How to Add Products in WooCommerce: Step-by-Step Guide

How to Add Products in WooCommerce: Step-by-Step Guide

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 good news: adding products in WooCommerce is something anyone can do, even if you haven’t used WordPress before. But you still might want a helping hand to create your first product, which is what this post is focused on.

Below, we’ll show you step-by-step how to add your first WooCommerce product and properly configure every little product detail.

Let’s jump right into the tutorial…

How to add a product in WooCommerce

After installing WooCommerce, open your WordPress dashboard and go to WooCommerce > Products. Then, click the Create Product button to create your first product.

This should launch the WordPress editor that you’re already familiar with…but with some new additions.

Here’s how to configure everything…

1. Add product title and description

Enter the name of the product in the title section. Next, complete the description for your product. You’d want the description (more specifically, long description) to explain the advantages of a product. You can even use bullet points to improve the readability of this section.

add a WooCommerce product description

Not sure what to write? Here’s a product description template ?

When writing the title and description, make sure to optimize them for organic keywords. If you want to use semantic keywords on the product page, add it in the long description.

2. Choose product type

Depending on what you’re selling, WooCommerce lets you use different product types. You can choose from four core product types:

  1. Simple product – It is the default. This type of product is common among WoCommerce store owners. For instance, a one-size-fits-all hat.
  2. Grouped product – A grouped product is usually for combining simple products — for instance, a pack of five t-shirts.
  3. External/Affiliate product – If you have a dropshipping business, or an affiliate based store, you can use this option to link the “Add to Cart” button to an external page.
  4. 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 get two additional options to modify those four core product types:

  1. Virtual – This option is for those who are selling an online digital product that doesn’t require a shipment.
  2. Downloadable

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This article was written by Pulkit Bhardwaj and originally published on ThemeIsle Blog.

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