After you’ve set up your Art Print Store, as a Self-Fulfilling Artist, you may find that you want to go in and edit some of the information for your media types. Maybe you have a better thumbnail or a better description for the media itself. Or, maybe you want to change your pricing to make it more competitive or raise it. Either way, Art Storefronts allows you to make changes to your mediums at any point in time!
If you’d like to learn how to edit media types as a self-fulfilling artist, please follow the directions below.
- Log in to your Art Storefronts Control Panel and click on the Art Print Store that you want to work in. Today we’ll be using the Art Print Store titled Shop Art.
- Once you’re on the Shop Art page, find the tab labeled Media. This is the tab that houses all the media types that you previously created on your Art Storefronts site. Because of this, it’s also where you’ll need to go to edit those media types.
- After clicking on the Media tab, you should see a list of the media types that are offered on your website. Find the media type in the list that you want to work on and be sure to click the button labeled Edit.
- You’ll be taken to a new page with several options. The first option is Available and it is a slider. If you set this slider to the On position, it means that the specified medium will be available for use in the specified store on your Live website. If you set this to Off, it means that this medium will not be offered on your Live website and as such it cannot be purchased.
- Our Name is the next field. Here you can change the name of the medium. Please remember that this is a name that your customers are going to see on the site. You want to keep this detailed but also concise.
- The following field is Item Code. This is not a required field. This is an optional field that ONLY YOU will be able to see. Your customers will not be able to see this field. Generally, this field is used for things like SKU numbers or inventory numbers.
- Internal Identifier is up next. This field is not required. Only you will be able to see this field. Your customer will never see the information entered in this field. This item is a courtesy provided to you by Art Storefronts. This is useful when you are setting up artist portfolios, where you might have to set up multiple "canvas" media types to set different pricing for each. Since they will all have "canvas" as their name, this internal id simply allows you to distinguish one from the other. You can type anything you want here (such as the artist's name) that will help you distinguish one from the other when looking at all your custom media types, or when editing them.
- After that, we have Medium Type. Here you can select a different type of medium if you chose the wrong one the first time around. For example, you may have accidentally chosen Paper when you meant to select Canvas. This is where you can correct your error.
- Next on our list is the section labeled Type of Pricing. This has a drop-down menu and allows you to choose between 2 different pricing options offered on ASF. They are Smart Pricing and Fixed Pricing.
- Smart Pricing: If you’re an artist who is just starting out, this is not the pricing method we would choose for you. This pricing method is better suited for Print Studios and it allows you to price art by its size in square units. For example, on our site, for an 8x10, we want to charge $5 per square foot. We have a whole article dedicated to Smart Pricing, so if you want to know more, please read over How To: Set Prices Using Smart Pricing.
- Fixed Pricing: If you’re a Self-Fulfilling Artist who is just starting out, this is the pricing option that we would recommend for you. Fixed pricing allows you to set a specific price for a specific size. For example, if you’re selling 8x10 prints you can set it so that all your 8x10 prints are $10. We have a whole article dedicated to Fixed pricing, so if you need more information, please see How To: Set Prices Using Fixed Pricing.
Please Note: If you sell art from many artists on your website and you need prints to cost different prices from one artist to another, you may need to consider Tiered Pricing. Art Storefronts does not give you the ability to price art on a piece by piece basis. Please check out our article How To: Offer Multiple Prices for Prints of the Same Size in a Self-Fulfilling Art Print Store.
- After you’ve chosen your Type of Pricing there’s a box labeled Size. This is where you’re going to enter in the sizes you’re going to offer on your website. The more sizes you enter the better the pricing is going to be.
Please Note: You don’t have to enter in every single size you offer on your website. If there is a skip in sizing and prices here our system will calculate the best price for the item. However, the more sizes you enter, the better the formula works.
- Then, we have a section labeled Price. This is where you need to enter in the price that corresponds with the size that you just entered in. This price should not include the dollar sign ($) because this will cause issues with calculations.
Please Note: You don’t have to enter in every single price you offer on your website. If there is a skip in sizing and prices here our system will calculate the best price for the item. However, the more sizes and prices you enter, the better the formula works.
- If you need to add more size and price boxes, you can click on the little black plus sign to the right of the Size and Price boxes.
- Available Sizes is up next. Please read this section very carefully because using this specific box can cause you a ton of confusion on your website. If you can offer a wide range of sizes for images on your site, don’t bother using this box. However, if you can only offer specific sizes for a specific media type, you can use this box. For example, for our media type titled Fine Art Paper, we can only offer it in three sizes: 8x10, 16x20 and 24x30. To make sure that the only sizes offered on the site are the ones we can fulfill, we need to enter them into the box labeled available sizes.
- Next is the section labeled Min Size. When a visitor selects a medium, it will attempt to display all the possible sizes for the given product they are viewing. This setting will filter those sizes. Any size that is smaller (in terms of the individual width or height) than the size you enter here will be removed, and will not display on your website.
Please Note: You MUST use the width x height format.
- Then, we have the section labeled Max Size. When a visitor selects a medium, it will attempt to display all the possible sizes for the given product they are viewing. This setting will filter those sizes. Any size that is larger (in terms of the individual width or height) than the size you enter here will be removed, and will not display on your website.
Please Note: You MUST use the width x height format.
- Upload Image for Form is the next section. This is where you can upload a thumbnail of what your medium would look like. This image will appear on the 'Medium' tab within the step-by-step shopping tool on your website. It should be 78px width x 37px height.
- After that we have the section labeled Available in Other Stores. This has a drop-down menu where you can select True or False. If True is selected it means that this media type will be offered in other Art Print Stores on your ASF site. If this is set to False, it means that this media type will not be offered in other Art Print Stores on your website. We generally recommend having this section set to False.
- Tooltip Content is where you can enter in a description of the medium. You can talk about the paper, where it is sourced from as well as any other information you feel that your customers might need or want to know about the specific medium.
- We’ve reached the last section labeled Shipping Weights. Here, you can set the weight for this media type by finishing option (finishing option are determined on the finishing tab. If you have questions about these or need more information, please read our article How To: Use Style Finishes). These weights will be used in conjunction with your Shipping Methods (you can read our article How To: Set Up Shipping Prices By Weight), where you can specify weight / price combinations to increment your shipping charges. So, in the boxes you’ll want to enter a size first and its corresponding weight.
Please Note: The intention of this Shipping Weights section is not to enter precise weights for your prints on this specific media type. Instead, it is intended to give you flexibility in controlling how much you want to charge when your customers order single or multiple quantities.
- After you’ve completed this entire page and you are satisfied with everything, please slick the Save DO NOT CLICK THE BACK BUTTON. If you click the back button you will lose all the changes you just made.