Introduction to Products

The Products section of Studio Designer allows you to store details about products that you frequently sell, and then automatically build Items to sell to your clients from those stored product records.

Note: There is a common confusion between Inventory and Products.  Inventory is used when you have a physical piece available for sale.  Products refer to a type of catalog of products that you can keep in Studio Designer to hold the details about products that you frequently sell, but do not own.

These are the steps to manage My Products.

1.) Create Products

2.) Create Items to Sell from My Products 

 

1.) Create Products

The below example is a list of all products that have been stored already. 

To create a new product record select New Product on the top right. 

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A blank product record is displayed. 

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Description

The summary description of the item.

 

Product #

Most commonly this is the same as the vendor's assigned product #, but it can be anything you choose.

My Vendor

The Vendor the product is purchased from.

Purchase Cost

The purchase cost of the product.

* Just a reminder, all product details including costs must be maintained by you.  There is no outside maintenance of costs, etc.  Always confirm pricing with your vendor.

Selling Price

The base selling price of this product.  Normally designer net which would match the purchase cost.  Mark up will automatically be applied if one is present on the codes tab of the client's address record when this product is used to create an item to sell.

Retail Price

The retail price the product is sold for. This is not inserted anywhere into the item when sold.

Sales Code

The sales code defaults to new items created with this product.

Studio Vendor

If the vendor for this product is a member of the Vendor Portal, select the vendor here.

Unit

The unit of measure.

Category

Select a category from the list.

This list is maintained by Studio Designer for use in the Studio Designer Market and Product Catalogs and cannot be modified by users.

Sub Category

Optional - select a subcategory if one is available and applicable.

Item Code 1

The item code 1 defaults to new items entered for this Product.

Item Code 2

The item code 2 defaults to new items entered for this Product.

 

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Tags

Product Types and Styles are available to select and assign to your products.  You can also create custom tags and assign them as you choose. The example below 'fabric' tag. 

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Notes

Internal notes for your records only.

Client Description

This is the detailed client description that will be copied to new items.

Copy to Vendor Description

Check this box to automatically copy the client description to the vendor description. 

Vendor Description

This is the detailed vendor description that will be copied to new items. 

Finish

Finish details for this item. 

Dimensions

Dimensions for this item.

COM

Customers own material details and requirements.

Options

Details for various options for this product.  This field is for internal reference only and does not print on any forms or reports.

 

2.) Create Items to Sell from My Products - there are two ways to do this. 

 

One example:

  • Select Projects
  • Select Items
  • Select New Item
  • Select A Product from the My Products Drop Down

OR

  • Select the Magnifying Glass to locate and select the desired product

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All product details will be copied from the selected Product record into the new Item record, where the Item can then be processed as if it had been created manually.  You can edit any details if needed.

 

Second example: 

  • Select Projects
  • Select Items
  • Select 'add to design' project on the specific item needed. Example below. 

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Then this box will appear and fill in the fields according to then be created at the item level. 

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All product details will be copied from the selected Product record into the new Item record, where the Item can then be processed as if it had been created manually.  You can edit any details if needed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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