Use the General tab to enter information about the product. In addition to providing basic information about the product, this section determines the product’s visibility in the catalog and search.
|Name||(Required) The name of the product you want to appear in catalog. The name is also used to auto-generate the URL Key.|
|SKU||(Required) The Stock Keeping Unit is a unique identifier for each individual product or service provided.|
|Weight||(Required) The weight of the product is a decimal value used for shipping calculations, and refers to the standard measurement system used by shipping carriers in your locale. In the United States, weight is measured in pounds and ounces, whereas countries on the metric system measure weight in grams and kilograms.|
|Status||(Required) The Status indicates when the product is ready to be offered for sale in your store. Options include: Enabled / Disabled.|
|Tax Class||Required) Select the appropriate Tax Class for the product.
The manner in which product taxes are calculated is determined by the configuration of your store. To learn more see: Understanding Tax Settings.
|URL Key||The URL Key determines the online address of the product. It is added to the base URL of the store, and appears in the address bar of a browser.
The URL Key should be all lowercase characters, with hyphens instead of spaces. Magento initially creates a default, “search engine friendly” URL, based on the product name.
Do not type the suffix .html in the URL Key, because use of the suffix is controlled by your store configuration. For more information, see: Catalog URL Options.
|Visibility||(Required) Determines the level of visibility the product has throughout the store. Options include:
|Allow Gift Message||Displays a Gift Message input box. Options include:
|Manufacturer||Select the manufacturer of the product. To add new options to the list, see Manage Label / Options.|
|Color||(Required) Select the color of the product. To add new options to the list, see Manage Label / Options.|
|Set Product as New from Date||Sets the beginning date for the range of time the product is featured in the “New Product” block on the Home page. The date can be typed directly into the box, or selected from the calendar.|
|Set Product as New to Date||Sets the ending date for the range of time the product is featured in the “New Product” block on the Home page.|
|In feed||Determines if the product is included in your store’s standard RSS feed. Options include: Yes / No|
|Gives you the ability to create a new attribute while working in product edit mode. Although you can save the new attribute, it is not automatically included in the attribute set that is associated with the current product.|