Choosing a product type is one of the first things you must do to create a new product. The following demonstrates how to create a product of each type. In addition to the basic product types, the term complex product is sometimes used to refer to products with multiple options, such as a configurable product that is available in various colors and sizes. For more information about the available options, see Product Settings and Advanced Settings.
If you are just beginning, you can create a few sample products to experiment with each product type. For a deeper understanding, refer to catalog navigation, how to set up categories and attributes, and the catalog URL options that are available.
After you understand the basics, the most efficient way to add a large number of products to the catalog is to import them from a CSV file.