Product objects are sellable objects through XPOR. They allow you to manage and sell a range of products through XPOR's built in Ecommerce Application.
Product objects can be made under either a Product Category or a Folder. They are also made under Orders, but this is an automatic process, so please don't try this manually!
Opening up your new Product object you will see these details:
For physical products you can also specify options such as:
The other tabs on the object are quite simple and allow you to configure different additional things for your product:
In this tab, you can set details of your stock recording methods. There is the Stock Control Method option where you can select what type of product it is, such as a simple product, or an electronic item, or something else. [talk to Shaun about Generate Stock Grid]
Here you can add discounts to the base product. By selecting "New" at the top left of this tab, you can choose options such as the discount type (fixed amount/percentage, for instance), the amount to be discounted by, and the base price. You can also make discounts that work with multiple different products, by creating an Offer object (see the relevant help resource on Offer objects).
[there is no option for the user to add themselves to this list, check with Shaun]
You may want to sell a product that has many variants; such as size, colour, edition or any minor difference that you may not want to make a whole new product for. By selecting New at the top you can create as many new variants as you wish, and they will display on your Product Listing atom when expanding details of the product.
In comparison to the Price Break option which allows discount options to be applied directly to the product, you can also allow discounts by making an Offer object type. These are set up by going to the Associations tab of your Product object, then going to the left pane and selecting the Offer association type. (See the below image which shows where it is):
This tab is helpful for the Product Listing atom's purposes - it will display an image next to your product. You can set this to whatever you wish and it will list out.
Once you've created all of your Product objects, it's time to list them out on your site, so that customers can buy them from you. The Product Listing Atom is the way to do this - see the help resource for information on setting up your Product Listing page.