Adding a Product to a Product Line

A product must be added to an existing product line. If you have not yet created a product line, see ((Setting Up a Product Line)) for a step by step guide.

If you have already created a product line, you can now add individual custom products.

This section will go through the steps of adding a product to a product line.

  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see ((Logging In)).
  2. Click on the “Self Fulfillment” link in the left column for more options.
  3. Click on the “Add Product” link.
  4. Using the scroll down menu, select the product line you would like to add the product to.
  5. Click on the “Select” button. A new page will load.
  6. Enter the required fields:
    • Product Line:
      This field will display the selected product line. If you wish to change your selection, use the scroll down menu to select another product line.
    • Product Name:
      Enter a name for your new product. This will be the name displayed on the product description page, within the product drop down menu used when a client orders photo items, and during the customization of the product. It is important to use relevant names for your products, and when possible, adding details within the product name.
      As an example, if you offer prints of different, you may want to have a product line named “Prints” with each different print size as individual products using descriptive names such as “4×6 Print” and “5×7 Print”.
    • Max # photos (Gold Feature Only):
      If you are a gold member, you can offer products using multiple images such as compilation posters or photo books. This field is used to enter the maximum number of images a client can add for the product.
      For single image products, enter a value of “1”.
    • Min # photos (Gold Feature Only):
      If you are a gold member and are offering a multi image product which requires a minimum number of images such as compilation posters or photo books, enter the minimum number of images a client must add for the product.
      For single image products, enter a value of “1”.
    • Photos Included in base price (Gold Feature Only):
      You will later have the ability to set a price for your product. If you are a gold member and are offering a multi image product such as a photo book, you can choose to have up to a certain amount of photos included in the base price, and have an additional mark up for every additional image a client would like to add above the included number of photos.
      Enter the number of photos included in the base price. If you would like to use the same price for the product regardless of the number of photos used, enter the same amount in this field as you entered for “Max # Photos”.
      For single image products, enter a value of “1”.
    • Price % per additional photo (Gold Feature Only):
      Enter a percentage that will be added to the base price for every additional image a client adds on top of the included number of photos from the previous “Photos included in base price” field.
      For single image products, leave this field blank.
    • Enable photo captions (Gold Feature Only):
      If you are creating a product that requires a client to add captions to each selected image such as a photo book, click the tick box to have 2 fields present below each image where a client can enter their desired text.
      If your product does not require photo captions, leave this box un-checked.
    • Allow photo ordering (Gold Feature Only):
      If you would like to give your clients the ability to set the order of photos used for your product, tick this box.
      As an example, a client may want to set the order of images used in a photo book product, or the priority of images used within a compilation image for a custom poster.
      If it is a single image product, leave this field un-checked.
    • Include data collection points (Gold Feature Only):
      Data collection points are used to add additional fields and customizable options for your product.
      As an example, if you make custom sports posters, you could define these fields as “Player Name”, “Jersey number”, “Team”, and any other fields you would like your client to fill out for you to later use and incorporate in the product.
      You can add additional fields by clicking the “Add field” link, or remove fields using the “Delete” link next to each field.
    • Active:
      This option needs to be checked to have your product available to your clients.
      This option is useful in the occasion that you no longer carry or offer a certain product, or would like to offer limited time products. By removing the check, it will make the product unavailable, applying this change to all of your albums and pricing groups at once. If you would like to offer the product again at a later time, you can simply tick the box to have it re-added on the fly.
    • Description:
      Enter a description of your product and any other additional details for your clients. The text entered here will be displayed for clients once they have added a multi image product to their cart and are at the customization page.
  7. Click on the “Save” button towards the bottom of the page to add your product.

If you are a gold member and are creating a product that uses templates such as a custom poster or photo book, you can upload one or multiple templates for your new product for customers to select during the customization process:

  • ((Self Fulfillment Product Templates))

If you are not a gold member, or are setting up a product that does not require templates, you must now activate your new self fulfillment product within a custom pricing group and set a price before it can be made available to your clients:

  • ((Activating and Setting Pricing to a Self Fulfillment Product))
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