"Additional Info" - Product Editor

The Additional Information tab includes important information that may not fit in the "Main Description", but is still important for the buyer to know of prior to ordering. What's the Difference? The description is used to help optimize your product in the search results and is relevant prior to finding the product, whereas the "Additional Info" tab is used only for information and viewed AFTER the product has been found. 

Continue reading to learn more about each field under this tab. 

  1. Distributor Only Information – Text entered in this field is displayed only to distributors logged into DistributorCentral. 
    1. If you want distributors to know your artwork requirements, shipping requirements, ordering requirements, or anything else that the distributor's customer does not need to be bothered with, you can enter it as "Distributor Only Information".
  2. Internal Supplier Information – This is for your company's internal product management use only. Any text entered in this field will not display to your customer.
  3. Product Size – Enter the size of the product, if applicable. 
    1. Both alpha and numeric values are accepted.
  4. Product Weight – Enter the weight of the product, if applicable. 
    1. Both alpha and numeric values are accepted.
  5. Union Made – Select whether or not the product is union made. 
  6. Country of Manufacture – Choose the country in which the product is manufactured.
  7. Vendor Inventory Control Number – Like the "Internal Supplier Information"; the "Vendor Inventory Control Number" is for your company's internal product management use only. Any text entered in this field will not display to your customer.
  8. Catalog Display Date Range – Select a date range in which a product is order-able.
    1. It is recommended you leave the fields blank if there is no foreseeable "end date" for the product.
  9. Active Date Range - Allows you to control the date range in which a product displays in the database.
    1. It is recommended you leave the fields blank if there is no foreseeable "end date" for the product.
  10. Show Product Versions – The standard product version is Regular. This is where you can choose to display the Regular pricing for the product, as well as input the production time. 
    • The production time is REQUIRED for the product to display. It's a numeric field and will display one numeric value. 
    You may display additional product versions that have different product times. Examples of product versions you may wish to display are...
    • Blank pricing for the item
    • Rush pricing for the item 
    To add product versions, please see the section on Product Versions.
    Additional Information – Text field for any information that does not fit in the Description and has  2000 character maximum. Example bits of information that might be seen here would be: 
    • Imprint Area
    • Imprint Method
    • Product Color

When the "Catalog Display Date Range" &  the "Active Date Range" are used together you can control how your product appears and functions in the database.

FOR EXAMPLE:

  • Catalog Display Date Range = 4/01/2017 - 05/31/2017 
  • Active Date Range = 4/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  1. The above shows that a product is active in the database from April 1st - December 31st. 
    1. The product is available throughout DistributorCentral until the next year. 
  2. However, the product is only displaying in catalogs from April to May.   
    1. Starting in June, the product will not be in catalogs for searching, but can be ordered by adding the product number in the "Add New Order" menu. 
  3. After December 31st of 2017, the product can no longer be ordered.