Before ShipMonk can begin fulfilling your orders, we need to know a little bit more about what you're selling and what is in your inventory! 

The first thing you should do when you join with us is create your products in our system. There are two ways to create products: you can either manually create individual products or you can import products. This tutorial will cover manually creating individual products. 

To create a product, follow these steps: 

#1. Log in to your ShipMonk account. 

#2. Be sure you are on the Inventory tab. Note that you can Add Product or Import Products. This article focuses on adding products!

#3. Choose the type of product you have! If this is a traditional item that will be picked and put in one of our boxes, choose Pick & Pack. If it is a subscription box, or something that requires no additional packaging and is "ready-to-ship", please choose Slap a Label. If this is an item that should be included with other products in a shipment (example: brochures, index cards, stickers), but it is not a stand-alone product, choose Insert

#4. Fill out your product information! You can choose your Product SKU, your Product Name, and all dimensions of the product. Expert Tip: To simplify the mapping procedure, we recommend you make the Product SKU the same as the Marketplace SKU (in your Cratejoy, Shopify, WooCommerce, etc. account). This way, products will be automatically mapped properly. 

#5. If you use ShipMonk to fulfill your international orders, hooray! In order for us to best serve you, please fill out all pertinent information in the International Orders field. 

#6. Once you click "Save", your product will be created and viewable under your "Inventory" tab!

This concludes the "Creating a Product" tutorial.