Once you found something to sell, it's time to add them to your self-hosted Online Store to start selling to your customers. WooCommerce makes this part as easy as adding content regular content. In fact, a lot of the features are quite similar.
The good new is: adding products in ecommerce website or online store is something anyone can do, even if you haven’t used WordPress & Woocommerce before. But you still might want a helping hand to create your first product, which is what this post is focused on.
ADDING YOUR PRODUCTS
To add a product to sell, follow the simple steps below:
Step 1. Go to Products Control
Go to the "Products" control under WooCommerce in the left admin panel of WordPress.
Step 2. Add Product
Select "Add Product."
Step 3. Product Name
Enter the Name of the Product.
Step 4. Product Description
In the text field, input a product description. WooCommerce uses the same editing system the rest of WordPress uses. So, you'll have access to any plugins that modify the editor such as TinyMCE Advanced or Yoast SEO. NOTE: You don't want to flood the product description with too much text. It may be wise to keep it between 100 and 300 words depending on the item.
Step 5. Product Short Description
In the "Product Short Description" area, enter a more condensed version of the description. This is the teaser text that is seen next to a product's thumbnail and only needs to piqué the interest of a buyer.
Step. 6 Product Data
Next, scroll down to the Product Data for the item.
Step 7. Downloadable Products
WooCommerce allows you to choose virtual or downloadable products. Only check these if you are not selling tangible goods, such as downloadable software or online graphics.
Step 8. General Settings
General tab: Input the regular price of the product. You can also set a sale price as well as a schedule for the item, which is a great marketing method some time in the future. However, the sale price is an optional field.
Step 9. Inventory
Inventory tab: From here, you can set stock quantity, status and backorders. WooCommerce comes with the ability to track stock quantity by clicking the check box next to, "Manage Stock."
Step 10. Shipping Info
Shipping tab: Set the dimensions for shipping a single item. This includes weight, box dimensions and shipping class if you have one set already. The information in this area is to help estimate shipping costs.
Step 11. Linked Products
Linked Products tab: WooCommerce gives developers a way to link products together in order to upsell or cross-sell merchandise. You can also group specific items together to enhance internal marketing.
Step 12. Attributes
Attributes tab: Set the attributes of the products you're selling. For example, colors and sizes for clothing, supported operating systems for software and supported phones for cases are all considered types of attributes.
Step 13. Advanced Tab
Advanced tab: The advanced area allows you to send notes to buyers, arrange the menu order and enable reviews of the product. These are all optional, but keeping reviews enabled is helpful since most shoppers use this to make decisions when making purchases.
Step 14. Product Category
Next you want to select a product category. This is found either by scrolling down or accessible on the right, depending on how you have the columns in WordPress set. For example, a new dress could be placed in a category for "Dress."
Step 15. Product Tags
Setting the product tags can help shoppers find similar products.
Step 16. Product Image
Upload the product image. This image is the one WordPress will use to make thumbnails for WooCommerce. It will be your primary picture for the item.
Step 17. Product Gallery
The product gallery is where WooCommerce will assemble the images when a visitor clicks on an item. This is where you would add pictures regarding the product such as displaying different angles
Step 18. Publish
Once all the product's information is placed, click the "Publish" button and it will become live on your store
Starting Online Store Quick Links
- How to Setup and Create An ONLINE STORE with WordPress in a Few Hours In Just Easy Steps for Beginners
- How to Register Domain & Hosting [for Website, Blog, Online Store] on Greengeeks
- Installing WordPress on your Website, Blog or Online Store Using 1 Click Install
- How to Install Woocommerce for your Online Store
- Finding Products to Sell Online for your Store
- How to Add Products on your Online Store with Woocommerce