Create a Product

How to create a single product in Logiwa.

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Products are critical to your business, and your sales and reports rely on tracking them accurately. With Logiwa, you can enter detailed information to ensure accurate data in the future. This article will walk you through the many available options as you create a product.

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Product Screen Options

To begin, navigate to the Product screen. In the top right, you'll see two options: Import and Create New Product.

  • Create New Product: Select this to create one product at a time

  • Import: Gives you the option to Bulk Import Products or Bulk Update Products. Learn more here.

To continue creating a single item, select the Create New Product button.

General

After selecting Create New Product, the Create Product sidebar will open. The sidebar will default to Product and the General tab.

  • Fill in the Client (if applicable), SKU, and Name of the product.

  • The required General fields are defined below:

Field

Description

Client

Relevant client, selected from a dropdown menu. Only available for those who have clients.

SKU (Stock Keeping Unit)

Name

Product name to be displayed in Logiwa. Can be identical to SKU.

  • All other General fields are optional, but filling in the non-required fields is recommended to help maintain detailed warehouse data. These optional fields are defined below:

Field

Description

Description

Description of your product.

Product Image

  • Your product's image URL.

  • See this article for an in-depth guide to adding product images.

Product Type

  • Your product's type.

  • Available defaults are Product, Kit/Bundle, Produced Kit, and Promotion Item.

  • More product types can be created from this screen. Simply type the new product type you'd like to add and select Create New Product Type to add it as an option right away.

Product Group

  • Another category used to classify your products into filters, lists, and reports.

  • You can create product groups from this screen just like product types. Simply type the new product group you'd like to add and select Create New Product Group to add it as an option.

Currency

  • Currency for this product.

  • Logiwa supports a number of currencies. Set your default currency under your account settings.

Purchase Price

Cost of the item to the seller.

Tax Rate

Default tax rate for this product.

Sales Price

Cost of the item to buyers.

Minimum Safety Stock

Lowest quantity this product should have in the warehouse.

Active?

When disabled, this SKU cannot be added to orders or purchase orders, but it can still be scanned on mobile screens.

Digital?

Enable this toggle if your product is digital only.

FNSKU (Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit)

Barcode used by Amazon to track your product.

  • You can now continue adding information in the Packing, Pack Type, Advanced, and Other Info sections.


Packing

In the Packing section, you can add additional packing instructions, return instructions, and attributes to your products. These fields/toggles are optional, but filling them in accurately can improve packing efficiency.

All Packing fields and their purposes are defined below.

Field

Description

Packing Instructions

Field to type out specific packing instructions for this product.

Return Instructions

Field to type out specific return instructions for this product.

Selectable Attributes

Available options that help define the details for this product for better inventory management:

  • Foldable

  • Fragile

  • Oversized

  • Insert

  • Stackable

  • Hazardous

  • Poster

  • Liquid

  • Returnable

More than one attribute can be assigned to a product.

  • After entering the necessary information (none is required), select the Next button to proceed to the Pack Type tab.


Pack Type

In the Pack Type section, you can add and edit different pack types that are used for this product, as well as barcodes. You won't be able to create new pack types, but you can select those that have already been created. Learn more about creating pack types here.

This section will explain the difference between the Unit of Measure, Irregular, and Hierarchical sections.

  • First, click the Add Primary (UOM) Pack Type button to add one.

  • Select pre-defined pack type from the Pack Type field.

  • This is the only recommended field, but we recommend adding more information for tracking purposes.

The Primary (UOM) Pack Type fields are defined below:

Field

Description

Pack Type

  • The smallest unit of measurement you track for this product (e.g. unit, box).

  • For example, cans sold one at at time could be labeled with the pack type "Can."

  • Learn more about creating pack types here.

UOM Quantity

Automatically set to 1, because this is the smallest unit of measurement for the product.

Dimension Unit

Unit for the length, width, and height of the pack type (e.g. inch, centimeter).

Length

Numerical length of the pack type.

Width

Numerical width of the pack type.

Height

Numerical height of the pack type.

Volume Unit

Unit for the volume of the product (e.g. cubic inch, cubic meter).

Volume

Numerical volume of the pack type.

Use This Shipping Box Only

  • Select a shipping box from those set in the system to always use for this product.

  • Shipping boxes must be set up ahead of time.

Weight Unit

Unit for the weight of the pack time (e.g. pounds, grams).

Weight

Numerical weight of the pack type.

Use Item's Own Box for Shipping

Enable this toggle to mark that the product should be shipped in its own box. Set to No by default.

Barcode

  • Alphanumeric barcode for the pack type.

  • Type the barcode and press Add for each barcode being entered.

  • Multiple barcodes can be added.

  • Click the blue Add button to save this pack type.

  • You can now view the details of this pack type.

