How to become a vendor and list products

  1. If you don’t have an account with us, hover/click on the “Account” tab at the top right corner of your screen. Click on “Register” choose “register as a vendor”.
  2. Follow the instructions to fill in the field with your information. Agree to terms and condition, submit your registration.
  3. Login to your account and follow the instructions below.
  4. If you already have an account on https://gaw.org.gh, Login to your account. Navigate to my account dashboard.
  5. Under my account overview, scroll down to “Go to vendors dashboard” click on it to go to your vendor dashboard.
  6. At your vendor dashboard, click on products. Go to Add New Product.
  7. By clicking on add new product, a dialogue box will popup.
  8. Enter your products information.
  9. Start by entering the title of the book.
  10. Enter the actual price at the price field.
  11. Enter the sale price if you want to give discount (optional).
  12. Click on the “Upload product cover image” to upload your book front cover from your computer. If you have already uploaded them in your media library, you can click on the media library and choose the book cover from there.
  13. Note: Book cover dimension must be Square (1:1) to display full cover image in the bookshop and the file type must be jpg or png format.
  14. In the case where you have an A4 or A5 type of book cover dimension, you can create square image, white background with any free photo editing application. Drop your cover in the middle of the square background.
  15. Adjust the cover to fit the top and bottom of the background and leave the left and right side of the background empty. It is highly recommended to always use white background. Please see the illustration below.

  1. After you have uploaded the cover image;
  2. Copy and paste the book tittle at the Alt text field.
  3. Click on SET FEATURED IMAGE
  4. You can always delete the cover and replace it.
  5. Click on the Plus + icon below the cover image to add the back cover if you wish to. It is entirely optional. The process is the same as adding the cover image.
  6. Click on the – select category – to choose the category of your book from the available option.
  7. Select a tag if applicable (optional)
  8. Enter a brief description about the book. Hit enter key to create a space below and indicate the book format. E.g.: Book format: eBook, Book format: Paperback, Book format: Audio book, etc.
  9. After you have finished, click on CREATE PRODUCT

 

Your listing will be in pending mode. Here, you must add more details to you book before you click on SAVE PRODUCT to submit for final review.

Please note: any incomplete product listing will be rejected by moderator. Make sure you edit and fill in all required details correctly.

Before you click on SAVE PRODUCT, let’s see how you can add the complete detail to your product.

Product type:

Simple: Simple product is a product with only one attributes. For instance, if you are listing a book with only one format, it is a simple product and you must choose simple. E.g.: In the listing, if you are selling only eBook format, it is Simple product. If you are selling only Paperback book format, it is simple and you are required to choose simple.

Variable: Variable product is a product with multiple attributes. For instance, if you are listing a book with different formats on one listing at the same time, it becomes variable product and you must choose variable. E.g.; If you selling one book but you want to add the eBook format, audio format, and the paperback format at the same time, it is variable and you are required to choose variable.

 

Now, let see how to use the simple and variable product.

Simple:

  1. Please, tick both boxes against Downloadable and Virtual if your book format is eBook or Audio Book
  2. Leave them unchecked if it is only Paperback format.
  3. In the description field, you are required to provide the Synopsis of the book, name of author, name of publication, ISBN and all important details relevant to your book.

 

Inventory:

  1. SKU: A unique number you create to identify the book/product in your offline stock. It is optional to provide. You can leave empty if you don’t have it or you don’t want to create one. However, is recommended. It will help you to easily identify the exact book/product your customers have ordered from your online store.
  2. Only enable Product Stock Management if your book is Paperback format, otherwise leave unchecked.
  3. Stock quantity is the number of books you have in your online stock. Please indicate.
  4. Low stock threshold is the lowest number of books left in your online store on AdinkraScrolls before they are run out of your store. You will receive email notification from us reminding you of low stock. You may set it to your preferred number.
  5. Product shipping: (paperbacks books/physical products) Please indicate the size and weight of your product. This option is available for listing with physical products or books.
  6. You may leave the tax management field as default.
  7. You may leave linked product as default.
  8. Leave “allow only one quantity of this product to be bought in a single order” unchecked.
  9. Click on the ADD FILE, (This option is available for only digital books/products)
  10. Click on “choose file to select the pdf file of you book from your computer if your book is an eBook. Select the audio file if your book is an audio book. Please note that this option will only be given to you if your books are only digital books like eBook or audio, etc. Physical books like Paperback only would not have this option.
  11. Download limit: Leave it as default which is -1.
  12. Tax management, leave it as default.
  13. You may leave linked product as default

