Once the Woocommerce plugin is installed, you will need to configure the Online Store type. Woocommerce requests this information from the beginning (via a configuration form) to display options for each product to be added or edited. For example, if we declare at the beginning, in the steps of setting up the Online Store, that we sell templates for web pages (virtual products), then no details about delivery (courier or delivery fees) will appear on the site.
What are the types of products?
By default, in Woocommerce we can opt for 6 types of products:
- Simple products – as their name implies, are those common products to which you can add stock, price and delivery details.
- Grouped products – you can create a product that also contains a package that includes other products. For example, if you have 3 different products (suppose you sell a computer mouse for 100 Ron, a keyboard for 150 Ron and a pair of headphones for 200 Ron), you can create a 4th product containing a package consisting of the 3 products. You can also add a price offer, so that whoever buys them as a package will benefit from a discount.
- External / affiliate products – usually their role is to promote products that are sold on other sites. They are similar to the simple ones, the difference being that instead of the “Add to cart” button, they have a button that sends the user to the site where he can buy it.
- Virtual Products – are those simple products that have the “virtual” option checked. They do not require a quantity of stock or delivery methods. Example of virtual products: consulting services or online courses.
- Downloadable products – these have the “downloadable” option checked. They are similar to virtual ones and also do not require a lot of stock or delivery methods. Once purchased, they will redirect users to a URL where they can download the files.
- Variable Products – similar to simple products, but with included variations that can change the price. For example, suppose we have a T-shirt added as a product. It will be able to have color variations with different prices. If you enter the product page, and choose the color blue, the product may have the price “A”, and if you choose the color red, it will have the price “B”.