Product Management

Products are the backbone of every online store, we can't have an online store without products, so in this short manual, we'll go over the options offered by Lifeboat to effectively manage your inventory.

 

The Products interface can be accessed by clicking on Products in the Lifeboat admin interface.

 

The product fields

Each product has multiple fields, and it's recommended to fill in as many as possible to improve user experience, and better rank on search engines such as Google.

Field Description Required
SKU A unique product ID
Commonly referred to as bar code number
No
Title The publicly visible name of the product  Yes
Summary A short summary of the product  No 
Price The selling price of the product
Excluding Taxes, Shipping Costs & Handling
Yes
Discounted Price The discounted price of this product
Excluding Taxes, Shipping Costs & Handling
No
Product Media Up to 10 media files (images or videos) that best showcase the product you're selling
Consult with the theme documentation, to find out the optimal sizes to use, as to avoid cropping or stretching
No
Recommended
Tax Code The name of the Tax Code this product should follow
More about Tax Codes
No
Shipping Class The name of the Shipping Class this product belongs to No
Description The full description of the product
You should be as descriptive as possible here, as this will help you rank on search engines such as Google
No
Recommended
Additional Descriptions A list of additional descriptions such as; Warranty Info, Shipping Info, Technical Specs, etc... No
Product Type An internal category used by third-party market places to categorize the product
More about product types 
No
Vendor The brand that produces this product
It's highly recommended to input this field, to give your customers piece of mind that they are buying a branded item.
No
Recommended
Track Stock On / Off option if to track stock quantities or not No
Stock Amount The number of items left in stock No
Condition The condition of the item
This is not visible on the online shop, however, used by third-party marketplaces such as Facebook commerce
Yes
Tags The use of tags varies by the design you choose for your online store, please consult the documentation of the specific theme you're using No
URL The URL where this product can be found on your online store Yes
Meta Title A title that will be shown on search engines such as Google No
Recommended
Meta Description A description that will be shown on search engines
If one is not supplied, search engines might pick random bits of content from your product page
No
Recommended
Addition Meta Tags
Advanced
Additional tags that should be added to the <head> tag of this product page No
Advanced Feature
Exclude from Sitemap On / Off option as to have this product in your sitemap.xml
You should only enable this if you don't want search engines to find about this product
No
Variants Variants allow you to have multiple options of this product without the need to create a different product page for each option
More about product variants
No
Search Data Select for which searches should this product be shown, when your customers filter on the product search pages
More about product search data
No

 

Create a product

  1. Open Products
  2. Click on + Add Product
  3. Enter the required field as listed above
  4. Click Save

 

Update a product

  1. Open Products
  2. Click on the product you'd like to edit or the pencil icon
  3. Update the necessary fields
  4. Click Save

 

Delete a product

  1. Open Products
  2. Click on the trash icon next to the product you'd like to delete
  3. Confirm your decision

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