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Virtual Product

Although virtual products are not physical in nature, they do represent something that can be sold, such as a membership, service, warranty, or subscription. Virtual products can be sold individually, or included as part of the following product types:

The process of creating a virtual product and a simple product is nearly the same. However, because a virtual product is not shipped, there is no Weight field or option to include a gift card.

Virtual Product

Creating a Virtual Product

The following instructions take you through the process of creating a virtual product with the basic fields. Each required field is marked in the Admin panel with a red asterisk (*). After you complete the required settings and save the product, you can complete the remaining product information as needed.

Things to Remember

  • Virtual products can be used for anything that is not physical in nature, such as services, subscriptions, and warranties.

    Virtual products are much like simple products, but without the Weight and Allow Gift Message fields.

    Shipping Options appear during checkout only if there is also a physical product in the cart.