Author: Zain Ali

Why sell on Fishlist?

Professional and vetted sellers

FishList helps buyers, especially those new to ordering aquarium livestock online, by vetting vendors who want to join FishList to sell their products. In this way, you will encounters professional and vetted sellers. There is a much smaller chance of scams and delivering the wrong products by sellers because they are already vetted. We regularly check for unwanted activity to ensure a safe and secure atmosphere for buyers and sellers alike. Our support staff is ready and will respond to your concerns within hours.

WaitLists and Pre-Orders

While there are many different species of rare fish, inverts, plants, and corals on sale at the FishList, there are many others that haven’t yet been listed on site and or are out of stock. You won’t want to miss them. Don’t worry, we have introduced a feature for this problem. You can add a runout stock or a new lunching product before lunching in your wishlist, so you get notified when their stock may be updated by vendors. In this way, you can keep an eye on your favorite product. Vendors also are notified that their products are in users’ WaitLists and they can see that it would make sense to bring that product back to market. They can also give you a special discount for adding that product to the WishList.

Vendors have to invest a lot of their time and money to bring new products to marketplace, but our pre-order system allows them to calculate their risk and it allows you to demonstrate your interest in a product. Using the Pre-Order feature, you can order when a product is not in stock in the vendor’s shop or are on backorder. In this way when new stock will arrives, your product will be delivered to you.

Full-featured auctions

FishLists allows vendors to create auctions for their products. By participating in an auction, you can have another chance to buy a product even if you don’t win an auction – vendors are allowed to auto-relist their auctions, allowing you another chance. Auction start from a specific price which increases up to the highest bid. You can bid on the product according to your budget – you don’t have to pay the full amount you bid, but rather how much it would take to beat the next highest bidder. The auction also reduces the time to purchase that product in a way that when you win the bid you can instantly buy the product, canceling a long session of negotiation with the vendor. Moreover, auction start and auction end time are known, which further help a buyer by reducing the time for auction wait. You can see what auctions you have bid on my going to the “Auctions” tab in the menu.

Group Deals for buyers

By using a Group Deal feature you can purchase with your friends. You get additional discounts  by purchasing a group deal from a vendor, who activates the group deal only if a certain number of customers purchase it (as indicated on the product page). When you win a group deal (enough buyers have purchased the deal),  you receive an email from FishList support team, which allows you to confirm or cancel the order. You can also see your deals in the “Group Deals” tabs of your menu. If an order is canceled by a vendor or the Group Deal fails to activate, then you will receive your refund instantly.

Frequently bought together and add-on products

Unlike any other online marketplace, vendors on FishList can set add-on and similar products for each product they offer, as well as frequently bought together deals. Add-on items are the vendor’s personalized recommendations for a product they offer – if you are, for example, purchasing a specific type coral, a vendor can recommend special foods and other accessories that help you take care of the coral. Through our frequently bought together products, you can get an extra discount from the vendor – the vendor sets a special bundle price or discount for the products he selected.  If you need more than one product from the same vendor, then you can ask for a special deal from the vendor. Through these features you can get an additional discount; since vendors combine shipping, you can less for delivery than if you were buying from separate vendors and you may redeem a discounted price on the given product from the vendor.

Live chat support from sellers

If you have any questions about any product then you can ask from the seller directly by using the live chat tool. Just click the live chat button on the product page. He’ll provide you all the details of the product and clear your mind about the product, so that you may be sure about what you are buying from the seller. In this way, you can be sure about your purchase and get any questions answered about aquarium livestock care and maintenance. No more long waits and back-and-forths through email.

Pay when you receive it

It’s frustrating to receive aquarium livestock dead, not healthy, or not as described and then having to make a return and go through an arduous return process. On FishList, we send payment from buyers to vendors only after delivery, when the customer marks the delivery as completed. In this way, we ensure that our customer receives alive fish or the same described product with no major damage during the delivery process. If there becomes a problem between customer and vendor, and the customer wants to cancel the order due to damage to the product then we return the money of the customer as soon as possible.

