Modify products

Modify products

The Products listing is reached by navigating to **Products -> Products**.  https://my.liftoff.shop/productsThe Products listing is reached by navigating to **Products -> Products**.  https://my.liftoff.shop/products

The Products listing is reached by navigating to Products -> Products. https://my.liftoff.shop/products

The Edit Product view allows you to add product variants, manage per-product settings, assign a product to one or more categories, and more.

Each section of the Edit Product view may be accessed via the tabbed navigation at the top of the Edit Product page. Please note that any changes you make in a particular section must be confirmed by clicking the appropriate Save button in each section. If you make modifications in multiple sections, each must be saved individually.

Edit product view with tabs available across the top.Edit product view with tabs available across the top.

Edit product view with tabs available across the top.

Product

Field Option

Is Required?

Description

Publication Status

Required

You may disable this product's availability with this setting. Note that unpublished products may still be added to product bundles. Please see more about Adding a Product Bundle.

Code

Required

Product code identifies your product within Liftoff. Alphanumerics and hyphens allowed.

Product Name

Required

Product name is used to identify your product to customers, and should be human-readable.

Product Description

Optional

Product description is shown in the category and bulk ordering views.

Inventory

Optional

If you have enabled "Track inventory for this product" you will be shown some additional options.

  • On Hand Quantity
    This is a requirement. This is quantity you have on-hand. Please note that you need only enter this once. For managing inventory quantities later, this will be completed through the Inventory section of navigation. For more information about this, see Inventory.
  • Par Level
    This is a requirement. This is a quantity that you can define in order to have the system send you an email notification once it is reached. For example, if you wish to be alerted when the inventory of this product reaches 20, you will enter "20" as the value for this field. If you do not wish you receive these alerts, you can set this value to "0"
  • Stock Level Display
    This is optional. You can elect to display the level of stock to customers by checking this box.
  • Out-Of-Stock Orders
    This is optional. The Liftoff platform supports back-ordering. If you allow back-ordering and wish to enable it on this product, check this box.

Require Budget

Optional

If this product is only available for purchase by a user with a budget or gift card, select this box. A message will display to the user letting them know it is a requirement.

Product Classification

Optional

If you've created product classifications, you may use this dropdown to apply one to the product. Create classifications for a single account by navigating to Products > Product Classifications or for all accounts (globally) by navigating to All Accounts > Products > Product Classifications.

Product Tax Category

Optional

Apply specific tax categories to products for accounting or ERP purposes.

Fulfillment options

To add a Vendor to the list of vendors for a product, simply select one from the dropdown and click the Add Vendor button. If there are multiple locations for the selected Vendor, you can select specifics vendor locations for the product. Additional options apply to products with multiple vendors / locations:

Use for Rating

This relates directly to shipping. Select this option for the Vendor from which your product will ship. For further information on how shipments are rated, please refer to Shipping.

Use for Inventory

This relates to which Vendor houses the inventory. This does not apply If you do not use inventory tracking or if you have a non-tangible item, etc.

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Products require at least one vendor

At least one Vendor for each product must be assigned rating/inventory options even if the product is intangible.

Ships To

This is where you can select your fulfillment chain if you have multiple vendors. For example, if you have one Vendor that supplies the product and another Vendor that adds embroidery, you can select the Product Vendor to ship to the Embroidery Vendor and the Embroidery Vendor to ship to the customer.

Instructions

This is an optional field in which you can include any data relevant to your Vendor. You can use it to reiterate your fulfillment chain or special instructions, etc. This will override any default fulfillment instructions that you have set in the Vendor's settings.

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Saving Changes

The save only applies to each specific line. If you modify more than one SKU, you must save for each one.

Options and setting up variants

To add variants to your products, simply click the Edit button for that product followed by the "Options" tab.

SKU Options

To add a new variant, simply type in the name of the variant (i.e. color) followed by the values (i.e. red, white, blue). You can add as many variants as you like. Then, check the"Automatically create SKUs for new SKU option values."

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Want a user to provide the option themselves?

If you would like your user to type in their own value for a variant, you must currently type in at least one value. Changing this to a free-form field is completed on a different tab. See the section on Managing SKUs for more information.

Configuration options

Configuration options do not affect SKUs. These can be used to determine things such as logo placements. To add a new configuration option, type in the name of the option (i.e. Embroidery Location) followed by the value (i.e. Left, Right, Center). You can add as many options as you like.

Option Selection

Presently, you can choose between two options of displaying these variants to your customers. You can choose the standard option selection, which provides a dropdown box for each variant or you may choose the cascading option, which prompts your customer to choose one variant before seeing any other options. This is purely presentational and does not affect the ordering process.

Managing SKUs

This is where you can see all SKUs and SKU variants for your product. You can elect here to make a specific variant to have a free-form value by simply choosing the "Prompt Customer" option from the drop-down box. You can also elect to make this variant available to your customers by checking or unchecking the box for "Published". By default, any newly entered variants will be published. Please note the save only applies to each specific line. If you modify more than one SKU, you must save for each one.

Product Specifications

This tab controls images, descriptions, templates, etc.

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Have Variants?

If you have added any variants for your product, an orange box will appear at the top of the page encouraging you to select which variant you want to modify. If you want one image (or set of images) for a product, or one template or description, choose the "ALL variants of this product" drop-down box.

