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[Optional] [Automated Fulfillment] How To: Upload Originals, Limited Editions, Etc. to a Standard Store


After you’ve created a Standard store on your website, you can begin adding products to it. The Standard Store is meant for use with Originals, Limited Editions, Panel Art and other Standard Products. If you don’t have a Standard Store you won’t be able to add these types of items.


If you try putting items like Originals or Limited Editions anywhere but the Standard Store, they aren’t going to function properly on your site. You especially want to avoid putting these items in the Art Print Store, as your Vendor is going to fulfill them as if they were Open Editions.



Upload Standard Products

  1. Login to your Site Manager, scroll down the page until you find the Standard Store you created. If you previously followed our guide on how to create a Standard Store, it should be titled Originals Warehouse - go ahead and click on it.



  1. Next, select the tab labeled Products.



  1. On the tab labeled Products, you should be able to scroll down and see a button titled + ADD PRODUCT. click on this to upload your product to your Originals Warehouse.



  1. On the next page, there’s a section called Type of Product. This drop-down menu offers you several different options
    Standard Product- This option allows you to create products along the lines of t-shirts, mugs, coasters etc. Generally, these are items that are not originals, calendars or panel art.
    Original Art Product- These products are originals pieces of art that you have created. For example, original paintings.
    Calendar Product- This option allows you to create calendars to sell on your site.
    Limited Edition Product- These are art products that are reproductions of your originals but are limited to a specific number of copies.
    Polyptych Art Product- This is a work of art involving two or more panels, such as a diptych (two panels) and triptych (three panels).
    Gift Card Product- These are used to create digital gift cards which, once sold, can be redeemed against purchases on your site.
    Please pick the correct product type for the art work you are uploading.
    Please Note: Selecting the correct Product Type is really important. If you choose the wrong type of product, you can’t come back and change it later. You will have to recreate the product in its entirety.



  2. Beneath that is the Name field. In this box you should give the product a name. It should be something short and sweet to catch the customer’s attention.



  3. Click the button labeled Save to make sure you save all your changes.



  4. You’ll see on the next page is a button labeled +ADD PHOTOS. Click on this button to upload a picture of your product and select an image or images from your computer.
    Please Note: You can upload more than one image per item in your Standard Store. However, you should keep the number of images to about 3 and there is an upload limit of 20mb.



  5. As you scroll down the page from there, you need to find the tab labeled INFO and click on it.



  6. Scroll down the page to the section where you’ll see the box for Name. If you previously entered a name, but you don’t like it, or it is incorrect, you can change it here at any point in time.



  7. Quantity is the following box. Here, you can enter the number of specific items you have in stock. Below we’ll give you the defaults for each product type:

    Standard Product- This defaults to 1000
    Original Art Product- This defaults to 1
    Calendar Product- This defaults to 100
    Limited Edition Product- This defaults to 100
    Polyptych Product- This defaults to 1000
    Gift Card Product-
    This defaults to 1000


  8. Artist Name is the follow-up field. It isn’t a required field, but if you intend to display the name of the artist who created the product, this is the section to do it.



  9. After that, there’s a box labeled Item Code. This field is not required, but if you need a section on the site for things like SKU numbers or internal business information that you don’t want your customer to see, this is the section for you.



  10. Size comes next. This field is specifically used to display the size of the specified product on your live site. This does not apply to things like Polyptych Products, Calendar Products, Gift Cards, or Standard Products. This should be listed in a width by height format.



  11. Following Size, there’s a section titled Size for Wall Preview (Format must be Width by Height) and this is used for Originals and Limited Editions. If you want your product to appear correctly in the Wall Preview tool, you need to make sure you enter the correct size in this section.



  12. Up next is Short Description. This will display just below the product name, but before the purchasing options. It should be kept short (a sentence or two tops) so that the purchasing options are not pushed down the page. A more detailed description should be added into the long description field. If this field is left blank, it won’t appear on your live site.



  13. After that there’s the Long Description This will display just below the product name, but before the purchasing options. It is best to put longer descriptions (especially product specifications) here, because the content is both collapse-able and expand-able. If this field is left blank, it won’t appear on the live site.



  14. Then, there’s the section titled Short Description for Catalog. This is the description that can appear underneath the product name in your printable Catalog. If you do not plan to print out a catalog, do not worry about entering anything into this field.



  15.  Price is one of the most important items on this page. In this box, you’ll want to include the price for the specific product.
    Please Note: You should not include special characters, like $, in this box. You can still use decimal points though.

  16. Then, Search Keywords is next. This box is generally for advanced users, but you can use it if you want to refine the search specifically ON your website. You can enter keywords and separate them with a comma. If your keyword is more than one word long, it needs to have a hyphen. For example, if I want my keyword to be Best Seller, it would need to be entered the box as follows: Best-Seller.
    Please Note: This box IS NOT used for SEO. This is not the Meta Keywords. That is located in the SEO tab.



  17. The final box is named Shipping Weight. If you intend to charge for shipping based on the weight of products, enter a weight here. You can use decimal points, but don’t use any other special characters in this box.



  18. When you’ve filled out each section properly and left the ones empty that you don’t want to use, you need to click Save.





2. Troubleshooting

  1. I tried uploading an image to my Standard Product, but I’m getting an error message saying “Filesize is greater than our 20mb limit.”
    1. If you’re receiving an error message when you try to upload your image to the store and you get an error message talking about size, it means your image is too large. Images in the Standard Store cannot be larger than 20mb. You will need to reduce the image size. You can do this via PhotoShop or an open source image editor like GIMP.

  2. My Standard Product won’t save properly.
    1. You may need to use an approved browser. If you’re using anything other than Firefox or Chrome, you should stop and use either Chrome or Firefox.
    2. If you’re using an approved browser, you may need to clear your cache. Check out how to clear the cache by using the article on How To: Clear your Cache.
  3. My product isn’t showing options I need like the Size for Wall Preview section.
    1. If you’re not seeing a section that you need, you likely have not created the product with the appropriate Product Type. You can scroll to the top of the page and find the text below “YOU ARE WITHIN THE STANDARD STORE” and you will see what type of product it is.
    2. If you selected the wrong product type, you need to recreate the product with the correct type. You CANNOT change the product type after it has been created.


What do I do next?

Now that you’ve added products to your Standard Store, you can choose to connect those Standard Products to their matching open-edition counterparts. This is going to help you make sure that your home page and the categories created there aren’t cluttered up with multiples of one image or piece. You’ll see what we mean shortly, but first, let’s teach you how to connect your products. To learn more, please check the article How To: Connect Originals, Limited Editions, Etc., to Open Editions in an Art Print Store.

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