When you don’t sell your own products, you would be likely to allow other sellers to sell their product on your store.
In SMB, the manufacturer is a brand behind the product. If you want to sell your own products, at least you need to make your company a manufacturer: it helps your customer to find what they are looking for and can bring some valuable search engine points.
At the front-end of your store, manufacturers sort alphabetically. You cannot modify that sequence.
New manufacturers will be automatically disabled. They need to permit them in order to appear online – even if they are not available.
By entering information about manufacturers, your site’s visitors may have quick access to all products which are provided. This makes it easier to move your site. Based on the look, these fields will boost your status in search engines.
Building a manufacturer
Tap on the “Add new manufacturer” button, and a creation form appears now
- The SEO fields (Meta title, Meta description, and Meta Keywords) provide the same functionality as they do in the categories.
Complete all the following fields that are provided:
- Name: Mark the manufacturer name to make it easy for your visitor’s searches.
- Short description: The description that will be shown on the search engines when a user requests. Words does not exceed 100 characters.
Description: Include a more complex description of your manufacturer and its action and products.
You can define their special details and promote the quality of their products. The manufacturer’s description will be displayed in your store among the others.
- Logo: It’s necessary to have a manufacturer’s logo: As far as they believe the manufacturer/brands, the customer’s eyes guide you to trust your shop.
SEO fields (Meta title, Meta description, and Meta words) offer the same functionality as they do in their categories.
- The Meta title: When a customer makes a request, the title appears in search engines.
- Meta Description: A presentation about your site in a few lines, planned to capture customer’s choice. It will appear in search results
- Meta Keywords: Words you define for your site by search engines. If you include many things, you must specify the quotation mark, separated by commas and some expressions.
- Enable: The manufacturer may also disable temporarily. This will remove the front-end of your store from the list of manufacturers.
Save your changes before returning to the manufacturer list. From there, you can:
- Click on the manufacturer name or logo and get a list of all products that are related with it to. If there is no one, you are working on every product based on the “Products” page under the “Catalog” menu, using the “Associations” tab on the left by adding products to the manufacturer.
- You can get the same result by clicking on the “View” icon on the right side of the current page.
- Disable the product by clicking on the green “Yes”. Once turned off, the red “No” appears in that place: Click again if you want to re-enable the product.
- Edit / delete the product by clicking on the respective buttons on the right side of the queue.
Adding Manufacturer Address
An “Addresses” section is seen at the bottom of the “Manufacturers” page. Each manufacturer can have a personal address registered with SMB. This is specifically important for you as a reminder: In this way, you should always have a contact with the manufacturer’s contact address directly to SMB.
Tap on “Add new manufacturer address” button to open the creation form.
Assure to select the correct manufacturer, and to fill as many fields as possible.