A simple product is a physical item with no configurable option like size, color, or other custom options, and is sold individually. For example, selling a 12mm camera lens is a simple product.
Simple product has a unique and single SKU.
Getting Started With Creating Simple Product
Step 1: On the admin dashboard, Click on Catalog>>Products>>Add Product
Step 2: select Simple under Product Type
Step 3: Select Attribute Family>>
An attribute family is a collective set of attributes organized in groups. With the help of the attribute family, you can import all the information about a particular product at once.
Step 4: enter SKU>> Save Product
When you save, you will be provided with information to edit the product.
firstly, you set a default channel and locale for the product by selecting from the drop-down options provided in the top title bar.
As you go down, you will find 10 sections where you have a list of attribute fields to fill.
How To Set General Attributes
Below is the list of attribute fields you need to fill under General sections.
Provide SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) of the product which is unique to every product.
SKU stands for the stock-keeping unit. It is a store or catalog product identification code that enables you to keep track of inventory movement.
A given product might change its name over time, but the product’s SKU should always be the same.
Set URL Key
Assign a “URL key” to your product. This will be at the end of the store URL, for example, http://samirto.stormerce.com/products/philips-speaker (Philips-speaker is a URL key).
Provide a URL key that is search engine friendly. This helps to boost the visibility of your product.
Set Tax Category
Select a “Tax Category” from the drop-down list that you want it to be applied to the product.
As the marketplace owner, your sales may be subject to state and local sales tax. To help determine the correct sales tax on your transactions, you must set a tax category that you want to be applied to your product.
Enable the “New” toggle button, if you want the product to be displayed as a new product. The resulting product will be under the New Products section on the storefront.
Set Featured Products
Enable the “Featured” toggle button, if you want the display of the product under the Featured Products section in the storefront.
Set Product Visibility Individually
Enable toggle button so that the product will be visible on the storefront.
Enable toggle button to make the product active in the storefront.
select color from the drop-down options of colors in the color field.
Select size for the product from the drop-down options of colors in the size field.
Select brand for the product from the drop-down options of colors in the brand field.
Set Guest Checkout
Enable toggle button, to allow the product to be ordered by the guest customer without any form filling or customer account.
Guest checkout allows customers to purchase without logging into or creating a store account. It saves time, reduces friction in the purchasing processes, and helps customers convert faster.
Product descriptions are information (i.e marketing copy) that explains what your product is and why it is worth purchasing. It supplies customers with important information about the features and benefits of the product so they’re compelled to buy.
Below is the list of the fields you need to fill regarding the product under description;
Set Short Description
Enter a short description of the features of the product
Enter a detailed description of the features of your product
Set Meta Data
Metadata is the first level of contact with potential customers who are searching for a product. The meta-title, meta-keyword, and meta-description are components of metadata that will motivate your visitors to click.
Set Meta Title
Provide the main title of the product for which your product will be known. It appears on the title bar and tab of your browser, and on search engine result page
Set Meta Keyword
Enter relevant keywords that customers might use to find the product.
Set Meta Description
Enter description so that products can easily appear in search engine listing.
Just a few sentences that describe the product. Although not visible to the customer, most search engines include the meta description in search results.
Enter the price, cost, special price, and set the special price date for which a special price for the product should be applied
Set Shipping Properties
Enter the Width, Height, Depth, and Weight of the product.
Enter the quantity of the product available in your inventory. By default, it is set to 0.
Add the product images, click on Add Images. You can add multiple images for your product.
Select the category you want to assign to your product.
Select the channel to promote your product, so that the product will be visible on the selected channel.
Finally, click on Save Product
Go to the storefront and see the product