- Name. The first thing to complete is the product name, which will appear in the search results. Next to the field you will find a flag, which enables you to choose the language into which you wish to edit or create the name.
You must give the product a name in at least the default language before you can save it. You won't be able to save until it has a name – and many other tab require the product to be saved in order to be accessible.
- Reference. This is your own internal reference. It might be a number, or it's reference from the storage location, or anything that makes it unique. Optional.
- EAN13 or JAN. These are barcode numbers, which are used worldwide in order to identify products. You can use either a EAN13 or a JAN number.
- A EAN13 is the product's 13-digit international article number. Read more on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Article_Number_%28EAN%29
- A JAN is specific to Japan, but is compatible with the international EAN. Read more on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Article_Number
- UPC. A 12-digit barcode, more widely used in North America, UK, Australia and New-Zealand
On the right side are four options:
- Status. If you do not want this product to be immediately available or visible to your customers, check the
- radio button that says "
- Visibility. You can further choose to have the product available through different channels:
- Everywhere. Customers can get to the product by browsing the catalog, search for the product's name, or directly using its URL.
- Catalog. Customers can get to the product by browsing the catalog or directly using its URL.
- Search. Customers can get to the product by searching for its name or directly using its URL.
- Nowhere. Customers can only get to the product using its URL. They won't find it by browsing through the catalog nor by search for it's name. This is great for creating private products, that only a few trusted visitors can access, even temporarily (you can change this setting at any time).
- Options. A couple of specific options.
- available for order. If you uncheck this box, customers will not be able to add this product to their cart. This makes it more like a single-product Catalog mode (in comparison with the "Catalog mode" preference).
- show price. If the "available for order" option above is unchecked, you can either choose to display the product's price nevertheless (even though visitors won't be able to buy it), or choose to not display it.
- online only (not sold in store). If your business does have brick-and-mortar stores, this option will prove invaluable when a product is only sold online, not in store – this prevents customers from checking a product price online, then come to your store hoping to by it directly, and thus avoid shipping cost.
- Condition. Not all shop sell new product. This option enables you to indicate the condition of the product:
- New. The product is brand new, sealed in its original packaging.
- Used. The product has been bought and probably used before (second hand). It should come in its original packaging. It might be a returned product
- Refurbished. The product has been returned for various reasons (scratches, dents or other forms of cosmetic damage which do not affect the performance of the unit). Read more on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refurbishment_%28electronics%29
PrestaShop 1.4 enabled you to indicate the product manufacturer right on this page. In version 1.5, this setting has been moved in the "Associations" tab.
The "Manufacturer" field enables you to enter the name of the manufacturer of the product. This is an optional field.
Click "Create" next to the Manufacturer field to add a new manufacturer, or select from the drop-down menu which one to associate with this product.