This guide walks you through creating a new range of products directly on Cloud Commerce Pro using the product creation wizard, ideal for creating ranges quickly.
A range is a group of related products.
Depending on the type of products you sell, you may have many ranges that contain a single item, many ranges that contain multiple variations, or a mixture of both.
If you plan to list to Amazon, eBay or an eCommerce website through Cloud Commerce Pro, your range composition should reflect how you want to list products.
Products you only want to list singularly should be in single product ranges, and products you’ll want to list in multi listings must be in the same range within Cloud Commerce Pro.
Range: Wooden Garden Bench
Wooden Garden Bench
There is only one product in this range, so only a single listing is possible from Cloud Commerce Pro.
Range: Plain T-Shirts
Plain T-Shirt Blue Small
Plain T-Shirt Blue Medium
Plain T-Shirt Blue Large
Plain T-Shirt Red Small
Plain T-Shirt Red Medium
Plain T-Shirt Red Large
To create a range, you first need to be in the Products section of your Admin Centre.
At the top of the new screen, look for the Add Range option.
An internal window will open to help you name your Product Range.
The Range title should describe the product(s) within. It also shouldn’t describe any other range!
The range SKU is automatically generated from the title you add. You do not have to use this - if you prefer, delete the Cloud Commerce Pro generated SKU and add your own.
Your products will be categorised on your eCommerce sites by the options you set up for them (although you can also set up options for purely internal reference). We recommend you use all the options that suit the products you’re listing.
To return to our earlier range examples, your T-shirts would benefit from a Gender option. Your garden bench would not.
To select which options you’ll use, click in the tick box to the left of the Option name.
The master option is necessary to place the product in its correct part of the database. Any option can be selected as the master option, but there must be a value in this option for every product.
This determines how your products will be organised on your sales channels.
For this inventory, an outdoor clothing retailer, the master option selected is the category, this is internal, and does not affect the category the product is listed in on Amazon or eBay.
Category is used as the master option by the majority of inventories on Cloud Commerce Pro, but you can use any option to organise your full inventory view, so long as every product has this option assigned and a value applied to it.
You can get away with only including the master option. However, that’s not often the best decision.
If you’re creating a range including multiple variations, you will also need to include all options that make the variations stand out. Size, Colour, and Pack Size are all common variations.
Consider the information Amazon or eBay will want to know about your products. Brand, MPN, and Manufacturer are all common.
If your new product is unlike product you've already listed, you may need to create a new option. This is done with the tool on the right-hand side of the category window.
Identity Name is what will be shown in your inventory and on eBay.
WebShop Name is what the option will be called on your website. This can be the same as your inventory name.
Your new Option will appear below.
Select Add Option Value to enter the values the system should accept.
In order to create multi-listings, you need at least one option configured to show as a drop-down.
To choose to show these options as dropdowns, select the tick box on the right-hand side of the option.
Once you’ve created the range and defined the options the products in the range will have, you need to create the products themselves.
Click on Add Variations to begin.
Once you have everything how you want it, click on Next and you will be given a chance to set the Variation Option Values for this variation.
Multipacks should be used for any listing that contains multiple quantities of a product, or multiple products.
For example, a bundle of 3 pairs of socks or a winter accessory kit containing a pair of gloves, a hat and a scarf.
Multipacks ensure the correct amount of stock is removed when a listing is sold. 1 item of stock is removed when a listing is purchased. If the product is created as a multipack, it will remove the correct amount of stock from the inventory.
You will then be asked to enter your current stock level in this variation.
Next, set the price for the product. You can adjust VAT as needed through the drop-down menu.
You will be asked to list the price for this item from your suppliers who carry it. If you've already created variations in this product range, you will be given a shortlist of the suppliers from those variations.
Remember to click SET after entering each price.
You will be prompted to upload an image for this variation.
A Variation Summary will be generated. if there are any issues with your product listing, they will be noted here.
Cloud Commerce Pro finishes by reminding you to add your product to the relevant sales channels.