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building an indie business in the center of venture capital I am Alex Edmonds, people internet call me supremerumham and this is the building and indie business podcast recorded in the indie business studio. This is another episode of the not another WordPress podcast and in this episode, i will discuss how to add products to WooCommerce so in the first episode I discussed how to change your WordPress theme and then I showed you how to install WooCommerce and now I'm going to show you how to create a WooCommerce product  

Creating A WooCommerce Product

Start on your dashboard, on the left-hand bar click “Products.” Under the “Products” tab, click “Add New.” A product page will show up to create a new product.

The first step is to name your product. Next, go to the Product Image tab to add a product image. This is the product's featured image.

After adding an image or two, the next step is to add the product description, this description shows up under the product images.

 Product Data

In the product data tab, you will be inputting information that tells WooCommerce about the product you're selling.

The first step is to determine the product type. The options are simple product, grouped product, external/affiliate product, and variable product. Grouped product is needed if you are selling multiple products. Variable product is used for product variations.

Since we're selling a downloadable product, you want to choose simple product. Then, check the virtual and downloadable boxes. Once you check those boxes, the shipping option will disappear and an option to upload the files for sale will appear.

Next, set the price. You have the option to set a sale price too. If you set a sale price, the page will show the regular price crossed out with the sale price (pretty cool feature).

  The next tab under product data is linked product,  you can choose other products in your online store to upsell or cross-sell. Upsells are products that you recommend instead of the currently viewed product for example products that are more profitable better quality or more expensive. Then, there's cross sales are products that you promote in the cart based on the current product, or a related product.

  The tab after is product attributes, what are the unique characteristics of the product?

The final tab is advanced, where you can add a purchase note after the purchase gets made, add a menu order, and enable reviews.

You add product extensions to improve your workflow such as “Name Your Price” or “One Page Checkout.”

Of course, if you have a physical product you need to fill out more information like stock quantity or shipping. But I don't worry about those.

Enhancing Customers' Experience    

The rest of the information to fill out serves two purposes, either to help the customer understand the product better or find the product.

The short product description will show up right next to the product images. This is most likely the best place to put a small sample of the product (video or audio).

Next, there is the product image gallery, you can extra images to let your customer see the product from different angles or in use.

Lastly, there are product category and product tag. Adding product categories will create category pages. Category pages make finding similar products easier to find.

 That's how to add products to WooCommerce for the next episode, I will walk you through how to set up and import products from like Shopify or Drupal whatever e-commerce platform you used before WordPress and WooCommerce thank you for listening to my WooCommerce tutorial. Have a nice day, bye