Adding Products from Supplier Catalogs
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Suppliers & Manufacturers

InkSoft offers a long list of Integrated Supplier Catalogs from popular suppliers like Alphabroder, SanMar, S&S Activewear, and more. Read below to learn about options for Suppliers and Manufacturers.

Edit Options for Suppliers

You can edit the settings for any of the Suppliers. These might include options for inventory and pricing. From the Admin Portal (Dashboard):

  • Hover over 'Products'
  • Hover over 'Add New Product'
  • Click on 'Supplier & Manufacturer'
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  • From the filter select, choose 'Edit Supplier'

Here you can see a list of Suppliers. All are 'Active' by default, which means that all catalogs are available to browse and start adding products from right away. However, if there are some Suppliers that you don't need to access and you'd like to customize the list, you can uncheck any of them to turn them off. You can turn them on again at any time.

The '# of Products' column shows how many products you have already added from any given Supplier.

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NOTE: Integrated suppliers can be made 'Active'/'Inactive'. Custom suppliers can be deleted altogether.



To Edit a Supplier, click on the supplier name:

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Here you may have options for inventory control, as well as some pricing control: 

Enforce Inventory
  • We default this setting to use the 'Neither, or let me choose on each product' option. This means inventory is not enforced, and you have the most control over how inventory is handled on each product from that Supplier.
  • Choosing 'From My Inventory' will let you configure your inventory levels on your products from that Supplier. These are then enforced when selling products.
  • Choosing 'From SupplierName Inventory' means that inventory levels for products from that supplier will automatically come from our integrated supplier feeds.

NOTE: Inventory levels from our supplier feeds should be accurate, but it's important to understand what information syncs, what doesn't, and also the sync frequency for each supplier. To learn more about our Integrated Supplier Feeds, Click Here.


Synchronize Cost Daily

  • We default this setting to use the 'Only the products I choose' option. This means you have the most control over how product costs are handled on each product from that Supplier.
  • You can also choose to synchronize costs for 'ALL SupplierName Products'. This setting is used in conjunction with the related setting for syncing products in bulk. The related setting can be found in the Manage Products area.

Price level for Cost

  • We default this setting to use the 'Case Price' option. This is the most common method shops use when ordering products from suppliers.
  • You can also get product costs via the 'Each Price' or 'Dozen Price'.

NOTE: It's important to understand that any product costs that come from suppliers are going to be the same for every one of our users. There is no option to sign in with a supplier account you may have, and retrieve your specific costs.

To ensure product costs are specific to your shop and that they match special pricing you may be receiving with your suppliers, you will need to manually adjust prices via Supplier Cost Overrides, and/or Pricing Rule markups, etc.

 


 

Adding a Custom Supplier or Manufacturer

If you are using custom products for your business, and they do not correspond to any of the provided suppliers and manufacturers, there is an option to create custom supplier and manufacturer names. This way you can properly label the custom products in your catalog.

To create a custom supplier or manufacturer:

From the filter select, choose either 'Add Manufacturer' or 'Add Custom Supplier'. You will then be asked to enter a name for your custom supplier or manufacturer:
Add Custom Supplier


Edit Options for Manufacturers

You can edit the settings for any of the Manufacturers. These might include options for global Size Charts and Manufacturer Logos. 

From the Admin Portal (Dashboard):

  • Hover over 'Products'
  • Hover over 'Add New Product'
  • Click on 'Supplier & Manufacturer'
  • From the filter select, choose 'Edit Manufacturer'

Here you can see a list of Manufacturers. To begin uploading a global Size Chart for that manufacturer, or to add their Logo, click the pencil icon to the right of the manufacturer to enter Edit mode.


While editing a Manufacturer, you can:
  • Edit Manufacturer Name
  • Upload Manufacturer Logo
    • PNG files are recommended.
    • 200px max width.
  • Upload Size Chart(s)
    • PNG files are recommended.
    • 1000px max width.

NOTE: After making your changes, make sure to Save before closing the Edit Manufacturer window.



Click here to learn how to add blank products to your store from one of our integrated supplier catalogs