Let’s go through some of the advanced options you can set when creating a product.
In the example shown on pages 80-83 (WordPress in easy steps) the General options were already set when you added the price, but let’s look through some of the other options.
Manage Stock: If you tick this box, it will allow you to set a quantity of how many of the item you have in stock. It will then continue to keep an accurate count of the stock left.
Stock Quantity: Here you will enter how many of that item you have in stock.
Allow Backorders: When the item is out of stock, you need to let the system know if you will continue to take orders for that item.
Stock Status: You can select whether or not the item is currently in stock.
Sold Individually: If this is selected, then the customer can only buy one of these in a single order.
This section will allow you to set dimensions and weight for a particular item. You can also assign a shipping class to it.
Up-Sells: Here you can add items that you want to recommend to the customer rather than the currently viewed item. For example, the customer may be viewing a standard wallet, and you want to recommend a leather one to them.
Cross-Sells: Here you can add other products that you might recommend to the customer based on their current order.
Grouping: You may want to set your product as part of a grouped product.
Purchase Note: Here you can enter a note, which will be sent to the customer after they purchase that particular item.
Menu Order: This is the position you want your item to appear in. For example, the items will appear numerically 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
Enable Reviews: Ticking this box will enable customers to leave reviews for the product.
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