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…Confirm Product Price, Inventory Levels and Shipping Dimensions
You, our Sellers, are the lifeblood of our company…otherwise our Buyers wouldn’t have anything to buy! Unlike those generic classified websites, you have more control and options for creativity with your Shop and Products and we want to make sure you know the best way to set your Products up for sales success. In this latest installment of our “How-To” series, we want to chat about pricing, inventory levels and shipping dimensions.
When you’re adding a Product to your Shop, there is a section called Product Data where you can indicate your sales price, Inventory levels and shipping dimensions. First we’ll chat about the General Tab.
- General Tab
The General tab is all about pricing…this is the price you want to sell each of your individual items at. If you do nothing else, enter your price into the Regular Price ($) section. This is the price for each individual item (or bundle of items if you plan to sell as a set or package). This is the price the Wedding Recycle system will charge your Buyer when they purchase using the CART.
If you’d like to put your product on sale…say it’s been listed for a while and you want to lower the price so it’ll be more attractive to Buyers, indicate that in the Sale Price ($) section for whichever currency is appropriate. If you’re in the United States, enter your sale price into the USD Regular Price ($) section or if you’re in Canada, enter your sale price into the CAD Regular Price ($) section.
Leave all other pricing sections blank.
There’s a check box for you to disable the enquiry form. Each of your product listings will have a Product Enquiry form where your potential Buyers can send you a confidential email. If you’d rather not here from Buyers, click this Disable enquiry form? checkbox.
- Inventory Tab
The Inventory tab is where you will let Buyers know how many of your products you have. Maybe you have your wedding dress to sell or twenty candleholders or maybe five bouquets, it’s important to let people know how many you have available so they can purchase what they need. If you have more than one of something, click the Manage Stock? checkbox to enable stock management at the product level. If you only have one item (your wedding dress for example), just leave this checkbox blank and move to the Shipping tab.
- If you have multiple of something, enter the number of items you have in the Stock Qty
- We recommend you do not allow backorders but if you know where to find additional quantities of your item and are willing to get those on behalf of your Buyers, go ahead and change the All Backorders? section
- We also recommended you don’t change the Stock Status either…the default is In stock which will allow your Buyers to purchase from you
- If you’d only like your Buyers to be able to purchase one item at a time, click the checkbox next to Sell Individually. Leaving this box unchecked will allow Buyers to purchase more than one at a time
- Shipping Tab
The Shipping tab is where you can indicate the approximate weight and dimensions of your items so Buyers have an indication of how big your products are. This can also help to estimate shipping costs (for more on shipping costs estimation and flat rate shipping fees, see our blog post HERE)
Leave the default, No shipping class, under the Shipping Class section.
As a note: sometimes a Buyer will contact you using the Product Enquiry form and you will end up taking the transaction offline. Our preference is to have Buyers make their purchase through the Wedding Recycle site so the system decreases your inventory levels appropriately, but if you do take the transaction offline, please manually update your inventory levels on the site yourself so other people don’t purchase what you may no longer have available.
Of course, we’re always available if you have questions or concerns! Don’t hesitate to reach out using our Contact form