Attribute:

  1. Click on the down arrow near “Custom Attribute”.
  2. Select Book Format.
  3. Click on Add attribute.
  4. Click in the empty field where it says “Select terms”
  5. Select the book format in which you are listing.
  6. Here, since it is a simple product, you are required to select only one. Choosing more than one will turn you listing into Variable product and you would be required to go back to the top to change from simple to variable.
  7. After selecting the book format, click on “save attribute” to save your selection. You can always change your selection before you submit.
  8. Discount option: You may enable this option if you want to give discount on bulk purchase, otherwise leave empty.

 

  1. Leave the remaining field as default and jump to Purchase note
  2. Purchase note is optional if you would like to leave information for your customers.
  3. After all product details have been entered correctly, scroll to the very bottom and click on SAVE PRODUCT.

Your listing will be submitted to moderators for review. Please, product review can take up to 48hr. Thank you for your patience.

 

Variable Product:

  1. In the description field, you are required to provide the Synopsis of the book, name of author, name of publication, ISBN and all important details relevant to your book.

SKU: A unique number you create to identify the book/product in your offline stock. It is optional to provide. You can leave empty if you don’t have it or you don’t want to create one. However, is recommended. It will you help you to easily identify the exact book/product your customers have ordered from your online store.

  1. Only enable Product Stock Management if you have Paperback book format in your multiple book formats you are about to list, otherwise leave unchecked.
  2. Stock quantity is the number of books you have in your online stock. Please indicate.
  3. Low stock threshold is the lowest number of books left in your online store on AdinkraScrolls before they are run out of your store. You will receive email notification from us reminding you of low stock. You may set it to your preferred number.
  4. Leave “allow only one quantity of this product to be bought in a single order” unchecked.

Allow backorders:

  1. If you allow backorders, customers will still be able to buy books from your store even if there are no books in your online store. Please, remember to treat your customers with respect to build excellent reputation on our platform.

 

Product shipping:

  1. Please indicate the size and weight of your product. This option is available for listing with physical products or books.
  2. You may leave the tax management field as default.
  3. You may leave linked product as default.

 

Attribute and variations:

  1. Click on the down arrow near “Custom Attribute”.
  2. Select Book Format.
  3. Click on Add attribute.
  4. Click in the empty field where it says “Select terms”
  5. Select the book formats in which you are listing.
  6. Here, since it is a variable product, you are required to choose all the formats you want to list. You can choose all the formats at once by clicking on “select all”.
  7. Please remember to tick all the two boxes against “Visible on the product page and Used for variation”.
  8. After ticking the two boxes, click on “save attribute’’ to save your selections and variations.
  9. Now click on the down arrow near the “Add variation”
  10. Select “Create variations from all attributes”
  11. Click on “GO”
  12. Click on “Ok” to accept the command from the popup.
  13. Click on “Ok” when prompted.
  14. Now, variations for all the book format you selected have been created. You can now add their individual detailed information accordingly.
  15. Click on the image icon to add the book cover from your computer. Please make sure that you add book cover to all the Book format variation you have created. The Book cover can be the same for all the variation.
  16. In this section, you will have to follow the steps in the simple product.
  17. Keep “Enabled” ticked
  18. Please, tick both boxes against Downloadable and Virtual if your book format is eBook or Audio Book. Leave them unchecked if it is only Paperback format.

 

SKU: You may leave this section empty because you will again add it individually to the variations you have created. (optional)

Only enable Manage Stock if your book is Paperback format, otherwise leave unchecked.

 

  1. Enter the actual price at the price field. Please make sure you enter prices for all the individual book format variation you have created
  2. Enter the sale price if you want to give discount (optional)

 

  1. Leave “allow only one quantity of this product to be bought in a single order” unchecked
  2. Allow backorders:
  3. If you allow backorders, customers will still be able to buy books from your store even if there are no books in your store. Please, remember to treat your customers with respect to build excellent reputation on our platform.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must add the book cover to all the book format variation you have created and enter their individual prices before your listing can be submitted. Otherwise your variation won’t work.

  1. After all product details have been entered correctly, scroll to the very bottom and click on “SAVE PRODUCT”.
  2. Your listing will be submitted to moderators for review. Please, product review can take up to 48hr. Thank you for your patience.