Product Launch Guide: Creating Products and Adding Them to Inventory

There are four ways to add products to your Solid Commerce account. Importing live listings from the marketplaces is the quickest and easiest. Please consult with your Implementation Manager before importing any listings. The other ways to add products are:

  1. Through a spreadsheet.
  2. Using the Find & Load Tool.
  3. In the user interface (UI).

You can mix and match the three methods to best meet your needs.

 

What we'll cover:

  1. Creating Products Through a Spreadsheet
  2. Creating Products Using the Find & Load Tool
  3. Creating Products in the UI
  4. Adding Products to Inventory

 

Creating Products Through a Spreadsheet

Before you can list products to a marketplace, you need to add them to your Solid Commerce account and save them in a Warehouse. When working with new products, people generally populate a spreadsheet with all of their Product, Inventory, and Marketplace information. This consolidated process allows them to create products, add them to a Warehouse, and list them all from one file.

To make getting started easier, we will focus on each step in the process one at a time—starting with creating products.

TASK 1: Add one product to Solid Commerce using a spreadsheet. (approx. 10 mins)

Article: Creating Products Using a Spreadsheet

Supporting Articles:

 

Creating Products Using the Find & Load Tool

The Find & Load Tool is a powerful tool that makes adding new products to Solid Commerce easy. It allows you to search the marketplaces by keyword or UPC. We automatically import the marketplace data into Solid Commerce.

TASK 2: Create a new product using the Find & Load tool. You don't need to add the product to a Warehouse or Market List at this time. (approx. 5 mins)

Article: Using The Solid Commerce Find & Load Tool

 

Creating Products in the UI

TASK 3: Create a product in Solid Commerce through the user interface. (approx. 5 mins)

Article: Creating a Product Through the User Interface

Supporting Articles:

 

Adding Products to Inventory

Once you’ve created products in Solid Commerce, you’re ready to add them to a Warehouse or Vendor Inventory List by providing Inventory Level information.

TASK 4: Add the product you created using a spreadsheet to your Warehouse through a spreadsheet. (approx. 5 mins)

Article: Adding Products to a Warehouse Using a Spreadsheet

TASK 5: Add the product you created using the Find & Load Tool to your Warehouse using the Find & Load Tool. (approx. 5 mins)

Article: Updating Quantity While Using the Find & Load Tool

>TASK 6: Add the product you created through the user interface to your Warehouse through the UI. (approx. 5 mins)

Article: Adding a Product to a Warehouse Through the User Interface

TASK 7: Update the Quantity and Cost of two of your products through the Excel Add-In Tool. (approx. 5 mins)

  1. Use the qty column to overwrite the Quantity of one of your products.
  2. Use the qty delta column to add to, or subtract from, the Quantity of the other product.
  3. Use the following fields on your spreadsheet:
    • results, warehouse id, warehouse name, cost, qty, qty delta

Article: Updating Quantity, Cost, and Storage Location

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