Product properties

Attributes to better define your products

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Written by Héctor Emperador
Updated over a week ago

Product properties are options or characteristics through which you can better define or delimit your products, facilitating their subsequent management.

Access them from the Control Panel, or from Menu > Configuration > Inventory, and create categories (season, genre, etc.), groups of variants (size, colour, etc.), multiple prices for the same product, or even logistical stages that define the status of your shipments.

💎 Activate the Inventory gem in the Holded Store to enable them.

1. Product categories

Categories are product characteristics that make it easier to classify products. They are used for filtering (listings, document selector, reports, etc.) and can be applied across different products. Examples: "Season" (summer, autumn, winter, spring), "Gender" (Man, Woman, Kids), or "Brand".

Categories do not have their own SKU or price (unlike variants), and their usefulness lies in improving the management and internal organisation of products in Holded:

Learn how to manage product categories here.

2. Variant groups

In Holded, it is possible to create groups of variants. Each group encompasses the combination of all eligible product options that belong to a common context. This simplifies the creation and management of products by applying the variant group without the need to configure each case manually from scratch.

Example: If your business sells trousers, it would be useful to create a variant group called "Trousers" that offers the option sets of size, length, color and cut as input.

Unlike variants, which are added from the product creator, variant groups are created from the Product Properties menu and can be included later during the creation of a product with variants.

Learn how to manage variant groups here.

3. Price list and rates

In Holded, rates are the additional prices that can be assigned to a product in addition to its main price or rate. This way, you can choose the rate you need depending on the moment.

You can assign them to your products, your contacts, or your Holded documents, and consult them in the price list section of the product panel. There you will find all the rates you have created with their names and descriptions.

Examples of rates: Rebates, Black Friday or Premium customers.

Learn how to manage product rates here.

4. Logistics stages (pipelines)

Pipelines are stages or phases that you can create and assign to your orders, delivery notes, or sales documents to, for example, find out whether the product you are selling is in the warehouse, is in transport, or has already arrived at its destination.

You can create as many stages as you want to have exhaustive control of your documents. Access them from Menu > Configuration > Logistics settings.

Examples: "Pending", "Customs", "Warehouse", or "In delivery".

Learn how to manage logistic stages here.

5. Manufacturing stages

Manufacturing stages are customizable states or phases that you can create and assign to your manufacturing orders. They indicate where the order is in the manufacturing process.

For example, if you manufacture a product and you want to know if the order is in the design, production, quality control or distribution phase, you can create as many stages as you want to have an exhaustive control of your traceability and processes.

These stages must be changed manually in the orders.

Learn all about manufacturing stages here.

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