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Adding Items & Listing Options

Adding Items & Listing Options

How do I add a new item?

Once you have set up your store you can start listing your items, to do this click the Add Item link in My Madeit> Items or click the Add Item icon in the website header.

What do I need to list an item?

You will be asked to choose a category and subcategories for your item, and if you are on one of our business level plans you will have the option to choose an additional category. Each item will need a title, description and at least one quality image. You can also list your item in the gift guide category for a cost of $2 for 15 days, see our Gift Guide Advertising section of the help pages for more information.

Can I set a time for my listing to appear online?

Yes, when you add your item you can choose to set a date and time for your item to be added to your store. Please note the time format is 24-hour AEST. Once you have entered all your information click ‘Add Item to Store’ and the listing will appear in your Scheduled of your items until your set time is reached, at which time it will be added to your Active Items.

Can you explain the Active, Scheduled, Expired, Sold & Saved links in the My Madeit> Item area?

• Active are all the items that are currently in your store for sale, including item that you have temporarily deactivated.
• Scheduled are all the items you’ve set to add to your store at a date / time in the future 
• Expired are your expired items
• Sold are the items you have sold 
• Saved are your items saved as drafts or templates.

What are the listing options in my Active Items area?

In your active items you will be given a number of options that can be applied to each item:

• Edit item - change any of your information in your item or put your item on sale. 
• List Similar - create similar listing with all the same details except images 
• Deactivate - temporarily take the item offline, your item will stay in the Active area and the link will change to Reactivate. To put the item back in your store click Reactivate. 
• End Early - if you decide to cancel your item you can do this via the end early link, the item will appear in your Expired area. 
• Restart - this option allows you to restart your listing before the expiry date, it will appear at the front of the category.
• Reset Views – Reset the view count on the listing to zero.

What are the listing options in my Expired Items areas?

In your Expired and Sold items you will be given a number of options that can be applied to each item:

• Add item – Change any of your information in your item and click add item to add it in your store or click save to save the changes.
• List Similar - create similar listing with all the same details except images
• Quick Relist - relist the item in one click, if you need to edit any of this info, use the Add Item option instead, or edit the listing after relisting it.
• Delete - this will delete it from you Expired item area completely

What are the listing options in my Sold Items areas?

In your Expired and Sold items you will be given a number of options that can be applied to each item:

• List Similar - create similar listing with all the same details except images
• Relist - relist the item in one click, if you need to edit any of this info, you can edit it after relisting or choose the List Similar option.

What are the listing options in my Saved Items area?

In your Saved items you will be given a number of options that can be applied to each item.

• Add item - Change any of your information in your item and click add item to add it in your store or click save to save the changes. If you add the item to your store a copy of the saved item will remain in your save items.
• Reset Views – Reset the view count on the listing to zero.
• Delete - This will delete it from you saved item area completely.

Can I add colour and size variations to my products?

Yes, most of our subscription plans allow you to add colour, size, material or other variation options to your listings. Please see our Pricing page for more information on which plans include product variations.

Will each variation of a product count as another ‘concurrent listing’?

No, product variations added within each listing will not count toward your concurrent listing limit. Eg. if your plan allows 50 concurrent listings, each one of those listings can have different colour or size options and they will still only count as one listing.

How do I add variations to my products?

To add variations to your product, simply click the ‘Add Variations’ button beneath the Price & Inventory section of the Add/Edit Item screen. Choose the variation type from the pick-list provided, or define your own by selecting ‘Other’. Choose a scale if applicable and select whether each option will vary on price, quantity, or both. Enter a name, price, and/or quantity for each option in the spaces provided. Customers will need to select one option in order to add the item to their shopping cart. .

Why do my variations show the scale twice?

When entering the name for each option, if you have selected a scale to use, the scale will automatically display next to each option so please don’t enter the scale again in the option name, eg. if you have a 5cm option and a 10cm option, select ‘cm’ from the scale pick-list, then just enter your option names as “5”, and “10”. .

I have a ready-to-ship item with different options that vary on price, but I have the same number of each one. Why can’t I deselect ‘Varies on quantity’?

If your item turnaround time is ‘Ready to Ship’ and you have variants that vary on price, you must enter a quantity for each variant so that we can track quantity differences as the products sell. So, for example, if you have 5 blue and 5 red, please enter ‘5’ as the quantity for each option so that if someone buys a blue, only 4 blues and 5 reds will then be available for purchase. .

Can I force customers to leave a message about customisation requirements at checkout?

Yes. Beneath the Variations section of the Add/Edit Item page there is a customisation section. If you tick the ‘force customisation message’ checkbox, customers will have to enter a message about this item in order to complete checkout. Please let your customers know what information is required (and any restrictions like character limits) in the ‘Directions for Buyer’ field provided..

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