Adding a Product

To begin adding your products, go to store > products. You can add products one at a time, or in bulk by uploading a spreadsheet.

Adding a Single Product

Click on +Add a New Product. The Create Product page will appear. Enter your product’s Name and Description, making sure you enter as many details as you can for your customers. 

create product

 

Under Categories, choose the category (shop section) under which your new product falls. Visit the Categorizing Your Products handbook page for more information on how to set up your categories.

select categories

Upload an Image by clicking the “Choose File” button and browsing your computer; click “Upload” to upload your file. To add more than one image, hit the “Add another Image” button.

upload image for product

 

You can add as many images for your product as is allowed under your tier of service. (If you can see the Add another Image button, then you can add another.)

Order your images by dragging the crosshair next to each thumbnail. The image at the top will be your product's "primary" image, which will appear on the store and category pages.

Edit image details

 

Under Product information, you will enter a SKU number (a number or word you will use for your own records and identification of your products, like P40-3 or BUNNY) as well as the price of the item. Each SKU must be unique.

SKU and price

If the shipping rate for the item is different from the defaults you set earlier (see the Working with Shipping handbook page for more information on setting your defaults), click on Shipping Rate to expand the section and enter a new rate for this item.

Select shipping

 

If you have a limited quantity of your item on hand, or your item is one-of-a-kind, you may want to track your stock of your new product and avoid double-selling a unique item. Visit the Using Inventory Control handbook page to learn more about how this feature works.

track stock

If your tier of service supports it, you can attach downloadable electronic files to your product listing in the Downloads section. Visit the Selling Downloadable Files handbook page for more information on IndieMade's downloads feature.

Download product file

If you'd like to add keywords to your listing to help your store come up more frequently in Google searches, you can add them in the Search Engine Optimization section.

product seo

Click the “Save” button to save all changes and to publish your product to your store.

Adding Multiple Products at Once

You may want to add products in bulk, most commonly when you're first setting up your store. To do this, you'll need a CSV file containing a list of your products. Nearly all spreadsheet programs can create CSV files, and many systems export them as well.

The columns that are expected in your spreadsheet are:

  • TITLE
  • DESCRIPTION, in standard HTML
  • PRICE, in your store's currency
  • TAGS, a comma-delimited list of categories
  • IMAGE1, the fully qualified URL of the main product image
  • IMAGE2
  • IMAGE3
  • IMAGE4
  • IMAGE5
  • IMAGE6

When you submit the spreadsheet, your IndieMade store will create a new product for each row in your spreadsheet, and will download each of the images to make local copies.

Only title, description, and price are required.

A sample blank CSV file is attached to this document to get you started.