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Your catalog of customizable products

Products

Your catalog of customizable products

The creation of your catalog of customizable products begins from Products section where you can import all your products, available into your e-commerce.

Access to the catalog of customizable products

Steps

Here there are the needed steps to create and manage your product catalog:

If you're interested in specific functionalities of the product configuration:

  1. Printing methods
  2. Variations
  3. Sides
  4. Images
  5. Print areas
  6. Pricing
  7. 3D preview
  8. Replicate
  9. Save

Add a new product to the catalog

The addition of a new products to the Zakeke catalog simply happens by clicking on Add product button at the top right of the window. If you are integrated with Shopify, you will be asked to choose a product supplier.

Add product button

The pop window contains the list of all available products of your e-commerce which you can add to Zakeke by clicking on them. If you can't find your product to be configured you can also search for it if you know its name or its SKU thanks to the search bar at the top of the product list.

Available products into your e-commerce

Add a new product from a different supplier

Here you will see all the different suppliers available so you can choose where to add your product from.

Available product suppliers

If you choose your store, you'll be prompted to this page; Else, if you choose Printful, you will go to this page.

Add a new product from Printful

After being asked to insert your Printful API key, yuo will land in this page. Here you can choose which product you want to add.

Printful products list

By clicking on a product, you can follow the classic Printful importing steps. Here you can:

Configure your product for customization

The product configuration for the customization begins as soon as a new product is added to your Zakeke catalog.

Here how the window of the product configuration is:

Window of product configuration

1. Printing methods

The first step of configuration process is related to the choice of printing methods to be used for product customization.

add printing method

By clicking on Add printing method it's possible to:

Window of printing methods

If you want to create a new printing method, click on Add new method.

Add new method

You'll see the form for the creation of printing method where you can fill out all required field.

Form for new printing method

Here there's the meaning of each field:

Furthermore, it's possible to select various additional settings, such as:

If you want to save your new printing method you have to click on Ok button at the bottom of form.

You can combine the product with all printing method you prefer! When you've finished this configuration phase, click on Next in order to proceed with the configuration of product variations.

2. Variations

In the second step of the product configuration you must select what variations the product must have. For example, the variations let's you distinguish a product by it's colors or materials.

Each variation is made by one ore more attributes that are loaded directly from your store and they are the same that you have configured for this product.

Note: if the product does not have any variations, then this step is skipped and you can go to the next step

Schermata della scelta dei colori

To add one ore more variations press the Add variations button.

In this screen you can add one variation at time or more at the same time. In this last case the name of the variation is automatically created with the name of attributes selected but you can change it if you want.

You can use the "Add multiple variations at the same time" to switch from the single mode or multiple mode.

Add a single variation at time

To add a single variation at time you must type the variation name in the "Name" field (eg. 'Red' or 'Silver') and select the matching attributes. It's not mandatory to select all attributes, just which differ one varation from the other. Then press OK to add the variation.

Impostazione degli attributi

Add multiple variation at the same time

By selecting "Add multiple variations at the same time" we will have the list of all attributes and their values as selectable options. We choose the ones that interest us and we press OK: all the variations will be added at one time. Also, you can press the "Select All" check for each attribute to select all values ​​at the same time.

If you check values of different attributes (eg. 'Red' and 'Blue' for the 'Color' attribute, and 'S' and 'XL' for the 'Size attribute) then all combinations will be added (for example 'Red - S', 'Red - XL', 'Blue - S', 'Blue - XL', etc...).

Impostazione degli attributi

When you have finished you can add the sides.

3. Sides

Into the third step of configuration process we can see the choice of the sides of your product.

Add side

By clicking on Add side it's possible to:

Window of sides

If you want to create a new side, click on Add new side.

Add new area

You'll see the form of creation of a new side where you can fill out all required fields.

Creation form of a new area

Here there's the meaning of each field:

In order to save your new side you have to click on Ok button at the end of the form.

You can combine the product with all the sides you prefer! When you've finished this configuration phase, click on Next in order to proceed with the configuration of preview images.

4. Images

The fourth step of configuration process requires the uploading of preview images of the product.

In order to upload an image you can just click on Load image placed in correspondence to the color and the side related to what the model of product really represents. The table row are labeled with colors / attributes selected into the phase of color selection, while the table columns are named with the sides set into the phase of selection of sides.

Images uploading

You have to upload an image for each side set into previous phase. This is necessary to provide your consumers the possibility to customize the product directly upon the model images.

It's possible to upload images in JPEG, PNG and BMP files with a maximum size of 5 MB.

By this way for every cell of the table you'll obtain a grid containing all inserted images.

You can also select or deselect single images so you can choose which sides you want for every color.

Window of uploaded images

When you've finished this phase, you can proceed with the settings of printing areas.

5. Print areas

Into the fifth step of configuration process you can set the printing areas of product. These areas are basically the print limits on which consumers can apply their own customizations (text, images, etc..) on the final product.

Here how the window of printing areas selection is:

Window of creation of printing areas

Let's have a look at the toolbar and at what it embeds: