least once in the product name or description will add no SEO value.

Meta description – Enter a short accurate description of your product with a maximum of 160 characters. This should include your keywords and is the description that users will see in search engine results.

Pictures

Add a New Picture – You can upload an unlimited amount of pictures for each product. There is no limit to size as we will resize if necessary.

Upload File – This button enable you to browse and select the file you wish to upload from your computer.

Alt – By default the product name will be used and is almost certainly the most relevant. However if you wish to override the “alt” attribute for “img” HTML element you can enter your preferred text.

Title - By default the product name will be used and is almost certainly the most relevant. However if you wish to override the “title” attribute for “img” HTML element you can enter your preferred text.

Display Order – You can set the display order of images. The Lowest number is the first / top image and the highest is the last. If you have 5 images, number 1 would be the first image and number 5 would be the last image. However, if you don’t change the number from 0 they will show in the order that you add them in.

Add Product Picture – Once your picture is ready to be added press this button to save the image and associated details.

Edit / Delete – To Edit or Delete an image that has already been updated simply select the appropriate link for the image in question.

Category Mappings

In this section you need to choose the most relevant industry, main product category and sub-category for your product. There are over 4,000 categories however you will only see the categories relevant industry(s) according to your settings in the Edit Profile section of your account. If you can’t see your industry in the drop down you will need to save your progress and update your settings in Edit Profile first. Once you have selected the relevant category from all 3 dropdowns simply click Add New to assign your category selection to your product. We have been very careful not to have duplicate product categories so that resellers find all relevant products in one place. For this reason it is not possible to select more than one category per product.

Manufacturer Mappings

This is where you can assign the manufacturer for your product. As with product categories there are so many manufactures that we sort them by industry and only show those relevant to your industry(s) according to your settings in Edit Profile. You can either type the first few letters to short cut to the required manufacturer or alternatively you can scroll through the dropdown list. Once you have selected your manufacturer click update to assign this to your product. If you are unable to find your desired manufacturer first check you have selected the relevant industry in Edit Profile. If you still can’t find the required manufacturer please contact us for assistance.

Specification Attributes

Specification attributes serve two purposes. Firstly they provide product specification which appear on the Specifications tab of each product. For example If the product is a “men’s medium size blue t-shirt made of 100% cotton” you could show the following specifications on the product page;

Colour – Blue
Size – Medium
Material – 100% Cotton
Suitable for - Men

We have added over 200,000 specification attribute options which are very product specific and assigned to their relevant product subcategories. Specifications in the dropdown list that are displayed in bold are also used as product search filters in the browse products section. When resellers browse product subcategories specification filter options such as the above example are shown on the right hand side. This enables resellers to select and filter by one or more specification such as size, colour, material etc. to refine their search results. If you do not add the relevant specifications your product will not appear in the filtered search results. If the specification you need does not exist in the drop down list you can create it by simply typing it and saving it. Any attributes that you create will show on your product page but will act as a search filter.

Attribute - Select the attribute for example Size from the dropdown list or type it in if you want create a new value.

Attribute Option - Select the relevant attribute option(s) for example Medium. If the product is available in 4 sizes you can add 4 attribute options to show all available product specifications.

Display Order – If you leave as 0 they will be ordered the order that you add them in. If you wish to change the order attributes show on specifications tab use lowest number for the first / top attribute and the highest number for the last / bottom attribute.

Add Attribute – Once you have selected all the attribute details click add attribute to assign the attribute to the product. Repeat the process for each attribute.

Product Attributes

Product attributes also sometimes referred to as product variations enable you to offer a single product in a variety of options. For example a t-shirt could available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. Instead of adding 4 versions of the same product you can add the size attribute options. When a reseller views your product they can choose the size(s) they wish to order. You can also add price variations for each attribute together with the SKU for each attribute option so that you can track stock levels for each. As with specifications, product attributes are very specific to their product category and we have added thousands of the main attribute options to each of the product categories.

Attributes – This is where you select and add the attribute options for your product. 

Add new record – Click this button to display the available attribute options for your relevant product subcategory according to your category mapping selection. If your category selection is correct and there are no options available or you can’t find your required option please contact us.

Attribute Dropdown – Click the dropdown to show a list of available attribute options and select the required attribute.

Is required – If you want to make selecting an attribute option mandatory when your approved resellers place orders for this product select this tick box.