Field Option

Is Required?

Description

Product Images

Optional

You can drag image files into this box directly or you can click on the box to open your file manager. Please note that images will display to your customers in the order you have them. You can move multiple images around in the order you want. For more information on suggested image parameters, please see Site Images.

SKU Name

Required

This is the name of the individual SKU that you want displayed to your customers on the product page and in their shopping carts. This can be individual according variant. For example, if you wanted a woman's red t-shirt to be displayed as "Woman's Red T-Shirt" instead of the default Product Name, this is where you set it.

SKU Description

Optional

This is displayed on the product landing page.

Product Template

Optional

If you have previously uploaded PageFlex templates, this is where you can select the one that corresponds to your product.

Product Files

Optional

Use this area to upload any relevant files to this product that you need to send along to a Vendor for this to be fulfilled (such as a logo). This information is not displayed or available to your customer.

Customer Uploads

Optional

If you would like your user to be allowed to upload their own file for a product, simply do so by checking the box. This will allow you some additional settings such as requiring that the file be uploaded before they can add it to the cart or restricting the file types they're allowed to upload. For example, if your Vendor only accepts .jpg files or .tiff files but will not accept .gif files, this is where you can set those limitations

Restrict Quantities

Optional

If you are interested in restricting the quantity selection for your customers, check this box. You can also elect to set the quantity increment by typing a numerical value in the field. For example, if you require your customers to order 2 units at a time, you can enter in the number "2" in this field, and it will display the multiples of that number (2, 4, 6, 8, etc.). Note: restricting quantities will restrict the quantities to what you have defined in your pricing tab. For more information on pricing tab, see Pricing.

Maximum Quantity

Optional

If you don't want your customer to order more than X amount of any product, this is where you enter the value. If you have defined a maximum quantity, you will restrict all users who have access to order that product to be limited to that set value.

Unit of Measurement

Required

Liftoff has the following unit of measurements available:

  • Ea – Default, one unit (although one unit may have a quantity of more than 1)
  • M – 1000's
  • L – Lot
  • CT – Carton
  • PKG – Package
  • Box – Box
    By default, Ea is set. By changing this value, it affects the way your product is listed on the landing page and in customer's carts. It is also used for calculating pricing and shipping rates.

Weight per Unit

Required

You must enter a value in this field for your products. This is the total weight of the unit (ea, box, pkg, etc.). Even for intangible items such as digital files, you must enter something. If you enter the weight as 0, it will disable shipping options.

Handling Fee per Carton

Optional

If you require any additional extra handling for shipping a carton, this is where you enter the value.

Pricing

Pricing your products can be done in two different ways. You can opt to enter the pricing individually using the Pricing tab under Products in the navigation menu, or you can bulk upload your pricing. For bulk uploading, see Product Pricing under Batch Jobs.

As you can tell, our pricing tab is set up like an Excel spreadsheet. There are columns for SKU, Role, Quantity, Extended Price and Extended Cost. If you have variants, it is not required to add a row specifically for that variant unless there is a price difference from the default (i.e. specialty sizes or colors are a higher price).

SKU

This is where you choose the variant.

Role

If this variant should only be available to those in a certain role, select their role here.

Quantity

This is where you define the quantity in relation to cost. If you have a minimum quantity requirement, you will set that here. If you offer a discount when a customer orders X amount of a product, you will define here.

Extended Price

This is where you enter the total cost based on the quantity. For example, if a quantity of 1 cost $20 but a quantity of 10 drops to $18(each), you will enter the total amount for a quantity of 10 to be $180 and so on.

Extended Cost

This is where you enter the total cost to you based on the quantity. Just like the Extended Price, you must enter the total cost for the sum of each individual quantity.

Custom Fields

If you have defined custom fields for your products, this is where you will enter the relevant information. For more information on custom fields, please see Custom Product Fields.

Landing Page

Field Option

Is Required?

Description

URL Path

Required

This is the direct path for this specific product. This field will already be filled out, however if you wish to modify it, simply type in any changes. This field can be alphanumeric and must contain dashes in place of spaces.

Page Title

Required

This is how your website is displayed on browser tabs and on search engine results. This field will already be filled out, however if you wish to modify it, simply type in any changes. This field can be alphanumeric and contain special characters.

Page Text

Required

This is where you will enter in any information that you want to be displayed on the website for this product. There are basic formatting options along the top of the text box to assist you in defining how you want your text or information displayed. For those with HTML experience, it is possible to view and edit the HTML source page by clicking the Source button at the top of the text box.

Search Terms

Optional

This is where you will enter any additional search terms to assist users in searching on your website. Any text on your website is automatically included as a search term. If you think a user may refer to your product as another term that isn't currently on the product's page, you may enter it here. Add additional terms using the TAB or ENTER key on your keyboard.

Meta Description

Optional

This is for SEO purposes. The maximum length is 250 characters, although most search engines truncate this value to 150-160 characters.

Meta Keywords

Optional

This is for SEO purposes. Separate each keyword with a comma.

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SEO services

While Liftoff provides SEO friendly markup and features, we do not offer SEO services, nor make any claims or warrants regarding the effectiveness of their use. If you require SEO services, we recommend that you seek out a third-party provider.

Categories

For customers to be able to view your products, you must assign them to a category. Select any relevant categories from your list and then click the Save button.