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Aphix eCommerce - Product Configuration

Feature list

Providing sufficient information about your information and displaying them well in your WebShop are both aspects of this feature set. The product administration section in Aphix Management Interface allows you configure products to best advantage. The features are:

  • Regular automatic import of your product catalogue

Key points on integration

When your ERP is SAP Business One, products marked as Active in Item Master tables are synced automatically and regularly.

When your ERP is Intact iQ, products retrieved from the list of active products are synced automatically and regularly.

When your ERP is Sage 200, products retrieved from the list of active products are synced automatically and regularly.

Terms used


an item for sale in the product catalogue.

Product type

defines how a particular product has been configure. It can be 

  • Simple - a single product with no variations

  • Options - a product with variations

  • Shipping - used for shipping charges

  • Voucher

  • Paired (Intact only feature)

Product option

a variation of a particular product, which the customer can select when they purchase the product; for example, a pair of shoes could have 5 size options and 4 colour options.

Additional product attribute

extra product data, retrieved from your ERP, and is specific and important to your business. For example, additional stock information, pack size, minimum selling quantities or outstanding sales orders associated with a product.

Selling unit

an amount that you sell a product in; for example, metres or litres.

Pack size

the number of units contained in a single product; for example, 100 screws in a box or 10 bars in a box.

Related product

provides a way to link certain products to other products for cross-selling or up-selling purposes.

More detail

Product management

Regular automatic import of your product catalogue, allowing you to manage your products within your ERP with the confidence of knowing that your customers will see updates quickly and automatically.

Upload and download products by spreadsheet - allowing you to compile your product list offline and upload it to WebShop at a time that suits you.

Manually add, edit or delete products within Aphix Management Interface.

Improve SEO by including page meta data

Include meta data about the content you are creating, which in turn will make it easier for search engines to find it.

When you create or edit a page in Pages in Aphix Management Interface, you can include extra data under three labels:

  • Meta page title - name of the webpage that appears in your browser.
  • Meta keywords - a comma-separated list of words that relate to the content, which make it easier for the page to be found. For example, you could include part numbers, model numbers or extra descriptor that increases the likelihood of it being found when a customer searches for it.
  • Meta description - 156 character description of the content which is displayed when the page is found and displayed as part of a Google search.

Display product images

Display up to four images per product. Also, one image can be displayed for each product option. Product images can be easily managed through Aphix Management Interface.

Product options

Have products in your catalogue that have variations? Add product options to those products for easy ordering in WebShop. 

Product options can be configured in your ERP and imported and/or added individually or by spreadsheet upload in Aphix Management Interface.

Key points

When adding products options manually using the editor in Aphix Management Interface, we support a maximum of 8 options per product.

If you need to add more than the maximum number of options, contact us to discuss your use case.

In WebShop, product options can be displayed as icons or drop-down lists, as shown in the example:

Additional product attributes

Want your customers to know more about a particular product, such as additional stock information, pack size, minimum selling quantities or sales associated with this product? Or maybe you've got another product characteristic you want to share with your customers?

Each additional product attribute consists of a name and a value, is retrieved from your ERP and displayed in a table on the detailed product page.

Product specification

Include technical descriptions of a product on the product details page. A typical product specification includes data that would appear on a product data sheet. Typically, it is displayed as a table with labels and values, which fully describe the technical detail of a product. 

Link related products

Using our related products feature helps both your cross-selling and up-selling activities. Linking products together allows you to suggest other items your customers may wish to purchase. We offer two types of related products:

  • Linear related products - a product is related to a set of other products, but the relationship is unidirectional. The other products will not be related back to the original product.
  • Group related products - ail products are related to each other. 

Both types of related products are imported using a spreadsheet.

Product reports

Use the Product Reports feature to keep your product catalogue up to date and accurate. The product report page lists reports you can download, which can help you manage the quality of your product catalogue; the following reports are provided:

  • Uncategorised: products that are not associated with any category
  • Without images: products that do not contain any images
  • Without keywords: products that do not have any keywords
  • Without meta description: products that do not have any metadata
  • No parent products: product options that have non-existent parent products. We recommend that these are deleted.
  • Malformed options: product options that have missing elements. For example, a shirt needs a colour and a size, but only the size is provided. We recommend that these are updated with valid information.
  • Orphaned kit products: only applicable to Uniform Management - kits that can no longer be found in the product catalogue

The product code and product name for all Active products is downloaded.

Key points

Product reports are only listed for download if issues were found with specific products. 

Price on application

A price on application or POA product is a product that your customer is required to contact you about prior to its purchase.

You can use different criteria to identify which products you would like to marked as a POA product. For example, it could be a specific ERP field or a combination of status and stock level for a particular product. Once you've marked your POA products as such, web service calls are updated so that these products with their POA identification are retrieved correctly.

When your customer's select a POA product from WebShop, you can present an enquiry form to capture their contact details, and then contact them according to your business processes. 

More information on how this works, and what your customers see can be found in the Price on application products feature guide.

Edit content within WebShop

Edit your product or product options or export product details direct from WebShop. 

  • Click Edit Product to open product details page in Aphix Management Interface
  • Click Edit Options to open the product options editor in Aphix Management Interface
  • Click Export Product to open the product export page in Aphix Management Interface

Make your changes, and click Save, knowing that changes you make are immediately visible on WebShop.

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