Control Type – This enables you to choose how the attribute options are displayed to resellers when viewing your product. You can choose between Dropdown List, Checkbox List and Colour Squares. Once you have saved this attribute you will also be able to edit the options and associate a product image with each option if you wish.

Display Order - If you leave as 0 they will be ordered the order that you add them in. If you wish to change the order attributes show on specifications tab use lowest number for the first / top attribute and the highest number for the last / bottom attribute.

Update / Cancel – Click update to save your attribute selections or cancel to abandon them.

View / Edit Values – Click this link to view edit your attribute values, by default we will add all values for your selected attribute. To delete unwanted values check the box for each attribute you do not require and press “Delete Selected”. If you wish to delete multiple options at once select all by selecting the tick box at the top left on blue menu next to “Attribute Value Type” and then deselect each attribute you wish to keep before you press “Delete Selected”

Edit – This is where you can edit variation details for each attribute option such as selecting colour for colour squares, assigning a product image, weight variation, price variation and associated product with unique SKU.

Attribute value type – Use “Simple” if you do not want use unique product SKU to track stock for this option. Use “Associated to product” if you would like assign this option to a specific product and add a unique SKU for this specific attribute option.

Name – This is the name of the attribute option 

RGB Colour – This is applicable if you have chosen colour squares as the control type, you can either enter the RGB colour if you know it or you can select the colour using the colour sector.

Price Adjustment – Add a positive amount to increase the price and a negative amount to reduce the price. For example to increase the price for this attribute option by £10 enter 10.00 and to reduce the price but £10 enter -10.00.
Cost – This is not the purchase price for resellers this your total cost of manufacture or purchase for this particular product variation. This can only been seen by you so that you can track your profit on sales.

Is pre-selected – Select this if you wish to make this attribute option the default selection you’re your approved resellers add to cart. You can only add 1 pre-selected attribute option.

Display order - If you leave as 0 they will be ordered the order that you add them in. If you wish to change the order attributes show on specifications tab use lowest number for the first / top attribute and the highest number for the last / bottom attribute.

Picture -  The default selection is no picture however, you can select any of the images you have uploaded for this product and assign it to this attribute option. For example if you have t-shirt in red and when a reseller selects blue you can show the blue t-shirt you have selected and when the select red you can show the red t-shirt you have selected.

Save – You must press the save button once you have finished editing the details for this attribute option.

Tier Prices

Tier prices allows Merchants to configure the unit price by the number of items purchased which is very useful if you want to apply discounts for ordering in larger quantities. For example:

10+ Items - £100.00 per item
50+ Items - £90.00 per item
100+ Items - £80.00 per item

To add a new price click the add new button, enter the required quantity and the associated price when ordering this quantity. In the first example above the quantity is 10 and the price is £100. Update and repeat until you have added all required tier prices. When resellers browse products the price of your product will show as from + the lowest price. In the above example this would be From £80.00 and then when the reseller views the product it will show all of your tier prices and the required number if items for each.

Discounts

This is where you can assign discount(s) for the product however, in order to assign a discount you first need to create the discount. For details on how to create a discount please see here: https://www.the-reseller-network.com/content/177/discounts/

Related Products

Related products are shown below when resellers are viewing a product. Adding related products is a great way to increase your reach and sales so where possible you should always add related products. For example if you sell t-shirt in 5 different styles for each product you could show 4 related products which means each time one of your shirts is viewed the reseller will also see the other 4 styles available.

To add a related product click Add new related product this will open a new window listing all available products. You can then filter by category or search by product name. To assign the related product(s) simply put a tick in the box for each product you wish to relate and click save. It is recommended to add 3 or 4 related products for each product.

Cross-Sells

Cross-sell products are unrelated products that are shown below when resellers are viewing a product. Adding cross-sell products is a great way to promote other products that resellers might be interested in which increases your sales. For example your product is a t-shirt you might want to cross-sell a pair of jeans, a hoddie, a jacket and some shoes. 

To add a cross-sell product click Add new cross-sell product this will open a new window listing all available products. You can then filter by category or search by product name. To assign the related product(s) simply put a tick in the box for each product you wish to relate and click save. It is recommended to add 3 or 4 cross-sell products for each product.

Purchased With Orders

If you have enabled resellers to place orders for your products through your Merchant Profile the purchased with orders tab shows a list of all orders that include this product.