How to Easily Quote a Product for Your Blog – Integrating with a WordPress Website
The purpose of this article is to teach you how to easily quote a product for your blog posts, using the popular shopping platform called Shopify. We will demonstrate how to easily create a product quote for your blog by integrating your Shopify account with your wordpress website.
Why Use Shopify to Create Product Quotes For Your Blog?
There are many reasons why you might want to use Shopify to create product quotes for your blog. For one, it’s extremely easy to use. You literally just enter the products you want to feature and then customize the quote to fit your blog post. So if you’re short on time, you can quickly create a product quote that will work for your blog.
Create A Sample Product Quote
Before we begin, we should first set the scene. Imagine you’re a shop owner and you’ve decided to create a list of top products to promote on your blog. You could create a PDF version of this list and import it into shopify, or you could simply enter the list of products into the Shopify app itself. We’ll use the former approach below as it’s easier to follow along.
In the Shopify app, click on the cog next to the word ‘products’ to enter the dashboard. From here, click on the ‘add new product’ button at the top of the page to create a new product.
You’ll see a form where you can enter the name of the product, as well as the price and any other relevant information. To add more than one product to the quote, simply click on the ‘add another product’ button at the bottom.
You’ll need to set a value for the ‘position’ field (we’ll explain below), as well as the ‘discount’ field, which will allow you to add a store coupon if you’re offering one. Finally, you’ll need to choose a ‘category’ for your product. Remember, without a category, your product won’t be searchable via Google.
Customize The Product Quote
After you’ve added your product to the dashboard, click on the product name (in this case ‘Gym Equipment’ for simplicity) to bring up the product’s details.
From here, you can click on the ‘edit’ button to the left of the price to enter the product’s edit page. Make sure you’re on this page as you’ll need to edit the following information:
- Short Description
- Long Description
- Brief Product Overview
- Photos (if you’re using Shopify’s built-in photo attachment option)
- Additional Tags
- Reviews (if you’re using Shopify’s built-in review attachment option)
- Additional Notes
The first thing you’ll need to do is enter a brief description of the product. This is something you’ll want to keep short as it’ll be used as a keyword to find your product in your store. For best results, keep the description to under 50 characters.
Next, you’ll want to enter a long description of the product, which is usually used as the page’s content for SEO purposes. This is a minimum of 300 words and you’re free to go long. Remember, the more you enter the better, as it’ll make your product stand out more.
If you uploaded a product image to your Shopify store, you can drag and drop it onto the page below the product’s description. To make it easy for your audience to understand what the product is, you can write a brief product overview here. This is also usually a good place to list the product’s main features.
Set The Product’s Category
You’ll notice that when you add a product to your cart, it’ll be assigned a category by default. If you’ve previously created other products in your store that are similar, you can use the category for this product to make it easier for customers to find what they’re looking for. Setting a category for a product doesn’t cost you anything and it simply allows you to organize your product more effectively when displaying it in your store.
Add Tags To Your Product
If you’ve ever shopped at an Etsy store or Amazon shop you’ll notice they’ll often feature tags for each product. These are used to group similar products in your cart or on a blog post so when a customer searches for a term listed, they’ll be shown all the products that feature that tag. Tags are extremely useful for letting potential customers know what your product is without having to read through all the description.
To add a tag to a product, visit the product’s page and click on the ‘edit’ button to the left of the price. From here, you can type a new tag and press enter to add it. You can also find and click on the existing tags to add them to your post.
Add Your Store’s Logo
Include your logo in your product’s text if you have one by entering the url into the ‘brief logo’ field. If you don’t have a logo, you can simply leave this blank.
Your store’s logo should accompany your product in all forms of media including blog posts, PDFs, and emails. Ensure that the logo is not too small and does not exceed one page in a newsletter or blog post.
Add Your Store’s Contact Information
If you have a physical location, you can enter the address here. This is also a place you can put information about your store if you don’t have a website (which is highly recommended). For example, you can put your phone number, email address, and website address.
Doing business online can be difficult, especially if you don’t have a physical location. For that reason, it’s a good idea to contact the manufacturers of the products you sell to get the best possible price. You can do this by adding your contact information here. Remember, to be eligible for the ‘best price,’ you need to be following the correct guidelines.
Adjust The Product’s Prices
Prices are an important aspect of any product and they can vary based on a number of factors. To easily quote a price, you can use the ‘Make an Offer’ button below the ‘description’ area. This button will create a form where you can enter a price that is suitable for the product.
In addition to entering a price, you’ll need to set a delivery method (in this case ‘Free’). Setting a price for a product that you’re going to give away for free is not recommended as you could end up losing money. However, if the price is right and it’s a reliable estimate, you can use this approach by setting a date (such as when the product will be delivered) and time (such as morning or afternoon so there’s no mistaking).
Remember: always use the currency display to accurately show what price you’re quoting (in this case $). Do not input the values in the hidden currency field as this is subject to change without notice. Also, make sure your prices match what’s shown on the vendor’s site.
Choose A Delivery Method
If you’ve previously ordered something from another store that offers delivery, you’ll know what kind of delivery method they used. If not, you can choose from Shopify’s various shipping options, which include:
- Economy: 3-5 business days
- Standard: 5-8 business days
- Express: 3-5 business days
- Super Saver: $24.99 + 3-5 business days
- Overnight: 2-3 business days
Depending on how fast you want your product to arrive, you can either choose a faster option or a cheaper one.
Review Your Product Before Publishing
Before you publish a blog post or send out a newsletter, you should review what you’ve written to ensure it’s of good quality. To do this, simply go back to the product’s page and click on the ‘edit’ button next to ‘prices’ (see above).
From here, you can see a list of things you need to review before publishing.