Hi Meghan, it's Jelle one of the Shopify Gurus!
I'm sorry to hear that you had so many issues with the new product creation page design. Unfortunately there is no way to revert it just for your account. The new design is used for all the shops on Shopify.
I understand that the new layout is quite different then the previous verison but once you get used to it, it really will increase the speed with wich you can add new products.
it really will increase the speed with wich you can add new products
A gif/vid showing the speed is wanted.
Been working with the new product page for a couple of weeks now.
I'm convinced that the new product page cannot have been designed by someone who creates products on a daily basis.
The new system for adding tags is a farce. Photos get displayed in a different order to how they have been uploaded and then have to be re-ordered manually. Having to scroll back up to the top of the page half way through input is 'retarded' design.
Everything's looking very 'pretty' but it's a big backward step in usability.
Seriously disappointed. Very poor, indeed. This is costing us time...and, therefore, money.
Please correct these glaring inadequacies.
I am so totally disappointed and annoyed with the new add product page. It takes forever to add a product, we can't edit the variants, the tag drop down wastes a ton of time. It's really bad. The old interface was perfect, super fast and very efficient, all in one page. We are always adding products, we can't re-order what we sell.
We have to use variants so we can push to Google Product API even though we sell antique and vintage products and there is no variant for any of them. We still need to use it because we have to pass the color, size, etc and there is no way other way to do that.
Resources would have been better employed improving the Google Product app.
The old format was quick and simple, extremely efficient. Actually, it was one of the reasons we went with Shopify as our e-commerce platform. Really wish I could get it back.
Please, Shopify, if it ain't broke don't fix it. I can't think of one good reason for this change. There is no improvement, no value to it! It's costing us time and money. It's a step backwards.
I am really ticked off as every product we sell is unique and we are constantly adding products to the site. There is a huge waste of time with this interface.
What were you guys thinking over there? Are there any upcoming improvements that require this convoluted interface? It looks like whoever designed this thing never needed to add products to a site.
Hi, Jelle, I beg to differ. There is no way that deleting a whole group of information in order to edit a single piece of the group is going to make it any faster than just simply editing that piece of information. And it could all be done on the same page, instead of all this back and forth. Sorry but this new interface is no good to us. We are not pleased.
I would provide you except I can no longer access the old version for comparison. But I can give you a list of the ways it makes adding products slower and in my case, impossible.
1) Most used tags would surface to the top of the list so I would not have to go chasing up and down and clicking on the drop down box. Much easier to see them all in front of you and just choose by clicking. No need for a drop down list.
2) SEO was right there, no additional clicking to see it. We always edit that because we want our page titles to contain words like Antique and vintage which we do not want to be on every product name, since the whole site is for antique and vintage. However, when displayed on SERPs we want the visitors to know that the products are not new, are one of a kind and pre-owned.
3) You can't edit variants. You have to delete the whole thing and do it again. How can this be an improvement? And you have to go to another page.
3) Adding variants. We would not need this, 99.9% of our products are unique and have no variants. Yet, we still have to add these so the information is passed on to Google products and we can advertise. I repeat: Improving the Google App would have been a better way of using resources.
4) It adds one variant per input, ie: Color, Size, Material. It adds another SKU, yet, it's the same product, there is only one. How on earth am I supposed to work with that? No variants, no Google Products! Who thought this one out? Or better, didn't think this one out?!
So as you can see, until I can get some type of help with this thing, I cannot add new products to the site which we do almost daily. It is the backbone of our marketing!
I am so mad I could scream!
Yes, I don't like it at all. Just had a chat with Shopify and they helped me understand the issue of multiple variants when there are none. Wish they would understand how important it is to pass this information to Google. I can't do product ads without it. I don't need variants, I just need to have a reliable, easy and efficient way to pass the information required for the Google Products Campaigns. I would be happy not to have to add any more info than absolutely needed.
If you are getting multiple variants when adding option information do not use commas - use a slash instead. Otherwise you will end up with more variants than products in stock. For instance, a product color combo is red and silver. Do not enter "red,silver" or you will have 2 products and 2 different SKU's for the same product, one for red and one for silver. You need to enter "red/silver" instead. It is the same way for all options.
The new product page costs us time and frustration every day. I wish Shopify would properly test planned changes, in advance, with real users. Sure everything looks cool, but it just doesn't work. Change for the sake of looking prettier is not progress.
Very disappointed. I won't be recommending Shopify to other small businesses until it addresses this issue.
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