Special discount on WishList products

When you add any product in your wishlist, we send a notification to the relevant vendor about your wishlist. In this way, he can see how much demand is there for that particular product in the market. He can also send you an exclusive offer according to your wishlist. You can avail of these offers any time, send by the vendors. For example, a vendor can send you an offer to purchase that product with a 10% discount or purchase three products and get 30% off.

Shipping support and ShipStation

Shipping Support always helps customers to understand the process, so that they can enjoy maximum benefits. If you purchase a huge amount of products then you can avail of free shipping, vendors have set the different number of products on different products for free delivery. You can see those numbers during the purchase. Moreover, you can also select the date or day of the week which you want your delivery for each product. If you aren’t at home this week, just select next week for the vendor to ship out your livestock. That way, you will be home to receive it.

Fast and dedicated customer care

Active customer care is one of the most important features of FishList. We provide 24/7 customer care service to our customers. We typically reply within a few hours for any query because we care about our buyers and vendors, their time and their livestock.

Bonus for new users

We don’t charge any commissions or fees from vendors, therefore, you can get your aquarium livestock and supplies at lower prices. As other online stores and selling platforms charge at least 10% to 30% on sales from vendors as a commission, you will see higher prices of the same products in other online marketplaces.

Another benefit is that you get a bonus from FishList on Sign Up. You get $2 in your wallet on signup. Additionally, you can get more credit by inviting your friends, when your friend signs up both of you get $2 in your wallets. You can use this credit in purchasing different products on FishList.

How to Add Simple and Variable Products

Adding products on FishList is simple. First, sign in the FishList with a vendor account, or sign up as a new vendor. Now click on the sell button given on the top right of the page.

FishList home screen; look for the sell button in the top right of the nav bar.

Select the Product given below the Dashboard button on the left side.

After you click “sell”, you are taken to the vendor dashboard.

Now click on Add new product button on the right side of the page. A new window will pop up and ask you a few requirements as given below.

Upload the picture and add a title of the picture with caption and description. For example, in Title, we entered Sample and in Caption Fish has been written while Add Description in the Description box. Now click on the button of set featured image, in this way it will become a display picture of your product. You can add more pictures in this way.

Upload a new picture or select an existing picture among your image gallery. You can give it a title and a caption.

Now add a product name.  In our example, we added “Black Stripped Yellow tail Blue Goldfish”. In the price section, you can choose the price of your own choice like in the given example we choose 45$.

You can add a Discounted Price Schedule. Add a Discounted Price in the given section and make a scheduled time for your discount. As in the given example, we added a Discounted Price 40$ and a Schedule From 2019-08-06 to 2018-08-08.

Now select a category of your product as we selected Freshwater Fish in the given example. Now add one or more tags on your product as we added “Yellow, Black-Stripped and Goldfish” in it.

Add a description of your product in the last box and click on the Create & add new button to add a simple product.

Making a Multi-Option Product

To make a product Multi-Option product click on the Save button given in the previous window. Now a page will appear having multiple options in it. The title, Product Type, Category, Tags remains the same as we have chosen for a simple product. Choose a Variable product in the Product type section instead of a Simple product, so that it becomes a Multi-option product.

The edit product form is where you’ll be redirected if you choose to save your product instead of making a new one.

Now add a description if you have not added it before as given below;

A short description helps buyers learn about the product quickly, while the long description, displayed further down the page, is good for in-depth descriptions, like care sheets.

Inventory

The next section is in Inventory. There are several sections that you can fill.

SKU or “Stock Keeping Unit” is a tag or number of products given by retailers to it. As in a store, there is a large number of products present at a specific time, so the retailer has to mark numbers or tags on it according to his way. We have given a 4-SKU to that specific product. Stock Status maybe “In stock” or “Out of stock” for a product.

By enabling product stock management you can add a quantity of your product as in the given example we have added 20 as a Stock quantity. Low stock threshold means when the product quantity reaches to that specific number then it will show a Low stock tag. We have set a Low stock threshold to 4.

