Help | List Your Vintage Home Furniture
SOMEONE HAS IT. SOMEONE WANTS IT
In this section, you will find addressed most of the issues we find relevant in order to opening an account, selling and buying at “Interiors – A room at a time”. If you need further assistance, do get in touch with us through our Contact us page.
LIST YOUR HOME FURNITURE
From the Seller dashboard, click on Products from the left menu and then Add New Products button from the top right corner. It will open a new window where you will be able to create a new product very easily by just providing the most important details.
The common information about a product are the title, price, description. Discount price is optional. You can even schedule discounts for a certain amount of time. You can enter a starting date and end date to apply automatic discounts to your product.
Both the categories and tags have to be created by the manager of the marketplace. The seller can only select them from the frontend dashboard. Because allowing the vendors to create categories and tags might result into duplicates.
What is Simple Product?
These types of products are simple and have no variants. They are single and standalone products, which does not require any other information to define different variants. For example: the vintage sofa you have in your living room, it is just one, no size to choose from, no color to select, …it is just like that!
What is Variable Product?
A variable product is a product that has different types of variants. For example, you might want to sell a chair which is available in 3 different colors and sizes. So this option will enable you to add those colors and sizes you need. You can add variations based on anything you like, perhaps material used or style.
To create a variation from the frontend, the seller has to select This Product Has Multiple Options. Then some new fields will appear to input the variations. If you already created some variations from the backend, then you can select them from the dropdown on the top right and click Add Option. If you do not need all the attributes in your product, then you can remove or add more if you want.
Now if you need custom variations and attributes of your own, then you have to select Custom Attributes and then click Add Option. Then two blank fields will appear to input the variation name and attributes.
You can add as many variations and attributes as you want. When you are done, check the box Create variation using those attributes. The system will make all the combinations and will prompt you to add prices for those variations.
If you want to disable any variation, then you can uncheck the box on the left.
Quantity and variation picture adding functions will not be available right away. You have to save the product once to get those options. Right after saving the product, the fields mentioned above will be have a pencil icon on the right. Click on that to add more details to the variations.
This section holds a bit complicated information. None of these fields are mandatory. If you do not need to add stock quantity and yours is just a simple product, then you can totally skip this section.
What is SKU?
SKU stands for Stock Keeping Unit. It should be an unique set of characters which will not match to any other product. This is a very useful tool when you are managing lots of products, it helps you describe your products with stock purposes. This information is not mandatory, and if you have only one unit/model of a particular item you want to list, then, it is highly recommended not to use it.
Enable Product Stock Management
This is very useful tool in the case you have a specific number of units of a listing. It tells your possible buyers how many left units there are and it also disappears from the catalog once they are all sold.
You can either select or not this option. However, if you do not select it, your product will be always listed even if you have no more units for sale. As a consequence, a buyer can purchase a piece of furniture you no longer posses.
By default, all new products will have this option selected and 1 unit in the Quantity field. This setting is the most appropriate when you have only 1 unit of a specific product that is for sale.
Example. Let’s say you have 10 pieces of the product and you don’t want to receive after orders are placed for 10 units. If you enable stock management and enter 10 in the quantity field, then after 10 units are ordered, this product will show a message that all the quantities are sold and there is no stock.
Eventually, you might want to take some pre-orders before your next batch of identical vintage furnishings comes up. In hat case, you can Allow Back Order to let the customers place orders even if the product is out of stock.
Visibility: The visibility option defines the privacy of the product. By default “Catalog and Search” is selected. But if you want the product to only appear on category listing page, search results or want to list as a hidden product, then you can select the option respectively.
If you select any other option than Catalog and Search then the product will not appear on the site other than the store page.
Purchase Note: If you want the customer to receive a custom message right after purchasing the product, you can paste that in the box.
Reviews: If the seller does not want to receive reviews for the product from the customers, he can turn it on or off.