In this article, we cover the process of using sub-products to create items in the MRP storefront to allow for inventory management.
Creation of Item
When creating an item in the MRP storefront, the first step after adding the item's image to the desired gallery is to add item variations. Once all the variations have been created as sub-products, they will be combined to create the final product.
After navigating through the storefront to find Add Item, you will start with adding the desired variations or t-shirt size in this example.
Adding product details
The next step will be to add the necessary details to the item.
You will start by finding the item's image you added in the gallery and linking the two.
A good way to keep your storefront organized is with Categories. Designating items into categories will allow the shopper to find certain items easier.
Once the categories have been created, the next step is to attach a shipping rate to your product.
The final piece of information to be added to the item is the Number Available or quantity on hand (QOH). You will find this option in the Product Basics section. I gave the Adult Small size a QOH of 25.
Once all the desired item descriptions have been added, the next step will be to create the remaining sizes using the clone tool feature.
In the attached example above, I renamed the next variation Adult Medium and left the default bullets selected. This will copy all the previous settings that you added for the first item. Once I am finished, I select the copy button and repeat the remaining steps until all sizes are added.
Creating Product Group
Once we've returned to the storefront homepage after creating all the sizes, we need to set the filter to find Pending in Product Status and ALL Products in Product Group. You will then select all the pending sizes you created and pull them into a product group by clicking on the downward arrow and selecting Create Product Group.
The name of the product group will be your item, in this instance, it is a t-shirt. To keep things organized in the storefront for yourself and the shopper, I like to attach small details to the item name (2022 Grey T-Shirt). Selecting Make all selected sub-items active will make it easier for you down the road but you don't have to.
After repeating the earlier steps where we updated the image, category placement, and shipping for the product group, the next step will be to arrange the items in order by preference. Select the edit button for Sub Products and use the arrows on the right to adjust each item til they're in the desired order.
In order for the item to show on the website, the last step will be to adjust the status from Pending to Active in the top left.