First of all! Welcome on board. With Cloudshop Promo we create a platform where you can start selling your promotional products online.
Here you will find some basic tips to get started with your shop. We will talk about
1. Adding content
The old adage, “content is king” is more true now than ever before. The term, content marketing refers to the art of promoting your products or services by providing valuable information to your customers at no charge. The quality of your content helps distinguish your store from others, increases your visibility to search engines, and provides support to your customers. This soft-sell approach is often more effective than advertising, builds credibility and trust, and can turn your store into a destination.
Your content should reflect the branding of your store, and be delivered with your distinctive visual presentation and voice to convey your message. Use pictures to tell a story. Educate, inspire, and entertain. With quality content, sometimes less is more.
There are different types of content, here we highlight most important possibilities.Pages
Create pages with text, images, blocks, variables, and widgets, that can be included into the navigation of your store, and linked to other pages.
The CMS makes it easy to create blocks of content without writing any code. Blocks can contain text, images, and even video, and can be assigned to any part of the page layout.
For you promo shop we import al the products via different sources. But its also possible to add products yourself.
If you are just starting out, you can create a few sample products, and experiment with each type. Before you build your actual catalog, make sure to read Navigation by Category and Catalog URL Options. This material will give you a good understanding of the relationship between your store navigation and the categories in your catalog, and how you can help search engines to bring a steady stream of shoppers to your store.
A simple product is a physical item with a single SKU. Simple products have a variety of pricing and of input controls which makes it possible to sell variations of the product. Simple products can be used in association with grouped, bundle, and configurable products.
A configurable product appears to be a single product with lists of options for each variation. However, each option represents a separate, simple product with a distinct SKU, which makes it possible to track inventory for each variation.
The Product Information panel provides access to the full range of settings that make up a product record. The information in this section can be used for reference when creating a product of any type.
The selection of Product Information tabs, and the organisation of the fields on each page is determined by the attribute set that was used to create the product.
To manage the product prices per country you need to open the Prices tab in the edit interface. You can either set tier pricing per country or custom base price, depending on your needs. You can set custom pricing per each country or all countries at once. The tier pricing section contains a new column called Country where you set if that price will apply to all countries or only to a specific one. To add new price per country, you need to click the Add Country Price, select the country, and type the price.
You will find al those information within the product section: Catalog > Manage Products > Choose product > Prices