This is where you will create or edit your product inventory for your store.
The tabs you see when editing a product, along with a description of the fields and their purpose, are shown below. Click on the relevant tab for details.
The tab is split into a number of sections. Information is grouped together for ease of maintenance
Product Information: id -
The name that will be used to identify the product.
Used for the Title meta tag of your product page (unless overriden in the Product Description Tab - Meta Information).
A short code identifier for this product - (Stock Keeping Unit) - This code is visible on product lists, customer invoices and order pages.
A drop down selection from the manufacturer list you have created within your store.
Add the categories in which you would like this product to display.
Add any "controlling/dummy" categories
Note: Products can be in multiple Categories.
Force Canonical category
If you are using the full category tree for product links (VM-SEO configuration), you can force a canonical category.
The product must be in the selected category and the category must be published. Useful if the product is listed in multiple categories and the canonical category is not the first one in the category list. Otherwise you may leave this field blank.
Used to specify whether the product will be published (visible) or unpublished (invisible) on the site.
On featured checkbox
Used to specify whether the product is listed in a 'VM - Featured products' module. The module is available through the menu 'Extensions' > 'Modules' and must be configured and published at a module position available in your site template.
discontinued product checkbox
Specify whether the product is listed in a 'VM - Discontinued products' module. The module is available through the menu 'Extensions' > 'Modules' and must be configured and published at a module position available in your site template.
Global Trade Item Number. An international number e.g. ISBN, EAN, UPC
Product Details Page
Unless you have created template overrides - this can be ignored.
If you have different, customized product detail sublayouts you can select a non-default version from an available set of layouts from the displayed dropdown list.
The product is displayed to all shoppers by default.
To restrict the shoppergroups that can see this product select one or more shopper group(s). The product will be displayed only to those shopper groups.
This is the URL for the product within your website (link).
By default, the alias is created and stored at the time the product is saved using the product name. This is filtered and converted to lower case.
If you want to create your own alias or adjust - you can do so.
Note: . The alias must be unique. Changing an existing alias changes the product URL.
Part number normally the SKU/MPN assigned by the manufacturer. This can differ from the GTIN and may also be the ordering code from your supplier.
For admin reference only.
The pricing section is where you enter the prices for this product. You add multiple pricing options for a product if required. Each option will contain different parameters that will restrict this price e.g.
- to various shopper groups
- for cart quantity ranges
- from a specific date or within a date range
What you enter in this field will depend on how you have configured the tax and calculation rules within VirtueMart for your business.
This could be:
- Can be the price you pay your suppliers for goods
- Customer Price before taxes
This will default to the shop/vendor currency
your product price in the currency listed
The value reflects any calcualtions that have been applied to the Cost Price after converting into the vendor currency.
- If you are only dealing with one currency and no other rules, this value is the same as the Cost Price.
- If you applying profit margin calculation and currency conversion rules the new, calculated value, will shown here.
This is the price the shopper will see. Base Price with all product level additional rules/margins/etc applied.
This "forces" the price to this value - ALL other rules and restrictions are ignored: if you wish to temporarily add a discount to a product, click on the checkbox
Pricing Rules Override
Leave blank if the item is non-taxable. If the item is taxable, select "Apply default rules" or select a tax rule you have created in PRODUCTS - Taxes & Calculation Rules.
Applies your default tax rules, no tax rules, or a specific tax rule. The taxes listed are defined in Taxes & Calculation Rules
Apply your default discount rules or no discount rules, as configured in your “Taxes & Calculation Rules” in the left hand sidebar.
Adding a new price
To add a new price block click
Parent & Child Products
Write a note to other administrators or yourself which will not be seen by customers.