Adding Your First Product

Enabling Your Product Type

There are two types of products that you can create within Ninja Shop:

  • Digital Downloads
  • Physical Products

In order to create your desired product type, ensure that the Features for Digital Downloads or Physical Products are enabled.

This can be done through the Setup Wizard, which appears on initial installation.  You can also return to the Setup Wizard by navigating to Ninja Shop > Help and clicking on “Open the Wizard”.

You can also navigate to Ninja Shop > Features and enable Digital Downloads and Physical Products directly.

Adding Your First Product

Once your desired product type is enabled, select either “Add Digital Download” or “Add Physical Product” from the Ninja Shop menu.  The setup for both product types is similar, but Digital Downloads does have an extra section which will be discussed below.

Product Information

  • Product Title – This is the name of your product
  • Price – This is the regular price of your item
  • Sale Price – If your item is on sale, you can place the lower price here
  • Description – This is the description users will see about your product
  • Images – You can upload images of your product.  If more than one image is added, customers will be able to browser through each image on the product page.
  • Show Advanced – When you click this link, settings for “Status” and “Visibility” will appear.

  • Status – You are able to set the status of a product to “Published”, “Pending Review”, or “Draft”.
  • Visibility – You can use this to show your product within the store or to hide it completely.

Digital Downloads

For Digital Downloads, there is a section where you can add the necessary download files for your product.

  • Name – This is the name of the digital product
  • Source – Use the WordPress media library or paste in any accessible URL (from Dropbox, Amazon, etc.) and we’ll hide the source for you.
Digital Downloads - Advanced Settings

Digital Downloads Advanced Settings

  • Extended Description – Allows you to add additional information about your product.
  • Downloads Expiration – Set the amount of time before a download expires and how many times a product can be downloaded.
  • Page Templates – If your theme supports Page Templates, you can select it under this setting.
  • Canadian Tax Status – If the “Easy Canadian Sales Taxes” Feature is enabled, this setting will allow you to enable/disable tax exemption.
  • Inventory – Use this to set the product’s current inventory number.
  • Product Slug – This is the final part of the product’s URL. WordPress will auto-create it for you.
  • Product Type – Change the product type between Digital Downloads and Physical Products.
  • Purchase Message – Any text placed here will be appended to the receipt when this product is purchased. You might want to use this to add special instructions for particular products.
  • Purchase Quantity – Set whether you would like customers to modify the quantity of a product to purchase.  Also allows you to set a maximum quantity that can be purchased.
  • Store Order – Change the product’s order on the store page.  Items with a lower number will appear first.
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) – If the “Easy EU Value Added Taxes” Feature is enabled, this setting will allow you to enter VAT information
Physical Product - Advanced Settings

Physical Product Advanced Settings

  • Extended Description – Allows you to add additional information about your product.
  • Page Templates – If your theme supports Page Templates, you can select it under this setting.
  • Canadian Tax Status – If the “Easy Canadian Sales Taxes” Feature is enabled, this setting will allow you to enable/disable tax exemption.
  • Discussion – Enable or disable the ability for user comments as well as trackbacks and pingbacks on the product page.
  • Inventory – Use this to set the product’s current inventory number.
  • Product Slug – This is the final part of the product’s URL. WordPress will auto-create it for you.
  • Purchase Message – Any text placed here will be appended to the receipt when this product is purchased. You might want to use this to add special instructions for particular products.
  • Purchase Quantity – Set whether you would like customers to modify the quantity of a product to purchase. Also allows you to set a maximum quantity that can be purchased.
  • Store Order – Change the product’s order on the store page. Items with a lower number will appear first.
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) – If the “Easy EU Value Added Taxes” Feature is enabled, this setting will allow you to enter VAT information