Product Section In Ecrater Store

1 04 2007

The Next section on the list is PRODUCTS!  WOO HOO we get to enter some goods for sale!

Shopping for your products, or making them, or offering services etc I do believe is the funniest part of the whole process.

What I learned early on – with a great big DAHHH – is to wash your products FIRST before taking pictures!  That is of course if your product is not NEW – like mine!  Then you need to write down all your specifics about your product.  I have learned that if you go to Ebay – in their community section they have reviews written up to show examples how to best write up your product.  Make sure you place AS MUCH information as you can!  Remember people can’t touch or feel this product.  I had my own learning curves there myself!

You need to decide what price you are asking next.  Figure out how much it weights – in the package!  What I do is place the box on the scale – place the item on top of that and get my weight.  We will use that weight later on.  Just have it handy!

Go to the Bottom of the screen and pushed “Add new Product”

1)  Name:  It the title of the product.  Keep in mind to place something in there that people might use to search for product.  I try to place the brand, size, type of clothing, etc in my title line.

2)  Description:  You remember the item specifics I spoke about?  This is where you place that!  People will ask about:

  • If you will combine ship with other products (more than one item in the same box), and offer a discount for that.
  • If you will offer different shipping methods.
  • If you ship internationally.
  • How often do you ship out your product.
  • What types of shipping services do you offer.
  • Return Policy

I think you get the picture here!  Place as much information as you can in the body of the description.  I realize this website has a Question and Answer section, but most people aren’t going to go and read that.

3)  Pictures – Keep in mind when you upload the pictures for the first time use the one you want as your gallery photo FIRST!  The program allows you to upload up to 10 photos, but not in one step.  Just use the one for now, and you can go and add the rest later!

4)  Price – Your price for the product.

5) Local Category.  You remember the categories we spoke about before?  Pick the one that best fits your product. 

6)Global Category.  This is the categories that Ecrater uses on their main site.  Find one that best describes your product, and click it.

7)  Show as Featured on your home page.  Now lets say you have a handful of really awesome products, and you want them featured on the home page. 

  • VISUAL  On my home page you can see the section off to the right called, “Featured Item”.  That is what they are talking about. 
  • You must manually click, and remove the check mark to include or remove items from this section. 
  •  From what I understand if you use this feature for more than one of your products – they rotate.  Each time someone comes to your store a new item is displayed.

8) “Show on the top of your  product category page.”

I’m pretty sure this means if you what the “Ralph Lauren” jeans you are entering on the TOP of the jeans category it will be.  Again keep in mind that this system is very manual.  If you decided that you want a pair of levi’s next I think you might have to changed those yourself!

9)  Used Product.  If it is used – click it.  If not leave it alone!

10)  Is the item taxable?  yes or no!  Please make sure you get with your accountant to see when and HOW to get your tax number, and when you use this.  If you really get busy, and you don’t charge sales tax for items you could really get yourself into trouble.  Please check into that!

11)  Max Qty – how many of this item do you have to sell?  Place it there!

12)  Weight – we measured the weight of your item before.  Place that number in that space.

13)  Shipping:  I think that pretty much explains itself!  You have different options, and unlike Ebay and other sites shipping calulators are NOT used here!  Make sure you know the shipping requirements for your items off the mainland!  International shipping – I ask them to contact me for a quote in the body of my description.

14)  Click your add button at this point!

Now if you go back into the product section you see see your title line, and product gallery picture.  You have three choices at this point off to the right. 

1)  You have a icon that looks like a camera.  If you have additional pictures to place in your ad – NOW is the time!

You basically upload them one at a time in the next screen.

2)  The pencil is for you to edit your listing – you are back to the screen we talked about today.  You can correct misspellings, or how it is presented, etc.  Keep in mind ecrater does not allow html.

3)  The red “X” – that is for DELETE!  Once a product is sold, and you want to get rid of it – or maybe you have other reasons….its basically the DELETE button!  Get rid of IT!

Go ahead and enter the rest of your stuff just like above.  You can bring down the category, and then add product again.  Just make sure when entering it – double check the category when you come to it!

Featured Item for the Day:

Tommy Hilfiger 40 x 30 Big and Tall Mens Pants Slacks Trousers NICE!

Tommy Hilfiger Big and Tall Mens Pants 40 x 30

Details:

Up for sale is an authentic pair of Tommy Hilfiger Big and Tall Khaki’s in men’s size 40 x 30.
Pants are front pleated and they feel very nice.

Condition:

Pants are gently worn, and very handsome. There is some slight fraying on the bottoms – see pictures. The buttons are missing on the back pockets. They have been washed, and are ready to go right out of the box!
Very Nice pair of pants, but check the measurements below!

Waist – Top of Pants 39.5
Hips – Around Bottom of Zipper 50
Rise – Crotch Seam to Top of Pants 11.75
Zipper to Top Of Pants 9
Inseam – Crotch Seam to Hem of Pants 26
Bottom of Pants – Length folded in half 9

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