Step 1. Choose the Product Type.

  • On the Admin sidebar, click Products. Then under Inventory, select Catalog.
  • In the upper-right corner on the Add Product menu, select Simple Product.

Choose the Product Type


Step 2. Choose the Product Template (Optional).

To choose the product template, do one of the following:

  • In the Search box, enter the name of the template.
  • In the list, choose the template that you want to use. The form is updated to reflect the template.

Choose the Product


Step 3. Complete the Required Fields.

  • In the Product Details section. do the following:
    • Enter the product Name.
    • You can either use the default SKU that is based on the product name, or enter another.
    • Enter the product Price.
  • Because the product is not yet ready to publish, set the Product Online switch to the “Off” position.
  • Click Save, and continue with the next step. You can save the product settings after complete all the required fields complete.


Step 4. Complete the Remaining Product Details.

  • Set Tax Class to one of the following:
    • None
    • Taxable Goods
  • If you’re ready to add a product image, do one of the following:
    • Drag an image from your desktop, and drop it on the camera tile in the Images and Videos box.
    • In the Images box, click the camera tile, and navigate to the image file on your computer. Then, select the image, and click Open. A placeholder appears until a product image is uploaded.
  • Enter the Quantity of the product that is currently in stock.
  • Enter the product Weight.
  • To assign the product to a Category, do one of the following:
    • Start typing to find a match. Then, choose the Category.
    • Click Show List to see the category tree. Then, drill down and click on each category that you want to assign to the product.
    • Click New Category. Enter the Category Name and choose the Parent Category to determine its position in the menu structure. Then, click Create Category.

Complete the Remaining

  • Enter the product Description directly into the text box, and format as needed. Then, click Submit. You can also use the WYSIWYG Editor, for additional control.



Step 5. Publish the Product.

  • If you are ready to publish the product in the catalog, set the Product Online switch to the “On” position.
  • When complete, on the Save menu, select Save & Close.

Publish the Product


Step 6: View the Product in Your Store.

In the upper-right corner on the Admin menu, select Customer View.

View the Product


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.
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