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 take you through 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 advanced settings and other settings as needed.

Simple Product

Step 1: Choose the Product Type

  1. On the Admin sidebar, tap Products. Then, choose Catalog.

  2. In the upper-right corner on the Add Product ( ) menu, choose Simple Product.

    Add Simple Product

Step 2: Choose the Attribute Set

To choose the attribute set that is used as a template for the product, do one of the following:

  • In the Search box, enter the name of the attribute set.
  • In the 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 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 switch to the “No” position.

  5. Tap  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.

    Choose Store View

Step 4: Complete the Basic Settings

  1. Set Tax Class to one of the following:

    • None
    • Taxable Goods
  2. Enter the Quantity of the product that is currently in stock.

    Take note that by default, Stock Status is set to “In Stock.”

    Inventory Management: 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, “Catalog, Search.”

  5. To assign Categories to the product, tap the Select… box. Then, do either of the following:

    Choose an existing category:

    • Start typing in the box to find a match.

    • Mark the checkbox of each category that is to be assigned.

    Create a new category:

    • Tap  New Category .

    • Enter the Category Name and choose the Parent Category to determine its position in the menu structure.

    • Tap  Create Category .

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

  7. Choose the Country of Manufacture.

    Product Details

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

Assign Sources and Quantities (Inventory Management)

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

  1. To add a source, click Assign Sources. The Assign Sources page displays.

  2. Browse or search for a source you want to add. Select the checkbox next to the source(s) you want to add for the product.

    Assign sources to the product

  3. Click Done to add the sources.

  4. To change settings and quantities per assigned source, do the following:

    • Set Source Item Status to In Stock.

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

    • 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. Magento checks and uses the setting in Advanced Inventory or global Store configuration.

    Update Product Quantities per Source

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 the “Yes” position.

  2. Do one of the following:

    Method 1: Save and Preview

    1. In the upper-right corner, tap Save .

    2. To view the product in your store, choose Customer View on the Admin () menu. The store opens in a new browser tab.

    Customer View

    Method 2: Save and Close

    On the Save () menu, choose Save & Close.

    Save & Close

Things to Remember

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

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