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PRODUCT CATEGORIES

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EDIT PRODUCT CATEGORY
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Before you add your products, first create a Product Category for it. This is like a department in
a store, so it is easier for customers to find the product.

 Product Category Form

 Images

CATEGORY NAME BOX

The name you want to display in the Categories box in your store.

PUBLISHED RADIO BUTTON.

Select NO to hide or YES to be visible to customers. Be aware that you can still use
unpublished categories in the backend, for example for calculation rules.

SEF ALIAS BOX

Search engine friendly or human readable addresses, i.e. real words instead of numbers and a
jumble of code.
EXAMPLE: yourstore.com/fruits for a fruits category.

PRODUCT Posted in Products Menu CONCEPT OF CHILD PRODUCTS The concept of parent and children products indicates properties depedencies between the two products.  if a value is changed in a child product. It's easy to get writer's block here. but can also have his own characteristics.1. .  if a value is changed in a parent product. etc. . so use stores you have already purchased from as an example of what to write. check the box Overwrite plugin values of the parent in the customfield tab. The only parameter that the child product does not inherit and must be unique is the slug/ alias.. Optionally specify how many products per row. Set a different currency than the shop currency as standard. Child products are derived from parent products. then it overwrites the value of the parent. BEHAVIOUR OF THE CUSTOM FIELDS FOR THE PARENT AND CHILD PRODUCTS FOR VIRTUEMART 2. Child product has the characteristics of the product parent.. or use for every category an own standard image. FOR VIRTUEMART VERSION 2. DETAILS SECTION Specify the category and sub-category where you want this product to display. It is also very handy to for a customfield pattern. or none. This concept can be used to create fast and slightly different variations of a product by only changing prices or images or categories or shoppergroups.X Each custom field can be overwritten individually CONCEPT OF PRODUCT PATTERN Unpublished parent products can be used as product patterns.0. DESCRIPTION BOX Describe exactly what kinds of products are in this category so the customer can understand quickly.X Either all customfields are overwritten. To overwritte the customfields. then all the values of the children products are changed.

PRODUCT PRICING SECTION Enter the Cost Price (price the customer will pay) and optionally select the currency. or a specific tax rule.  Final Price: is the Base Price with any additional rules/margins/etc applied. PARENT & CHILD PRODUCTS SECTION Coming soon. .  Override: if you wish to temporarily add a discount to a product. but there is no dependencies between the products. The other two items (Base price and final price) are calculated by VirtueMart. click on the checkbox  Tax: Apply your default tax rules. Pricing Rules Overrides Leave blank if the item is non-taxable. select "Apply default rules" or select a tax rule you have created in PRODUCTS .Taxes & Calculation Rules. as configured in your “Taxes & Calculation Rules” in the left hand sidebar. If you are only dealing with one currency. INTERNAL NOTE SECTION Write a note to other administrators or yourself which will not be seen by customers. EDIT PRODUCT PRODUCT INFORMATION SECTION Must select YES for Published or the product will NOT appear in your store. no tax rules. then this is the same as the Cost Price.  Cost Price: your product price in the currency listed  Base Price: is the cost price converted into the vendor currency. If the item is taxable. The taxes listed are defined in Taxes & Calculation Rules  Discount Type: Apply your default discount rules or no discount rules. All other items are optional or will be filled in for you by VirtueMart. SHORT DESCRIPTION A short blurb to be used on category pages or in other boxes to help the customer decide if they want to click to see the long description. CLONED PRODUCTS A cloned product duplicates a product. and must enter a Product Name.

