Creating Products

Create and customize a product and its variants.

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Written by Joe Barlow
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There are three options we recommend for creating new products. These include:


On the Products page, click "Create Product."

From there, you can add the information you choose under the Product Details, Locations, and Integrations tabs as shown here:

Fill out all the fields applicable to you. Keep in mind that some fields are needed in order to post to your integration. For a reminder of how our fields sync out to your integration, click here.

Each tab contains specific fields, which we'll briefly outline now:

Product Details

Last but not least, the Variants & Defaults section, where you can Generate Attributes, or Create Variants (read more here). The other fields in this section include:



Configure integration-specific fields including:

In Bulk (via spreadsheet)

When you have many products to create (or edit) at once, we always recommend a Bulk Upload Spreadsheet. To generate one, click here:

On the Create Products & Variants Bulk Upload spreadsheet in particular, you'll be able to create location-specific products, add categories, SKUs, active status, barcodes, prices, default costs, PAR levels, reorder quantities, vendors, vendor SKUs, quantities, and more.

During the Ordering Process (via Purchase Order)

When creating a Purchase Order is the final option for creating a product.

This is a great option when ordering a brand-new product.

First, select your Vendor, "Bill to" and "Ship to" fields on the Purchase Order.

Next, click the "Create New Item" button towards the bottom of the page, as shown here:

Staging or Creating Inactive Products

Creating inactive products, either before they arrive at your store, or before you're ready for them to show up on your integration, is a common practice. By doing so, you'll have time to write descriptions, add photos, or just wait for the perfect moment to build up and release your products to your customers.

Set the product as inactive either from the Product Details page (one-by-one) or on the Create Products spreadsheet (in Bulk).

Start adding new products to your catalog now.

And remember, once you've created an integration, creating products directly in Thrive is the best way to get them syncing to your point-of-sale systems or website.

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