Adding new products in Shopify Mobile

In Shopify Mobile you can add new products to expand your catalog. Start by giving your new product a title and a price, and then add product options by creating variants. You can also edit variant-specific settings such as color, SKU, weight, and whether to track inventory.

Add new products

To add a new product in Shopify Mobile:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap Add Product:
    Add product button iphone
  2. Enter a title and price for your new product:
    Add product dialog iphone
  3. By default the product is visible on your website and POS. If you want to hide the product on your website or POS, then tap the relevant toggle button to disable the option.
  4. Tap the checkmark button.

After you've added your product, you can edit general product information that applies to all of its variants, and edit variant-specific information.

Edit product details

After you've added a product, you can edit product details that apply to all of its variants. These details include the product's title, its vendor, its type, and whether it's visible on your website and POS.

To edit a product's details:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap a product.
  2. Tap the ... button:
    Ellipsis button iphone
  3. Tap Edit Product:
    Edit product button iphone
  4. If you want to change the product's title, then tap the TITLE field and edit its contents:
    Edit product dialog iphone
  5. If you want to set the product vendor or product type, then tap the relevant field. You can choose from the list of existing options, or tap CUSTOM ITEM to add a new option:
    Edit product type dialog iphone
  6. If you want to set the product's visibility on your website or POS, then tap the relevant toggle button.

Edit product variants

Product variants are the different options for a product, such as the sizes and colors that it's available in. When you add a new product, Shopify Mobile calls the first variant Default title. You can then edit the variant to change its title and enter other variant-specific information. You can also add further product options by adding more variants.

To edit a product's variants:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap a product.
  2. Under Variants, tap an existing variant, or tap Add new variant to add a new one:
    Tap variant iphone
  3. Enter the variant's information:
    Enter variant information iphone
  4. When you've finished editing the variant's information, tap the checkmark button.

Variant specific information includes:

Option Details
TITLE The title of the variant option, for example, a blue t-shirt in a small size might have a variant title of Small, Blue.
PRICE The selling price of the product.
COMPARED AT If a product is on sale, then enter its regular selling price here.
Charge taxes Enable this toggle button if tax should be applied at checkout.
SKU The product's stock keeping unit, if it has one.
BARCODE The variant's barcode number, if it has one.
Require a shipping address Enable this toggle button if the customer needs to enter a shipping address when they buy the item online. Enable this for all physical products that need to be shipped.
WEIGHT The variant's weight, which is used to calculate the cost of shipping.
Track inventory Enable this toggle button if you want Shopify to track the variant's inventory.
INVENTORY If you've enabled inventory tracking, then enter the variant's inventory quanity.
Allow out of stock purchase If you've turned inventory tracking on for a variant, then you can enable this option to allow a product to be sold when its inventory has reached 0 and below.

Add a barcode number using your iPhone's camera

If the product that you're creating has an existing barcode number and you have a printed barcode label, then you can quickly add the barcode number by scanning the label with your iPhone's camera.

To scan a variant's barcode label with your iPhone:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap a product.
  2. Tap the variant to see the Edit Variant screen.
  3. Under BARCODE, tap the barcode icon to open your iPhone's camera:
    Barcode box iphone
  4. Hold your phone between 10 and 15 inches away from the label.
  5. Move your phone so that the barcode is on the left side of the screen and about halfway down, and then tap the barcode on the screen to focus the camera on it.
  6. Wait for the camera to lock on to the barcode:
    Camera screen iphone

After the camera recognizes and scans the barcode, you see the Edit Variant screen again with the barcode number now in the BARCODE box:

Completed barcode box iphone

Add new products

To add a new product in Shopify Mobile:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap the + button:
    Add product button android
  2. Enter a title and price for your new product:
    Add product dialog android
  3. If you want to set the product's visibility on your website or POS, then tap the relevant toggle button.
  4. Tap Save.
  5. On the product details screen, enter the rest of the information for your new product:
    Enter product details android
  6. When you're finished entering the product's details, tap Save.

Edit product details

After you've added a product, you can edit product-wide details that apply to all of its variants. These details include the product's title, its vendor, its type, and whether it's visible on your website and POS.

To edit a product's details:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap a product.
  2. Tap the edit button:
    Edit product button android
  3. If you want to change the product's title, then tap its text field and enter a new title.
  4. If you want to set the product vendor, then tap the first drop-down menu. You can select an existing vendor, or tap Create a new Vendor... from the bottom of the menu:
    Edit vendor dialog android
  5. If you want to set the product type, then tap the second drop-down menu. You can select an existing product type, or tap Create a new Type... from the bottom of the menu:
    Edit product type dialog android
  6. If you want to set the product's visibility on your website or POS, then tap the relevant toggle button.
  7. When you've finished editing the product details, tap Save.

Add product variants

To add a new variant:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap a product.
  2. Under VARIANTS, tap Add new variant:
    Add new variant android
  3. Enter the variant's information:
    Enter variant details android
  4. When you've finished editing the variant's information, tap Save.
  5. If you want to rename the first variant, then tap Default Title to edit its title, and tap Save:
    Rename first variant android

Variant specific information includes:

Option Details
Title The title of the variant option, for example, a blue t-shirt in a small size might have a variant title of Small, Blue.
Price The selling price of the product.
Compare at price If a product is on sale, then enter its regular selling price here.
Charge taxes Enable this toggle button if tax should be applied at checkout.
SKU The product's stock keeping unit, if it has one.
Barcode The variant's barcode number, if it has one.
Require shipping address Enable this toggle button if the customer needs to enter a shipping address when they buy the item online. Enable this for all physical products that need to be shipped.
Weight The variant's weight, which is used to calculate the cost of shipping.
Track inventory Enable this toggle button if you want Shopify to track the variant's inventory.
Quantity If you've enabled inventory tracking, then enter the variant's inventory quanity.
Allow out of stock purchase If you've turned inventory tracking on for a variant, then you can enable this option to allow a product to be sold when its inventory has reached 0 and below.

Add a barcode number using your Android's camera

If the product that you're creating has an existing barcode number and you have a printed barcode label, then you can quickly add the barcode number by scanning the label with your Android's camera.

To scan a variant's barcode label with your Android device:

  1. From the Shopify Mobile Products screen, tap a product.
  2. Tap a variant.
  3. Under BARCODE, tap the barcode icon to open your Android's camera:
    Barcode icon android
  4. Hold your Android between 10 and 15 inches away from the label.
  5. The camera screen has a red line across it. Move your Android so that the red line goes across the barcode on the label and wait for your Android to recognize the barcode:
    Scan barcode android
    After your Android recognizes and scans the barcode, you see the variant's information screen again with the barcode number now in the BARCODE field:
    Completed barcode box android
  6. Tap Save.

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