PSS Webstore Catalog Management (Categories, Products, Vehicle Units)

The PSS Webstore's Catalog Management area pertains to the following topics:

Categories
Vehicle Units
Products
Brand Exclusions

Categories

PSS Home Page > Webstore > Categories

Your webstore will come loaded with the in-house PSS Webstore Category Structure.  You will want to give serious thought to drastically changing this category structure as PSS provides the catalog mapped only to these categories.

  • If you delete PSS provided categories, any PSS products that were mapped to the categories will become unlisted
  • You may add categories as you see fit and without issue.  Examples of categories that sellers add to run in conjunction are "Hot Deals", "Blemished Discounts", "Lightly Loved", etc
How to Create a New Webstore Category in PSS

From the main  PSS menu click Webstore > Categories.  You will land on a page that has the current category structure of your store.  Likely the PSS provided in-house category structure.

To add a category simply click "New Category".  

From here you will select the Parent Category.  The Parent Category is the category under which this new category will be nested.  

Parent Category of None will give you a new Parent Category which will display on the menu bar next to Apparel, Parts, Helmets.

Parent Category of Parts will nest your new category under Parts.  This will appear next to Exhaust, Handlebars & Control, Tools, etc.

How to Delete Webstore Categories in PSS

From the main  PSS  menu click Webstore > Categories.  You will land on a page that has the current category structure of your store.  Likely the PSS provided in-house category structure.

Simply click through the categories and use the Delete button.

Caution: If you delete a category then all of the products mapped to that category will become unlisted and will no longer appear on your site.  Also, be careful deleting  top  level, parent categories.

Products

PSS Home Page > Webstore > Products

This will land you on a page that displays every "Product Group" that you have already listed, or that PSS has listed for you.  This page gives you some filtering capabilities so that you can easily Delete a product, Feature a product, or Hide the Price of a product.

Start by using the filters on the left-hand nav.  Filter by the Catalog, Manufacturer Group, or the Listing Status; or a combination of all of them.

Once you locate the Product Group(s) that you wish to manipulate simply click on an open area of the row and highlight the row or rows.  You can also use the Select All button to work with a page of products at once.

Delete a Product

Once the row(s) are highlighted simply click the red Delete button at the top.

Feature a Product

Once the row(s) are highlighted simply click the Quick Edit button at the top.  Check the Featured box and hit submit.

Hide the Price of a Product

Once the row(s) are highlighted simply click the Quick Edit button at the top.  Check the Price Hidden box and hit submit.

When the time comes to add more product to your webstore please visit the help article titled List New Products to Your PSS Webstore

Change the Price of a Product

To change product pricing for items listed on your webstore you will need to apply a Pricing Rule or a Price Override .

Vehicle Units

PSS Home Page > Webstore > Units

PSS has made it very easy for dealers to import vehicle information and have the units display in a cohesive format on the webstore.  Once you arrive on the units page you will have multiple options to get vehicles entered.  When the vehicles are entered they will automatically arrive in your webstore very quickly.

To add the vehicles to your webstore you have three options: Import VIN, Import Range, and Create Vehicle Manually.  Below we will cover each option along with all the general functionality of this module.

Import VIN
  1. Click the button labeled "Import Vin"
  2. Select the Condition.  New or Pre-Owned
  3. Input the VIN
  4. Click Submit.  Close the window that pops up.

This unit and all of its specifications including a stock image have now been pulled into PSS and pushed to your webstore automatically.   If you wish to add/edit images, edit vehicle specifics, edit vehicle pricing, or edit vehicle information, scroll down on this help article to see how these other features function.

Import Range
  1. Click the button labeled "Import Range"
  2. Select the Type of Vehicle, Year, and Make.
  3. Check the boxes of the models you want to be imported and then click Submit.  Close the window that pops up.

These units and all of their specifications including a stock image have now been pulled into PSS and pushed to your webstore automatically.   If you wish to add/edit images, edit vehicle specifics, edit vehicle pricing, or edit vehicle information, scroll down on this help article to see how these other features function.

