Last updated 05/01/2020
Products are one of the building blocks of your Cin7 system. Products are what you buy from suppliers and sell to customers. And of course you will be keeping a close eye on the inventory of products!
In Cin7, Products and Inventory are separate - you first make a product, and then create stock of that product by making a stock adjustment or purchasing the product from a supplier.
There is a fair amount to learn about products - but as this topic is so important it is well worth spending a little time to understand how the system works. You will see various links throughout these articles: they explain in more detail the concepts behind the principles.
To create a product:
A simple product, like the one above, only has one 'option', but a product can hold multiple options. Think of a style of chair that can come in Oak, Ash or Pine.
To add a new option to a product:
Each option will require its own unique code, and has its own pricing.
One product with multiple options, or multiple products?
An alternative to creating product options is to create each option as its own product. Some customers prefer to split out products like this as it makes it appear as though they have more products on eCommerce sites. Others prefer to group products into options - perhaps they have many products and want to simplify their offering. It depends entirely on what you want from the system, and how your integrations are set up.
In addition to standard products, there are several configurations of products that cater for specialized products.
In addition to this, there are several methods of storing the stock:
Each of these methods are explained in more detail in Stock Control Methods.
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