Types of Products
Simple Products are your basic product with no variations.
Grouped Products allow you to make a single product with options of adding other products or options easily. This could be beneficial if you want to have a single “bundled” product where users can add to their bundle. Learn how to set this product up by clicking here.
External Products allows you to replace the Add to Cart button with whatever text you want and allows you to link elsewhere. This is the easiest to set up since it removes most of the product info fields.
Variable Products are products that have options/dropdowns to choose from (ie. Color or Size). Learn how to set this product up by clicking the here.
Filling out the Product Data
Enter pricing in the General tab. Note: this may go away or move elsewhere depending on what product type you are setting up (prices might be entered in Variations tab for a Variable product)
Enter the SKU. Enter stock quantities if you want your online store to keep track of inventory.
If you have a Variable product enter the primary SKU or you can leave this field for variation SKU’s that do not progress off of a parent SKU.
Enter Weight and Dimensions - If you don’t have custom shipping options setup, you can usually leave the Shipping class blank.
(Optional) Choose which products you’d like to select as related/recommended products in the Linked Products tab.
Add specific information that displays as a table format. Attributes added here are specific to the product, but if you have an attribute that can apply to more than one product, we recommend making a global attribute.
To add an attribute that is exclusive to the product, click the Add button > Name your attribute (ie. color) > Enter values (ie. Green) > press Save Attributes.
To set up a global attribute go to Products > Attributes.
- Enter the name of your attribute.
- Click on the attribute name once it’s added to the right hand table.
- Add the variations individually - you can press the blue ‘Add new (your attribute)’ or just press enter to add them more rapidly ;)
Add the global attribute to your variable product by first making sure you’re on the product page you want to add attributes to. Scroll down to the Product Data section > Click Attributes > Click on the dropdown to select a global attribute and press Add.
Once you’ve added the attribute, select all the values that apply to that product.
(Optional) Add a special note that is only included in the customer’s email receipt in the Advanced tab. Menu order controls which order products appear on your shop page. Click Enable reviews if you want reviews for this product. Note: you also need to enable reviews in WooCommerce > Settings > Products