Stock in the PrestaShop store can be managed by using the Brands or Suppliers feature. However, as the two seemed quite synonymous, it is essential not to get confused with both.
If you are making all the products in PrestaShop by yourself or selling digital goods, you don’t need Suppliers or Brands at all. However, if you have products coming from other vendors – PrestaShop will cover all the warehouse features you need.
In this article, I will explore the following:
- Brands & Suppliers – What’s The Difference In Prestashop
- How to Manage Brands In PrestaShop
- How to Manage Suppliers In PrestaShop
Brands & Suppliers – What’s The Difference In Prestashop
Brands are called Manufacturers in the earlier PrestaShop version. But nothing changed except for the name in the new version. So you can still use translations to rename Brands to Manufacturer if you want.
Think about Brands as folders where you put your products. Your customers will be able to browse an entire brand catalog if they want. On the other hand, Suppliers are companies that directly supply you with products.
PrestaShop, in their documentation, gives wage description, but below is the simple definition of Brands and Suppliers.
- Brands are public, and you will display them for your customers.
- Suppliers are for your warehouse, which you keep for yourself.
How to Manage Brands In PrestaShop
In the back office –> Catalog -> Brands & Suppliers page, you will see the Brands tab.
When adding information to Brands – keep in mind that this information is public to everyone. Therefore, do not use any jargon or slang descriptions.
When brands are saved, you will be able to use them in your product edit page, and you can find it in the back office -> Catalog -> Products.
How to Manage Suppliers In PrestaShop
In the back office –> Catalog -> Brands & Suppliers -> Suppliers tab, you can create suppliers for your warehouse.
Be sure to enable suppliers when creating them – this is something that is commonly forgotten in this step.
Your suppliers will be available on the product edit page (back office -> Catalog -> Products -> edit any product) in the Options tab block called Suppliers. There you can enter supplier price and supplier reference for a particular product variation.
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