You can also allow or disable Backorders. Backorders are useful for products that are frequently out of stock and have a high demand. You can also limit the order for a single customer.

We recommend allowing backorders and notifying your customers. Backorders are a great way to know of interest in a product.

Shipping and taxes

In Shipping and Tax Section you add a shipping weight and lengths of the box in which you are delivering your product. In our case, we have added a 2000g shipping weight and a symmetry of a cubic box of 6.6.6 inches box.

Before assigning shipping class, you must enable the types of shipping that you offer. You can offer free shipping if a buyer buys a certain amount and local pickup; these do not interfere with the shipping class you select.

Bulk Discounts

You can also add a separate Bulk Discount option. It means if any customer will buy a specific quantity of product or above that quantity then the customer can have a discount. In our example, we have added a minimum quantity of 5 o which a customer can enjoy a discount of 20%. This is helpful for pet stores or dedicated hobbyists who may want more than the usual.

Timers and scheduling

Using the Timer option you can perform several tasks at a specific time. Choose an action then like set in stock or set out of stock or many more actions. Now choose a day, date, and time to perform specific actions.

Use our timer feature to select when you want a product in stock, out of stock, on sale, unpurchasable, etc at certain timers, even on a recurring basis.

Using the timer dropdown, you can select the time for an Action, and even select multiple Auctions for a single product. You can, for example, have puffer fish discounted every Friday at 8:00 PM but then unpurchasable from Saturday to the next Monday.

Linked Products: Upsells and Cross-sells

To add linked products in the Multi-option products go to the Linked Product section and there you can see two boxes an upsells box and a cross-sells. In upsells add a product which is your best selling product or an expensive product. Cross-sells include a product that you promote in the cart. In the given example we added “Yellow Doted Blue Coral Fish (#18474)” in the upsells and in the Cross-sells section we added “Orange and Blue Fish (#18371)”.

Setting upsell and cross-sells from your store’s products.

Attributes and Variations

Attributes and Variations are an important section to link Multi-options products. You have to create a pair of attributes having two values in the Value Section. We have created two attributes “variations” and “Variations 1” and added values “#18374, #18371, #18372” and “12, 13, 14” respectively. Now mark both of the boxes (i.e. Visible on the product page and Used for variations) in both attributes.

Variation and Attributes for a product – you can set them to be used as variations.

Now click on the “Add variations” button you will see an option of “Create variations from all attributes”, click on it and set it to “Go”.

You can choose any combination of these values of the attributes and also add detail on it.

Frequently Bought Together

In Frequently Bought Together, you can recommend to your buyers products that who together with the current product, such as food and medicine for a fish, and then give your buyer a special discount for buying the whole bundle. You can also use related products but they won’t be from your store only. Select the number of Products in this section and Show products unchecked, you can also add text to it. As in our example, we have selected a fixed price so the discount is not available. If you discount the products then you also have to choose minimum spend to get this special discount. For a multi-option product, 2 products can be a minimum number to choose.

The fields for setting a bundle deal for products that are frequently bought together.

Other Options

Other Options include product status  and visibility options.  The product status is by default online and by being online all users can find and purchase it. In purchase notes you can write anything of your own choice which you want to deliver to your customer after purchasing your product, such as shipping policies and your returns policy.

You can set Thank You notes in the Purchase Note section.

That’s it! You’re done. Press “Save Product” and feel free to reach out to use if you have any questions.

Shipping and ShipStation

Shipping aquarium fish is an important part of running an aquarium business.

Shipping on the FishList is not easy only for the vendor, it is also easy for the buyer. For vendors, however, there are several things to take note in the shipping process.


Let’s talk about the ease that is provided by FishList to a vendor in “Shipping Process” and “ShipStation”. The first thing that a vendor encounter during the process of shipping is “ShipStation”. It is one of the features that is provided by FishList to a vendor. By using “ShipStation”, a vendor can print a key of his/her store for the order box. The vendor can also tell the situation of the order to the buyer, whether the order is ready to be shipped or it is in pending condition due to money transfer or for any other reason. In this way, the vendor can successfully manage with the customers and it will lead to long success because informing the customers during a transaction improves customer trust and leads to a successful business.


