To add a product log into your store dashboard and click on the product tab located on the right:
In the product tab click on “Add new” in the upper right corner and you will be redirected to a new page that looks like that:
First Column Steps (left side of the page)
Step 1: Type of Product
- Simple product: simple product is simply an individual physical commodity (electronic device, shoes, or anything similar). This type of product does not include any variation. For example, this can be a book.
- Variable product: This arguably the most complex type of product. This type makes it possible to add different variations of the same item to your store. A typical example of a variable product is a shoe or bag with multiple sizes, colour ors, and possibly slightly different design variations. For example, if you sell clothing, you may have a product called “T-shirt”. Shoppers can select the t-shirt they want by size and colour or. Size and colour or represent the product’s Attributes, and the options “Red” or “Small” are Variations within their respective Attribute. Each combination of Variations can have its own price and SK.
- Grouped product: Unlike the three product types we’ve discussed earlier, creating a grouped product doesn’t create a new unique entry. Instead, a grouped product is a collection of already existing simple products in your store. Since it’s a bunch of linked items, a grouped product doesn’t include a price or other basic options. The main task in configuring a grouped product is to add a number of child products that already exist in your store.
- External/affiliate product: This type lets you display a commodity from a different seller. With an external or affiliate product, you can sell an item in your store even if you’re not the actual seller. This way, it’s way easier to collaborate with other sellers and stores.
- Catalog: Do not worry about this one
- Virtual: Do not worry about this one
- Downloadable: activates additional fields where you can provide a downloadable file. After a successful purchase, customers are given a downloadable file as a link in the order notification email. This is suitable, for example, for a digital album, PDF magazine, or photo.
Step 2: Product Title
- Enter the title of the product you wish to add.
Step 3: Price
- Regular Price – Item’s normal/regular price
- Sale Price – Item’s discounted price that can then be scheduled for certain date ranges. The sale expires at 11:59pm of the specified end date – you can schedule a sale by clicking on the “schedule” button right next to sale price.
Step 4: Short Description & Long Description
- Add an excerpt. This typically appears next to product imagery on the listing page, and the long description appears in the Product Description tab.
Second column steps (right)
Step 1: Images
- Add all the image you would like to display of the product
Step 2: 360 Images
- Do not worry about that
Step 3: Product Categories
- Choose your main category: For example Beauty and Health
- Once you choose your main category click on the little blue arrow on the left in order to extend the subcategories. You should see something like that:
- After you see the subcategories, select all that apply to your product. For example, if I need to add the following product: women perfume which should appear in the beauty and health category, beauty and health flagrance category, beauty and health flagrance women category, I would need to check on beauty and health → flagrance → women. If you skip one subcategory, the product will not appear in that subcategory. For example, if I do beauty and health → women, the product will not appear in the fragrance section so make sure to select all parent categories and subcategories.
Step 4: Tags
- Product tags are another way to relate products to each other, next to product categories. Contrary to categories, there is no hierarchy in tags; so there are no “subtags.”.
- For example if you sell a t-shirt, you can add a tag “cloth”. When people enter the word “cloth” in the search area on the website, your product will appear.
Step 5: Catalog visibility
- Do not change that or customer won’t be able to locate or search for your product
Bottom of the page
Step 1: Inventory
- sku: SKU, or Stock Keeping Unit number, is a unique number assigned to a product for, amongst other things, the purpose of keeping track of inventory. The SKU field can accept up to 255 characters, which can include alphanumeric values and some special characters. The input is checked using the WordPress function santize_text_field, which means HTML, invalid UTF characters, and octets will be removed when saved (an octet is defined by % followed by 2 characters with a value in the range of a-f or 0-9).
- manage stock: Here, you can decide whether you want to manage stock on your items. If you press on it, you will be asked to enter the stock quantity. If you enter a stock quantity of 10, after your item has been bought 10 times it will become out of stock and nobody will be able to order more. If you receive more stock for the product, you will have to go back and edit the stock quantity. If you decide that you would not manage stock on your item, customers will be able to buy your product at any time.
- stock status: Choose whether your item is in stock, out of stock or on back order.
- sold individually: Tick the Sold Individually box to limit the product to one per order.
- initial number in stock: ente the initial number in stock.
Step 2: Shipping
- Here you will be asked to enter the weight of the product in kg, dimensions in cm.
- Processing time: enter the amount of day you require before shipping the product
Step 3: Tax
Please leave the tax as taxable and standard.
Step 4: Attributes
This is where you can add your product attribute and cultures:
- click on the arrow next to the attributes you would like to add. The attribute selected will extend:
- click on active
- select your attribute: example for product culture (african)
- click on visible on the product page
- add all the attributes you need.
Fifth Step: Product Warranty
- Once you unclick default product warranty you will be able to include your own custom warranty
- you will be asked to enter the warranty label (enter: warranty), warranty length: lifetime or limited and then warranty duration.
Step 6: Product Policy
- please add your policy for return/exchange etc here.
Step 7: Advanced
- Here all you need to worry is to enable reviews and if you want to add a purchase note to the customer. REVIEW MUST BE ENABLED.