Simple product

One of the keys to harnessing the power of product types is learning when to use a simple, standalone product. A simple product can be sold individually or as part of a grouped, configurable, or bundle product. A simple product with custom options is sometimes referred to as a composite product.

The following instructions demonstrate the process of creating a simple 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.

Simple product

Step 1: Choose the product type

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

  2. On the Add Product ( Menu arrow {width="25"} ) menu at the upper-right, choose Simple Product.

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Step 2: Choose the attribute set

To choose the attribute set that is used as a template for the product:

  • Click in the Attribute Set field and enter the all or part of the name of the attribute set.

  • In the displayed list, choose the attribute set that you want to use.

The form is updated to reflect the change.

Choose attribute set

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.

  3. Enter the product Price.

  4. Because the product is not yet ready to publish, set the Enable Product option to No.

  5. click Save and continue.

    When the product is saved, the Store View chooser appears in the upper-left corner.

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

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Step 4: Complete the basic settings

  1. Set Tax Class to one of the following:

    • None
    • Taxable Goods
    • Refund Adjustments
    • Gift Options
    • Order Gift Wrapping
    • Item Gift Wrapping
    • Printed Gift Card
    • Reward Points
    • VAT Reduced
    • VAT Standard
  2. Enter the Quantity of the product that is in stock.

    By default, Stock Status is set to In Stock.

    note note
    If you enable Inventory Management, Single Source merchants set the quantity in this section. Multi Source merchants add sources and quantities in the Sources section. See the following Assign Sources and Quantities (Inventory Management) section.
  3. Enter the Weight of the product.

  4. Accept the default Visibility setting of Catalog, Search.

  5. 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 each 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.

  6. To feature the product in the list of new products, select the Set Product as New checkbox.

  7. Choose the Country of Manufacture.

There might be additional individual attributes that describe the product. The selection varies by attribute set, and you can complete them later.

Assign sources and quantities (Inventory Management)

For multisource merchants using Inventory Management, scroll down to the Sources section and assign sources and quantities:

  1. To add a source, click Assign Sources.

  2. Browse or search sources and select the checkbox next to the sources that you want to add for the product.

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  3. Click Done to add the sources.

  4. To manage the quantity and status of the source, click Advanced Inventory and set Manage Stock to Yes.

  5. Set Source Item Status to In Stock.

  6. Enter an amount update the Qty for on-hand stock.

  7. To set a notification for inventory quantities, do one of the following:

    • Custom Notify Quantity - Clear the Notify Quantity Use Default checkbox and enter an amount in Notify Quantity.

    • Default Notify Quantity - Select the Notify Quantity Use Default checkbox. Commerce checks and uses the setting in Advanced Inventory or global store configuration.

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Step 5: Complete the product information

Scroll down and 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 the Enable Product switch 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 Admin ( Menu arrow ) menu.

      The store opens in a new browser tab.

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    • Method 2: Save and Close

      On the Save ( Menu arrow {width="25"} ) menu, choose Save & Close.

Things to remember

  • Simple products can be included in configurable, bundle, and grouped product types.

  • Simple product configuration overrides configurable product configurations for a specific product.

  • A simple product can have custom options with various types of input, which makes it possible to sell many product variations from a single SKU.