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How do I sell or list an item in Supermarket?

After you have registered as a Vendor on CuteMesh.com and purchased a subscription, you can easily create products and customise them from our intuitive Vendor dashboard.

 

add new product button

  How to list a Supermarket or Grocery product:

  1. Log into your ↗ Vendor dashboard.
  2. Click the Sell Products & Services tab on the left menu.
  3. Select Product type from the options available
  4. On the new page that loads, add all of the product details, such as title, price, tags, description and images.
  5. Use the drop-down menu to select a category, or any sub category.
  6. Click Create product to list this single product, and be redirected to a page where you will be able to add more info about your product. Or click Create & add new to list this single product, as well as immediately create a new listing for another product – this is a great option for adding lots of products quickly.
 

add new product page

Since there are quite a few settings, here are a few helpful explanations: ↓ Product name, ↓ Price, ↓ Discounted price, ↓ Short description, ↓ Category, ↓ Tags and ↓ Long description.

Product name

This is the name and title of your product that is displayed above the product listing, as well as on your store page and in search results. It should be clear and easy to understand, so that customers know exactly what the product is.

 

product name

 

Price

This is the selling price of your product. Your earnings (the selling price minus CuteMesh.com commission) will be automatically calculated for you.

 

product price

 

Discounted price

This is the discounted (on sale) price of your product. Adding a discount price is optional. If you would like to schedule discounts for a certain amount of time, you can click the Schedule button to enter a start date and an end date to apply an automatic discount to your product over a period of time. The sale will expire at 11:59pm of the specified end date.

 

Discount price

 

Short description

This is the short description of your product, which appears right underneath the product’s title. It should be one or two short sentences explaining what you are selling, why the customer needs it and why they should choose your specific product. It should not be used as a preview of the longer description, which is a common mistake. Read more description tips here.

 

short description

 

Category

This is the product category, which determines where your product will be displayed in our marketplace. Supermarket or Grocery, for example. There are also dozens of sub categories that you can choose from.

 

product category

 

Tags

These are the product tags, which are another way to categorise your products and help them display in search results.

 

product tags

 

Long description

This is the long description of your product, which is located underneath all of the product’s basic information. It should answer any possible questions that your customers might have about your product, such as the finer details and dimensions. A good product description will bring the product photo to life, transforming it from something two-dimensional to something that customers can imagine themselves with. Read more description tips here.

 

long description

 

Edit product page

Once you have entered all of those details and clicked Create product, you will be taken to a new page that has the following settings: ↓ Product type, ↓ Inventory, ↓ Geolocation, ↓ Add-ons, ↓ Shipping & tax, ↓ Linked products, ↓ Attribute, ↓ Discount options, ↓ RMA options, ↓ Wholesale options and ↓ Other options.

 
editing new product

edit product page

 

Product type

This determines the product type and which product listing settings are available to you. Products are automatically created as simple products, but you can list virtual products, downloadable products, variable products, grouped products or external/affiliate products as well. For more info, read this article.

 
product type

product type

 

Inventory

This section allows you to manage stock for the product individually and define whether to allow back orders. To manage your inventory, firstly you should create a product SKU (Stock Keeping Unit). It should be a unique set of characters to identify a particular product, used for your internal stock management, that does not match any other product. The SKU field can accept up to 255 characters, which can include alphanumeric values and some special characters. Tick the “Enable product stock management” checkbox to enable stock management at the product level. You will then be able to enter the Stock Quantity, whether to Allow Backorders and the Low stock threshold. Enabling product stock management is important if you only have a certain number of products available to sell, such as 10 T-shirts for example. To learn more about inventory, read this article.

 
inventory section

inventory section

 

Geolocation

This section allows you to display the location of the product on a map for customer convenience. You can display the actual location of the product, or display your store’s location, which is the default option. To set a custom location (not the default store location) untick the “Same as store” checkbox, then enter the new address in the textbox provided.

 
geolocation section

geolocation section

 

Add-ons

This section is where you can add paid or free global addons to your products, using several options like radio buttons, checkbox, drop-down fields or custom text inputs. When a customer is viewing your product, they will be able to select from various addons to add to their order. To learn more about addons, read this article.

 
add-ons section

add-ons section

 

Shipping & tax

This section allows you to manage the shipping of your product. Tick the “This product requires shipping” checkbox to enable shipping. You will then be able to add the Weight (the weight of the item), Dimensions (the length, width and height of the item) and the Shipping Class, which is used by certain shipping methods to group similar products together. This is also where you are able to enter tax information, such as Tax status (select from Taxable, Shipping only or None) and Tax class. To learn more about shipping, read this article.

 
shipping section

shipping & tax section

 

Linked products

This section allows you to promote your other products using up-sells and cross-sells. Up-sells, Cross-Sells and Grouped products can be added by searching for the particular product in the search box provided, and selecting the appropriate product from the dropdown list. Up-sells are products that you recommend instead of the currently viewed product (they are usually higher quality or more expensive). They are usually displayed on the single product page underneath the product’s description. Cross-sells are products that you promote in the customer’s shopping cart, based on the products already in their cart (they are usually complementary items). They are usually displayed on the cart page underneath the cart products table with a thumbnail image. Grouped products are used to make a product part of a grouped product. More info regarding grouped products can be found here. Occasionally you may also find “Related Products” underneath another product. These are automatically suggested products that share the same categories or tags as the current product. These cannot be edited directly, but can be influenced using product categories or tags.

 
linked products section

linked products section

 

Attribute

This section allows you to create product attributes, which is an important way to group products. If you’re selling clothing for example, two logical attributes are “colour” and “size” which will allow customers to search across categories for a colour they like that’s available in their size. This is mostly used by variable products, which you can read more about here.

 
attributes section

attributes section

 

Discount options

This section is where you can configure a bulk discount for your product, by ticking the “Enable bulk discount” checkbox. You can set a minimum order amount and the percentage discount that will be applied when that amount is ordered.

 
discount options section

discount options section

 

RMA options

This section is where you can override your default RMA settings, in order to create an RMA policy that is unique for a specific product. For more info about RMA policies, read this article.

 
RMA options section

RMA options section

 

Wholesale options

This section is where you can set the wholesale options, if you would like to sell your product wholesale. Simply tick the “Enable wholesale for this product” checkbox, then set your wholesale price and minimum quantity to automatically give the customer a wholesale discount. Read more about selling wholesale here.

 
wholesale options section

wholesale options section

 

Other options

This section contains miscellaneous settings for your product. There are options for product status, visibility, purchase note and product reviews. The product status sets the status of your product, such as Draft or Online. Online products are visible to CuteMesh.com customers, whereas Draft (unpublished) products are only visible to you. The visibility option defines where the product can be seen by customers. The default option is “Visible” but there are four options you can choose from:

  • Visible: Visible everywhere, including store pages, category pages and search results.
  • Catalog: Visible in store pages and category pages, but not search results.
  • Search: Visible in search results, but not in the store page or category pages.
  • Hidden: Only visible on the single product page, not on any other pages.

A purchase note is a special message that a customer will receive after purchasing the product. If you would like to send one, simply write the message in the textbox provided. This is optional. If you would like customers to be able to leave a review of your product, tick the “Enable product reviews” checkbox. If you don’t want to enable product reviews, leave the box unchecked – although we strongly recommend enabling reviews! Read more about reviews here.

 
other options section

other options section

Helpful links: Vendor dashboard basics > Subscription Selling by the Supermarket module > Types of products.

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