feels. BOOKED. Meta Keywords. etc. The shopper will see this information in a box only when he has placed an order above the Maximum Purchase Quantity. so use stores you have already purchased from as an example of what to write. Meta Robots and Author are all hidden codes that can be used by search engines to understand and find this product better. If you type the Low Stock Notification value as 3. . Leave blank for VirtueMart to calculate this for you.PRODUCT DESCRIPTION Describe how the product looks. tastes. META INFORMATION SECTION Custom Page Title. For very high- demand products or items that take a long time to arrive. AVAILABILITY DATE If the product is not yet in stock. Count how many pieces of product you have in stock. you will get a reminder mail when the number of products in your inventory reaches 3. size. The shopper will see this information in a box only when he has not placed an order equal to the Minimum Purchase Quantity. ORDERED PRODUCTS These are items that have been purchased (booked) by customers but have not been marked shipped. so the customer can understand exactly what the product is. MINIMUM PURCHASE QUANTITY Optional: set a minimum number of products that can be bought by a shopper. use a higher value to help avoid running out-of-stock. It's easy to get writer's block here. LOW STOCK NOTIFICATION This box is used to send a reminder mail to you when your product is about to run out of stock. so that you can stock up your inventory. IN STOCK You can use this box if you wish to keep track of your inventory. weight. MAXIMUM PURCHASE QUANTITY Optional: set a maximum number of products that can be bought by a shopper. specify the date you expect it to arrive. Meta Description.

Pounds. i.e. You can also type the first letter of an image title to find an image. SEARCH IMAGES To find any image. For example. you can mention "48 hours". type a 1 here. . Yards. Eggs sold in a carton . AVAILABILITY IMAGE Optional: Select an image to be displayed such as "Now in Stock!" PRODUCT LENGTH Select the unit of length from the drop-down menu to the right side of Product Length box. and Inches from the drop-down box. PRODUCT UNIT The product information page says: "Number (blank) in packaging: " Insert a word into the (blank) here. You may choose Grams. etc. FILE PUBLISHED Check the box to publish or uncheck the box to hide the image. PRODUCT HEIGHT Type the height of the product in this box PRODUCT WEIGHT Type the weight of the product in this box. The shopper will see this information along with the product details. PRODUCT PACKAGING The product information page says: "Number (blank) in packaging: ###" Enter the number ### here. Units in Box Number of items in box. Foot.e. you may choose Centimeters. Millimeters. For units. Skip if not needed. If one item is in the package. just type a space in Search Images and this will pull up a list of all your product images.12. You can select the unit of weight from the drop-down menu to the right side of Product Weight box. Milligrams.AVAILABILITY BOX Optional: You can use this box if you want to mention when your product will be available for pickup after placing an order. PRODUCT WIDTH Type the width of the product in this box. and Ounce. i. "Now in Stock!". "items" "garments" "shirts" "each" "pair" "unit" "piece" "dozen" "pack" etc.

DISPLAYED IMAGE TITLE What words do you want to appear when visitors put their cursor over the image? IMAGE ALT-TEXT What words do you want a sight-impaired reader to hear to describe this image? USED URL AND USED THUMB URL Leave blank for VirtueMart to assign a URL to this image. Select here the Custom field you want to add to your product. Storing location/type Product is filled in for you. . CUSTOM FIELDS Posted in Products Menu Custom fields are used to customize products. replace existing image or replace the existing thumbnail image. and press save. Click the top right SAVE Button to upload. ROLE Choose "displayable" to allow customers to view the image only. The defined paramters for the specific custom field are displayed. Then choose whether to upload. or "downloadable" if you want them to be able to download the image. RELATED CATEGORIES Type a space to display all categories or the first letters of the category RELATED PRODUCTS Type a space to display all products or the first letters of the product CUSTOM FIELD TYPE Custom Fields must be predefined via the Custom Fields menu. UPLOAD FILE To upload an image from your computer. click the BROWSE Button and select it from your personal computer.

TAXES AND CALCULATION RULES . Sort by clicking any of the headers.TOOLBAR Not Visible for Shopper Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items not visible for shopper Visible for Shopper Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items visible for shopper Not Visible for Vendor Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items not visible for vendor Visible for Vendor Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items visible for vendor Publish Select one or several items and click on this button to publish them Unpublish Select one or several items and click on this button to unpublish them Edit Select an item and then click on this button to edit it Save & Close Save & Close TIP Save Save tip Cancel Cancel tip Help The help screen appears EDIT CUSTOM FIELDS Posted in Products Menu TDO INVENTORY Posted in Products Menu A handy list of all product with inventory levels shown. Unpublish so customers cannot see this item by clicking the green checkmark in the PUBLISHED Column.

