Seller Help Guide: Add or Edit Products

How to Add Products

Step 1: Sign into your Seller area

1. Select ‘Sign in / out’:

Add Products to Conscious Crafties

2. Sign in using your sign in details (you should have received an email when you were approved to be a seller)

3. Read any new messages, then click ‘Add New Product’:

Add New Product

4.  Before you start, remember we can’t sell:

1. Copyright items (when things aren’t your own design) or Trademark items (branded items eg Disney)
2. Beauty products or food (unless you can provide safety and/or hygiene certificates)
3. Toys (unless they’ve passed safety exams)
4. Children’s clothing (unless correctly labelled or hand knitted)

Step 2: Meet Googlebot

Meet Googlebot

Step 3: Add Product Title

Add Product Title

 

keywords

Step 4:  Add Long Description

Ignore text formatting

Your long description is every bit of information your customer could possibly wish to know about your product.  On the website it appears beneath the Short Description (which you’ll fill in later) and the ‘Add to Basket’ button:

product page

Here’s a great example of what to write:

Long description

If your product is an Awareness item, its great to add what the colour symbolises (also a fab way to add lots of lovely text and keywords to help customers find your item). Disabled World is a great place to discover what each colour represents 🙂  If you copy and paste their text straight into your description, please remove any links as Google doesn’t like it. Simply select all the text containing the links and click ‘Remove link’:

Remove link

 

 

Leave these boxes unticked:

Ignore title toggle

Step 5: Add Price

Price

Step 6: Add Sale Price (optional)

Sale price

You can also schedule your sales for in the future by clicking the Schedule link and choosing a date range:

Scheduled sale

Step 7: Add your Stock quantity (optional)

Ignore this bit if you are able to keep offering the same item. Only fill this in if you intend to make one-off’s, limited editions or if you think you may not be able to maintain stock levels for the materials to make your item.

Inventory

Step 8: Add Postage Costs

You can add postage costs for your own country and overseas (if you post abroad). We recommend offering FREE postage within your own country to encourage sales. Here’s how to add your free and paid postage:

1. Open shipping tab

2. Tick ‘Enable per-product shipping cost’

3. Click the ‘Insert Row’ button

Shipping step 1

4. In County Code column add your own 2 digit country code. For UK and Ireland insert ‘GB’ (inserting ‘UK’ doesn’t work). If you live outside the UK, find your country code here

5. Add your shipping cost (in UK pounds and pence) in the ‘Item cost’ column

Shipping step 2

 

6. (Optional) If you post overseas, you can add additional countries by adding additional rows and inserting the 2 digit Country Code for your chosen country. Or if you have one flat rate for shipping overseas, leave the Country Code blank like this:

Shipping step 3

Step 9: Add Short Description

The short description can be found here on the website:

Short description on website

So as you can see, its in a very important place just before the magic ‘Add to Basket’ button.  Be sure to include all the really important information your customer will need to know about your item. Keep it a bit shorter than your long description.

Step 10: Add Categories

When people visit the Conscious Crafties website and are looking for something nice to buy, they may have an idea of what they are looking for (eg necklace). To browse the Conscious Crafties shop customers can select on the categories to view just the products they are interested in buying:

Categories

You can make sure your products appear in the right categories by ticking here:

categories

There are ‘parent’ and ‘child’ categories, make sure you product appears in both – so if you have a necklace, tick the ‘parent’ category ‘Jewellery’ and also it’s child category ‘necklace’.

Customers will also want to shop for gifts, so we have special categories for Gifts too 🙂  Beware of adding too many though, we’ve all had the experience of shopping online and finding totally un relevant products in our search results.  People get bored and could leave the website, meaning yours and other Crafties products don’t get seen. So select only the categories relevant to your products:

gift categories

 

Need MORE CATEGORIES? – Just ask 🙂

Step 11: Personalisation Box (optional)

Something special for personalised items. If you offer products that can be personalised, you can add a ‘Personalise’ text box to your product page on the website just above the ‘Add to Basket’ button like this:

personalise

When your product is purchased, the text entered by the customer will appear on your order.

To add this to your product page, all you need to do is tick ‘Personalise’ in the categories list:

personalised categories

Be sure to also add the child category too eg necklace.  You won’t see the personalisation box appear in your seller product page, but don’t worry it WILL appear on the webpage 🙂

Again, if you need another Child category under Personalisation, just ask.

Step 12: Need more personalisation? (optional)

Product options can really make your product stand out. Take our Craftie Kath, she makes beautiful dolls. Each one is handmade to order. Customers can easily select from all the options to ‘Build their Doll’:

product options

The price is automatically calculated depending on what options the customer has chosen.

This is a great experience for the customer as they can purchase their custom item straight away (before they change their mind!) and makes it easier for us Crafties – as email ping pong can be exhausting!!

If you would like options added to your product(s), think about all the options you are able to provide, then contact Karen (Scooter Angel) via the Facebook group.  The options are added for you because they are a little technical to set up.

Step 13: Add Tags

what are tags

Here’s where you add your tags:

tags

For example for the the ‘Awareness necklace with ribbon and blue beads’, my keywords might be ‘necklace, beads, blue, awareness, ribbon etc’.  You can add these by typing into the box below and separating them with commas:

add tags

Or even better, choose from existing tags added by other Crafties 🙂

Existing tags

Step 13: Add Dispatch info

Add the number days it will take you to hand make and post the item. Consider, that you may have good and bad days:

dispatch

Step 14: Add product images

Your Featured image will be your best photo that really shows your product off well:

Select ‘Set featured image’:

featured image

Then select the ‘Upload files’ tab, followed by the ‘Select files’ button.  Choose your image from your computer:

Upload your handmade craft picture

Then click ‘Set featured image’:

set featured image

If have additional images, click ‘Add product gallery images’ and follow steps above for adding pictures:

Handmade gift gallery image

Step 15: Submit for review

To ensure your products are listed in the best way possible to sell your handmade items, each product is submitted for review before publishing. We also add some magic to help potential buyers find your items on Google. Your product will be live on Conscious Crafties within 48 hours 🙂

Submit handmade craft for review

 

How to Amend Products

Sign in to the Seller Portal as before, read any new messages, then click Edit Product’:

Edit Product

Make changes to your product, then click ‘Update’:

Update handmade product listing