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The Products page is where both your specific product templates and add-to-cart items reside attached to category pages in your Print Store.

Your products are the templates, add-to-cart items, digital downloads, and services that you sell. You add a product in PrintNow by entering product details and configuring templates for customizing items. If your product has options, like size or color, then you can link pricing details for each combination of options.

You view, add, update, and organize all of your products and configurations from the Products page in the PrintNow admin.

View Products

  1. From your PrintNow admin, go to Stores/Products.
  2. The Add button is for adding a new product manually or uploading an IDML file for generating online templates. The Export All, Import All, Import New buttons are for managing products in bulk
  3. The Prod ID field is used to enter a product ID and quickly enter edit mode.
  4. To search orders click Toggle Search Panel. Search by Category or search by Name, Item#, Model#.
  5. To sort columns click on header row. ID#, Name, Comments, Last Saved Date, Published.

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View/Edit Details

  1. From your PrintNow admin, go to All Products.
  2. Click Actions Icon, and View/Edit.

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Product Info Print Editor Page Display
Basic Information
CMS PageLink: Alternative method to linking to CMS pages. The advantage compared to hard coding the URL path is your path name can change with this method and your links throughout your page content would not need to change.
Name: The product name displayed when your product is displayed on the Print Store and Print Editor.
Description: The product description that shows in the product browser (List View) and view details.
Product Type: Standard is used for templates, Static is used for add-to-cart items, Blank is used to link templates to calculator selections.
Category: The category your template item will display in.
Vendor: You can assign a vendor to products in PrintNow. Doing so will auto assign vendor at order time.
Hot Folder: By default orders are combined by order number in PrintNow. Hot Folders allow you to put products in folders at time of order.
Published: By default your products won't display on the front-end Print Store until the Published toggle is toggled on.
Price Mapping
Base Price: Typically for every category added to PrintNow you will have a Base Pricing category created with pricing. This field maps the product to that Base Price.
Size: When you assign the Base Price above all available sizes will be listed. Match the template to the correct size.
Product Numbers
Item Number: The Item Number displays both in the front-end and back-end Admin Tools. Works great for searching and identifying products.
Model Number: The Model Number displays both in the front-end and back-end Admin Tools. Works great for searching and identifying products.
Integration: This Integration field is used for some custom integrations to link products and options together.

Add a NEW Product (IDML or Manually)

  1. From your PrintNow admin, go to Stores/Products.
  2. Click Add button
  3. Enter Name of product
  4. Attach IDML template & Select File to attach a file, click save to upload & create a product with template data. (Used for Adobe Indesign templates)
  5. Generate a product, enter a number of pages, units, width, height, bleed values, click save. (Used for Add-to-cart items or for creating templates manually. 


Replace template on EXISTING product using IDML

  1. From your PrintNow admin, go to Stores/Products.
  2. Click Action Icon and click View/Edit on product.
  3. Click Actions Icon on right column, click Replace Template.
  4. Select File & attach a IDML file, click save to upload & replace template data.
  5. Your template is now available when editing product. 


Export all products as a Excel spreadsheet

  1. From your PrintNow admin, go to Stores/Products.
  2. Click Export ALL to download .xlsx file format.
  3. Open .xlsx file in Microsoft Excel or Google Docs.
  4. Columns you can edit are: Name, Published, Category, Base Price, Size, Vendor, Item Number, Model Number, Integration Id, Url, Title, Keywords, Description, On Hand Qty, Reorder Qty, Tags, Attributes.  

Import changes to EXISTING products using a spreadsheet

  1. You can make changes to the existing products you exported.
  2. Make sure you didn't delete or change the ID's listed in the ID column. PrintNow uses the ID to map the product and post changes to the data.
  3. Category, Base Price, & Size must exist in PrintNow and named exactly as entered.  
  4. To Import all saved changes click Import All 
  5. Select File and click save to upload and post changes to your product data.

Import NEW products using a spreadsheet

  1. You can use the existing products you exported as a guideline to create new products.
  2. Don't include any ID's in the ID column because new ones will be created on upload.
  3. Category, Base Price, & Size must exist in PrintNow and named exactly as entered.  
  4. To Import NEW products click Import New 
  5. Select File and click save to upload New products.

 

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