How to add products into Vend

Setting up your product catalog well is a great way to ensure the success of your store. A well set up product catalog makes for an efficient sales process, accurate reporting and better inventory management.

The first step to achieving this, is to add your products correctly.

Types of products in Vend

There are three different types of products that can be added to your store:

  1. Standard Product:  
    • single product with a single SKU and its own inventory.
  2. Product with Variants
    • group of similar products that are offered in different variations, such as size or color — each variant is a unique SKU with its own inventory
  3. Composite Product
    • package different products together and create a p product bundle, multi-pack, or fractional products

Understanding product data fields

Vend caters for many different types of retailers, each with specific goals and needs; which is why we offer a range of data fields to capture your product catalogue.

To better understand what each product data field relates to and how to use it, we recommend using our Understanding your product catalog fields guide in conjunction with this guide when adding your products.

Adding products to your catalog

You can either add products individually, or use a spreadsheet to import them in bulk.

1. Add products individually

2. Bulk importing products

Using a spreadsheet (CSV, XLSX or XLS) to format product data quickly, you can easily import products into your Vend store in bulk.

To learn how to compile an import spreadsheet and import products in bulk, refer to our How to bulk import products guide.

3. Quick Add Product modal

Using the Quick Add Product modal allows you to quickly create a new product using the minimum information required to get up and running, while completing more important tasks – such as adding products for the first time, or ordering and receiving stock.

To learn more about the Quick Add Product modal, refer to our Using the Quick Add Product modal guide.

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