If you’re like most WordPress users, you have at least one product on your site. Whether it’s a store page, a single-page template, or even a sidebar, there’s always something on your site that needs to be sold. It doesn’t have to be expensive, though—you can get started with WooCommerce and add products in minutes! The following instructions will help you add products to your WordPress with WooCommerce in this comprehensive guide. Also, we will guide you through the various steps necessary to succeed.
How to add a product to WooCommerce
The first step after installation of WooCommerce is to open the WordPress Dashboard and the WooCommerce > Products section. Create your first product by clicking the Create Product button
Then, just follow these steps:
If you’re already familiar with WordPress, you should see the editor that you’re used to…but now some updated features have been added.
You can configure everything here…
Add the product title and description In the title section, enter the product’s name. The next step is to write a description for your product. You should explain the advantages of a product in the description (specifically, in the long description). The readability of this section can be improved by using bullet points.
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Description Font Size:
If you want to make the description’s font smaller and bigger, select it and click on Text Format in the Left corner.
2. Choose the product type
There are different types of products you can use with WooCommerce, depending on what you’re selling. Four types of products are available:
- Simple product – This is the default. There is a common type of product among WoCommerce store owners. For instance, a one-size-fits-all hat.
- Grouped product – Usually, grouped products include simple products, such as t-shirts in a package.
- External/Affiliate product – If you run a dropshipping business, you can link “Add to Cart” button to an external website.
- Variable product – A variable product offers multiple options, such as colors and sizes. An example is a t-shirt where the customer can choose between “small”, “medium”, and “large”, etc.
In addition, you can modify the following four core product types:
- Virtual – Those who prefer this option sell online digital products that don’t require shipping.
- Downloadable – The Downloadable option can be enabled if a downloadable file is associated with the product. EBooks and audio files, for example.
In the Product data box, Below the WordPress editor where you added the product description, you can select this option via a drop-down menu and checkboxes:
We will use a Simple product for the remainder of this tutorial. There are a few additional options for other types of products – the process is generally the same.
3. Enter product data in the meta box
In the Product data box, fill out the remaining details after selecting your product type. There are tabs on the left that you can use to navigate through the different types of sections.
- General tab:
In the General tab, enter the price for both regular and sale items.
In the case of a discount campaign, the sale price is what you will use. shoppers will see the regular price.
Determine whether a product is taxable by selecting the tax status. Choose a tax class if that is the case.
- Inventory tab:
The Inventory tab helps you keep track of your inventory. There will be a default SKU, stock status, and other options. Ensure you have enabled stock management by clicking here if you do not see it WooCommerce > Settings > Products > Inventory.
Each product or service has a unique identification number called SKU. This way, the products remain distinctive, and inventory management is simplified. A WordPress plugin can be used to generate unique SKUs, or on the other option, you can assign the SKU manually.
You will notice an option for “stock management at the product level.” If you haven’t done so, The stock will need to be updated manually. This box will automatically display the product in the WooCommerce stock management system.
- The stock quantity field will auto-update with the number of pieces available.
- Backorders are acceptable if a product is being manufactured and will be available shortly.
- A low stock threshold will notify you if the product’s stock falls below a certain level.
You can control various details about a physical product for shipping in the Shipping tab.
Enter the weight of the product and its dimensions.
An option called shipping class is available. Many factors affect shipping rates, including weight, service type, and destination. Products are grouped into shipping classes based on their limits.
- For example, 15 ounces of products can be grouped together and shipped in a shipping class. Then you arrange to ship the heavier ones by mail, etc.
Linked products tab:
A linked product is a recommendation that will increase revenue for your store. Adding similar products to your product pages or cross-selling them to your customers are two ways to accomplish this.
Upselling can also add value to the product by recommending more expensive products with better features.
Additionally, you can add it upsell on the checkout page.
Among the attributes are color options, sizes, and more. It is impossible to separate features from variations. Here is a guide to adding variable WooCommerce products if you want to add attributes.
After placing an order, you can add a purchase note to the Advanced tab.
Additionally, a custom ordering position can be selected for the item, and a customer review box can be selected.
4. Write an engaging short description
Scroll down to the Product short description box after filling out the Product data box.
On the single product page, your short description usually appears prominently. Your longer description will usually display further down depending on your WooCommerce theme.
5. Add some finishing touches
Congrats! If you have followed the steps above, you are almost done with your product page. On the right side of the page, add the following information before publishing the product:
- Product categories and tags – You can organize products using categories and tags. Your store’s front end will also allow shoppers to search for products using categories and tags. Ensure that your target audience will find them useful and logical.
- Product Image – The central image of the product should be added. You will be able to find this image on the catalog page as well as the single product page.
- Product gallery – Adding additional images to the gallery of a single product page is possible.
Click the publish button to make your product live; click Publish after double-checking all the product details.
You can see an example of what the front end of your product might look like here.
Using the same template for the next product is possible once you have set up the first one. Copy the draft to a new one by clicking on the link In the right sidebar below the publish box.
Finally, This is the whole look of the Product page after all is done.
When uploading a product on Woocommerce, use the correct Formatting and Product Name. Use a valid product name and category to help protect your trademark. Use an image to help sell your product and increase sales. With careful planning and effort, you can successfully upload a product on Woocommerce.
By following these simple steps, you can easily add products to your WordPress shop and make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for.