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How To Add Products In WooCommerce – Complete Guide [2024]

How To Add Products In WooCommerce – Complete Guide [2024]

If you want to run a successful eCommerce business, WooCommerce is the best option you can consider.

WooCommerce comes with some amazing plugins and extensions that make it easy for you to manage products, orders, payments, and everything needed to run an eCommerce business.

Once you do the basic configuration, the next crucial step is to add your products to WooCommerce.

Today, you’ll get a complete guide on how to add products to WooCommerce to start selling effectively.

How To Add Products In WooCommerce – Step-by-step

WooCommerce has different configurations for different product types. So, you need to know each configuration type for adding them to your store.

Understanding The Default WooCommerce Product Types

WooCommerce has 4 default product types. They are simple, variable, grouped & external/affiliate product.

Before showing you how to add them, let’s quickly go through each of them.

Simple Products

Simple products are basically stand-alone products that you can directly sell in your WooCommerce store. These types of products are unique and have only one version.

For example, a pen can be a simple product if it doesn’t have any variation. Users can view it on the site and when clicking it, it will forward them to the cart page directly.

How To Add A Simple Product In WooCommerce

For adding a simple product, follow the navigation –

WooCommerce> Products> Add new

It will take you to the product adding page.

Step -1: Add product title and description

At first, you need to add your product name. The more engaging title you put, the more it is likely to be clicked by a potential searcher.

For the description, add a detailed overview of what your product is. It should highlight the key features of your product. Users should get the idea right.

WooCommerce product title and description

Step 2: Configure Product Data

Below you will see separate sections for updating your product information.

  • Algemeen

In this option, you set the price of your product. There can be two prices Regular & Sale. While setting the sale price, you can schedule the dates of the discount.

Simple products general tab
  • Inventory

This is the option where you manage your product inventory settings.

  • SKU: SKU is the stock-keeping unit. You can track and manage your inventory levels with the SKU.
  • Manage stock? Here you can decide on the stock levels.

If you choose to manage stock, you’ll get the following options.

woocommerce stock update option

Here you can –

  • provide the stock quantity.
  • choose if you are going to allow backorder or not.
  • set the low stock threshold. This means at which point do you want to receive notification that you’re running low on this product.
  • limit purchase to one item per order. This depends on you. You might have some rich customers who will want to purchase on a larger level. So, it’s better to leave the box unchecked.

Let’s move on to the next option which is Shipping.

  • Shipping

Here, you’ll add the weight and dimensions of the product. If you have some shipping classes and want to assign a specific shipping class to the product, you’ll select it from the drop-down.

WooCommerce Product Shipping option edit

In the next sections, you’ll see Linked Products and Attributes, I’m gonna explain them in the next section.

  • Advanced

In the advanced option, you can

  • enable reviews.
  • add a purchase note; for example, you want to give your users a special thank you note.
woocommerce product advanced option

And, the last tab is – get more options. This is required if you want additional options. As you’re just adding products, you should focus on the previous sections. We’re skipping this option for now.

Step -3: Add Category, Image, Tags

On the right, you’ll find some more options.

Additional product info options
  • Add category – you can assign your product to a particular category or sub-categories.
  • Product tags – here you can add certain tags to your products.
  • Add product image – You must include an image of your product. It should be appealing enough so that customers will click on it.
  • Product Gallery images – Sometimes, only one picture is not convincing enough to attract customers. You can add those additional images from product gallery. And, try to provide every angle images to create a better impact on your potential buyers.

Step -4: Add Product Short Description

You can also add a short description of your products if you want.

product short description

Variable Products

Variable products are products with different variations that you can’t sell directly. Visitors need to see the variations before clicking on the purchase button.

Let’s say, you want to buy a T-Shirt. You can’t randomly select a T-shirt to purchase. You can have your size, color, design, material, etc preferences. So, there can be variations based on the attributes I just mentioned.

You need to add those variations to your WooCommerce store. A user will select a specific variation to purchase.

