Understanding product types
Understanding Product Types
On the Pure Derry Market, your ‘Product Type’ will determine where your product will primarily appear on the site and how easily customers will find it within various collections.
The available product types on the marketplace are currently pre-defined by the admin so that we can auto-arrange products into ‘collections’ based on the common attributes of similar products. For instance if you are adding Shampoo or Conditioner, you would select ‘Hair care’ and your products will then appear in the appropriate part of the site, and the customer will be able to find them in the ‘Hair Care’ section.
We do it this way to avoid typos, errors or duplications, so that you and vendors of similar products will appear in the same place with minimal fuss.
HOW TO ADD A PRODUCT TYPE:
On the Vendor Portal, simply start typing the first few characters and the system will auto-suggest entries based on the available list. You may need to try a few variations to find a suitable term that matches your product. (i.e. You’re trying to add ‘Sweets’, which isn’t listed, but Confectionary is.)
WHAT IF I CAN’T FIND A SUITABLE PRODUCT TYPE?
If you can’t find a product type to match your needs, or feel we need to add one for you, then feel free to associate your product to ‘Type Not Listed’. We’ll be able to pick this up, query this for you and intervene accordingly. Alternatively drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW DO I GET MY PRODUCT TO APPEAR MULTIPLE COLLECTIONS/SECTIONS?
Some products will be expected to appear under different collections/sections on the website. For instance a branded mug might appear in Homeware and Merchandise. We’ll aim to automate this where possible for you as the market grows (by setting up product type rules), but we’ll also create additional ‘tag rules’ that will give vendors more flexibility about which products appear in specific locations. For instance using ‘merchandise’ as a tag for a product of any type that is considered official merchandise (tshirts, mugs, pens).. Or ‘Gift Set’ for products (of any type). that would merit being in a specific ‘Gift Set’ collection too.
See the article on understanding tags. to appreciate this further and also please ensure you are a member of the private Pure Derry Market Vendors Facebook group which will announce and explain new features and updates as they become relevant to vendors.
GET IN TOUCH
If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can help get your products found – please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team on email@example.com.