A grouped product consists of simple standalone products that are presented as a group. You can offer variations of a single product or group them by season or theme. Presenting a grouped product can create an incentive for customers to purchase additional items. A grouped product provides an easy way to offer variations of a product and list them all on the same page.
For example, you might sell open stock flatware and list every type of utensil that is used in a formal place setting. Some might order multiple salad forks, fish forks, dinner forks, dinner knives, fish knives, butter knives, soup spoons, and dessert spoons. Other customers might order a simple fork, knife, and spoon. Customers can order any number of each item as they want.
Although they are presented as a group, each product in the group is purchased as a separate item. In the shopping cart, each item and the quantity purchased is displayed as a separate line item.
The following instructions demonstrate the process of creating a grouped product using a product template, required fields, and basic settings. Each required field is marked with a red asterisk (
*). When you finish the basics, you can complete the other product settings as needed.
On the Admin sidebar, go to Catalog > Products.
On the Add Product ( ) menu at the upper-right corner, choose Grouped Product.
To choose the attribute set that is used as a template for the product, do one of the following:
The form is updated to reflect the change.
If the needed attributes do not exist, you can add new attributes while creating a product:
In the upper-right corner, click Add Attribute.
Define a new attribute (see Adding an Attribute to a Product).
To add an existing attribute to the product, use the filter controls to find the attribute in the grid and do the following:
Enter the Product Name.
Accept the default SKU that is based on the product name or enter another.
Take note that the Quantity field is not available because the value is derived from the individual products that make up the group.
Because the product is not yet ready to publish, set Enable Product to
No ( ).
Click Save and continue.
When the product is saved, the product name appears at the top of the page, and the Store View chooser appears in the upper-left corner.
Choose the Store View where the product is to be available.
Accept the Stock Status setting of
To assign Categories to the product, click the Select… box and do either of the following:
Choose an existing category:
Start typing in the box until you find a match.
Select the checkbox of the category that is to be assigned.
Create a category:
Click New Category.
Enter the Category Name and choose the Parent Category, which determines its position in the menu structure.
Click Create Category.
Accept the Visibility settings of
To feature the product in the list of new products, choose the Set Product as New from and to dates on the calendar.
Choose the Country of Manufacture.
There might be additional individual attributes that describe the product. The selection varies attribute set, and you can complete them later.
Scroll down to the Grouped Products section and click Add Products to Group.
If necessary, use the filters to find the products that you want to include in the group.
In the list, select the checkbox of each item that you want to include in the group.
Only simple, downloadable, and virtual products with no configurable options can be grouped child products. Other product types do not appear in the selection list.
To add them to the product group, click Add Selected Products.
The selected products appear in the Grouped Products section.
For Multi Source merchants with Inventory Management, the grid includes a Quantity per Source column with each assigned source and inventory stock amount.
Enter a Default Quantity for any of the items.
To change the order of the products, grab the Change Order icon ( ) in the first column and drag the product to the new position in the list.
To remove a product from the group, click Remove.
Complete the information in the following sections as needed:
If you are ready to publish the product in the catalog, set Enable Product to
Do one of the following:
Method 1: Save and Preview
In the upper-right corner, click Save.
To view the product in your store, choose Customer View on the Admin ( ) menu.
The store opens in a new browser tab.
Method 2: Save and Close
If you have a different image for each product in the group, you can set the configuration to use the correct image for the shopping cart thumbnail.
On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.
In the left panel, expand Sales and choose Checkout.
Expand the Shopping Cart.
For a detailed list of these configuration options, see Shopping Cart in the Configuration Reference.
Set Grouped Product Image to
Product Thumbnail Itself.
If necessary, deselect the Use system value checkbox to set this option.
Click Save Config.
A grouped product is essentially a collection of simple associated products.
Grouped child products can be simple, downloadable, or virtual products without custom options.
Each item purchased appears individually in the shopping cart, rather than as part of the group.
The thumbnail image in the shopping cart can be set to display the image from the grouped parent product or associated product.