Grouped product

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.

Grouped Product

Step 1: Choose the product type

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Catalog > Products.

  2. On the Add Product ( Menu arrow ) menu at the upper-right corner, choose Grouped Product.

    Add Grouped Product

Step 2: Choose the attribute set

To choose the attribute set that is used as a template for the product, do one of the following:

  • To search, enter the name of the Attribute Set.
  • In the list, choose the attribute set that you want to use.

The form is updated to reflect the change.

Choose Template

If the needed attributes do not exist, you can add new attributes while creating 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:

  • Select the checkbox in the first column of each attribute to be added.
  • Click Add Selected.

Step 3: Complete the required settings

  1. Enter the Product Name.

  2. 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.

  3. Because the product is not yet ready to publish, set Enable Product to NoToggle no ).

  4. 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.

  5. Choose the Store View where the product is to be available.

    Choose Store View

Step 4: Complete the basic settings

  1. Accept the Stock Status setting of In Stock.

  2. 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 to 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 to determine its position in the menu structure.

    • Click Create Category.

  3. Accept the Visibility settings of Catalog, Search.

  4. To feature the product in the list of new products, choose the Set Product as New from and to dates on the calendar.

  5. 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.

    Grouped Product Details

Step 5: Add products to the group

  1. Scroll down to the Grouped Products section and click Add Products to Group.

    Grouped Products

  2. If necessary, use the filters to find the products that you want to include in the group.

  3. In the list, select the checkbox of each item that you want to include in the group.

    NOTE

    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.

    Add Selected Products

  4. Click Add Selected Products to add them to the group.

    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.

    Products in Group

  5. Enter a Default Quantity for any of the items.

  6. To change the order of the products, grab the Change Order icon ( Position controller ) in the first column and drag the product to the new position in the list.

  7. To remove a product from the group, click Remove.

Step 5: Complete the product information

Complete the information in the following sections as needed:

Step 6: Publish the product

  1. If you are ready to publish the product in the catalog, set Enable Product to Yes.

  2. 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 AdminMenu arrow ) menu.

      The store opens in a new browser tab.

      Customer View

    Method 2: Save and Close

    • On the Save (Menu arrow ) menu, choose Save & Close.

    Save & Close

Step 7: Configure the cart thumbnails (optional)

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.

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

  2. In the left panel, expand Sales and choose Checkout.

  3. Expand Expansion selector the Shopping Cart.

    Shopping Cart

    For information about these configuration options, see Shopping Cart in the Configuration Reference.

  4. Set Grouped Product Image to Product Thumbnail Itself.

    If necessary, deselect the Use system value checkbox to set this option.

  5. Click Save Config.

Things to remember

  • 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.

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