How to Create Custom Products

Custom products can be used to list aftermarket, performance parts, kits, apparel, or whatever else you'd like on your site.

**Note: A custom category must be created prior to adding products to it. Please follow this article to create a Custom Category (if needed).


Adding a Product

  1. From the left-side menu, click "Products & Categories"
  2. Click on "Add a New Product"


You can add custom products individually or upload them in bulk. To add products individually, follow these instructions:

Product ID must be one of the following:

  • 5+ digit number
  • 4+ alphanumeric with minimum 1 letter and 1 digit
  • Anything with an underscore
  • Any "word" with 2 or more hyphens ("touch-up" will not work, but "touch-up-paint" will)
  • No special characters, including +  (  [  {  *  &  %  etc

Product Info Tab

  1.  Basic Properties 
    • Product Name (title) - title of the product as it will appear to your buyers
    • Product ID - enter the part number (NOTE: You must follow one of the part number requirements above)
    • Item Price - the MSRP price of the custom product
    • Call For Price - check to hide the sale price and make not available for purchase online
    • Main Category (primary) - select the main category for the product from dropdown
    • Secondary Categories - select this to add the product to multiple categories (Ctrl+click to select more than one). 
    • Is this product available - leave selected to make the product available for purchase
    • Primary Image - upload a 1020x680 or smaller image (we recommend images of this size because they load faster)
    • Image Alt Text - describe the contents of the image
  2. Pricing
    • Cost
    • List price - required 
    • Sale Price - required
    • Core Charge
    • Call for Price - check to hide the sale price and make not available for purchase online
    • Use OEM Price an Attributes - if this custom product matches an OE part number exactly, pricing and attributes data will be pulled from the OE part and override the custom data. If left unchecked, the custom product will override the OE product.Screen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_8.23.57_AM.png
  3. Product Description - (add plain text or html) - enter description of product
  4. Sales Tax Properties - select "General" from dropdown menu to apply your general sales tax ruleScreen_Shot_2017-07-20_at_11.10.13_AM.png
  5. Product Properties
    • Free shipping for this product? - Checkmark if applicable
    • Unit Weight - Required
    • Shipping price for Product Level -  Enter if applicable, allows you to fix the shipping price of this product to a value you choose
    • Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) - enter if applicable
    • Product Width - Recommended for more accurate shipping quotes
    • Product Length - Recommended for more accurate shipping quotes
    • Product Height - Recommended for more accurate shipping quotes
    • Mark product as Hazmat? - Check if applicable
    • Product Ships in own box - Check if applicable
    • Mark product as a "Hot Deal" - Will add the hot deal sticker if the product is featured on the homepage
    • Show product on homepage - Check if you want to display on your homepage
    • Priority - Display priority of featured products on the home page
  6. SEO Properties
    • Meta Title - gives the product page a name
    • Meta Description - this description is approximately 160 character and summarizes the content of the page
    • Product Url (custom) - Your custom url will override the "pre-generated" URLScreen_Shot_2017-07-20_at_1.09.11_PM.png
  7. Save Changes


That's all you need to do to add a custom product individually! There are instructions for adding product attributes below, which allow you to create "options" such as size, color, and more! 


Attributes Tab

You may have a product that has various colors, sizes, or assemblies. Based on these selections, it may also impact price and shipping weight. If your custom product has attributes,

  1. Click on the "Attributes" tab
  2. Click "Create New Attribute"
  3. Add Attribute
    • Attribute Name - for your understanding 
    • Attribute Caption - what the customer will see
    • Priority - used for sorting if you have multiple attributes 
    • Attribute type - how your attribute options will be displayed
    • Is This Attribute Active? - check to show attribute on custom product
    • Options - enter the different options for your attribute (sizes, colors, etc), separated by a new line. Use the options key underneath the text field for specific formatting instructions.
    • Click Add Attribute
    • Save ChangesScreen_Shot_2017-07-13_at_8.51.15_AM.png


Attribute Examples

  • Accessory bag where customer can choose their preferred color:
  • Adding an attribute that increases the price:
  •  Save Changes. Here is what it looks like:


Secondary Images Tab

  • Upload any additional images for product in this tab


Note: If you plan on adding multiple products, and feel comfortable working in Excel, the bulk upload product option may be right for you. Please follow this link Bulk Product Upload for instructions on how to bulk upload products.


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If you want to create custom products in bulk, read this article!
Custom products can be used to list aftermarket, performance parts, kits, apparel, or whatever else you'd like on your site.
  1. Click Products in the menu
  2. Click the "Create Product" button on the top-right of the page (a box will pop up)Screen_Shot_2017-07-07_at_10.15.28_AM.png
  3. Create New Product box:
    • Product Type -  Simple
    • Enter SKU and MPN 
    • Brand - Select from dropdown, or manually type a brand if the product doesn't belong to an OE manufacturer
  4. Click "Create Product"
  5. Within the product, enter all necessary info (Name, Description, Weights & Dimensions, Cost, and List price)
  6. Click Save
  7. Once you've saved the product, you'll be able to add images and direct pricing, otherwise it will follow your pricing rules.


Adding Your Custom Part to a Custom Category

Within all products you have the ability to add the product to a category. This area is located in the product under the "Attributes" section. 

NOTE: Before adding you custom part to a Custom Category, you must create the category. Click this Custom Category link and follow the steps explaining how to setup.

  1. To add your product to a category, scroll to the category section of your product and "checkmark" the correct categoryScreen_Shot_2017-07-07_at_10.41.18_AM.png 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us by emailing or calling 480-779-7278!

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