Products can be either goods or services, which are sold or procured by your organization. In Zoho CRM, you can manage your company- wide products that are sold to the customers as well as procured from vendors. Both sales and purchasing departments can use the Products module effectively according to their department process. If your organization procures products from vendors and then sells to customers with a markup, both the sales and purchasing departments can coordinate more effectively.
Sales departments can use the products module along with other modules, such as leads, accounts, potentials, quotes, sales orders, and invoices. Purchasing departments can use the module along with Vendors and Purchase Orders. In general, the Product details page contains the product name, manufacturer or reseller name, part numbers, sales start and end dates, support start and end dates, price, stock position to name a few.
|Field Name ||Description ||Data type ||Maximum Limit |
|Product Name* ||Specify the name of the product. This field is mandatory. ||Text box ||Alphanumeric(50) |
|Product Owner ||Select the name of the user to whom the product is assigned. ||Pick list || |
|Product Code ||Specify the product identification. ||Text box ||Alphanumeric(40) |
|Product Active ||Specify the status of the product. ||Check box ||- |
|Vendor Name ||Specify the name of the vendor. ||Lookup || |
|Product Category ||Select the category of the product. ||Pick list || |
|Sales Start Date ||Specify the date on which the product sales starts ||Date || |
|Sales End Date ||Specify the date on which the product sales ends ||Date || |
|Created By ||Displays the person created the product first time. ||Date/Time format || |
|Modified By ||Displays the person modified the product ||Date/Time format || |
|Commission Rate ||Specify the commission rate for selling the product. ||Numeric ||Decimal |
|Manufacturer ||Select the name of the product manufacturer. ||Pick list ||- |
|Unit Price ||Specify the unit price of the product. ||Currency || |
|Taxable ||Specify whether the product is a taxable product ||Check-box || |
|Product Category ||Select the category of the product. ||Pick list ||- |
|Support Start Date ||Select the date on which the product support starts. ||Date ||- |
|Support Expiry Date ||Select the date on which the product support ends. ||Date ||- |
|Usage Unit ||Select the unit in which the product is packed or measured.||Pick list ||Alphanumeric |
|Qty Ordered ||Specify the number of units. ||Text box ||Integers |
|Qty in Stock ||Displays the stock quantity ||Text box ||Integers |
|Reorder Level ||Specify the Reorder value ||Text box ||Integers |
|Handler ||Select the Zoho CRM user who is handling the product ||Lookup || |
|Qty in Demand ||Displays the demand quantity ||Text box ||Integers |
|Description ||Specify any other details about product. ||Text area (long text) ||32000 characters |
In Zoho CRM, you can create products by:
You can create individual products by:
To understand the Zoho defined standard fields in the Products module, click here .
To create products individually
In a typical business scenario, there is a lag between the time at which the stock is ordered and the time at which the stock is received. To handle this case, we have a Reorder Level for the products. Reorder level of the product is the point at which a new order is to be placed for the supply of products.
The reorder level is set so that products are purchased before the company runs out of stock to sell. It is always set as a number higher than zero, based on the time taken to receive the goods. In Zoho CRM, you can set the reorder level for each product and generate the purchase order for the products below the reorder level.
To generate PO for records below reorder level
A product may have multiple list prices that need to be updated often. You can edit them at any time.
To update list prices
The details of product quantity in the Stock Information section are updated automatically with reference to the sales order and purchase order and invoice. Following is the logic behind the automatic updates.
Quantity in stock changes with respect to Invoice & Purchase Order
Following is an example that shows you how the quantity values vary at different stages for a given scenario.
You run a furniture business. You have 15 arm chairs in stock. Your have no sales order or purchase order. In that case, your quantity in stock would be 15, while your quantity in demand and quantity ordered would be 0.
You receive a sales order (created) for 7 chairs. Now, the quantity in demand increases. The stock information would be:
You create a purchase order for 5 chairs. This will result in an increase in the quantity ordered.
You deliver your the sales order for 7 chairs and create an invoice for the same. Here, your quantity in stock and quantity in demand decrease accordingly.
Your purchase order for 5 chairs has been delivered and your stock fills up again.
The stock flow is thus automated as you update sales order, purchase order and invoice details.
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