You can do the following with a catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs). entry:
- Add or change content in a catalog entry, such as SEOSearch Engine Optimization; making website content attractive to search engines and as a result achieve high rankings in search results. information, internal or display name, media or productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages. relations, and so on.
- Delete an entry, such as a variantCommerce: a variant or SKU corresponds to a specific type of product with specific characteristics. For example, a product line of shirts have individual variations/SKUs that include size, color, and collar size. of a productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages..
- Modify pricing and inventoryThe process of checking the availability in one or more warehouses for a specific product; or, a complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building. information. For example, if the e-commerce system is integrated with an ERPEnterprise Resource Planning; refers to systems for managing business operations including product planning, development, manufacturing, logistics sales and marketing. system, data regarding products, prices, and inventories may be imported into Episerver Commerce, and the information is then enriched from there.
A common scenario can include the following steps:
- An import job creates products with "raw" data from the ERP system.
- Commerce editors enrich the product information with additional content and images.
- The content is reviewed and then published.
However, in many cases, pricing information comes from integration with an external system which may prohibit modifications in Episerver Commerce.
Creating a catalog entry describes the types of catalog entries you can have.
Catalog-specific editing options
In Commerce, you find a view selector with additional options in addition to All Properties and On-Page Editing views. Using these you can work with items in a Item List, or access the Pricing and Relations views for a selected category or product.
A property is a field where you enter information, for instance a product description or a link to an image. The properties that you see when editing content are both built-in Episerver properties and customized properties for templates on your website. This description refers to properties in a standard installation of the Episerver Commerce sample site.
Drag-and-drop functionality is frequently used in Episerver. You can add assets by dragging items from Media in the assets pane into the assets area of a product, or add an image to a product description by dragging the image from Media into the rich-text editor of a product description.
Saving and publishing
After editing a catalog entry, you can either publish the changes directly, or schedule for later publishing using the save and publish flow for content in Episerver. Certain information such as pricing, is immediately published when edited.
You can delete products and variants, and entire product categories and their related products, when maintaining your product catalog. See Editing product categories, Editing products and variants, and Editing packages and bundles for information about deleting different types of catalog entries.
Translating catalog content
Like other types of content such as pages and blocks, catalog entries can exist in multiple languages. See Multi-language management for information about translating catalog entries.
Editing multiple catalog entries
When you display a listing in the item list area, work with several catalog entries by selecting a number of items in the list, and then apply actions such as cut, copy, paste, detach and delete from the toolbar.