General Data Tab
go to the Catalog → Products
Provide general information about the product.
Status: Must be "ON" for product to appear in your store.
Featured Product: Set "ON" for a product to appear as featured in your store. If you use the default template featured products appear on the Homepage Featured block.
Product Name: The product name.
Blurb: Enter a short description of the product. Will be displayed on product list pages and the main section of the product page.
Description: Enter a description of the product. It will display in the main section of the product page.
Description field powered with visual editor allows you to use HTML code and insert images or embed video
Meta Tag Keywords: is supposed to be a brief and concise list of the most important themes of your product's page. Meta Tag Keywords are used by search engines to describe the content of your website. Keywords to be used in the keywords META tag on the product page HTML source.
Meta Tag Description: a brief and concise summary of your product's page's content.
Product Tags: Tags help to make searching for products easier. Add few relevant keywords that can be used when a customer is viewing some product, then the customer clicks on one of the product's tags to see a list of all products with the same tag. Only Administrator users can add tags in the admin. Use a comma as a delimiter. Product Tags will be viewable by everyone browsing the product info page and can be used as a search keyword at Storefront.
Categories: Category or categories where the product will be displayed on the storefront. Selecting a category will associate this product with that category, and you can select as few or as many associated categories.
Stores: select store where the product will be displayed. If you're managing multiple Stores, you can select the stores to which this product is associated by checking the check-box next to the Stores from which you want the product to be available.
Read more about multi-store set up in this article
Brand: If you have specified brand names in Catalog → Brands, select the brand name you want to assign the product to.
Model: A unique model number of the product. Not required.
Block Product From Ordering: Enable "Call for order". This will put a product to display mode with no ability to purchase. Price remains visible.
Price: Enter the price without tax in your base currency. The price of your item on the front-end. If you have a specials price set, this will be the original price.
Cost: The wholesale cost is used for profit reporting. This field is for internal purposes only and does not require a value.
Tax Class: If you are required to charge tax on this item, select tax class. By default, AbanteCart comes with one option for this drop-down: Taxable Goods. The Tax Class for all new products will automatically be set to ---None---.
You can learn more about setting up the Tax Classes and Tax Rates that apply to the Taxable Goods Tax Class, as well as creating new Tax Classes in System → Localization → Tax Classes chapter. In case your product is taxable you can show your customer's price including taxes. Enable this in the Checkout settings
To skip the complex tax configurations and get easy, automated sales tax calculations try the Avalara Avatax extension Admin → Extensions → Taxes. When the Avatax extension is enabled the new tab will appear on the product's edit page, you can add the Product Tax code (that determine the taxability of the goods)
Track Stock: Set YES if you want to track stock quantity for this product. The enabled main product to track stock and subtract the quantity after an order is placed by customers. If these settings are inactive this means some of the option's values have the enabled Track Stock. Read more about Stock processing configurations.
Quantity: The exact current quantity in stock, or any value if you do not intend to track the inventory of this product. Used if the Track Stock is set to ON. If you have any stock trackable options, this became inactive.
Stock Locations: Not required. Set the stock quantities in appropriate warehouse locations. Read more in the Inventory manual. Add new locations in System → Localization → Locations
Minimum Quantity: This value requires the customer to purchase a minimum amount of each product in an order. Forcing this quantity to be added to the cart automatically. The minimum order amount always appears on a product details page of the storefront
Maximum Quantity: The maximum number of product items that a customer can order at a time. 0 means no maximum limit.
Stock Checkout: Allow customers to check out this product if the product or product's option is out of stock. You can choose to use global Default Stock checkout from your store's Checkout settings or override it for this product only.
Pre-Order Stock Status: The message shown if product stock or options will drop to 0 or below and Stock Checkout is Enabled for a product.
Important to understand product stock status flow read the Inventory article
SKU: The products SKU. In the "SKU" text box you can set a unique identification number for this item. SKU is global, meaning if you update the SKU for a product in one store, it will update in all other stores as well. If using the product option's value with SKU, please do not set SKU on the main product or be aware of the conflict.
Misc Location: A place to store some extra data. The initial purpose was for warehouses as an internal note on where something is located.
SEO Keyword: The SEO Keyword is important for the proper indexing of your online store by the various search engines. SEO key that will show in URL. The default value will be set to the product name on product creation. To create a new one, click Generate button. Read how to enable SEO URLs in AbanteCart
Date Available: This field allows you to record the date when the product is available in your store. Before this date, the product will be hidden for customers and search engines. Note: depending on your host server settings/location and the actual time you are adding a product it can use the next day keeping a product from being shown until the available date current.
Sort Order: Sort Order set's the order in which the product will be displayed amongst others.
Requires Shipping: Whether the product is shippable. If disabled checkout process will skip the delivery method selection step.
Ship Product Individually: The product will be shipped in a separate package and additional shipping costs will be added to the order with multiple items.
Free Shipping: Whether the product should be shipped free of charge. Shipping will be free of charge in case all products in the shopping cart are free shipping too.
Do not confuse with the Free Shipping extension (Extensions → Shippings). "Free Shipping extension" and "Free Shipping setting per product" are different things. Say you need to enable free shipping only when the Sub-Total amount is more than 40 USD - this is possible only with the "Free Shipping extension"
Fixed Shipping Price: this setting allows you to offer an exact shipping price for individual products.
Fixed shipping price will override any rates configured in the shipping methods you have in store.
Length/Width/Height: set to better specify your current product
Length Class: Units of measure to use in product options and shipping by product dimensions.
Weight: The product's weight - usually used for shipping calculations. If using the product options with this setting, please do not set on the main product or be aware of the conflict.
Weight Class: Weight classes are used to provide a structured way of handling products and shipping systems that use different units of weight.
Most carriers calculate their shipping fees based on weight and dimensions, make sure to fill in the weight and other settings when creating a product