Add a single Item using Form


In the navigational bar on the left, click “Products” and then from the bar at the top select “Add Item”.  You will then be prompted to enter the “Item Overview”.


Item Overview




The fields are as follows:


Item Name:


This is the name of the product you are adding.


Item Description:


Describe the product that you are adding.

If you find that the box is too small when you are typing, it can be resized by clicking and dragging on the symbol at the bottom right of the box


Brand:


The brand of product you are adding.


Photo:


This field is optional but can help speed up processing of your items when in the warehouse, to aid in this pleaes upload image(s) of the item fully packaged as it will help the warehouse staff identify your item more easily. There is a file size limit on images you upload of 1MB.


Category:


Please select the appropriate category from the available list.


Once complete hit "Next Step".  


Item Details




Item Details:


These are the dimensions and weight of One, Fully Packaged Item. 

These are in Metric units of centimetres for lengths and kilograms for weight.


Country of Manufacturing:


This is the country in which the product you are adding was made. 

This is selected from the drop down menu.  

Please note, this information is used by customs so needs to be accurate to prevent any clearance issues.


Commodity Code:


This is a numeric code used to represent the type of good being added.

If you do not know what code your item comes under this can be found on the Gov.uk website [Code Finder].


Once you have completed this information, select "Next Step".


Sales & Pricing




Item Price:


This is the price you wish to sell your item for, the retail price.

This is in GBP (£).


Expected Weekly Sales:


This is now many of your specific item you expect to sell in an average week.

This field is optional, it is used to determine how my stock we will keep on the shelf vs on the pallet.

We normally keep two weeks worth of sales on the shelf and the rest on the pallet. Please remember that pallet storage is cheaper than shelf storage, but orders can only be placed against stock on the shelf.

If this field is left blank we will normally put 20% of your pallet stock onto the shelf.


Once complete, click "Next Step".


Unique Identifiers


Item Has No Barcode:


If the item has no barcode this box will generate a Selazar Unique ID in it's place.


EAN:


This is the number that a barcode represents, this can instead be another form of identification as long as it's unique to the product.


ISBN:


For use if shipping books, otherwise leave blank. The ISBN is the book's unique identifier.


SKUs:


SKUs are used for multiple variations of an item that share the same EAN such as different coloured variants of the same product.


Planning on using Shopify or WooCommerce? 


In order for the Shopify or WooCommerce integrations to function a SKU is required for every product, regardless of whether it has variants.


When ready, proceed by clicking "Next Step".


Packaging Preferences




Item Packaging:


There are a few options for Item Packaging and not all can be chosen at the same time.  These will be automatically greyed out when mutually exclusive options have been chosen.


Pre-Packed is only for when an item is already fully in packaging and only requires a label to be added.


Fragile marks the item as easily breakable, and as such will require the couriers to be gentle as to not break it.


Requires Box Packaging, marks the item to be placed in a box before shipping, our box sizes can be found here: [placeholder] If not selected the item will be just shipped in a standard mail bag.


Bubble Wrap Packaging will mean the package is safely wrapped in bubble wrap before shipping.  Mutually exclusive with Paper and Eco Packaging.


Paper Packaging will have the package shipped wrapped in paper.  Mutually exclusive with Bubble wrap and Eco Packaging.

Eco Packaging, will make sure that the package is shipped using only eco friendly packaging, such as rice paper and bio-degradable bubble wrap (if the package is marked as fragile).  Mutually exclusive with Paper and Bubble wrap Packaging.


Choose your preferred options and hit "Next Step".


Confirm Item


You can now review your completed Item Overview.  If you want to make any changes, you can revert to a particular section by clicking the relevant clickable link.



When you are happy with the product information, scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Confirm Item".


You will then be greeted with a Success notification.



View your Items


To view a full list of your items, select Products and choose "Items" from the top bar.  You can also search your items using this screen.




Upload multiple items


If you have an extensive list of products it may be easier for you update the platform using a mass upload.


This is done by using a CSV.


To do this select "Products" and then choose "Upload Item CSV" from the top bar.



From here you can download "Item CSV example", this will serve as a template.


Simply remove the sample text and replace it with your own products, one per row.  For a breakdown of each of the columns see above.  Once the CSV is complete upload it box below the CSV Example and Instructions documents.


Please note: Images cannot be added directly to products when uploading via CSV.  To add images upload the CSV then click the "Items" tab and select "Edit".  You can then add an image in the same way you would with a single product upload.


IMPORTANT: If you are using Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet software you will need to change the datatype of the column to "text" for any column that contains a large number, number beginning or ending in "0", or dates. 



Useful Links


Having problems with the CSV?  Check out Common CSV Issues