With Payhip you can sell physical products as well as digital ones.

To get started with adding physical products, select “Add New” under “Your Products” on your admin dashboard homepage, or select “Products” at the top of the screen followed by “Add Product”.

Then select “Add Physical Product”.

What you do next depends on whether you’re selling one version of the product or several variations (e.g. different sizes or colors).

Key Note
Before customers are able to purchase your physical products, you will need to set up your shipping details.

Add a product with one variation

To add a product with only one variation, after clicking “Add Physical Product” fill out the details at the top of the page starting with title and price.

You can also add some cover images for your product. This is what will show to the customer on the product page before purchase. You can use audio or video files too by clicking on “Embed audio/video” and pasting in a link to YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud.

Finally, add your product description. This is the last thing the customer will see before they buy, so use it as an opportunity to really sell the benefits of your product. If you’re copying and pasting in your product description, it’s best to paste it as plain text and then add your formatting using the buttons along the top of the editor.

If your product is currently on sale, select the checkbox for “Product is on sale” and enter the sale price. This sale price will then be displayed on the product page, like this:

When you’re done with adding your product details, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and hit the button to “Add Product”. On the next page you can click “Show me my product page” to see what your customers will see. You can also view this at any time from the “Products” page of your admin dashboard by selecting “View” for the product that you’d like to see.

Key Note
Adding “+” to the end of your product price will implement Pay What You Want pricing. For example, if you type “0+” in the price field, this means that your customers can choose any price at all (including free) to pay for your product. If you type “5+”, this means that your customers must pay $5 as a minimum but have the choice to pay more above that figure.

Inventory tracking

Under additional details, you are able to add an SKU for your product. You can set up inventory tracking by selecting the checkbox for “Track product inventory”. Enter the amount of the product that you currently have and, every time a sale is made, one will be subtracted from this number. (Here’s how to manage your inventory)

You can also add a product weight if you’d like to. When this product is purchased, the shipping price will be calculated based on the shipping rate for the weight and the customer’s location as added under “Settings” > “Shipping”.

Selling product variations

If you are selling several different versions of the same product (e.g. different colors or sizes), then after clicking “Add Physical Product” only add the title of the product and any cover images or description that you’d like to use (i.e. ignore the “Price” and “Sale Price” fields). Then, scroll down to the additional details and select the checkbox for “This product has different variations”.

This will bring up a modal where you can enter the details of the variations. Give the option a name (e.g. size, color), and then choose whether you’d like the option to be displayed on the product page as a bulleted list or a color. Then, type in the choices for the option (e.g. small, medium, large, or green, blue, red). Adding a comma or pressing enter after typing in each choice will add it to the list.

When you’re done, hit “Add Product Option”.

You’ll now see the option to “Manage Combinations”.

Click on this to add the price of each variation. You can also choose whether to set a sale price, add an SKU, and add the weight for each variation.

To track inventory for each variation, select the checkbox for “Track Inventory” at the right of the screen. This will bring up the option to add the number of each item that you currently have. Every time a sale is made, one will be subtracted from the inventory number for that variation. (Here’s how to manage your inventory)

When you’re done with adding your product details, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and hit the button to “Add Product”. On the next page you can click “Show me my product page” to see what your customers will see. You can also view this at any time from the “Products” page of your admin dashboard by selecting “View” for the product that you’d like to see.

Advanced options

Under “Advanced Options” you have a couple of additional options.

Here’s what they mean:

This product is tax exempt – If you select this checkbox, then VAT will not be applied for this product.

Automatically subscribe customers to mailing list – Checking this box will mean that anybody who buys your product will automatically be added to your mailing list. First you will need to make sure that you’ve connected your email marketing program to Payhip.

Test your checkout flow

To preview what your customers will see when they purchase your product, you can create a coupon code for 100% off the price of the product and use that to run through the checkout flow yourself. More on that here. Please note that any test orders will be displayed on your “Customers” page and cannot be deleted at this point.