This page contains all the settings related to selling the product, its prices, discounts, shipping and tax settings, etc. The settings available are the following:
Sell This Item – If this is set to ‘No’ the order button will not displayed for the product. This is useful to display product information but disabling ordering for the product temporarily. It might also be used if the software is not being used for a store catalog, and/or this product is just displaying information.
Sales Start – Start date to sell the product. The product will be hidden in the store before this date.
Sales End – End date to sell the product. It will be hidden after this date.
Product No. – Also referred to as a SKU (stock-keeping unit) this is your inventory code for the product. SKUs can also be assigned to options for a product.
Minimum Quantity to Buy – If you require specific minimum amount of this product to be purchased, enter the quantity here.
Require Multiples of Minimum – This setting will restrict the user to purchase the product in multiples of the amount entered for the minimum. For instance if the minimum is 12, and this setting is turned on, the user can order 12, 24, 36, 48, etc.
Availability – Phrase displayed on the product page to let the customer know how soon it can be shipped. You can change the options here under Picklists.
Number in Stock – Current quantity in stock. The number is stock can also be set on a per-option basis.
Reorder Level – The quantity in stock below which the merchant is notified to reorder. The email is sent to the Order Email account defined in the Shopping Cart Settings. If you do not wish to receive reorder notifications for this product, leave the field blank.
Vendor – The vendor that supplies this product. Vendors are created in the Accounts section. The vendor is used to create drop-shipping purchase orders. You can also use the shipping settings to calculate the shipping costs separately for your drop-shippers using this setting.
Vendor Part No. – The vendor’s part number or SKU for this product. This will be used on purchase orders by default. If none is assigned, the product SKU will be used.
Purchase Order Cost – Cost of this product from the vendor.
Order Button – Sets whether to use a plain HTML form button (as styled in your css file) or an image button (as set in your Main Settings) for this product. By default, products without options will use an image and products with options will use an HTML button. If the product does not have options or addons and you use the image, this will hide the entire orderbox, including the quantity box.
Options Listing – Options can be listed either in a horizontal row, or vertically one on top of the other. Vertical options are best if you have several options. Product Addons will always be listed vertically.
Show Price – Use to display the base price to the customer. You may want to turn this off, for instance, if the product options are displaying the full price instead.
Store Base Price – This is the base price for the product. All price modifiers such as options, choices and quantity discounts will be applied to this base price.
Retail Price – Also known as the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). If these are entered and set to be displayed in the Main Settings, the customer will also be shown how much they are saving in your store!
Wholesale Price – A price offered only to users assigned to a wholesale group. You can also use the quantity discounts to set up ranges of wholesale prices and group prices to enter other group specific prices.
Tax Codes – Sets which tax codes apply to this product, if any.
Show Discounts – This setting is used to determine if any product discounts will be displayed with the product listing. User-level discounts will only be displayed for eligible users. This only controls the display of the discount description, the next setting determines the actual discounts used.
Discounts – If any product-level discounts have been set up, you can select them here. You can assign any number of discounts to the product, the best discount for the customer will automatically be selected. Any quantity discounts for the product will also be applied.
Show Promotions – Sets if any promotions that apply to this product will be displayed with the product listing. This only will apply to the qualifying products for the promotion, not the discounted product.
In addition to these fields, the following are available for normal products:
Calculate Shipping – Sets if a product is included when calculating the shipping cost. For instance, items like magazine subscriptions or downloaded software would not be used to calculate shipping.
Weight – The weight for the product. This is mainly used for shipping calculations, if you are using any of the methods that are based on weight of the order.
Freight Cost – You can enter a freight cost for the product here, with a domestic cost and international cost. Both should be entered if you ship this item by freight, not just one (although the international of course is not needed if you have international sales turned off). If a freight cost is entered, each individual product ordered will incur the freight cost, and noregular shipping charge for this product will be calculated. The cost will be shown separately during checkout as “Freight”.
Package Dimensions – You can alternatively enter package dimensions here for items that are oversized and ship separately. These are used only for automated shipping calculations (not custom shipping methods). The units here will be the size unit as entered in your Main Settings and should match the requirement for your shipper and originating country. Be sure to enter values for all three dimensions.
Gift Wrapping Available – If turned on and gift wrapping is enabled globally, this will allow the user to add gift wrapping to this item.
The following fields are available for software downloads:
Number of Days – Number of days the customer will be able to download the software. Be sure to enter an appropriate number of days or your customer may not be able to access their software!
Downloadable File – The file name of the software. It should be located in the directory you specify in your config.cfm file. Click the File Manager link to browse this directory and upload new files (CFFile and CFDirectory must be enabled on your server.) Ideally, the directory for your downloadable files will be kept separate from your web files, for the best security. You will also need to configure what Mime types to allow in config.cfm.
Access Count – Number of accesses to the software the customer will be allowed. After they have downloaded it this many times, they will no longer be allowed to access it. Be sure to set this at an appropriate number for your software!
The following fields are available for gif certificate products:
Days Active – Number of days the gift certificate will be active and available for use. The value of the gift certificate will be determined by the cost of the product when purchased.
The following fields are available for membership products:
Access Keys – Select which access key(s) this product will be selling. See Protecting Your Content for more information on access keys and memberships.
Number of Days – Enter the number of days this membership will provide access.
Auto-Renewing – An auto-renewing membership is used to create a membership that will automatically rebill the customer when the current membership expires. You will need to use the User Credit Cards function to save your customer information, see the Payment Settings and Memberships section for more information and security warnings on using this.
Renew to a Different Product – If using the auto-renewing setting, you can set the product to renew to a different product. This is generally used if this product is a one-time trial membership and the renewal will be to a different, higher-cost membership. If you use this setting, the store will also prevent the user from purchasing this product a second time, and will flag multiple purchases on the same credit card.
The info tab is where you can enter additional product information, for Google Base export and any additional custom fields you have defined. These are set up under Product Custom Fields.