This page allows you to define the type of products you sell. A product type is a kind of a template upon which the specific products are then created. Multiple products can use the same Product Type. Defining templates (Product Types) makes adding products much easier.
The list displayed on the Product Types page shows the names of existing product types, information if a product type has a physical or digital form, and which tax applies to its sale.
Product type setup
Each product type page consist of the following cards:
Here you can enter your Product Type Name. For example, a product: bike comes under a product type: sporting goods.
In this card you can determine if your products is physical and thus can be send to customers. To do that, select thecheckbox. An additional field will then appear to note the weight of the products. Indicating the weight is essential for calculating shipping costs correctly.
Different goods are taxed differently across the world. If you leave the Tax Rate field blank, the system will assume that the product is classified as a standard taxable item. Click on the drop-down list to assign non-standard classifications.
This is very important, as it means you are legally charging the correct amount for products. For example, educational materials may be tax exempt, while some hazardous substances have higher tax rates.
How to create a product type
Clickand fill out the General Information, Taxes and Shipping cards.
Click. An additional Product Attributes card will appear. Assign attributes to your product type.
If the product type you are setting up requires variants, click theswitch. This opens additional card where you can assign or remove variant attributes.
Clickto keep your changes. Your new product type appears on the main list of existing product types.
Only the attributes with the input type (in the Attribute setup page) set to Dropdown may be used as Variant Attributes.
In other words, when setting up your Product Type, you select a Variant Attribute which is set up as Multiselect, you will receive the following error message: "Variants are disabled in this product type".
How to delete a product type
There are two ways to remove a Product Type:
- Select it from the main list, then choose in the footer
- Check the box on the main list and then click the trash can that appears above. You can remove single or multiple product types simultaneously from the list.
Confirm the cancellation in both cases by clickingin the pop-up window.