Before you can populate a sales order or production order, you'll need to add your products to your Stitchex account. Luckily, it's quick and easy to add products to Stitchex and only a minimum of information is required before you can get started building orders.
It's also possible to import product data by uploading a spreadsheet. All the different aspects of the product data (variations, pricing, images) can be specified in the spreadsheet.
Color and fabric variations
Any product you create can be extended to have multiple variations in color or fabric. These are the "product variations" and are entered in the Variations tab of the product page. Each variation can have its own distinct image, manufacturer, pricing, and costing data. When you build an order in Stitchex, each line item in the order corresponds to a single product variation. See Swatch Images, Standard Colors for additional information.
A sizing system is a comma-separated list of available sizes for your product. Read more about working with sizing systems here...
Product categories and sub categories help with navigation and product filtering in various parts of Stitchex. You can set up initial product categories from the Product Categories page in Settings. You can always add or rename categories later. You can also change a product's category at any time. Good examples for category names are "Dresses", "Tops" etc. Good examples for subcategories are Men's, Women's, Boy's or Girl's. Or, vice versa: Category: Men's with Subcategory: Shirts, Slacks, Hats, etc. To define your Product categories/subcategories, go to Setup>Product setup. See also Product Display Order and Creating/Editing Orders for additional information on how categories and subcategories are used.
Adding a product
First, choose the correct season and navigate to your Products page, then click the Plus sign in the top right to view the Add a Product form.
You can fill in as much details as you wish when creating your product. Only the fields noted below are required for initial creation. The other fields may be updated later as you further develop your product. See Creating/Editing a New Product for details on further developing your product.
- Product identifier
- A list of "Colorways" (or variations in fabric), one per line
For additional help, see also:
Deleting a product
You can delete a product with the Delete button on the product details tab. If this button is not available to click, then the product is in use somewhere and cannot be immediately deleted. The product is in use if:
- The product has been added to a sales order.
- The product has been added to a production order.
If a product has been used in a sales order or production order, that product cannot be permanently deleted. If you would like to remove the product from future use, you can Retire the product.
Retire a product
If you want to prevent a product from being added to new sales orders, click the "Retire" button at the bottom of the product details page. You can always undo this later.
Individual product variations can also be marked as removed from sale. You'll find a button next to each product variation on the product details page with which to do this.
Add images of your products so that your buyers can browse, build and submit orders from your your Showroom (B2B/wholesale eCommerce) and retail eCommerce stores. For details on adding your product images, see the Product Images Knowledge Article. Note: Images should be in JPEG format. We recommend a consistent aspect ratio (as square as possible) and a resolution of 1080x1080 to 2160x2160.
Each variation of a product can have different raw material specifications. Specifications common among all variations of the product can be input into the Common section, while varying requirements can be stated in the individual color sections. Materials must be created on the Raw Materials tab before they can be used here. Required fields are listed below. See the Completing Product Setup article for details on configuring your Raw Materials.
- Wastage percentage
- Product variation