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Basic Operations over VirtueMart Products

VirtueMart products are actually the base of web store you develop and therefore require opportune and accurate handling. At times you should perform VirtueMart add product procedure, track product quantity, add or change manufacturer for VirtueMart goods, assign another category to this or that product and so on.

Product management becomes a top-priority task that influences overall store functioning. Store Manager for VirtueMart streamlines and eases catalog handling. With this solution you have wide array of operations that allow you on the fly adjust merchandise. Entire set of actions one can perform is accessible on product toolbar and in product context menu.

Create or Adjust VirtueMart Products

If you need to manually add an item to catalog, you have to designate its details in Edit Product section that appears in Store Manager lower grid after you press VirtueMart Add Product button. Here you can input maximum information on a product to be appended, namely specify product name, assign certain manufacturer to it, type description and short description, provide dimensions and weight for it, configure product status settings, set product prices, assign category or categories you want a product to be displayed in. Furthermore, it’s possible to upload images, add custom fields or link related items to a product. After you input all the details you must click on apply button to save them.

VirtueMart basic operations
VirtueMart basic operations

Product editing is being accomplished in a similar way. After you select a product to be altered, click on Edit Product button or simply double click on a product. Change data in some fields of the lower grid or input missed details and, respectively, save changes clicking on Apply button.

Copy/Paste and Clone VirtueMart Merchandise

These are simple and instantaneous methods of product creating. When you copy/paste or clone certain item, you actually create its duplicate with identical details, related products or custom fields inherent. You can change its name, modify some fields and, as a result, get new VirtueMart product. When you need to add product copy to another category, you have to resort to copy/paste functionality, since after cloning product is being added to current VirtueMart category.

Set Category Associations

You may need to change the category, product belongs to at the moment, or assign several categories (subcategories) to one product. Select necessary item(s) and press Assign categories button either in context menu or on the toolbar. The window, listing all the categories and subcategories you have, will appear. It also shows what category(ies) product(products) is(are) currently placed to. To change or add more categories simply check boxes for them.

VirtueMart basic operations
VirtueMart basic operations

Filter VirtueMart Products and Search for Necessary Products

You can sort merchandise by selected category or derive products that do not belong to any category using built-in filters. If specific product should be found, fall back upon product search functionality. To reach certain item you must provide search conditions in product search form.

VirtueMart basic operations
VirtueMart basic operations

Delist Products from VirtueMart Catalog

If some products are, for example, bad sellers or you simply stop selling them, or there is some other reason to remove them from VirtueMart product catalog, you can do it within a matter of seconds. Opt for products to be delisted and click on Delete product icon. Confirm deleting in the dialog window and selected merchandise will be instantly taken away.

To successfully carry out product management function any VirtueMart store owner should be given progressive solution. Store Manager for VirtueMart is exactly the one. VirtueMart product management becomes easier than ever before with Store Manager for VirtueMart.

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By Kostyantyn Bibik

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