In this section you'll learn how to add new products to your MyCashflow online store, manage the already existing ones, and perform other product-related actions.

To access functions connected to managing products, go to the admin panel's Products page.
To open the product card with detailed information about the product, select the product's name from the list on the Products page. You can also manage some of the product's properties here, such as its stock details.

Products in the online store

In your online store products are listed in terms of, for instance, on product category and brand pages as well as on other product lists implemented in the store theme.
From the product list, visitors to your store can access the product's individual page with detailed information about the product.

The design and properties of the product page depend on your store theme. The product page will usually contain product images and descriptions at least, as well as purchase tools for adding products to the shopping cart.

Variations, customizations, and downloads

MyCashflow enables you to create different, changeable product properties by using the following functions:

  • Variations: variations are used for creating different models of the same product (e.g. clothing sizes and colors). If you'd like to separately track the stock balance for each model, use variations.
  • Customizations: customizations are used to add different properties to the product, from which the customer can select the ones that suit them best. If you don't need to track the stock balance for products with different properties, customizations are the way to go.
  • Downloads: you can also add downloadable files to the product that the customer will be able to download after paying for the order.

The Products page and the product card

In the online store's admin panel, you can manage your store's products and the related contents on the Products page. Here you can:

The main view of the Products page constitutes a product list that, by default, displays your online store's products according to last revision dates.

When you select a product category, brand or supplier from the left-side pane, the main view's list will display the products from the selected category.

In the view's upper right corner is a search field that makes it easier to find the desired product. Next to the search field, you can find tools for filtering and ordering product lists.

Product card

When you open a product on the Products page, you'll see a product card with a summary of the product details. Here you can also manage the following information:

Adding and editing products

You can add products to your online store via the Products page in the admin panel.

Before adding products to your online store, think what kind of product is in question:

  • Does the product have different models whose stock balances should be added separately (e.g. clothing sizes and colors)? In the case of such products, you may want to create product variations.
  • Does the product have changing properties that do not have to be accounted for in the warehouse (e.g. T-shirts with prints that the customers can select themselves)? If that is the case, you may want to use customizations.
  • Is the product completely digital? Does it contain downloadable files? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, check out downloadable products.

To add and edit products:

  1. To add a new product, go to the admin panel's Products page and, in the upper left corner, click Add product.
  2. To edit an already existing product, on the Products page via the product's menu, click the Edit product link.

    The menu becomes visible when you hold the pointer over the product row.

  3. Fill in the product form.
  4. Save the product.

After saving the product, you'll be redirected to the admin panel's product card with the product summary and selected product settings.

After creating the product, you can enable stock management for it, create its variations and customizations, and also add downloadable files to it.

Product visibility in search

If you use the Free plan, the newly created product will immediately become visible in search results in the customer area.

In the paid plans, products are indexed by the search engine during the night, once every 24 hours. This means that the product may not immediately appear in the online store's search results.

Find out more about how the search engine works ›

The product form's fields

In this section, you'll learn about the product form's fields and the details entered into them.

Payment method basic information

  • Product name: give the product a descriptive name. Note that the first thing visitors usually see about the product is its name and image. In the name, use the relevant keywords, bearing in mind search engine optimization, but don't let the name be too long.
  • Show in version: select the store and language versions in which the product should be visible.

    You must select at least one version for the product to be visible in your online store.

    Make sure that you write the content text in all languages that you select at this stage.

    See also the instructions on how to translate your online store ›

  • including VAT: enter the product's selling price including taxes. Also select the tax rate.

    The available tax rates are defined based on your online store's country of operation. You can select the desired country of operation in your online store's settings, on the page Settings > General settings.

    If you are registered for tax purposes in another EU country or the United Kingdom and have notified our customer service about it, the country's tax rates will automatically apply to order products if the order's recipient is an individual residing in that country.

    Learn more about selling goods to consumers in another EU country or in the United Kingdom.

    When necessary, you can also edit the order product's tax rate on the order page after the customer has already ordered the product.

  • Weight: enter the product's weight, and select the package size used to deliver the product.

    Make sure that you indicate the correct weight as the order shipping costs are calculated based on the order products' weight. Find out more about shipping methods ›

    Review your store's shipping methods and ensure that at least some of them have weight limits and package sizes compatible with the new product. Otherwise, your customers won't see any shipping methods at the checkout when purchasing the product.

    Learn more about how shipping methods are selected for products ›

  • Product image: as an option, you can also add a product image. When creating the product, you can upload one image first and add more images later.

    After uploading the file, you'll see the image preview.

Pricing

You can also add the product to any of the active campaigns directly from the product form:

  1. Select the campaign in the Pricing section.
  2. Enter the product's selling price in the campaign.

    To define the product's price according to the campaign's discount, review the campaign's products after saving the product.

  3. Click Save.

Description & product information

  • Description: Provide a short and easy-to-read description in which you'll include the most important information about the product.
  • Product information: Provide a more in-depth description with detailed information about the product's properties and uses. Organize the text by using subheadings and other styles. Also be sure to use related keywords in order to optimize the description for search engines.