The other ease is the shipping process itself. For vendors, they don’t have to worry about the security of their products, because FishList ensures security and in time delivery. The only thing they have to do is that they have to mention that where they want to deliver the order whether in the US or International. Then they can set the prices for shipment according to the product and the area in which they are delivering the product. The other ease is different delivery times with different prices in it. This feature has been introduced to match different customers according to their mentality. Local pickup is also very important for customers. Free delivery sounds expensive but it helps vendors to sell their products fast and more.

For “Shipping Setting” from a logged-in Profile follow this path “Sell > Setting > Shipping”. There will open a window like given below:

Configure your shipping methods in the vendor dashboard. Choose between U.S and International shipping.

There are two regions in which you can ship your products; in the United States and International. Internationally, it can be supplied to any country present in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

Click on “United State” option and select “States” in which you want to Supply your products and set your Postal Code. Like, we have selected Florida, Georgia, California, and Arizona as a “States” and our “Postal codes” are 32013, 30002, 90001 and 85634. “Zone Name” will be the US and its location is also the same.

Within a shipping zone (U.S or Int’l), you can limit the areas in which you ship to.

Internationally, we can supply goods in any country in “Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America”. We have selected Thailand and UAE in “Country Selection”, in the case of “States” we have selected Nakhon Sawan and Yala. Their postal codes are 60240 and 95000.

It’s possible to limit your shipping zone down to Postal Codes, which is useful if you offer services.

The next section is about the Shipping Method, add a Shipping Method like “Flat Rate”, “Local Pickup” and “Free shipping”.

Choose flat rate if you ship USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc. This includes Priority Mail and Overnight shipping.

In the case of “Free Shipping,” you have to choose a minimum number of orders to set free shipping. In our case, we have selected 3 as a minimum order for free shipping.

Offering free shipping for a minimal purchase amount is great for having your customers do a bulk order.

If you chose “Local Pickup” then you have to add a cost of local pickups, as in our case we are not charging any fee in a Local Pickup. Add a “Tax Status” weather the product is “Taxable” or not. Now add a brief description of our shipping good.

Local pickup saves you and the customer the hassle of shipping and its cost.

When you select the “Flat Rate” option, then you have to add several requirements for your rates.

You can have shipping rates be subject to tax.

Let’s add a cost of 10 for a single product and mark on a Taxable product. In Overnight Shipping, 8 means that we are charging 8$ extra with 10$ mandatory cost for a single product. In the 1-3 Day Shipping class, we have added an extra price of 5$ with its original shipping price. For 1-5 Day Shipping we have selected 3$ as an extra price. In the case of 2-9 days Shipping, we selected a price of 4$ with an original 10$ price. For 2-20 Day Shipping, we will charge 2$ as a shipping class cost. However, in the case of 20-30 “Day Shipping”, the price is the original, which is 10$.

In Calculation, we will charge according to a class of the product as we have selected it and now click on “Save Method”. In the case of per class, we will charge for each shipping class, individually.

The the prices and rules for flat rate shipping. Find out how long each of your shipping methods take and then assign its cost in the shipping classes under the duration.

For most orders that you can combine shipping on, charge per order.

To find “ShipStation” follow Profile > Sell > Setting > Ship Station. There would be a website generated “Authentication Key” for every vendor. ShipStation allows you to retrieve and manage orders, then print labels and packing slips with comfort. Now, we have to choose labels for “Export Order Statuses” and “Shipped Order Status”. We selected “pending Payment”, “Processing” and “On hold”. Depending on the condition, we can apply any label on the statuses of an exported order. In “Shipped Order Status” we can select the “Completed” option. In the end, click on Save Changes to save your ShipStation Statuses.

 

That’s it for shipping! Let us know through email or the comments section if you have any questions.

