A simple product is the most basic type of product in Magento and the most widely used. It is also the basis of Bundle, Configurable, Downloadable, Grouped and Virtual products.
These products are as the name suggests, simple with no options or choices built into them and as such fit in as parts of the more complicated products.
In the admin panels left navigation, you will see Catalog. To add a product click Catalog and on the fly out click Products.
On the next screen click down arrow next to add product and select add simple product.
So we move on to the required fields. 1st if you have setup alternative attribute sets select the correct one. Then we fill in our required product fields.
The following fields are required of all products.
At this point switch your product to disabled as we don’t want it to be published yet and save your product.
So now we come to the additional content that gives the product meaning.
I can’t emphasise this enough. Check what you’ve entered. Often you’ll be uploading products in a rush and miss something, which will throw your entire product out of whack. The biggest frustration with loading products happens when your newly created stock item does not show up on the front end. The most common cause of this is when you forget to set a stock level.
This has happened to me more than once, remember to take an extra minute to check everything. It’ll save you time in the long run.
Once you’ve checked your product and completely happy go back to the top of the page and enable your product and save. The go to the store front and admire your handy work.
This is the 1st article in a series I’m doing on the different types of products Magento 2 handles and how to add them. I hope you found it helpful.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help.