Add Products

Add Products, Set Inventory and Availability.

There are two ways in which products can be uploaded to your account, both individually and in bulk. Please follow the directions below for the process that suits you best. 

To start, click the My Store tab on the navigation pane. Then click the ALL PRODUCTS tab.

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  1. Click the All Products Tab
  2. Click the 'Add A Product' button, circle with plus sign icon

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  1. Upload a product picture (smaller than 20 MB) by clicking the camera icon and selecting a photo from your computer or mobile device
    1. If your picture uploads sideways, see How to fix product pictures that upload with the wrong orientation.
  1. Once you've selected the image, click Open to save 
  2. You can also take a picture from your mobile phone by clicking on the photo icon
  3. Assign product # (Optional)
  4. Enter the Name of product
  5. Add Price per unit amount
  6. Select the box beside Taxable if product is taxable
  7. Select a Category to assign the product to (this can be done at a later time when you have created categories)
  8. Add a description of your product (the more information customers have, the better!)
  9. Assign the product to a catalog

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Local Line offers both Basic Inventory and Advanced Inventory. The steps below outline Basic Inventory, click here to learn more about Advanced Inventory. 

  1. Enter your available product inventory in Inventory Count
  2. We'll send you a notification when your inventory gets low so you can re-stock. Just enter the number in the Notify me when I get low field.

 Note: If you do not wish to Track Inventory, deselect this field by clicking to green check mark. Once a product is set up to track inventory, it cannot be reversed and base unit its tracking cannot be changed.  If you wish to change your base unit later, you will need to create a new product.

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Enable Seasonality

If your product only available for specific seasons or time frames (example, Ontario asparagus season runs from May to June), you can enter it with the calendar picker. If it's not presently May or June, customers will not be able to order it. 

 

Visibility 

You can choose to manually remove products from your available products by switching the toggle to “Off.” It will remain in the catalogs you've added it to, but will not be visible to customers or available for purchase.

If turned off, this item will be visible to you and grey in colour. 

Note: deleting a product will cause it to be removed from all previous order invoices, instead simply turn off the visibility of the product to remove it from your storefront and from your customer's view. 

baseline-library_add-24px Option Two: Add Products in Bulk

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  1. Click the All Products Tab
  2. Click 'Download/Upload Products' button, opposite arrows icon
  3. Download 'Product Template' and open on your desktop in Excel 
  4. Fill in Product Template with product information
  5. Save the template to your desktop
  6. Back in Local Line, click the 'Choose File' button
  7. Select completed template file from desktop
  8. Click the 'Open' button
  9. Click the 'Upload' button to bulk add products in one upload.
  10. Manually add these products to your catalog: Assign Products to a Catalog

Note: Any upload issues will be explained in a window, in this case you would make changes to template file from desktop, save and re-upload. 

    baseline-add_a_photo-24px Upload Product Photos

    1. Click the Edit button beside the product
    2. Click the picture icon and select the photo from your computer or mobile device 
    3. Click the 'Open' button
    4. You can also take a picture from your mobile phone by clicking the camera icon
      1. If your picture uploads sideways, see How to fix product pictures that upload with the wrong orientation.

      Not interested in adding product photos?

      1. Click Edit Account, top right corner of the screen
      2. Switch the Product Pictures toggle to Off

      Note: Adding a picture and description may seem irrelevant but it’s proven that pictures and descriptions influence decisions when purchasing online.

       

       

      24px-2 Click here to proceed to your next step, assigning products to a catalog.