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.


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.

Zain Ali

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