How to create a Group Deal

What if your buyers could receive a discount if they purchased a large quantity of a product? We allow our vendors to create group deals, which are special discounts that are triggered if enough people purchase the item. You can also offer Group Deals for services.  If you are trying to sell off a large batch of coral frags, for instance, Group Deals would a great way to clear off inventory.

Offering Group Deals is a great way to clear inventory and get a lot of new customers.

 

Benefits of Group Deals
There are many benefits for vendors as well for buyers in group deals. In a group deal, a vendor can sell more goods in a short time and become popular among buyers, they may deal with the same vendor next time. In this way, a vendor can build trust among buyers community which will lead to his success. Using the “Minimum and Maximum deals” section a seller can limit his product sell for a specific group. Using the “Group Buy available date” the seller can set a specific time discount on his products. Moreover, buyers can have a handsome discount from the sellers in a group buy.

To add a Group Deal product, you have to go to the edit product form, after creating a product. Choose the “Group Deal” option from the Product Type selector, also add its Title, Category, and Tags as we have previously discussed. Don’t forget to add a picture of the Product.

 

Select “Group Deals” as the Product Type after you create a product.

 

Now add a good description as we have done. The long description sections are helpful to provide care information for aquarium livestock, while short description sections are good for providing a quick summary of the product.

Don’t forget to add a summary to each product in the short description.

 

Adding attributes

Editing or Adding an attribute is not available in Group Deals, however, you may link products and use a Timer Option for different actions. You may enable a bulk discount, as we have to discount our product in a Group Deal, so, we are leaving this section blank.

In the Timer section, you can select when you want the product to be available, when you would want it to be discounted, etc.

 

Setting a Group Deal

In Group Deals section (halfway down the page), there are several options to set your Group Deals;

Enter the details of your group deal here.

 

Minimum Deals
It is the number of deals that a group would have to make, several persons in a group may vary but they have to make at least 4 deals to buy products.

Maximum Deals
It is the maximum number of deals that a group can make. In our case, we choose 12 so, a group can make not more than 12 deals.

Maximum Deals per User
In a group there are several people may be present. We have to choose how many deals a user in a group can make. Let suppose we choose 1 as in the given example, it means that a single user in a group can buy no more than 1 deal. We also can increase the number of deals per user in a group.

Group Buy Price
We have to write a discounted price in the “Group Buy Price” section. It will be the price of your product in the future. It should be lower than “Regular Price”. In our example, we have discounted a 53$ product to 45$.

Group Buy Available
Using this feature you can choose a specific time frame during which “Group Buy” is available to your customers. You can add time along with a date. In the given example we added 2019-08-12 10 PM as opening time and 2019-08-14 as closing time for our group deal.

Other Options
At last, using “Other Options” you can choose Product status and Visibility as Online or Offline and Visible or Hidden. You can also add a “Purchase Note”, that will be sent to the customers on buying your products. As for our purchase note, “Thanks for Purchasing Fish” is what we used.

That’s it for creating a Group Deal. Group Deals are a fun way to shop and can net you (no pun intended!) a lot of new customers who’ll come back and do business with you in the future.

How to Create Auction Product

FishList allows you to list your products for sale in an auction. An auction basically allows you to list products for sale at a starting, minimum price, and buyers can bid to raise that price; the buyer with the highest bid wins!  Auctions on FishList are almost the same but we have added a few features that add additional functionalities and make things more interesting.

When you have added the initial details of the product then you are asked to add a time that is appropriate for your auction. You can choose anytime according to your own will, like a time when more buyers are online and they can participate in your auction.

After that, you have to set different prices, which is the most important part: start price is the price from where you want to start auction for your particular product; bid increment is the minimum amount difference between two bids; buy it now is the price which you think that is a good price for your product; reserved price is very important for the vendor, because when you have reserved a price for a particular product than you don’t need to worry about a loss in that product. A reserve price is a bare minimum that buyers must bid for; below the reserve price you are not obligated to sell them that product else.

Proxy bidding is somewhat related to the reserve price, in this procedure system automatically select a top bidder after the reserve price has been reached, it selects bidder after a time when there is no increment occur in the bidding.Unfortunately, when bidders miss your auction then you can use the relisting option to make them visible your auction product.

