How to Add Products in WooCommerce:- Once you’ve gone through the WooCommerce setup wizard, you’re ready to add products in WooCommerce to start selling to your customers.
And I have some good news for you: even if you’ve never used WordPress before, you can add goods to WooCommerce. But you still might want a helping hand to create your first product, which is what this post is focused on.
We’ll teach you how to add your first WooCommerce product and carefully set up every product information in the steps below.
Let’s get started with the tutorial…
After you’ve installed WooCommerce, navigate to WooCommerce > Products in your WordPress dashboard. Then, to create your first product, click the Create Product button.
This should launch the WordPress editor that you’re already familiar with… However, there seem to be a few new additions.
Here’s how to set things up…
1. Add product title and description
In the title section, type the product’s name. Complete your product’s description next. The purpose of the description (specifically, the long description) is to convey the benefits of a product. You may also add bullet points to make this section easier to understand.
Make careful to optimize the title and description for organic keywords while crafting them. Add semantic keywords to the long description if you wish to use these on the product page.
2. Choose a product type
WooCommerce allows you to utilize different product types depending on what you’re selling. There are four basic product kinds to choose from:
- Simple product – It’s the default setting. This is a popular product among WoCommerce business operators. A one-size-fits-all cap, for instance.
- Grouped product – A grouped product is typically used to group up simple products, such as a pack of five t-shirts.
- External/Affiliate product – You may use this option to link the “Add to Cart” button to an external website if you have a dropshipping or affiliate-based store.
- Variable product – A product that offers multiple variations like colors, sizes, etc. For example, a t-shirt where shoppers can choose between “Small”, “Medium”, “Large”, etc.
You also have two more options for customizing those four core product types:
- Virtual – This is a good option if you’re selling a digital product that doesn’t need to be shipped.
- Downloadable – If there is a downloadable file linked with the product, you can activate this. Consider an eBook or an audio file.
Use the drop-down and checkboxes in the Product data box, which displays right below the WordPress editor where you entered the product description, to make this choice:
We’ll use a Simple product for the rest of this tutorial. For other product kinds, the process is similar – you’ll simply have a few more options.
3. Fill out the product data meta box
After you’ve selected your product type, fill out the rest of the data in the Product data box. You can use it between sections by using the tabs on the left.
Enter the price for both the usual and reduced price under the General tab.
The sale price is for when you decide to run a discount campaign. Otherwise, shoppers will see the regular price.
Below that, select the tax status – whether or not the product is taxable. If yes, choose a tax class.
Thanks to WooCommerce, WordPress is not only great for starting a dropshipping business, but also for creating an inventory-based eCommerce store.
The Inventory tab helps you effectively manage stock. By default, the SKU, stock status, and other choices will be available. If you don’t see it, go to WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Inventory and enable the stock management option.
SKU stands for “unique identifying number,” which may be found on any product or service. This keeps the products distinctive and simplifies inventory management. You can either assign the SKU manually or use a WordPress plugin to generate unique SKUs.
You’ll see an option for “stock management at the product level.” If you haven’t checked it, you’ll have to manually update the stock. If you check the box, the WooCommerce stock management system will show the product automatically.
- Enter the number of pieces available in the stock quantity, and it will auto-update.
- Allow back orders if the product is being manufactured and will be available soon.
- The low stock threshold will notify you when the product’s stock goes below the threshold.
You can control important details about a physical product for shipment under the Shipping tab.
Enter the product’s weight and dimensions.
There’s a setting called shipping class that you may use. Shipping rates vary due to weight, service type, and other reasons. The shipping class categorizes the items depending on their weight.
For instance, in a shipping class, you can group products weighing 15 ounces together and use a particular shipment service. Then you can arrange heavier ones and ship them with priority mail, etc.
Linked products tab
Linked products are recommendations to improve store revenue. You may do it in one of two ways: you can connect comparable items on the product page that your customers might like, or you can link similar products on the product page that your customers might enjoy (cross-sells)
Alternatively, you might recommend more expensive items with better features, so boosting the product’s worth (upsells).
You may also include upsells on the checkout page in addition to the product page.
Attributes allow you to customize things like color schemes, sizes, and more. Attributes and variations are inextricably linked. Consider using this article on creating variable WooCommerce goods to add attributes.
The Advanced tab may be used to add a purchase remark to an order that displays after it has been made.
You can also choose the item’s custom ordering position and enable customer reviews by checking the box.
4. Write an engaging short description
Once you fill out the Product data box, scroll down a little to the Product short description box.
The short description usually appears at a prominent spot on your single product page. Although it depends on your WooCommerce theme, the longer description you entered above will usually appear further down.
5. Add some finishing touches
Congratulations! If you followed the steps above, your product page is almost complete. Add the following to the right-hand sidebar before publishing the product:
- Product categories and tags– Product organization is aided by categories and tags. On the front end of your store, your customers will be able to search for goods using categories and tags. Make them as logical and useful as possible for your target audience.
- Product image – Add the product’s main image. On the single product page, this will be the biggest image, and it will also display on the catalog page.
- Product gallery – Extra photographs that display in the gallery on the single product page can be added.
6. Hit the publish button
After the double that all of the product data are correct, hit Publish to make your product live, just like a blog article.
Here’s an example of what your product might look like on the front-end, though the exact design depends on what WooCommerce theme you choose:
You may use the same template for the next product once you’ve set up the first one. Just use the copy to a new draught link below the publish box on the right sidebar.
Next steps for launching your store
You’re almost ready to launch your WooCommerce store once you’ve added all of your WooCommerce goods.
Next, you might want to check out some of the top WooCommerce plugins to help you expand your store’s functionality.
Also Read:- How to Add a Product Video to Your WooCommerce Gallery? Also Read:- How to Create an Effective Content Strategy for eCommerce?
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