While you have options to create new products from product page manually or via excel file, you can also add new products into Hike via Purchase orders.
There are two ways to add products via Purchase orders.
We have a separate support article
if you wish to import existing products into a Purchase order via excel file.
1. By scanning a new product in Purchase order.
When you scan a new product, which is not available in Hike, you will be able to add it directly via a new purchase order. Here are the steps.
Add a new Purchase order
Please select correct supplier and delivery outlet and scan new product bar-code on this page. Please DO NO scan the bar-code in the search box provided in the PO. This is the box to search for existing products in your store. For new products, you will need to scan the bar-code by keeping the cursor away from the search box.
Once you scan the bar-code correctly, you will receive a pop-up to create a new product.
Click on Create new product tab and on the next page, you can add details of this product.
You can add product name, SKU, cost price, mark-up, Retail ex tax price, Tax rate and Retail inc tax price on this page. To add other details, you will need to visit Product page.
You can only add simple products using this option for now. For variant and composite products, please use Add New product option on Product list view page.
2. Importing excel file with new products in a Purchase order.
When you need to add a lot of new products into Stock Purchase Order, you can import and add products through Spreadsheet.
To start on, kindly navigate to: Inventory > Purchases > +Add New (as per the screenshot below)
After getting New Purchase Order screen, select “IMPORT ITEMS TO THIS ORDER”
You will get the pop-up screen as per below: There you can click on “download our import file template” & download the template file.
the template and if you don’t know how to put item details, please go
to your product list and put correct information in the spreadsheet.
Add new product name, SKU and bar-code (or just the name if you wish Hike to auto-assign SKU and bar-code to new products). Once the details are updated, please import the excel file into the Purchase order.
It will import the products you updated in the spreadsheet. You will see View Import Logs available on the page. Now, click on the View Import Log.
While checking the import logs, if you have added new products, you will have below option.
will receive below Pop up where you can select the suitable option:
Selecting Option 1 will
add just basic product details which you have added in the excel file while importing product.
After that, you can update the product details on the Product listing page.
Option 2 will omit/remove the new SKU products which are not available in Hike.
Option 3 will give you option to review each product one by one and add additional details.
You can add product name, SKU, cost price, mark-up, Retail ex tax
price, Tax rate and Retail inc tax price on this page. To add other
details, you will need to visit Product page. You can only
add simple products using this option for now. For variant and composite
products, please use Add New product option on Product list view page.
You can view the import log which has been imported successfully from the spreadsheet.
After importing all the records successfully, you can save the Purchase Order.