    Detailed product information helps customers decide whether to purchase the product. Additionally, a well-written description helps the page to rank higher in Google search results.

  • Keywords: enter a list of keywords describing the product. Separate keywords with commas or spaces.

    Define a moderate number of keywords that can generally apply to your store's products.

    The keywords will be used in your online store's internal search engine, so you may want to think about which keywords your customers are most likely to use when looking for your products. Keywords do not influence your online store's visibility in web search engines.

Visibility settings

  • Show in category: select a product category for the product if you've already created your online store's product categories. You can add the product to as many product categories as you wish.

    You must select at least one product category so that the product will be displayed in your online store's navigation and product lists.

  • Featured product: you can also mark the product as featured so that it will be displayed on the list of featured products.

    In the default theme, featured products are displayed on your online store's front page as well as in the Recommended area. Featured products can be added to any location in the store theme.

    Featured products are printed in the store theme by using the {HotPicks} tag.

    Also see the instructions on using Interface tags.

  • Brand: as an option, select the product's brand if you've already created brands for your online store.

    At this stage you can also create a new brand by clicking the Add brand link.

Purchasing price, product numbers & suppliers information

  • Warranty: where relevant, indicate the product's warranty period in months.
  • Limited availability: if the product is not always available, define its limited availability period.

    After the defined period is over, purchasing the product will no longer be possible.

    If you'd like the product to be automatically hidden at this point, this can be implemented by modifying the layout theme.

    Find out more about creating pre-order products ›

  • Set visible from: set the precise time at which the product should become visible (but not available for purchase) in your online store.
  • Set purchasable from: set the precise time at which the product should become available for purchase in your online store. If you've defined an end date for a Limited availability item, the product's availability will end on that day at midnight.
  • Order limit: the minimum and maximum quantities that the customer must observe while placing an order.

    The order limit also applies to variations. For instance, if the maximum order quantity for a product with variations is three, and the customer orders three different variations of the same product, the limit is reached.

    The order limit does not apply to product bundle products. So a customer can order an amount that exceeds the purchase limit, if the product belongs to bundles in the same order.

  • Purchase price: the supplier price that you paid when purchasing the product. Indicate the price excluding taxes. The purchase price is the basis for calculating the product's margin in reports and the overview.
  • Product code: The product code is used mainly to identify the product when transferring data between MyCashflow and other software (e.g. when using extensions for financial administration software).

    If you create product variations, make sure that you provide a unique product code for each variation.

    Make sure that product codes are unique

    If multiple products or variations have the same product code, errors are bound to occur during data transfer between systems.

    Do not use the same product codes for products and variations. Even if duplicate product codes do not result in any errors, they will make it more difficult to manage the products.

  • Supplier and supplier's product code: add a new supplier by clicking the Add supplier link and entering the supplier's name in the text field.

Search engine optimization

In the Search engine optimization section, you can define details that are important in terms of SEO and that will be visible in search engine results.

Find out more about optimizing your MyCashflow online store for search engines ›

Template

If you've enabled the Web Designer extension, you'll also see the section Template file in the form, where you can select a custom template (if available in your online store's theme) for the page.

Learn more about creating custom templates.

Copying products

If there are multiple similar products in your online store, copying products can speed up the process of adding new products into the store.

To copy a product, in the admin panel's product card, in the Tools pane, click the Copy this product link.

Copying creates a new product with the name in the following format: Copy of PRODUCT NAME. The copy contains all details of the source product, including:

Product stock tracking

MyCashflow contains an stock management system that enables you to track your product stock. In this section, you'll learn how to enable and use the system.

The stock management system enables you to track the stock balances for your products and variations. Stock management is not enabled for customizations.

Enabling stock management for variations

If a product has variations, you won't be able to track the main product's stock balance – you'll have to enable stock tracking for each of its variations instead.

Here's how to enable stock tracking for variations:

  1. In the product card, go to the Stock tab.
  2. Select the variation you'd like to track.
  3. Fill in the variation's stock management settings.
  4. Click Save.

Stock management settings

Learn more here about settings related to stock management. All settings are enabled both for products and product variations.

  • Barcode: the product's barcode.
  • Stock place: the product's location in the warehouse.
  • Enable stock tracking for this product: select this option to enable stock tracking for the product or the variation.
  • In stock: the product's stock balance, i.e. the number of product items available in your warehouse.
  • Alarm level: the alarm level defines the critical level for the product's stock balance, at which point the stock should be replenished.
    To see products for which stock levels have dropped to the alarm level, go to the Products page and, in the filter menu, select Stock Alarms.

    Defining the alarm levels for your products will help you to manage your stock proactively. To avoid delivery delays, always keep in stock your online store's most popular products.

    With a value of -1 the stock alarm is activated if the product's stock balance falls below zero. Use this value for on-demand products.

  • If sold out: this option can be used for defining how the system should work when a product runs out of stock.

