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Products in X-Cart

Choosing X-Cart as a platform for an online business most certainly suggests that you wish to sell products online. X-Cart provides all the necessary tools for publishing product information on the Web and keeping it accurate and up to date.

The following information can be made available to customers respective to a product:

  • product name,
  • two types of product descriptions,
  • one or more product images,
  • SKU,
  • price,
  • 'list' price,
  • weight,
  • number of product items available in stock.

Your customers will be able to access this information by browsing through the product catalog or by viewing the results returned by a product search.

The said information can be displayed on two types of pages: 'Products list' pages and 'Product details' pages.

'Products list' pages (any pages listing products contained in categories, featured products lists, search results) provide concise information about products:


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'Product details' pages provide a more detailed description (The 'Product details' page of any product can be accessed by clicking the 'See details' link below the thumbnail image of the product on a 'Products list' page):


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In addition to the information shown to customers, you can also supply information that won't be visible on the storefront, but will affect customers' ability to order a product:

  • product's availability (whether the product can be ordered or not),
  • product keywords (words which can be used to find the product),
  • membership (group(s) of users who can see/order the product),
  • minimum quantity of product items a customer is allowed to order,
  • taxes (whether any taxes should be applied to the product and - if so - what taxes),
  • shipping freight (handling charge), etc.


Roles in product management

If you are an X-Cart GOLD/GOLD PLUS administrator/provider or an X-Cart PLATINUM/PRO administrator:

- search for products by specific parameters,
- update the quantity and price of specific products,
- quickly preview the details of any product,
- modify products (including modification in group product editing mode),
- create products by cloning,
- create HTML links to products for use on external pages,
- delete products from the database,
- export products to a CSV file.

If you are an X-Cart PLATINUM/PRO provider:

- find products by certain parameters,
- update the quantity and price of specific products,
- preview the details of any product,
- modify products (including modification in group product editing mode),
- create products by cloning,
- create HTML links to products for use on external pages,
- delete products which you no longer need,
- export products to a CSV file.
  • You cannot control products created by any other providers.