Covered in this Article:
- Merchandise Catalog
- Enabling the Merchandise Section on your Form
- Athlete Merchandise Offers VS Additional Merchandise Offers
If you offer team items such as t-shirts, team suits, personalized caps, sponsorships, or coach donations for sale during registration, you must first add these items to your team's merchandise catalog before you can add them to your registration form. ➞ See our Merchandise article for step-by-step instructions.
» Note: If you have items for sale through our SwimOutlet integration or swim shop, these options are discussed within the Merchandise article.
Enabling the Merchandise Section on your Form
When you are done adding items and items to your merchandise catalog, go back to Registration, and access the Merchandise section to continue adding specific items to your form.
To allow the pre-order and purchase of your merchandise items during registration, click Enable this section.
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Athlete Merchandise Offers VS Additional Merchandise Offers
You can offer items for sale by adding a Merchandise Offer for any item you already have created in the Merchandise section. Most teams use the Athlete Merchandise Offers section to display their athlete t-shirt, caps, and anything else that is specific to the athletes, and sell additional items under the Additional Merchandise Offers section.
➧ Athlete Merchandise Offers
Athlete Merchandise Offers are automatically limited to a quantity of one per athlete. If each athlete is eligible for a merchandise item, such as a free team t-shirt or personalized swim cap, you can set up these items here, and parents will be prompted to order up to one for each athlete they're registering.
If parents can buy more than one of something, such as a team towel or swim cap, these items should be set up in the next section, "Additional Merchandise Offers."
Do I have to create two merchandise items in my catalog if the athlete shirt is free, but I want families to be able to purchase extras?
Absolutely not. You can kill two birds with one stone here (so to speak).
If you'd like to ensure that each athlete receives an item, but then more of that item is for sale, you'd set up the item as both an Athlete Merchandise Offer (i.e., team t-shirt with a price override of $0.00, and then Additional Merchandise Offer of the same shirt at its regular price.
For example, to add a free t-shirt per athlete to your registration form:
- Click Add Athlete Merchandise Offer and select your t-shirt item from the selection list.
- Check the Override price option and enter "0" to make the athlete t-shirt free.
- To ensure each athlete selects a t-shirt size (as set up in "options" when you create this merchandise item), check the Require selection box.
- If you want to require a selection to make sure parents don't accidentally bypass making a choice but don't want to force them to get an item if they don't want one, you can check the Include "none" option.
» Community Topic: We have a great step-by-step post in the Community section of our Help Center on this topic. Check it out to see if it helps you visualize this setup even more clearly, and see if other team admins have contributed their merchandising ideas.
➧ Additional Merchandise Offers
Additional Merchandise Offers can be ordered in any quantity for each option, unless you've specified a quantity limit when setting up the item in your merchandise catalog. (merchandise limits only apply during registration, not when purchased from the online store)
To control the order in which the items are displayed on the form, input a numeric value into the Display order field.
When you are done adding items for sale, click Save to move on to the next section.