Using site and global E-commerce objects

This group includes objects that you can use on a given site in two ways, either as only site-specific objects, or as site-specific objects and global objects together. The following objects belong to the group:

Site-specific and global objects

If you allow global objects belonging to this group for a given site, the system displays the Available property while creating a new object. You have the following options:

  • only on this site - the option allows you to create a new site-specific object.
  • globally - the option allows authorized users to create a new global object.

Creating a global e-commerce manufacturer

If global objects belonging to this group are allowed for a given site, the system informs the users about availability of such objects (the Available column on the object listing pages).

                   

Site-specific objects

If you don't allow global objects belonging to this group for a given site, you can create only site-specific objects on this site (the Available property is hidden while creating new objects).

Listing of site-specific manufacturers

Products

As products are the most complex objects in the E-commerce Solution, the Products application offers a more complex administration interface.

If you allow global products for a given site, the filter allows you to view global products, site-specific products, or a mix of global and site-specific products. If you don't allow global products for a given site, the system displays only products created on this site.

Using site-specific and global products

If you allowed global products for a given site and decide to add a new product (by clicking  New and selecting an appropriate product type from the Product types list), you can select from the following SKU (product object) binding options:

  • Create new SKU (recommended) - creates a new site-specific SKU; the recommended option.
  • Create new global SKU - creates a new global SKU.
  • Create product with existing SKU - click Select and then select the required SKU (site-specific or global) in the Select product dialog.

Creating a new product