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WooCommerce Inventory Management
Selling products on your artist WordPress website could not be easier thanks to WooCommerce.
WooCommerce is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to set up a gallery and sell digital and tangible products right from your WordPress site.
Setting up WooCommerce is easy with it’s setup wizard. After the setup is complete, you can begin adding products to your online gallery.
There are different options for adding products, and we will cover what you need to know in this post.
Before Uploading Items In The Product Page WordPress
Before you can upload your art to your WooCommerce gallery, you will have installed the free WooCommerce plugin on your artist website.
To learn how to install WooCommerce, visit How To Install WooCommerce On A WordPress Artist Website
Wocommerce also offers WooCommerce Marketplace themes, which makes it simple to build a professional e-commerce website.
This post only covers adding products with the WooCommerce plugin.
After you have successfully activated your WooCommerce plugin you will notice two new tabs on the left menu bar in your WordPress dashboard called WooCommerce and Products.
The WooCommerce link is for your general settings and the product link is for your product settings.
How To Add Products To Shop Page In WooCommerce
To upload a new product, login to your WordPress Admin and hover over the Products link and click Add Product on the left menu bar.
Product Title And Description
The first step is to add the title of the product you are selling along with a description of the product. This is similar to writing a blog post or page.
Related Post: Effective Tips On Writing Art Descriptions That Sell
Your products’ title should describe your artwork and contain keywords to make it possible for people to discover your art in search.
Here is an example of a pastel painting by Dave Nevue, Fearless Leopard Pastel Painting. The main keywords are leopard, pastel, and painting. The descriptive word is fearless.
You can view the art at Fearless Leopard Pastel Painting.
The next step is to upload your image.
You will find a place to upload your product image and product gallery image on the right menu.
The product image is the primary image used to showcase your product in your store.
The gallery image is used to show different pictures of the product you are selling. Upload the images in the product gallery section if you wish to stage your art on a wall or show a close-up photo to show your art’s texture.
The gallery images allow a potential buyer to click on the thumbnail and view different pictures of your art.
Image dimension can be customized, but it is easier to use the same picture size for the image and gallery image.
Common image dimmensions are 450px x 450px.
To prevent your image from being cropped, go to Canva, and create a custom size template. Upload your picture on Canva and drag and drop the image to the custom template.
To create a 450px x 450px template for your listings, sign up for a free Canva account, click Custom Dimensions add the width and height dimensions, select PX, click Create New Design.
Download the image to your PC.
You can now upload the image you just created in Canva to your Product Image and Product Gallery.
To learn how to edit the image dimensions visit How To Change Woocommerce Product Image Size
WooCommerce Product Data
The next step is to add the price and shipping services you will be providing.
Keep Product Data as a Simple Product.
If you are selling products you will be shipping leave the Virtual and Downloadable boxes unchecked.
If you are selling digital products like eBooks click on the Virtual and Digital boxes.
Add the Price of the product.
Leave the Sale Price empty if the product is not on sale.
You can create a sale by adding a sale price in the Sale Price section and insert an end date by clicking on the Schedule link.
Click the Shipping link to add the shipping box dimensions, weight, and the shipping class if you set one up.
Next, you can manage your stock by entering the quantity of the product, stock status, and if you will be offering backorders by clicking on the Inventory tab.
You can also mark the product as individually sold, this means the only one can be purchased. Once the item is sold it will say the item is unavailable on the listing.
The linked Products section lets you add upsells by entering specific attributes of the product or products you would like to promote.
Product Short Description
The product short description is where you will add a short tagline for the product. The product short description will be displayed under the product title.
The last step is to click the category you would like your product to be displayed in your store and click publish.
Your product is now live and can be viewed and purchased by a visitor.
Final Thoughts On How To Add And Manage Products In WooCommerce
Creating a single product page in Wocommerce is straightforward, but there are key areas you will not want to overlook like product categories, product types, and manage stock.
Creating Woocommerce products will be as easy as writing a blog post after a couple of tries.
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How To Add And Manage Products In WooCommerce
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