In this post, I’ll help you in Creating an Auction on the vendor dashboard on FishList. First of all, you need to login through a vendor account then click on the Sell button given on the top right of the page. Now a new page will load, you have to click on the Auction given on the left side of the page like given below in this post.

On the Vendor dashboard, go to “Auctions” and click the “Add New Auction Product” button to add a new auction product.

Now click on the button of Add New Auction Product given on the right side of the page. A new page will load like given below:

Add the details of your auction product on this page.

Now add photos of your product, write its name or title, categorize it and add a short description of it. In General Options it is to choose Item Condition, Auction Type and Time for Auction, Moreover, you have to set prices.

Set Your Price and Discount for Auction.

Start Price

It is the specific price from where you want to start bidding on your product. Let’s set 20$ as a Start Price of product, Now every time when bidding starts, it will starts from 20$.

Bid Increment

This is the amount, which will increase for your product, each time whenever a customer bid on your product. If you set 2.5$ as a Bid Increment then its price will increases as 22.5$, 25$, 27.5$ and so on, on a product with a Start Price of 20$.

Reserved Price

It is a previously set price in which you want to sell your product. If there is a reserve price for your product, it means you don’t want to sell it less than that specific price. A reserve price tag is shown to your bidders, if a bidder has won the bidding and still not reach your Reserved Price then you are not obligated to sell your item.

Buy It Now

Buy it now disappears when bid exceeds the Buy now price for the normal auction or is lower than the reverse auction.

Auction Start Date

It is the specific date and time at which you want to start bidding for your product. You may choose the same day or any other day.

Auction End Date

The time when you want to stop bidding from customers on the product. There should be enough gap between Auction Start Date and Auction End Date.

Set date for your Auction Start and Auction end. You can configure automatic relisting to make it so that your auction is automatically relisted if no one wins it.

Proxy Bidding

If you enable this feature then it will be easier for you and buyers. In Proxy Biding, once the reserve price has been reached then the system will automatically select the top bidder.

Relisting menu For Auction Products

Enable Automatic Relisting for this Auction

If you enable this feature then you can relist your Auction when its end time has expired, even if you are offline. “Relist if fail after n hour” means, if there were no bidding in your Auction Product during the Auction Start Time & End Time then after how much time you want to relist your auction. “Relist if not paid after n hour” means, after bidding how much time you want to give your buyer to pay the bid, so that, relisting may occur after that time.

How to sell on FishList

Selling on FishList is fast and easy. To start, first make an vendor account. Click on “Register” in the top right of the screen, in the header. This will take you to the My Account page, where you can select the “Register as a vendor” box. Fill out those fields and read and check our Terms of Service. We also let you pick your own shop URL; later on, you can improve your store’s SEO in Google using our vendor tools in the dashboard.

Select the “I am a vendor” option when registering as a vendor.

After clicking submit on the register page, you will be taken to our setup wizard. Fill out the fields in the wizard, including your PayPal email for payment. This process is pretty straightforward and it’s recommend that you use the wizard before selling anything. We keep your phone number, email, and other sensitive information confidential.

The vendor dashboard homepage. You can see your essential stats here.

Congrats! After setting up using the setup wizard, you’ll be taken to your new dashboard. We have features ranging from a your own support ticket and live chat system to a vendor staff manager. We also have seller analytics in dashboard; you can see how many and when you had sales, as well as product views and other information. If you already have your own online store, you can use our import tool in the vendor dashboard to import the product and listing information using a csv files. There is more information on migrations here. You can also a free manual store migration for our staff to transfer your products from anywhere, including but not limited to websites, spreadsheets, or other online marketplaces.  

The vendor dashboard homepage. You can see your store stats here.

In order to access the vendor dashboard, click Sell in the top right of the header. To list a new item, go to the Products tab in the vendor dashboard. Then, click the “Add new product” button. A popup will appear for you to fill in the basic details of the product: the name, the price, the image, the category, the tags, and a short description.

