After you have created a new product and configured its basic product details, configure some advanced product settings for it as well, if necessary.

To do so, you will need to locate the product in the store’s Admin area (Catalog > Products) and click on the product name to access the product details. The result will be a page with all the information you have provided regarding this product so far - basically, the same page with the product information form you have completed when specifying the product details - but now this page will have tabs allowing you to access some additional sections for product configuration.

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The set of tabs available to you will depend on your X-Cart edition and the set of add-ons activated in your store.

Below is an overview of some of the popular tasks that can be accomplished by adjusting the advanced product settings via the various tabs of the product details page - with the information on the X-Cart add-ons and features you will require.

Advanced Inventory Tracking Options for Product (Low Stock Threshold and Notifications)

Whereas it is possible to adjust some basic product inventory tracking settings via the Prices & Inventory section of the Info tab of the product details, you can access still more settings via the “Inventory tracking” tab:

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Here you see the fields Arrival date, Inventory tracking, and Quantity in stock (the same ones as in the Prices & Inventory section of the Info tab).

Besides, here are some settings you can use to set a low stock threshold for a product and get notified whenever the product stock goes down to this level. The settings are as follows:

  • Show low stock warning on the product page: Enable this setting if you want a warning message (like “Only X left in stock”) to be displayed to customers viewing the product if the product stock reaches the low stock threshold.

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To enable the warning, you will also need to specify the inventory level at which the warning should be triggered (Use the “Low limit quantity” field further below in this section).

You can edit the text of the warning message by editing the text label “Only X left in stock” via the Language labels section (Store setup > Translations). For information on text labels and how to edit them, see Managing Texts Labels.

  • Notify administrator if this product's stock quantity goes below a certain limit: Enable this setting to get an automated email notification when the product stock reaches the low stock threshold. You will also need to specify the inventory level at which the email notification needs to be sent (Use the “Low limit quantity” field below).

  • Low limit quantity: Use this field to set the low stock threshold for the product (starting from this quantity, the product stock level will be considered “low”).

Additional Product Parameters for Product Specification

If you want to specify additional parameters (like color, material, country of origin, ISBN, etc.) for the product so they can be viewed by your store visitors on the “Specification” tab of the product page in the storefront, use X-Cart’s Product Classes feature. This feature is part of X-Cart’s core and, if you want the attributes, does not require any X-Cart add-ons. Instead, the attributes can be specified via the “Attributes” tab of the product page.

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Product Options and Product Variants

You will need to use X-Cart’s Product Attributes feature if you want to configure product options (color, size, etc.) so that buyers can choose the options they require before checkout. This feature helps you configure the product's options via the “Attributes” tab of the product page.

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For example, you will create an attribute “Size” and specify multiple attribute values for it like XS, S, M, L, and XL. Your customers will be able to choose these values as product options.

If, in addition to the separation of the independent options, you need product variants based on option combinations (like “Color: White + Size: XL”), you will need to use the add-on Product Variants. This add-on will help you create product variants based on combinations of options configured as attribute values. The configuration of product variants will have to be done via the “Variants” tab of the product page.

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For more info on using the add-on, see Product Variants.

Wholesale Prices and Minimum Purchase Quantities for Different Membership Levels

If you want to set different prices on the same product that would be enabled for buyers depending on the buyer membership level and the product quantity being ordered, you should use the add-on Wholesale.

With this add-on, you will set price tiers for different purchase quantities and different user membership levels via the “Wholesale pricing” tab of the product page.

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You can also set minimum product purchase quantities for different user membership levels via the “Inventory tracking” tab.

For more info on using the add-on, see the Wholesale add-on.

For cross-selling/upselling purposes, you may wish to create links from the current product to some other products in your store. These products will be displayed as related to the current product in the “Related products” block on the product page on the storefront and, if necessary, may be used as a source of “Customers who bought this also bought” recommendations in the Add to cart popup.

Linking products to one another is enabled by the add-on Related Products. With this add-on, you will be able to add links to related products for any product in your store via the “Related products” tab of the product page:

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For more info on using the add-on, see Related Products.

To show related products in the Add to cart popup, you will also need the add-on Add to Cart Popup.

For more info on using the add-on, see Add to Cart PopUp add-on.

Reviews for Products

If you need to allow your customers to rate the products you sell and leave feedback on the products, you may want to use the add-on Product Reviews. This add-on allows to see and manage the reviews left for a product in the “Reviews” tab of the product page:

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For more info on the add-on, see the section Product Reviews of the X-Cart Help Center.

Product Tabs Displayed on the Product Page on the Storefront

X-Cart uses the product tabs feature to present the detailed product information to the store visitors in the most suitable format.

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The add-on Custom Product Tabs manage the basic set of tabs used on your store’s product details pages. For more info on using the add-on, see Custom Product Tabs.

If it is necessary to hide any product tabs for a product in the storefront, use the “Tabs” tab of the product details page in the store Admin area:

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Products with PIN Codes

If you need to sell stuff like licenses, enrollment keys, PIN codes, serial numbers, activation codes and passwords, phone cards, and access codes, you may want to use the add-on PIN Codes. This add-on will enable you to attach PIN codes to your existing product via the “PIN codes” tab:

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For more info on using the add-on, see PIN Codes.

Products with File Attachments

If you need to attach files to your product (like a product manual or a detailed description) so your store visitors can download these files from the product page, you will need to use the add-on File attachments “Attachments” tab of the product page.

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For more info on using the add-on, see Product File Attachments.

If you need the possibility to sell digital goods, you will also need the add-on E-goods. For more info on using the add-on, see section E-goods & File Attachments.

Sell Products in Bundle

If you need to sell products in a bundle to allow your customers to buy products at a special price on a set if bought together, you may want to use the add-on Bundle Products. This add-on will enable you to join products in bundles via the “Bundle” tab of the product page:

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For more info on using the add-on, see the section Bundle Products.

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