Add a product manually

In this article, you'll learn how to create a product manually and understand the required information.

In this article:

  1. Begin the creation of a new product
  2. Define a SKU and display name
  3. Enter the barcode
  4. Enter the tariff number
  5. Determine the product origin
  6. Enter the product value and determine other specifications
  7. Provide a customs description
  8. Translate your product name
  9. Link your new product

 

1. Begin the creation of a new product

  • Access the Products tab
  • Hover over the thunderbolt in the upper right corner
  • Click on Add product

See the following sections to learn how to fill out the required information for your product.

 

2. Define a SKU and display name

Each SKU consists of the following elements:

  • Your company's 4-letter ID
  • 6 characters of your choice, identifying the product
  • 4 characters of your choice to define any specific information

☝️ Once created, a SKU can no longer be modified. We kindly recommend you to take some time when creating them!

The  Display Name you choose will be editable. We recommend that you use an easily identifiable name to ensure smooth logistics operations.

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💡Click on the ➕ icon (next to Display Name) to add Options. Options create colored tags that will appear only internally for easier recognition of your products. You may add an option for color, size, or any other custom criterion.

 

3. Enter the barcode

Enter a valid barcode (12 or 13 digits). Your barcode is the link between our warehouse(s) and us. It can be:

  • a UPC barcode
  • an EAN-13 barcode
  • an EAN-8 barcode

💡 For more details, follow this link: EAN/UPC barcodes.

 

4. Enter the tariff number

The product Harmonized System Code (HS Code) is essential for customs clearance. It is an international code categorizing your product type and its components.

💡 You can use www.findhs.codes to find it (or www.tarifdouanier.eu for french speakers). It must contain at least 6 digits but try to find the most accurate code.

 

5. Determine the product origin

The product origin is also important for customs clearance, as it defines the customs fees.

The notion of origin is quite complex; this is not necessarily your product production place, but the country where the majority of the product transformation has been made.

 

6. Enter the product value and determine other specifications

What do we mean by product value?

The product value is the purchase or production value of your product. In other words: how much your product costs.

This value is used as a basis for insurance and export documents. You can either enter a value in $ or in €.

How are the products' dimensions and weight registered?

The warehouse operators are responsible for registering each product's dimensions and weight as soon as they receive them - no need to worry about these!

Can I Track lots for my product?

By ticking the box for the option Track lots you specify that the lot code and expiration date for every item of this product will and should be traceable. This implies that each time you create an inbound shipment that includes this product you will have to specify the relevant code and expiration

☝️This option will not be modifiable later on.

Is the product Foldable?

By ticking the box for this option you agree that the product can be folded one time, from one end to the other in the direction of the largest dimension.

💡 This setting can be modified later on if required.

Is the product Already packaged?

By ticking the box for this option you agree that if an order contains only this product then the product can be shipped as it is, with no additional packaging. 

⚠️ In this case, the shipping label will need to be attached directly to the product.

💡 This setting can be modified later on if required.

Once you tick the box, a popup will appear asking you to confirm your choice.

 

7. Provide a customs description

A customs description is useful in the customs clearance process, allowing customs agents to have a clearer description of your products. It will be displayed in the export documents.

Example:  T-Shirt made of cotton (size S, color yellow, name "Bigblue Save Pandas 1")

 

8. Translate your product name

Your product name can be translated if needed in other languages. It can be useful for customs or products import in foreign warehouses.

Once completed, click on  Create product in the bottom-right corner. Your product will then appear in the Products tab!

 

9. Link your new product

Only orders with items linked to Bigblue products can be handled by our system! Consult this guide to learn how to link your newly created product.

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