Create your product catalog

This article deals with the creation of a detailed product catalog, it is a sub-article of the article "Publish a product catalog".

  • If you want to publish a product catalog (PDF or detailed), please refer to the following article: Publish a product catalog.

CentralApp allows you to create a detailed product list directly from your website. We highly recommend this option as it is ideal for SEO and more scalable than the PDF version. 

Here's how to create a detailed product listing from CentralApp:

  1. Go to the "Information & Settings" tab.
  2. Click on the "Products" feature.
  3. Click on “Create & publish product lists
  4. Choose "Create your product list"
  5. Fill in the information (Name, possibly a description, VAT, Currency and image format) and save

You will then be able to manage all the information to populate the catalog. 

Add and edit a section

It is possible to add different sections to a list of products.
Here are some examples of sections: 

  • For an optician: Adult glasses, children's glasses, etc.
  • For a clothing store: Pants, Dresses, Accessories, etc.

To add and manage the different sections of your list, please follow the directions below.

  1. Click on the icon with the pencil to edit your product list.
  2. In the pane on the right, click on the "Sections" button, then on "Create a Section".
  3. Enter the name of the section, possibly a description and you can also insert an image that will be the background of your section. It is advisable to add a picture for your section, otherwise the system will default to the first image of the section.  
     

Once the sections are created, you will be able to reorganize them by drag & drop, i.e. by clicking on the move icon to the left of the section, keeping the click pressed, and then moving the section as you wish.

You can also at any time change the settings of the section by clicking on the edit icon or delete a section by clicking on the trash can icon. 

Important: A section that contains no items will not be displayed on the website.

Add an element

There are two ways to create an element:

  1. To quickly add an item to your product list, click on "Quick Add" next to the desired section and you'll be able to quickly fill in the item's basic information (Name, description and price). However, you will not have the ability to add photos at this time.  
  2. In the pane to the right of the menu, you can click on "Manage Items", and then click on "Add a New Item". You can then fill in all the characteristics of your item: Name, description, long description, price, promotional price, section to which the item belongs, price variations, tags (popular, new) and pictures of the item. You must first save the first information to be able to upload pictures. Unlike the menu, the product category allows you to drop multiple photos for the same item, take advantage of it! You can also offer a larger description for your products.  

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Once the element is created, it is still possible to modify it. To do so, you must identify the item in the list of Products, then click on the edit icon of the item. Screen_Shot_2022-07-07_at_09.44.24.png

To be noted

If a section contains no elements, the section will not be able to be published.

Product list settings

The "Settings" tab in the right pane allow you to modify the basic settings of the product list such as its name, description, VAT, currency, image ratio and enabling translations.  

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