How to add a product

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.

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

Go to the “Products” tab in the vendor dashboard to make a simple or variable product.

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.

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$.

When you click the “Add New Product” button, you are redirected to this form.

You can add a Discounted Price Schedule. Add a Discounted Price in the given section and make a scheduled time for your discount. For example, we can add a Discounted Price from $30 to $20 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 – you can add tags such as “Captive Bred” or the brand of the product.

The edit product form – allows you to add even more details.

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

Making a Variable Product

What are variable products? All products by default are “simple” products, which means that by default customers are buying only one type of a product. This is good for species or products with only one variety, like Assassin Snails.

However, variable products are products with different varieties, like colors or shapes. You should create a variable product for products with different types or livestock with different color morphs, like different types of guppies.

To make a product a variable product, click on the field for “Product Type”. Choose “Variable” in the Product type field instead of “Simple”, so that it becomes a Variable product.

Change the “Product Type” to “variable” to create a variable product.


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.

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.

Assign a “Shipping Class” to each product to add a shipping method to the product.
After setting the “Shipping Class” for each product, you can change the price and other details for shipping.

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.

Linked Products: Upsells and Cross-sells

Add your own products

To add linked products in both simple and variable 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 you sell that is similar to the current product; customers may be interested in similar items, like when they are building a community tank. Cross-sells are “add-on” items, products that go with the current product the customer is looking at. If you would like to recommend a specific type of food for the corals you carry, the cross sell section is the right place to recommend it. In the given example we added “Dwarf Lily Bulb” and “Java Fern” in the cross sells and in the upsells section we also added “Java Fern”, but you shouldn’t make one of your upsell products the same as the cross sell product.

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 “Size” and “Fertilization” and added values “Small, Medium, Large” and “Low, Medium, High” respectively. Now mark both of the boxes (i.e. Visible on the product page and Used for variations) in both attributes.

Add values to each variation you create and select “Used for variations” to include the variation in your variable product.

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. You set specific prices, discounts, SKUs, and even product images that the customers can view.

Add a SKU to the product variation to track the stock.

You can set a separate shipping class if you need to change how the variation is shipped.

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.

Add a purchase note to each order to thank your customer!

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

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