WooCommerce is becoming the most powerful e-commerce plugin for Wordpress. And why not. The platform comprises of numerous core plugins that may come in handy, powerful options to make your website development task much easier.
In fact, the beauty of WooCommerce lies in its growth and expansion which means the more you know about the platform’s capabilities, the more you can create with it!
Our aim today is to give you both newbies and pros a post on how to add products in WooCommerce website? First of all, let’s define the types of products you can set up in WooCommerce development.
Types of products :
- Simple products- Simple products have one SKU and no variation options. For example, a book
- Variable products - As the name implies, variable products can have multiple variations/options each with different SKU or price. For example, a piece of clothing available in a variety of colors and sizes.
- Grouped products- Grouped products or related products are simple products which can be purchased on the individual basis only. For example, iphone could be considered as a grouped product featuring 8GB, 16 GB variations of that same product panel.
- External/affiliate products- These products can be listed or displayed on your site but they are sold elsewhere.
- No matter how different your products are, adding them all to your e-commerce store takes a similar process. However, based on your product there will be a certain difference in the product data required.
So, let’s get started!
In order to have a seamless procedure, first of all, WooCommerce developers need to set up product categories, tags, shipping classes, and attributes.
Next, provide some product information that you will need or can add regardless of the type of the product. Product information includes:-
- Title- Add the name of the product which needs to be displayed on the top of the page
- Full description- Describe your product in detail
- Product categories and tags- With the help of proper categories and tags, you can organize your products on the basis of how a WooCommerce developer would like to structure the website for his client.
- Product image- The primary image of the product which can be used for the thumbnail, catalog and probably as the first image on your product page.
- Product gallery- Product gallery images will show up as small thumbnails next to your main product image. Basically, product gallery is used for alternative views of your product.
- Product short description- Next to your product image appears the short description, depending on your defined theme. Short descriptions are mostly used to get a brief overview of your product.
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Let’s Learn How To Add Each Product Category?
Adding Simple :
Adding simple products can be easy and straightforward especially for an experienced WooCommerce developer. A simple product can also be virtual (not shipped) or downloadable which means customers are given access to file a purchase.
Firstly, click the general tab, fill out the SKU, regular price and sale price of your product. Make sure that the prices you enter are without $ and scheduled for a particular time being, i.e. day, week or a month.
E-commerce websites always demand proper stock management. Which means it is always advisable to select a stock quantity field will appear where you can enter/add your quantity. The number itself gets reduced as orders are being placed. Moreover, on this tab, one can also specify in case the WooCommerce developers allow back orders of out of stock items or if they are to be sold on the individual basis.
Now it’s time to enter the weight, dimensions and shipping class. The weight and dimensions are required when using table rate shipping or extensions to calculate rate.
Linking products :
It is a great way to drive sales and increase revenue in no time. You can even think of displaying the up-sell tab for example, “you may also like…” and encourage visitors to view other products. Besides this, cross-sells can be displayed on the cart page that reveals regarding the products the customer has in the cart. For instance, if your customer has an iphone in the cart the cross-sell may also suggest purchasing a case.
Last but certainly not the least, with the help of the advanced tab one can set up an optional purchase note which needs to be sent to the customer after purchase. Note such as customer ordering position or enable/disable customer reviews for the product.
This is it for now! You have successfully added all your simple products in WooCommerce. The same procedure needs to be followed by the expert developers at WooCommerce development company, when it comes to adding variable, grouped or external products.