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Administration: Dictionaries

In this lesson, we’ll examine Attributes and Dictionaries. These allow your users to use sizes, colors, and more to describe products.Please note any users with Admin privileges can access the Settings module.

Click Settings on the left-hand navigation bar and select General to begin.

On the Attributes tab, you will have the ability to define up to 4 product attributes.These are commonly, but not limited to, Color, Other, and Size.

Setting your attribute labels in this fashion allows you to create comprehensive SKUs. For example, you can create a footwear style with Brown in the Color field, Wide in the Other field, and 9.5 in the Size field.

Next, we’ll add descriptions like those using Dictionaries.ApparelMagic uses Dictionaries to store product attributes, terms, and more for use in the system.On the left-hand navigation bar, Dictionaries can be found under Settings.

Several dictionaries exist in ApparelMagic.Attribute 2 allows you to add new colors.Attribute 3 lets you to specify additional attributes beyond color and size.Attribute 4 enables you to create size ranges.We will start with Attribute 2- Color.

Each color in this dictionary has an Abbreviation, a Full Name, and an additional column for NRF ID, color codes standardized by the National Retail Federation, all sorted in columns.Click the + button at the bottom of the screen to add a new color.

Here, we’ve added the color lavender with LAV as the abbreviation. Click Ok to continue.

Save your work at the bottom of the screen.

We’ll now go to the Attribute 3 – Other tab.

This tab holds extra attributes products and materials can use in addition to colors and sizes. See, for example, some of the data already entered here. Click + to add a new attribute.

Here, we’ve added an Embroidered Detail attribute with EMB as the abbreviation. This can be applied to products to show they have an embroidery. Click Ok to continue.

Save your work at the bottom of the screen.

We’ll now go to the Attribute 4 – Size tab.

Size ranges for many product types are stored in this tab. Click + at the bottom of the page to create a new size range.

In the Name field, enter the Size Range. For this example, we’ll use Women’s Numeric Sizes.

Fill in the For Products box to indicate this size range is meant to be used for finished goods.

Using the fields for individual sizes, enter each size on its own line.

When you’ve finished adding sizes, click Ok at the bottom of the window to continue.

Save your Size Range using the Save button at the bottom of the screen.

Click the Ship Methods tab to continue.

This tab holds our options for shipping providers and speeds.Click + to add a new method.

Enter the shipping provider in the Provider field and their service in the Service field. Click Ok to continue.

Click Save before continuing.

Next we’ll go on to the Shipping Terms tab.

This tab contains the terms we set for who pays for freight and when.Click + to add a new set of terms.

Enter the provider in the Provider field and the name of the term in the Name field.Click Ok to continue.

Save your work before continuing.

Click on the Credit Terms tab next.

This tab holds options for payment terms.Click + to add a new set of terms.

Using the Name field, enter the name of the credit term.Use the Start in # Months field to delay the start date of the credit terms.The # of Days field specifies the time after invoicing payment will be expected.Click Ok to continue.

Click Save before continuing.

Next, we’ll go to the Salespeople tab.

All of your business’s salespeople are listed in this tab along with their standard commission.Click + to add a new salesperson.

The Name field holds the salesperson’s name, and you may assign a default commission in the Rate field. Click Ok to continue.

Save your work before continuing.

We will now go to the last Dictionary, Warehouses.

Here will list all warehouses your company uses.Click + to add a new warehouse.

Enter a description of the warehouse in the Name area. You may also enter its contact information below.If the warehouse is your primary warehouse, fill in the Default Warehouse checkbox.Click Ok to continue.

Save your work.This concludes the ApparelMagic Cloud Dictionaries Tutorial.