The new product popup. Here you add the basic details of your product.

It is highly recommended that you add more than one picture in the product gallery, as users are more apt to buy when there are multiple product pictures. If you want to quickly add more new products, click the “Create & add new” button to submit this product and have it listed so you can move on to adding more products. You can come back to revise your product listings anytime. If you click “Create product”, you’ll be redirected to the advanced product editor to add some advanced details and features to your product, such as variable pricing and backorders.

The top of the advanced product editor – add discounts, sales dates, short descriptions, tags, etc. You can also set the type of your product: regular, simple products, variable products (multi options), Grouped products, affiliate products, and Group Deal products. You can create auctions on the auctions tab.

In the advanced product editor, you have access to advanced listing features. At the top you can see that not only can you set a discounted price, but you can also time it so that the deal appears at a specific date and lasts a certain time. This saves you a lot of valuable time when planning for promotions. In addition, you can set up different product types: Simple, Variable, Grouped, Group Deals and Affiliate Products. Auctions must be created in the Auctions tab on the vendor dashboard. Simple products have no variations to them, while variable products have variations to them, which can set a certain price, shipping class, and other attributes to. Group products allow you to make collections or bundle products, which you can allow the customer to buy separately. Downloadable products are products that are digital, such as eBooks, courses, or photography.

You can set the stock, limit orders, allow backgrounds, and set an SKU to manage stock.

You can write in the main description in the advanced product editor to describe what can’t be covered in the short description, such as your shipping and return policies and any advanced care information. As in the short description, you can embed links and have special text, but you can embed photos in the main description.

By checking the “Enable product stock management” option, you can set and manage your stock; otherwise, the stock quantity is not displayed in the single product page and orders will be accepted without limit. If you would like, you can add a SKU to your product and its variations, if it is a variable product. Indicate how many units of the stock you have, and that number will be displayed in the single product page. You can notify your customer if the product is in short supply by indicating a stock number, that, when hit, adds a message that the item is currently on backorder. In addition, you can limit each customer to buyer only one of the product in a single order.

We have a special wait list feature in our marketplace that allows anyone, signed in or not, to find a product currently out of stock and not on backorder and write in their email address to indicate that he/she is interested. We pass this information to you, so you have a sense of the popular demand for a product and a list of interested buyers.

You can set the visibility of the product even after you publish it. You can set the product to “Online” to make it public, or “Draft” to save it but take it off of public view. You can also limit the visibility of your product; you can limit it to the catalog or the search results, or make it hidden and accessible only by link.

Set the discounts and shipping. You can link products to be shown on the product page.

Select the option “This product requires shipping if it is an item that is shipped out; not downloadable of local pickup. You can indicate the dimensions of the product, which will go in the product data chart that goes before the main description in the single product page. It’s good to fill these fields so the customer know exactly how large or small their product is.

Make sure you indicate the class shipping class of the product as well, if you are planning to ship it. That way, the customer will know how long it will take to ship it out, and will reduce their anxiety.

Sometimes, you want to do upsells and cross-sells with on your single product page as well. Upsells include related but higher priced items and cross-sells include complimentary items that go with the product, like add on items. You can search for and link other products on your single product page.

Product attributes are an important way of describing your product. In the variable product editor (first and foremost, though, you must set the product type to variable), you can create a multitude of different attributes and create product variations from each one, setting a price, discounted price, SKU, shipping class, and other things for each one. For the simple product, attributes can be used to describe your products; for example, you can set a attribute for temperament to label the fish as semi-aggressive, or a label of food to indicate the foods this fish will take. All attribute information will displayed in the product data chart that goes before the main description in the single product page

Lastly, you can enable bulk discounting as well. You can set it so that when the customer buys a certain number of the item, a percentage based discount kicks in, such as a 10% discount when they buy 5 of the item. You should write in any possible discounts the customer may receive in the descriptions.

That’s a walkthrough of the basic product listing process. If you could like more tutorials or have a question or comment, please send us a message or write it in the comments below.