One of the most important things to learn when it comes to your website, is how to upload and manage your products. This guide will walk you through, step by step, exactly how to do that.
Locating Your Products
Log into your Shopify account
Using the menu on the left hand side of your screen, select 'Products'
Adding a New Product
Click 'Add Product'
Your New Product
This section is where you can name your product and write a description
This is where you can schedule the availability of your product
Click 'Schedule availability' to select the date you want your product to go live
This is where you can upload the images of your product
I advise choosing beforehand whether you would like to use square images or rectangle images, this way you can maintain consistency throughout your online store
Once you have uploaded the images, you can drag them left, right, up, and down to put them in the exact order you would like them to display on your product page
Collections & Tags
Collections are used to categories or group your products together. To briefly explain, you can show a collection of products on your homepage to feature, you can create a collection to showcase a category of products, or you can create a sale collection or products. Please see the 'Collection Guide' to learn how to use these to your full advantage.
Tags are keywords that you can add to a product that makes it easier for your customer to search for in the search bar of your website
This is where you can input the price of your product
If you are uploading a product with multiple options, for example sizes and colours, leave this price at £0 as you will have the opportunity to input the specific prices further down the page - we will cover that soon
This is where you can input the SKU - this is a specific code that is connected to your product to track the inventory, this is often used in physical stores so that products can be kept track of
You can also input how many of this product you have in stock - If your product is for multiple options, for example colours and sizes, leave the quantity at 0 as you will be able to input the exact quantities available for each option further down the page
If you're selling a products with different options then please tick the checkbox under the title 'Variants' labelled 'This product has multiple options, like different sizes or colours'
This can be used for whatever different options you have for your product, it can be anything from size, colour, weight, style, scent... etc.
This is where you can input the different variants (options) of your product
You can add as many variants as you need to
You can either select the 'Option' title from the drop down menu, or you can write your own title in the 'Option' box
Once you have titled your option, you can then begin to list the specific options in that category. For example, for the option 'Size' you could write: Size 1, Size 2, Size 3, or Small, Medium, Large
Once you have listed the different options of your first category you will then see where you can input the specific prices and how many you have in stock
Pricing Variants & Inputting Quantities
This is where you can input the different prices for the different options you have in your first variant/category section
If you have another variant/category then click the button labelled 'Add another option'
Adding Multiple Variants
Once you have inputted your second variant/category you will then be able to see this in the preview below
For each different variant/category you input, you will be able to input the price and quantity of the variants included
For example, I want to price my products separately. If I have a 'Size 1' in both 'Red' and 'Green', I will need to input the price for both the 'Size 1' in 'Red' and in 'Green'. This is because there may be a slight increase in price for my green product compared to my red product. This is much more common in sizes. I'll then need to do the same for my 'Size 2' product
Once you have listed all of your products and their different options, you can then continue to the next stage
This is where you can select whether this is a physical product, or a digital product
If you are selling a physical product, you can input the weight of the item so that you can charge the correct postage fees
If you are selling a digital product, please unselect the check box labelled 'This is a physical product'
Search Engine Listing Preview - SEO
The SEO preview shows you what your website link will look like when it appears on Google
This is where you can change how the title of your product appears if you would like it to appear differently on Google in comparison to your website. By changing the 'Page Title' section, it will not change the actual title of your product in the online store
The description of your product will automatically appear in the SEO description, this is because it uses the information you inputted into the product description box. If you want to change how the description appears on Google, then this is where you need to edit it. This does not change the actual product description that will appear on your product page, just the description that appears on Google
Saving Your Product
Once you have saved your product it will now appear on your main product page
You can select your product and update it at any time that you need to
Product Upload Complete
Well done! You've successfully learnt how to add a product to your online store!