Turning your store into a product catalog

In case you want to create an online catalog for your products, simply add pictures, descriptions, and prices while removing the checkout process from your site. This is a good way to stay relevant with your customers when updating your catalog or closing a seasonal business until operations resume.

You can also turn your store into a printed catalog and hand it or email it as a PDF file to your customers to keep them updated of your inventory.

Using your store as a product catalog

If you need to hide the Buy Now and Add to Cart buttons so that products can't be ordered (for example, when you are setting up your catalog), you can showcase your products without actual checkout:

  • Disable all payment and shipping methods.
  • Make sure you don't have the minicart widget installed. If you do, you need to remove it.
  • Remove Buy Now buttons in product list and Quantity boxes in product pages using settings in Ecwid Control Panel → Design.
  • Hide the Add to Bag button on all product pages using the CSS code below:
.details-product-purchase__controls {
display: none;
}

If you are not sure how to add the code to your store's theme, check the step-by-step instructions.

In case you want to hide prices with Add to Cart buttons for the general public only and keep them visible for a customer group like wholesalers, use this approach.

Automatic Catalog Maker

You can use the Automatic Catalog Maker app to create a professional customizable catalog of your Ecwid products that can be used for web and print.

How it works:

  • Import all of your Ecwid products into a catalog builder interface;
  • Choose а layout;
  • Upload your images and branding;
  • Organize the pages of your catalog;
  • Add a wholesale contract and order forms;
  • Download the catalog as a printable PDF or share it on social networks;
  • Your customers can click on each product and will be automatically directed to your store product page.

How to get started: 

The app is paid with free trial.

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