General product settings

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General product settings allow you to edit your product’s image, name, SKU, description, weight, price, stock, and category. To add or edit the general product settings, go to your store Control Panel → Catalog → Products and open the product you want to edit. Below is a list of options you can edit.

In the General tab, edit the name and SKU.

SKU stands for "stock keeping unit". You can use the product identification code provided by manufacturers or your own combinations of letters and numbers. If you leave the SKU field empty,  will automatically generate an SKU.

If your product needs to be shipped, check the Requires shipping or pickup box and enter the product’s weight. This is necessary for calculating the correct shipping rates:

Name, SKU and weight fields

 You can add or edit the description of your product in the Description field:

Add description to your products

Below the description field there is a block for assigning the product to a category. Click Change categories to select the categories for this product:

Assign the product to a category

Select the categories for the product and click Ok:

Select categories for the products

The product must be assigned to at least one category. One product may belong to several categories.

In the right panel, you can edit the price and quantity in stock. The arrow to the right of the price shows the Compare to price and the Bulk discount settings:

Set price and bulk discounts

See our instructions on how to use the Compare to pricing and bulk discounts.

Use the stock control section to specify the number of products in stock and set up low stock notifications:

Manage the stock of your products

Preview the product to make sure everything looks right before you complete your edits:

Preview the product