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Creating an Advertising Option Product

Advertising option products may be sold when ordering an advertising product, such as a display advertisement or a classified advertisement. Advertising option products are not for purchasing the advertisement itself, but for an optional supporting feature, such as a blind box. 

The advertising option product can be any non-extended product type in the Aptify module. This means the advertising product cannot be an Expo product, a Publication product, a Meeting product, or other such extended product. Nor can the advertising option product be a kit product or product grouping. Unlike regular advertising products, advertising option products need prices defined at the product level.

Follow these steps to create an advertising option Products record:

  1. Open a new record from the Products service.
  2. Enter a name for the advertising option product in the Name field.
  3. In the Category field, select any non-extended product category other than Advertising.
  4. Click the Accounting > GL Accounts tab and modify the GL accounts as necessary for this product.
  5. Click the Prices tab and create prices for this product as required by the organization's business practices. See Assigning Product Prices for detailed information on Prices records and matrices.
  6. If the Allow Price Overrides option on the Prices tab is not selected, the price for the option product can still be changed later when ordered through the Advertising Insertion Orders record.

    Sample Advertising Option Products Record

  7. If inventory is to be tracked for the option products, select the Require Inventory option on the Inventory tab. Create the required PIL and PILE records to add the initial inventory. During the ordering process for an advertising option, the Advertising module alerts the user if there is insufficient inventory.
  8. Save and close the new advertising option's Products record.


Note Concerning Creating an Advertising Blind Box Option Product

To utilize the blind box advertising option that is shipped with the Aptify Advertising module, create the option product as described in the steps above but name it to indicate it is a blind box product.

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