Last updated - July 8, 2021
This article is part of the guide for Different Product Types:
- How to Add a WooCommerce Simple Product? (current article)
- How to Add a WooCommerce Grouped Product?
- How to Add a WooCommerce Virtual Product?
- How to Add a WooCommerce Downloadable Product?
- How to Add a WooCommerce External Product?
- How to Manage a Variable Product?
A Simple product is the most basic and widely used product type in WooCommerce. It has a single SKU, price and can be shipped. Even though Simple products can have attributes, they do not allow creating variations like color, size and so on. There is only one version of the product. In short, they are a unique and independent product type.
Adding a Simple product in WooCommerce
On the WordPress admin panel, go to Products → Add Product. Click on Add New to get started.
A new interface opens, where you can add Product name, description, product image and so on. Also, select appropriate product category, tags, and attributes.
A sample screenshot is shown below.
Product Data settings
The addition of Product Data section in the lower part of the page sets WooCommerce Product page interface apart, from the default WordPress post or page interface. This section allows you to select the product type and configure its settings. Each product type has a different set of settings.
Choose Simple product option from the dropdown list as shown in the screenshot below.
The Simple product data settings include:
- General settings – For configuring regular and sale price of the product.
- Inventory – Adding SKU(Stock Keeping Unit) and managing stocks.
- Shipping – Configuring product weights & dimensions, and selecting Shipping class.
- Linked Products – Selecting products for upsells and cross-sells.
- Attributes – Allows you to add product attribute for a better description of the product.
- Advanced settings – Adding purchase notes, menu orders and enabling reviews.
Once all settings are configured, click the Publish button to publish your WooCommerce Simple Product.