Setting-Up Products in Magento-Magento Website Development

 In this article on Magento website development, we shall see how to set-up simple products from the Magento dashboard. A simple product would be a product in its basic form, identified by a SKU. It is also the building block for complex or configuration products. Using the below steps, you can set-up simple and complex products that appear on your Magento store.

Steps for creating a simple product in Magento

  1. Navigate to Products->Catalog, and select “Add Product”, and select the “Simple Product” from the drop-down.
  2. You would be required to fill in the below details for each of the products that you would need to add.


Name: The name of the product that would appear in the store.

Product-ID: This is also called the SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), and is the identifier for the product. It can be used for both physical and virtual products.

Price: The cost of the product without the discount.

Tax Class: Choose the appropriate selection of tax classes from the options (Sales Tax, VAT, etc). You can also set-up your own tax classes from Taxable Goods option.

Quantity: The opening stock quantity of that product.

Images and Videos: Associated images and videos for the product that would appear on the product details page.

Weight: The weight of the product which would be useful for calculating the shipping charges. You can choose from KGS or LBS. For virtual products, select “No” as an option.

Categories: Select the appropriate categories under which the product should appear. You can also create a category at this stage.

Description:  This would be the product description that would appear on the product details page. 

Is Featured: By enabling this option, you would make the product amongst your featured products.

Set product New from: Using this option, you can set a product to appear as new in your website for a specified time range.

Creating a Simple product with options:

At times, an individual product can have various options to it, which are usually for customizing the product. The below steps would help you create a simple product with options from the Magento dashboard.

  1. Navigate to Customizable options from the menu, and click on “Add New Option”.
  2. You can enter the option title and set its selection from Radio buttons, checkboxes, and drop-down selection options, apart from allowing multiple selections.
  3. You can then specify the price and price type for the new option.

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