How to add Products in osCommerce?

To add products in osCommerce please follow the steps below:

  •     Log into your administration page for OsCommerce.
  •     Click on the Catalog link within the main area. This will display all your categories that you have created.
  •     Click on the category name for which you wish to add the product, or the sub-category to.
  •     To open that category, double-click the name after it is highlighted.
  •     If you wish to add a sub-category, then just click the New Category button and follow the same steps as before.
  •     To add the product, click New Product.
  •     Now complete the requested fields that you wish to use. There is an attached text document which provides definitions of the areas.
  •     Once you have entered all of the data, then you can add product attributes like colour. If the product allows the visitor to choose a specific colour or option then we need to enter this in the Product Attributes section afterwards. But first click preview and click Insert to create the product.

To add a manufacturer complete these steps:

  •     Log into your administration page for OsCommerce.
  •     Click the Manufacturers link within the main area. This will display all your manufacturers.
  •     Click the manufacturer name to edit or delete it.
  •     Click Insert to add a new manufacturer.
  •     Enter the manufacturer name, browse for an image if there is one and enter a manufacturer’s URL, if applicable.
  •     Once done, click Save.

To add a new tax class follow these steps:

  •     Log into your administration page for OsCommerce.
  •     Click the Location/Taxes link within the main area.
  •     Then click the Tax Zone link.
  •     Add a name for the tax zone you wish to create. This is similar to a tax category.
  •     Once it is inserted, then click the Tax Classes link and add a tax class. This is what is displayed on the web page and invoices when created as to what type of tax it is.
  •     Now click the Tax Rates link.
  •     Add the tax rate. Select the specific Tax Class and Tax Zone, then add the tax rate used for this.



How to add product attributes or product option in osCommerce?

Assuming you’ve already logged into osCommerce application, let’s now learn how to setup Product Attributes in osCommerce. Click the second button on the left called Catalog menu which is below the configuration menu, it will take you to the new page which says Categories / Products,

product attribute

Product Attributes
on the extreme left there is a sub header which says Products attributes, click on it, it will display the current attributes that can be defined to a product in your store, for example lets assume that your product has 5 attributes namely color, size, model, memory and version, besides each of these attributes you will find an edit and a delete button, now scroll down, you will see three boxes besides the color option which says en: de: and es: enter a new color option  in the box which says en: for the color attribute, lets say you enter Blue, now click insert button besides it, now scroll down again and enter a new color lets say Red in the en box, and click the insert button besides it, now on the top right you can see pages 1,2 etc Click on page 2 to view the next page of options, scroll right, click edit for this product,

product attribute

click on the Model under the column Option Name and select the color option, select color, click on the box under the Option value and select the appropriate option value, let say you select Blue, the click update button on the extreme right.

That’s it, we have successfully changed a products color option, you can add as many product attributes and associated attribute values, as necessary to describe the products in your store, now you know how to add product attributes in osCommerce.