Create Vehicle Manually
  1. Click the button labeled "Create New"
  2. Fill out as much information about the vehicle as you have.
  3. Click Submit.  Close the window that pops up.
  4. Next, you will be taken to the Edit Vehicle Details page where you can input Images, Vehicle Specifics, Vehicle Pricing, and Vehicle Information.
  5. Click Save when complete.

These units and all of the specifications that you entered have now been pulled into PSS and pushed to your webstore automatically.   If you wish to add/edit images, edit vehicle specifics, edit vehicle pricing, or edit vehicle information, scroll down on this help article to see how these other features function.


Add and Edit Vehicle Information

The features below allow you to manipulate a fair amount of information pertaining to the vehicle units.  

Add or Edit Images

You have the ability to import your own vehicle images and change the order in which they display.

  1. Locate the vehicle you wish to add an image to and on the far right click "Edit".
  2. Drag the image from your computer files onto the Upload Image Box at the top.

By clicking and holding on an image in the Vehicle Gallery you can change the order in which they appear.  Make sure to save the order once it is to your liking.

***Upload Images Directly from Your Phone***

1. Open PSS on your mobile device through its mobile web browser.  Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc.

2. Browse to the Vehicle Unit in question.  Click on the Image Box where it says "Drop Files Here"

3. Click "Take Photo or Video" and the "Use"

The photo will upload and be pushed to the vehicle listings on your website without delay.

Edit Vehicle Specifics
  1. Locate the vehicle you wish to add an image to and on the far right click "Edit".
  2. Scroll down to Vehicle Specifics and make your inputs/edits.
  3. Check the boxes if you want the vehicle featured on your homepage or hidden from the store.
  4. Click Save.  The edits will go to the webstore without delay.
Edit Vehicle Pricing
  1. Locate the vehicle you wish to add an image to and on the far right click "Edit".
  2. Scroll down to Vehicle Pricing and make your inputs/edits.
  3. Click Save.
Edit Vehicle Information

You will be given a Short Description Field and a Long Description Field.  Use them as you wish.  Dealers mainly use this area to type in custom text ranging from financing or sales to vehicle condition and a list of aftermarket parts that the vehicle has on it.

Cycle Trader Syndication

PSS supports the ability for you to push unit inventory to Cycle Trader.

PSS Home Page > Units (Click on Settings, then Cycle Trader Settings)

Finance Applications

PSS supports the ability for your "Apply for Financing" buttons on the unit pages to link out to external forms (Octane Lending, etc).

PSS Home Page > Units (Click on Settings, then Finance Application)

Import Unit Pricing for Lightspeed

PSS provides you with the ability to pull in Vehicle Pricing from your Lightspeed account as long as Lightspeed 3PA is enabled.  

1. Create the Vehicle Listing in PSS by using one of the methods above: Import VIN, Import Range, Manual Creation.

2. In PSS go to Webstore > Units and filter down to the vehicle that you wish to pull in.  Highlight the row.

3. Click the Create/Import New button.  Then click Import From Lightspeed.

*To find out what VINs exist in PSS but have not had pricing imported from Lightspeed simply go to the Units view in PSS, Do not select any units, then click Import from Lightspeed

Value My Trade In (Nada Guides)

If you wish to have this feature enabled on your account you will first need an account with http://www.valuemytradein.com/

Once you have the account it is just a matter of copying your "Trade In Link" from the site and pasting into the PSS Units Page.  PSS > Webstore > Settings (click Value My Trade In)

On the PSS Webstore front end, visitors to your site will see the Value my Trade in banner/link once they click into each Unit Page.

Brand Exclusions
PSS Home Page > Webstore > Exclusions

This feature will allow you to exclude entire brands from your Webstore.  

Another way to remove a brand from your webstore is to  go to Webstore > Products, filter by brand "listed" status.  Show 1,000.  Select All.  Delete.

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