price modification before tax 3. price modification after tax Combined with the multi currency system of VirtueMart and the profit margin you can dynamically calculate your desired cost or final price. As always we follow the simple rule that "no entry" means "all". The rules per bill/cart are using the subtotal of all products and is only visible in the cart respectivly the cart module. Profit margin 2. it does not work for manufacturers. Posted in Products Menu It is quite easy to stumble over the calculation rule system. The most interesting attributes to combine are usually the product categories and the shoppergroups. Each calculation rule is assigned to a designated role: 1. categories. It happens very likely that you have products with different vat tax in your cart. Value Add Tax 5. Rules per product are calculated for each product. to layout an hidden structure about your products and to create with it a fine grained calculation. then the vat tax is lowered by the correct relation of the used vat taxes. countries. Countries and States need the address of the user . unit. The tax is meant for goods which are taxed by weight. manufactureres. That means you see it in the product details view and per product listed in the cart. If you choose a rule there it is always used. Tax 4. NOTES TO THE RULES PER BILL Only categories are correctly calculated. and date. Any role can be used with any mathematical operation. when you are not used to it. or similar. then the VAT tax is lowered if any discount is applyed after. Of course to take advantage of this power your products should use in the price definition the generic/standard setting. states. The other attributes of the rules create dependencies. for shoppergroups. If a discount or coupon is used. SOME NOTES TO THE VAT TAX If you use a "VAT tax per product" for your products. regardless any restricting attribute. The price modifications can be used as discounts or something else. You can also use unpublished categories to add a tax to your products and set then the correct category in the vat tax rules per bill. THE RULES We have two primary types of rules. The strength of VirtueMart's calculation system lies in the variety of possible combinations. per product and per bill/cart. Consider that you can use unpublished product categories. So just leave them empty at first. The VAT Tax is recalculated and lowered by given discounts.

Here some more abstract overview about this topic http://docs. You can also use this to create discounts for groups such as employees or wholesale customers. then as you create each product the tax will appear as an option for you to select. .html Not Visible for Shopper Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items not visible for shopper Visible for Shopper Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items visible for shopper Not Visible for Vendor Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items not visible for vendor Visible for Vendor Select one or several items and click on this button to turn those items visible for vendor Publish Select one or several items and click on this button to publish them Unpublish Select one or several items and click on this button to unpublish them Edit Select an item and then click on this button to edit it Save & Close Save & Close TIP Save Save tip Cancel Cancel tip Help The help screen appears EDIT TAXES & CALCULATION RULES Posted in Products Menu You will create a tax for rule for each tax that you are required to collect.virtuemart.net/manual/general- concepts/204-tax-and-calculation-rules-overview. so you and customers can understand it.  TAX & CALCULATION RULE DETAILS CALCULATION RULE NAME Enter a descriptive name for the tax.

6. VALUE The amount of the tax. select them here. then repeat for state/province and/or region.  tax per bill.  price modifier before or after tax. Example. PUBLISHED AND ORDERING Select NO to hide the tax or YES to show it. START DATE AND END DATE The system will fill in today's date and "Never" unless you change it. COUNTRY AND STATE/PROVINCE/REGION First begin typing your country name to select your country. DESCRIPTION A longer description of the tax or discount to appear in your Admin. Consult your accountant or lawyer or taxing authority if you are unsure. Choices are:  tax per product. VISIBLE FOR SHOPPER AND VISIBLE FOR VENDOR Select NO to hide or YES to be visible.25%. enter a 1 for this tax to appear first. 2 to appear second. PRODUCT CATEGORY AND SHOPPER GROUPS If you will only charge this tax OR give this discount to certain product categories or shopper groups. Otherwise.  price modifier before or after tax per bill. select tax per product. If you have multiple taxes. REVIEWS AND RATINGS Posted in Products Menu . expressed as a percentage. etc.25 means 6. TYPE OF ARITHMETIC OPERATION Select the type of tax you are required to collect OR discount you will give.

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