Adding Items to PayGoCart
One of the keys to a successful online shop is selling items that are well-presented and well-organized online. You keep your inventory organized in your stores, and PayGoCart with WooCommerce is designed to bring that level of care to your website as well. All it takes is a few steps to get your inventory items organized, visible and ready to sell online.
For more information on adding items to your PayGo software, see Adding Inventory to PayGo with the Inventory Quick Add Screen.
Adding an Item to Your Website
To add items to your website, you must first find the inventory item you would like to add. You can do so in a few ways:
On your central Products screen, you can search for items in the Search By fields on the left of your screen. You can also click the List Products button at the top of your screen, which will bring you to the Inventory List screen which will show you a list of all items within your software. You can also select a product from the center product list on your central Products screen, which lists all products you have added within selected dates.
You can also search for items by clicking the Magnifying Glass button to the right of the Products button on your main Menu. This will open a Search window.
In the item’s Product Screen, click the PayGoCart button. This will take you to the PayGoCart Product screen.
Along the top of the screen, you’ll see several buttons.
Clicking Products Central will return you to your central Products screen. Clicking the TheItem button will return you to the item’s main Product Screen. You can also remove the item from PayGoCart by clicking the Remove button. Clicking the Add/Update button will update the product information on your PayGoCart site, and View on Cart will show you what your product will look like on your website.
Below the buttons, you’ll see fields for the item’s information, which will be added automatically from the item’s Product Screen. You can add descriptions of the item in the WooCommerce Data area. The item’s Short Description is the text that will show up on a product category page, and the item’s Long Description is what will show up on the item’s page. You can also add an Image of the item by either uploading it from your computer or dragging and dropping the file in the Image field. There are also fields to set the Product Data method (your options are Simple, Grouped, External/Affiliate or Variable) and whether the item you’re adding is Virtual or Downloadable. The Woocom ID is set automatically when the item is added to your site.
You will also see several tabs:
In this tab you can also set publishing options. In the Status field, you can choose whether an item is to be Published, for Private viewing only, Pending being posted on your site, or is still a Draft. You can also set the item’s Catalog Visibility, which will classify if the item is Visible on your website, found in the Catalog view, found with a Search, or is Hidden from viewing.
You can also choose if the item is to be a featured item on your site by clicking the Featured box, and you can add up to ten Tags that will increase your search engine visibility. The Slug field shows the item’s URL on your website (for instance, if you were to add an item, the slug would be “new-item” in the URL www.mysite.com/new-item) and will auto-populate.
This tab will control the amount of the item’s inventory that you would like to have available online. It features the item’s SKU (which will auto-populate from the Product page), give you the choice to manually Manage Stock, set the Stock Quantity available online, allow for online Backorders, and mark whether or not the item can be Sold Individually (meaning that anyone ordering this item online would only be able to purchase one of the item per order). You can also set whether you will allow Reviews for this item, or if the item is a Virtual Product.
The Attributes tab is where you can view attributes linked to your product. These are automatically generated and can be viewed and set in the Prefs tab (see below).
In this tab, you can add Purchase Notes, what Menu Order the item would be found in, whether or not you would like to EnableReviews of the item, or if you’re selling a non-physical item, you can set what kind of Download Type it is (i.e. whether it’s a standard download, an application for a phone or tablet, or a music file).
This tab is where you can set preferences for your website. You can define which tags you would like on your website by clicking the Define Tags button. This will take you to the Master Tag List, where you can add tags that are relevant to your inventory by clicking the New button. When you define a new tag, click the Shopping Cart icon next to the Tag Name field, and the WooCommerce ID for that tag will auto-populate.
You can also define global attributes (Note: PayGoCart only supports Color and Size attributes at this time) that will apply to your website by clicking the Define Global Attributes button, and you can also define which terms that will apply to those global attributes by clicking the Define Attribute Terms button. However, the records for this screen are created automatically, so you shouldn’t have to utilize the features on the Attribute Terms screen.
When you have added all relevant information, click the Add/Update button at the top right of the screen. Your item will be added to your PayGoCart site, and a message to the right of the button will tell you the time and date the item was added.