7. Manufacturers

fmManufacturers

In Store Manager for VirtueMart, whenever we add a product to the catalog, we also need to assign a manufacturer for that product. In reality, every product has a manufacturer, and for better management of the shop, we should be able to find products by their manufacturer.

Edit Manufacturer in the Top

Therefore, the first step will be to identify the manufacturers and enter their information in VirtueMart store. We can also categorize the manufacturers as publishers, software developers, and so on.

Manufacturer section

If you have a lot of manufacturers and want customers to be able to search manufacturers by categories, create them here:

Edit Category Manufacturer name

Edit Manufacturer Category Name:

General Information:

  • Manufacturer Category ID - for internal use only. ID is a unique manufacturer category identification that cannot be edited.
  • Published - Leave this check box blank to hide or enable to make manufacturer category visible to customers in the Manufacturers page.
  • Manufacturer Category Name - in this bo, enter the manufacturer's category name that you want to appear to the customer.
  • Sef alias - Search engine friendly or human readable addresses, i.e. real words instead of numbers and a jumble of code.

Description - The description you want to appear when customers are searching for this page.

Edit Manufacturer form

Edit Manufacturer menu:

General Information:

  • Manufacturer ID - for internal use only. ID is a unique manufacturer identification that cannot be edited.
  • Published - Leave this check box blank to hide or enable to make manufacturer visible to customers in the Manufacturers page.
  • Manufacturer Name - In this box, enter the manufacturer's name that you want to appear to the customer.
  • Sef Alias - Search engine friendly or human readable addresses, i.e. real words instead of numbers and a jumble of code. EXAMPLE: yourstore.com/manufacturers-name.
  • Manufacturer Category - Select the category for the manufacturer's name from drop-down list.
  • Hits - shows how many times manufacturer was viewed by your customers.
  • Manufacturer URL and Email - This is option information: Enter the web url of the manufacturer's website and contact email of the manufacturer.

Description - specify a short description about the manufacturer. Use the HTML editor to specify content as you need.

Edit HTML option

Images - add image that will be displayed in Manufacturers page. Use the options to upload image from local drive at your PC or from external source.

Upload image locally or from external URL source
Add new media

Add new media to the media gallery - and fulfill all necessary fields in the popup form:

Add new media to the Media Gallery

By using the following options from the image tab toolbar you can perform the additional operations:

Select from Media Gallery

- upload media from the existing list of media gallery section - ;

Edit current image

- update selected illustration details - ;

Remove selected image

- clear available media list from the selected illustrations - ;

- open the main image settings form in the Preferences of Store Manager :

Image Settings option

The following guide contains the additional information on the Manufacturers Management in Store Manager for VirtueMart and cab be useful for you:

VirtueMart Manufacturers

By eMagicOne Inc.