Using the Quick Add Product modal

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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.

Once quickly added, more detailed information can be added to your products later using the product catalog.

Learn how to use the Quick Add Product modal below:

Where to find the Quick Add Product modal

There are 3 locations that the Quick Add Product modal can be surfaced:

  1. Order Stock (Inventory -> Stock Control -> Order Stock)
    • When using the Search or scan to add a product function to add a product and the product does not currently exist, enter the name of the product you wish to add and click Add 'X' as a new product. For further information on the Order Stock page, refer to our How to Order Stock guide.
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  2. Receive Stock (Inventory -> Stock Control -> Receive Stock)
    • When using the Search or scan to add a product function to add a product and the product does not currently exist, enter the name of the product you wish to add and click Add 'X' as a new product. For further information on the Receive Stock page, refer to our How to Receive Stock guide.
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  3. Add Product (Catalog -> Products -> Get Selling Quickly)
    • This card is only available to onboarding retailers after 27 April 2021. Once dismissed, you cannot reopen the card. On the Get Selling Quickly card, click Quick Add Product.
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Quick add a Standard Product

A Standard Product is a product with a single SKU and its own inventory. 

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First you can name the product (Product Name). This will be the name that appears in your reporting, inventory management, on the sell screen and your customer facing material such as barcodes and receipts.

Once the product has a name, you need to select the Standard Product type.

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Next, select a SKU Code Type from the dropdown and input your SKU Code, or leave it set to Auto-generated to allow Vend to determine the SKU Code for you.

  Tip

The SKU Code is a scannable field in Vend, often recorded on a product as a barcode.

For products that already have a barcode, select the barcode type from the SKU Code Type list and enter the barcode into the SKU Code field. If your product doesn’t have a barcode, then we suggest you use Vends auto-generated SKU Code Type, which you can print to label your products.

The product will also require a Supply Price. It is highly recommended that you add the correct supply price before adding inventory to this product in order for the Costs of Goods Sold figure to be accurately calculated.

Finally, a Retail Price must be added. For tax inclusive stores, this must include tax in the retail price. Stores that are tax exclusive must exclude tax from the retail price.

Once all information has been entered, click Add Product to finish creating the product.

To add additional information to the product, refer to our How to add a Standard Product guide.

Quick add a Product with Variants

A Product with Variants is a 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, housed under a master product.

Each Product with Variants can have up to 3 attributes (e.g size, color, and material), and up to 200 unique combinations in total (small, red, cotton).

Together each unique combination forms one variant product, e.g T-Shirt - Small, Red, Cotton.

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First you can name the product (Product Name). This will be the name that appears in your reporting, inventory management, on the sell screen and your customer facing material such as barcodes and receipts.

Once the product has a name, you need to select the Product with Variants type.

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Next, select a Variant Attribute from the dropdown (e.g Size). If the variant type has not yet been created in your store, use the Search all attributes box to name your variant attribute and click Add 'X' as new attribute.

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Once the Variant Attribute has been selected, you can add your attribute Value (e.g Small, Medium, Large), separated by either pushing the Enter key on your keyboard or with commas.  

To add additional Variant Attributes, click Add Another Attribute and repeat the above steps.

For each variant created, you will need to select a SKU Code Type from the dropdown and input your SKU Code, or leave it set to Auto-generated to allow Vend to determine the SKU Code for you.

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The variant will also require a Supply Price. If the Supply Price is the same for all variants, input the value into the first variant Supply Price field and click Apply to all

  Important

It is highly recommended that you add the correct supply price before adding inventory to this product in order for the Costs of Goods Sold figure to be accurately calculated.

Finally, a Retail Price (including tax) must be added to each variant. If the Retail Price is the same for all variants, input the value into the first variant Retail Price field and click Apply to all

Once all information has been entered, click Add Product to finish creating the product.

To add additional information to the product, refer to our How to add a Product with Variants guide.

 

Quick add a Composite Product

  Important

Composite Products are only able to be added through the Quick Add Product modal on the Catalog -> Products page using the Get Selling Quickly card. This card is only available to onboarding retailers after 27 April 2021. Once dismissed, you cannot reopen the card. 

You cannot add Composite Products through the Quick Add Product modal on the Order Stock or Receive Stock pages.

Composite Product is made up of specified quantities of one or more existing Standard Products or Product with Variants. These are ideal for creating multi-packs or product bundles.

You can also use composite products for fractional stock, which can be useful if you sell products at different quantities such as grams or millilitres (e.g selling wine by the glass).

First you can name the product (Product Name). This will be the name that appears in your reporting, inventory management, on the sell screen and your customer facing material such as barcodes and receipts.

Once the product has a name, you need to select the Composite Product type.

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When creating a Composite Product, select whether you want Vend to Automatically generate a SKU or Enter a custom SKU

Once all information has been entered, click Next to be taken to the New Product page

Here you will continue to configure the Composite Product. Refer to our How to add a Composite Product guide for the remaining steps.

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