How To Add Variable Products In WooCommerce

To add a variable product, firstly you’ll add the title and description like before.

Then in the product data, select the variable product. Once you select it, you’ll see a new section will be added called Variations.

add woocommerce variable product

Now, a variable product will have different variations based on the attributes.

You’ll have to create the attribute first and then add those variations.

For example, your product has different colors.

Firstly, you’ll add the color attribute.

configure variable products
  • Give a name
  • Add the value.
  • Enable the visibility option on the product page.
  • Enable the variations.

Once you do that, click on the save attributes.

Now, go to the variations and add them.

variations of woocommerce product

When a user clicks on the variable product, he will be able to view the variations. And send to the cart his preferable variation for purchasing.

Click to find out a detailed guide.

Understanding Virtual & Downloadable Products

When you add a simple product, you’ll see two options – Virtual & Downloadable.

A virtual product on WooCommerce is a product that does not require any shipping like a downloadable file or service you’re providing.

If a virtual product is also a downloadable product like a file a customer can access those files from My Account > Downloads when logged into your WordPress installation.

So, if you’re product is virtual and downloadable you’ll enable the options.

Virtual & Downloadable Products

Now, for the downloadable products, you’ll need to add additional information like downloadable files, limit and expiry.

Grouped Products

From the name you can guess that grouped products are composed of multiple products. Normally, several products together create a grouped product.

Let’s say, you sell sweatshirts in your WooCommerce store. And you want to show all types of sweatshirts in a product.

So, when a user will click on the product sweatshirt, he will see the products under it.

He then can view a particular product and add it to the cart.

How To Add Grouped Products In WooCommerce

To add grouped products, first select Grouped products in the product data.

grouped product

Then go to the Linked Products section. Here, in the grouped products option you have to add the products in a particular group.

configuring woocommerce grouped products

That’s it! These products will be displayed now as a group in your store.

How To Add External/Affiliate Product

These products are external products that you do not sell on your site.

Basically, you promote them on your site but they are sold on an external site.

affiliate product

So, in the external/affiliate section, you have to provide the URL. It will direct users to the page where they can purchase. You need to add a button text as well.

How To Import Products In WooCommerce Via CSV

So far I’ve shown the process of manually adding products to your WooCommerce store.

But, if you want you can bulk upload WooCommerce products.

You just need to create a CSV file where you will add the product details and then import the file on WooCommerce.

For importing,

  1. Go to the Products Page and click on Import.
WooCommerce Product Import Option

2. Choose the CSV file where you listed the product information.

choose CSV file

3. Check if the column mapping is okay.

WooCommerce product column mapping

4. Now, Run the importer.

Run the importer

5. That’s it! Once the loading is done, your products will be imported successfully.

upload woocommerce products with CSV

More WooCommerce Product Types

Now, there are more WooCommerce product types than the default WooCommerce product types. They are:

1. Bundled Product

From the name you can guess, A bundled product is a combination of other products. In a bundled product, you can add simple, variable or subscription products and assign a new price for the bundle.

2. Subscription Product

When a customer subscribes to a product and receives recurring invoices, that is a subscription product. It applies to any kind of product that uses the typical subscription model to collect payments from customers.

3. Composite Product

Composite products are a type of customized product that your clients create from various other products.

4. External/Affilaite Product

External or Affiliate products are products that you do not sell on your website. People will click on the link and it will redirect to the external site where it is sold.

5. Donation Product

In WooCommerce, you can accept donations up to a customer-specified sum.
Donation For WooCommerce is a powerful WooCommerce extension that allows you to take donations without charging your customers any transaction costs.

6. Bookable Product

A bookable product allows users to book a reservation, rental, or appointment without making a phone contact.

You need a subscription or additional plugin to add these products to your WooCommerce store.

Noot van de auteur

So, you have seen how easy it is to add WooCommerce products.

What are you waiting for?

Start adding products to your WooCommerce store and start driving sales.

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Let us know in the comment if you want any specific WooCommmerce guide.


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