The plugin offers several new WooCommerce product types. These are available on the standard WooCommerce product editing page. These are:
Print on Demand – These are just WooCommerce Simple products and should be selected from the Product type drop down. There will be a new data tab for Simple products labeled `Print on Demand`. In this field you should enter the Custom Gateway Print on Demand reference number for this product as provided in the CPP. On the Inventory tab, enter an associated SKU that matches with the CPP.
Variable Print on Demand – These are just WooCommerce variable products. Create attributes and variations following standard procedures for WooCommerce Variable products. On each variation, there will be a new field under the variation data fields for the Custom Gateway Print on Demand reference number. Ensure the Variation has a corresponding SKU to match the product in the CPP.
Smartlink – These will be the designer products that allow for user customization such as t-shirts or phone cases. Upon selecting this product type from the drop down, there will be a ‘Smartlink’ data tab with a range of settings. The most common one will be the all en-compassing iFrame Smartlink as obtained from the CPP for this product. Ensure only CPP exported values are entered here. Do -not- use any site specific values, such as URL’s for site callbacks. (epa,ep3dUrl,save) You may also enter individual settings, but those too are mostly legacy at this point. The iFrame Smartlink setting should have App name and Layout configs for desktop usage. Also provide the App names and Layout configs in the `mobile` device settings and these will be used instead for mobile users.
Grouped Smartlink Designer – The Smartlink designer product type can also have attached WooCommerce Simple products and the parent Designer product acts as a WooCommerce Grouped product. You may have designer capable t-shirts, each with a variety of sizes. Create all the needed Simple products for sizes in WooCommerce with corresponding SKU’s from the CPP. Set the WooCommerce Catalog visibility for these products to ‘hidden’. Create a Parent ‘Smartlink’ designer product and on the ‘Smartlink’ data tab there will be a ‘grouped’ product setting found just under the iFrame Smartlink settings. Search and attach all the ‘child’ products. Use the iFrame Smartlink setting from any one of the CPP products. The ‘grouped’ setting must be enabled in the Layout config in the CPP.
Stock Items – The Smartlink service provides for standard Stock Items. If your product will be one of these, then ensure the correct SKU is entered on the Inventory data tab.
Variable Stock Items – You may have multiple Stock Items that are differentiated by a common value such as t-shirt sizes. You might want to use these Variable products where the variations are created following standard procedures for WooCommerce Variable products. Create your product attributes and assign to the product. Create variations on the product using these attributes. Ensure the correct SKU from the CPP is entered on each variation.
Textual – The Smartlink service provides for Textual products. If your product will be one of these, then ensure the CPP Product ID is entered on the Textual data tab.