  • Use the Print icon to print a label with your new pack type's barcode(s), and use the Edit icon to make changes. If you wish to start from scratch, select the Delete (X) to remove the pack type.

  • If you do not want to add Irregular or Hierarchical pack types, click Next to moved to the Advanced section.

  • You can also take this time to add Irregular and Hierarchical pack types, after creating the UOM pack type. These are currently grouped into two types, Irregular and Hierarchical. Click below to view the explanations of each.

Irregular Pack Types

Irregular pack types use the Primary (UOM) pack type as their basis, but the pack types you create will have no relation to other pack types you add using the Irregular option.

For example, if you create a Can as your UOM, you can also create a Box that contains 5 Can UOMs, and a Case that contains 14 Can UOMs.

The Box and Case have no relationship in the system other than containing a certain number of Cans. You can set the UOM quantity manually for each pack type. This differs from the Hierarchical pack types.

Use the Print icon to print a label with your new pack type's barcode(s), and use the Edit icon to make changes. If you wish to start from scratch, select the Delete (X) to remove the pack type.


Hierarchical Pack Types

Hierarchical pack types use the Primary (UOM) pack as their basis, and then each additional pack type created will have a relationship with the previous pack type.

For example, if you create a Can as your UOM, you can also create a Box that contains 5 Cans, which will be referred to as the Child Quantity.

Once you add this pack type, it will be referred to as the Hierarchical Secondary or Parent of Primary pack type. For the first added hierarchical pack type, the UOM quantity and child quantity will be the same.

For this example, a Box pack type holds 5 Cans. The next hierarchical pack type created will be a larger pack type, and the total will be calculated based on the number of Cans per Box.

In this case, the Child Quantity is set to 4, meaning 4 Boxes. The system uses this information to calculate the UOM Quantity, which is 20 Cans.

This process can be done for up to 3 hierarchical pack types.

See this table for a numerical example:


Advanced

The Advanced section can be used to fill in additional product details that may not be necessary for all products. The sections are Lot/Batch Tracking, Expiry Tracking, Serial Number Tracking, and Add Customs Declaration.

Click on a section to unfold it and learn more.

Lot/Batch Tracking

  • Lot/Batch Tracking: Toggle to Yes to turn on tracking.

  • Auto Create Lot/Batch Number: Toggle to Yes to have the system automatically create lot/batch numbers.

  • Regex: Use this field to define what the lot/batch number pattern (regular expression) will be. If a number is manually created that does not match this definition, an error message will appear.


Expiry Tracking

  • Expiry Date Tracking: Toggle to Yes to turn on expiry date tracking.

  • Expiry Date Format: Select your preferred expiry date format from a list of options.

  • Use Production Date: Toggle to Yes to have the system track the production date of the product.

  • Shelf Life in Days: The number of days this product can remain on the shelf without expiring. Used in conjunction with Use Production Date, this feature can calculate when your products will expire.


Serial Number Tracking

  • Scan Serial Number During Receiving: Enable to require serial number scanning during receiving.

  • Scan Serial Number During Packing: Enable to require serial number scanning during packing.

  • Scan Secondary Serial Number: Enable to require a secondary serial number be scanned.

  • Serial Number Regex: Use this field to define what the serial number pattern (regular expression) will be. If a number is manually created that does not match this definition, an error message will appear.


Add Customs Declaration

  • Declared Value: The value of the smallest UOM of the product to declare. Uses the currency set in the General section.

  • HS Tariff Code: Learn more about HS Tariffs Codes here.

  • Origin Country Code: Learn more about Country Codes here.

  • Is Declared to Customs?: Toggle to Yes to mark that this product should be declared to customs. Set to No by default.

  • Description: A description of the item for use with customs.


Once you've input Advanced information or have decided not to add any, click Next to move to the final section.


Other Info

The Other Info tab allows you to add custom fields about your product. This section is optional, but if you find that you need it, it is a great way to further customize your product in Logiwa.

You can create up to 10 custom fields. You're currently allowed 5 free text fields, 3 toggles, and 2 date pickers.

  • Click Add/Edit Custom Field to begin. The Create Custom Field menu will open.

  • Set the required fields, and fill in any additional information. Explanations for each field are as follows:

    • Custom Field Type*: Select from a list of options to make your custom field into a text box, dropdown menu, date picker, or toggle. Required field.

    • Custom Field Name*: Name displayed for your custom field. Required field.

    • Keep it Mandatory: Enable to make this field required.

    • Return from API: Enable to have this custom field return data from the API.

    • Is Active: Set to Yes by default. Toggle off to make the custom field inactive.

  • Once you've filled in the required information, you can click Add to Form to complete your custom field creation or click Add More Custom Fields to continue working.

  • You can now select Finish to finalize your product. After the product is added, a confirmation notification will display at the bottom of the screen:

With that, you've successfully created your product!


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