    Stop selling this product: if the product runs out of stock, it will remain visible in your online store, but your customers won't be able to buy it. You can also hide out-of-stock products from your online store by modifying your store's theme. To implement this change, contact your online store's theme designer or our customer service.

    Keep selling this product: your customers will still be able to buy the out-of-stock product. In such a case, you may want to set an alternative delivery time for the product. The delivery time will be displayed to customers on the product page after the product has run out of stock, and its sale will continue.

Updating reservations and stock balance

When the customer orders a product from your online store for which stock tracking has been enabled, a reservation will be created for this product.

When you mark the product as delivered, the product's stock balance will decrease, and the reservation will be deleted.

MyCashflow is also equipped with a shopping cart with product reservation, in which a reservation is made for the product the moment it is added to the shopping cart.

If you'd like to enable the shopping cart with product reservation in your online store, contact our customer service.

Converting products into variations

If you'd like to add variations to a product for which stock tracking has been enabled, you can convert the main product's stock details into variations.

To do so, click the turn into a product variation link in the product's stock details.
In such a case, the product's stock details (including potential reservations) will be transferred to the newly created variation.

Deleting products

Products can be deleted via the list on the Products page and in the product card in the admin panel.

After confirming, you cannot cancel product deletion. The product information will be deleted permanently.

Recovering deleted products is a paid service that can be performed only within a week after the products have been deleted. If you want to find out more about product recovery, contact MyCashflow customer service.

You can also hide a product from your online store by deselecting all store and language versions in the product form.

To delete a product, go to the admin panel's Products page, and click the Delete product link in the tool menu on the right side of the relevant product's row.

Confirm deletion in the dialog box that opens. The product will instantly be deleted.

You can also delete a product on the product card by using the Delete product link in the Tools section.

When you delete a product, all of its product images and their miniatures are deleted automatically (unless the same product images are used by other products).

Bulk editing and deleting products in the admin panel

The bulk edit tool offers a convenient way of editing and deleting multiple products at a time directly via the admin panel of your online store.

Requirements:

For the bulk edit tool to work, you must have the new text editor enabled. If your online store's products still use the old editor, you'll see a prompt asking you to enable the new editor.

See also the instructions on how to enable the new editor.

Bulk editing products

Here you can learn how to bulk edit products via the admin panel.

You can also bulk edit products by using the CSV import.

Here's how to bulk edit products in the admin panel:

  1. First, filter the desired products on the Products page.

    You can filter products by using the filtering and search tools or opening the desired product category or brand in the left-hand pane.

  2. Select the desired products from the list on the Products page:

    You can select individual products (by checking the box on the left side of the product row) or all products displayed on the page (by checking the box at the top of the product list).

    You can also select products from different pages. The products you select will remain selected when you go to another page of the list.

  3. After selecting the products for editing, at the top of the list click Edit selected products.

    You will see a bulk editing table where you can edit the products you have selected and their variations. Variations are displayed in their own rows in the table.

  4. Select the details you'd like to edit from the Product columns to be edited menu above the table.
  5. Make the desired changes to the selected products.

    Double-click the field you'd like to edit in order to edit that field's value.

    See a list and additional information on data you can bulk edit.

    For some fields, you can set the same value for all products by using the Set for all link.

    The Set for all function deletes previous details and replaces them with new ones.

    In a multilingual online store, you can edit details in all languages that are available in your store by using the language switch at the top of the edited field.

  6. Finally, click Save changes under the table.

Details that can be bulk edited

The bulk edit tool enables you to edit the following product details:

  • Visibility in versions (can be set up for all)
  • Selling price
  • Tax rate (can be set up for all)
  • Description
  • Product information
  • Keywords
  • Google's product category (used only by the Shopping Ads extension, can be set up for all)
  • Product categories (can be set up for all)
  • Product advertising
  • Brand
  • Supplier
  • Warranty
  • Order limit (can be set up for all)
  • Purchase price
  • Supplier's product code
  • Product code
  • Barcode
  • Stock place
  • with the delivery time of
  • Stock balance

For variations, you can edit the details listed below (these details are not available for main products)

  • Selling price
  • Purchase price
  • ProductCode
  • Barcode
  • Stock place
  • Stock tracking
  • Amount in stock

Bulk deleting products

Read this section to learn how to delete multiple products at a time.

After confirming, you cannot cancel product deletion. The product information will be deleted permanently.

Recovering deleted products is a paid service that can be performed only within a week after the products have been deleted. If you want to find out more about product recovery, contact MyCashflow customer service.

To delete multiple products at a time:

  1. First, filter the desired products on the Products page.

    You can filter products by using the filtering and search tools or opening the desired product category or brand in the left-hand pane.

  2. Select the desired products from the list on the Products page:

    You can select individual products (by checking the box on the left side of the product row) or all products displayed on the page (by checking the box at the top of the product list).

    You can also select products from different pages. The products you select will remain selected when you go to another page of the list.

  3. Click Delete selected products.
  4. To confirm deletion, click Delete products permanently.

The selected products have now been removed from the online store.

When you delete a product, all of its product images and their miniatures are deleted automatically (unless the same product images are used by other products).