Editing & Adding Products to Woocommerce
Welcome to WooCommerce products. We are going to do a walkthrough of how you create a new product for your WooCommerce store and edit it afterwards. There are a number of kinds of products you can add listed with WooCommerce:
Simple – covers the vast majority of any products you may sell. Simple products are shipped and have no options. For example, a book.
Grouped – a collection of related products that can be purchased individually and only consist of simple products. For example, a set of six drinking glasses.
Virtual – one that doesn’t require shipping. For example, a service. Enabling this disables all shipping-related fields such as shipping dimensions. A virtual product will also not trigger the shipping calculator in the cart and checkout.
Downloadable – activates additional fields where you can provide a downloadable file. After a successful purchase, customers are given a downloadable file as a link in the order notification email. This is suitable, for example, for a digital album, PDF magazine, or photo.
External or Affiliate – one that you list and describe on your website but is sold elsewhere.
Variable – a product with variations, each of which may have a different SKU, price, stock option, etc. For example, a t-shirt available in different colors and/or sizes.
Other types are often added by extensions. For example, WooCommerce Subscriptions adds new product types as does WooCommerce Bookings.
We are going to cover adding and editing a simple product today.
Setting Up Your Product
Correct. And he gives the product its name. Obviously, there’s a wizard that will walk you through it. Very fancy name, as you can see, and you’re going to give it a description.
I’m just going to copy that same for brevity’s sake, and then it’s going to walk through it. So you’ve got the title, you’ve got the description.
You’re going to decide what kind of product it is. You’re going to go down and skip Yoast and go straight to the product information.
There are a number of different kinds of products that you can create groups, affiliates and variables. Still, we’re going to do a simple product, which is going to be the majority of anything that you, go forward with.
You can also have a virtual or a downloadable one. So if it’s a PDF that is going to be downloaded. You could put that here.
Setting Price and Inventory
If it’s virtual like a webinar or something like that, you can put that there, but we’re going to just go with the general product. And we’re going to just make that a dollar 99.
You can make this a sale product. I’m actually going to put that in. So you can see what it looks like, and then you’re going to go to inventory.
So if you have a skew for your product that’s where you would put it here. if you want to just make one up because you don’t have something specific you can, and then you’re gonna click manage stock.
If it’s something that you have, like a certain amount of items in your store, and you don’t want people to purchase beyond that you can put the stock quantity here. And when I hit 10, after those are gone, they will not be allowed to purchase or they can be allowed, but it’s a backorder. So they must, in this case, I would recommend being notified. But for simplicity’s sake, we’re going to put do not allow. Once it hits 2, You, as the store owner, would be notified of low stock and you can set this number to whatever you would like. You can make it one, you can make it 4 whatever number you think you’re comfortable with.
Depending on how long it takes you to restock that item. Now you can market so this item is only the only I am allowed in the. I honestly can’t think of the circumstances in which you would do that off the top of my head, but it is an option for you.
Now, shipping is going to depend on a number of different things, and that could be a whole criterion on its own. Here, we’re just leaving it as no chef, no shipping class. And you can adjust your store setups, the delivery costs, or right now the curbside pickup costs.
How to Link Products
Linking products is when you can link something for an upsell or cross-sell. So you can say if you buy product B product, M is a good product to go with it, or if you buy, for example, hairspray here is a great brush, right? Those kinds of Okay.
Attributes. These are things that you’re T going to go into if you have multiple. So if you’re selling t-shirts and you have a blue or red a yellow, and different sizes, those are all going to be in those attributes. We’re going to leave that for now and keep it simple.
Writing a Short Description
If you have a note to give to your purchaser, you can put that here. If you want them included in your menu, here are some extensions that you can purchase, but we’re not going to have to deal with those today. We’re going to deal with the basis of putting up a product.
Now, the short description is the description that shows in a product when it shows on the side. So a longer description will be at the bottom of your product. It’ll give more detail. You know, perhaps the weight, the size that the short description is a description. That’s going to tell them immediately what they’re getting, you know, this is a hairspray for curly hair, for example.
So this doesn’t have to be filled out. They both don’t have to be filled out, but we’re going to put something in both for right now.
Changing Product Image
Just to give you an idea of how to alter its product image, we’re just going to pick an image. We’re just going to do that for now. Just so there’s an image in there. You can add multiple images so that they actually show up in a gallery.
Choosing Tags and Categories
I’m just going to pick some odd pictures, so you can see product categories. I’m going to call this task so you can see it, And then product tags.
I would recommend having something only in one category, but you can include multiple tags. So going back to the hairspray example, you could have that under a tag that is haircare and you can have that under a tag.
That is a beanie, for example. So I’m just going to put K one and tag two and not those. Okay. Then we’re just going to publish this so that you can see what it looks like. Just give me a minute.
Previewing Your Product
We’re going to preview. I’m going to view the product here because I don’t think that’s how it is going to go over so you can see what it looks like. This is a short description. This is the longer description here is the gallery of pictures.
So you can see the different pictures, the skew, the category, and the tags, all of which will help search engines find your product. Then, of course, you’ve added to the cart. Now, if you want to edit this product, you would go back to that product and you can change any of the information here.
For example, inventory might be one that you change. If you’re selling in the store, as well as online, you might have sold two today. And so this quantity is actually eight. You don’t want to sell 10 on the online store and have to go into back orders.
So then you would just update and the information is taken care of, and you can do that with any of these elements. So when we viewed the product, you can see the regular price is a dollar 99, and the sale price is 99 cents.
So if we go back to edit, I can take this off and say the sale was over, and now it’s back to 99 cents. So it’s a very user-friendly method of, altering the setup. So all of that information is right in here, right?
Product short description product, long description. I’m just going to put this again so you can see it short update a product and you can see that’s how quickly and easily it is to change these products.
Managing Your Store
Now when you go back into your dashboard, You’ll See products right here. You can see all your products here and you can either add new ones from here or add new ones right here.
So if you need to add a secondary one, it is simply that click of the button. And then going through that basic process that we just went through, you’ll also be able to track your categories. You’ll see this here, you’ll be able to add more.
If you know that you’re going to have, you know, four different categories of products, then you can list those right away. And then if people go to that page, they know at that point, there’s none available and you’ll also have tags and those tags make it much easier for people to search for things when they’re on the site, looking for items.
So still, you know, a really important element. So that is how simple it is to add an, edit a product on your store. If you have any questions, let me know.
Founder & CEO of ThinkFlame, Shelly Patrick, trains individuals and companies to understand how their marketing affects their sales conversation and how to integrate marketing into their yearly plans for consistent growth.