Choosing a product type is one of the first things that you must do to create a product. If you are just beginning to construct your product catalog, you can create a few sample products to experiment with each product type. In addition to the basic product types, the term complex product is sometimes used to refer to products with multiple options, such as a configurable product that is available in various colors and sizes.
For a deeper understanding, refer to catalog navigation, how to set up categories and attributes, and the catalog URL options that are available. After you understand these concepts, the most efficient way to add many products to the catalog is to import them from a CSV file.
Simple product - A simple product is a physical item with a single SKU. Simple products have various pricing and of input controls which makes it possible to sell variations of the product. Simple products can be used in association with grouped, bundle, and configurable products.
Configurable product - A configurable product appears to be a single product with lists of options for each variation. However, each option represents a separate, simple product with a distinct SKU, which makes it possible to track inventory for each variation.
Grouped product - A grouped product presents multiple, standalone products as a group. You can offer variations of a single product, or group them for a promotion. The products can be purchased separately or as a group.
Virtual products - A virtual product is not a tangible product, and is typically used for products such as services, memberships, warranties, and subscriptions. Virtual products can be used in association with grouped and bundle products.
Bundle product - A bundle product lets customers “build their own” from an assortment of options. The bundle could be a gift basket, computer, or anything else that can be customized. Each item in the bundle is a separate, standalone product.
Downloadable product - A digitally downloadable product consists of one or more files that are downloaded. The files can reside on your server or be provided as URLs to any other server.
Gift card - (Adobe Commerce only) There are three kinds of gift cards. Virtual gift cards are sent by email. Physical gift cards are shipped to the recipient. Combined gift cards that are a combination of virtual and physical. Each has a unique code, which is redeemed during checkout. Gift cards can also be included in a grouped product.
The most frequently used product settings and attributes are displayed at the top of the page, followed by custom attributes. Any other product settings are in expandable sections at the bottom of the page.|Setting|Description| |--- |--- | |[Sources](/docs/commerce-admin/inventory/quantities/sources-assign-per-product.html?lang=en)| (When [Inventory Management](/docs/commerce-admin/inventory/introduction.html?lang=en) is enabled) Lists the sources from which the product can be distributed.| |[Content](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/product-content.html?lang=en)|Used to enter and edit the main product description that appears on the storefront product page.| |[Configurations](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/product-configurations.html?lang=en)| Lists any existing variations of the product and can be used to generate variations for use with the Configurable product type.| |[Product Reviews](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/settings-advanced-product-reviews.html?lang=en)|Lists all reviews that customers have submitted for the product.| |[Search Engine Optimization](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/product-search-engine-optimization.html?lang=en)|Specifies the URL Key and metadata fields that are used by search engines to index the product.| |[Related Products, Up-Sells, and Cross-Sells](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/related-products-up-sells-cross-sells.html?lang=en)|Used to set up simple promotional blocks on the storefront that present a selection of additional products that might be of interest to the customer.| |[Customizable Options](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/settings-advanced-custom-options.html?lang=en)|Adds customizable options to a product.| |[Product in Websites](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/settings-basic-websites.html?lang=en)| Identifies each website where the product is available, according to the store hierarchy.| |[Design](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/settings-advanced-design.html?lang=en)|Used to apply a different theme to the product page, change the column layout, determine where product options appear, and enter custom XML code.| |[Gift options](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/settings/product-gift-options.html?lang=en)|Used to enable or disable a gift message option during checkout at the product level.| |[Product In Shared Catalogs](/docs/commerce-admin/b2b/shared-catalogs/catalog-shared.html?lang=en) | ![B2B for Adobe Commerce](/docs/commerce-admin/assets/b2b.svg?lang=en) (Available with [B2B for Adobe Commerce](/docs/commerce-admin/b2b/introduction.html?lang=en) only) Enables the ability to maintain shared catalogs with custom pricing for different companies.| |[Downloadable Information](/docs/commerce-admin/catalog/products/types/product-create-downloadable.html?lang=en#step-5-complete-the-downloadable-information)|Used to define the parameters for product download.|
To access the advanced pricing and inventory settings, click the link below Price and Quantity. For more information, see Managing Pricing and Inventory Management.