Products Guide

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Out-of-box, Multifront supports multiple Product Types; Simple, Bundled, Grouped, and Configurable Products.

Product Types

Type Description
Simple Simple products get associated to a single SKU. Simple products can be used to build Grouped, Bundled, Configurable or Add-On products.
Example:
  • Simple Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 3, on DVD
  • SKU: STTNG003
Grouped Grouped products are several SKU's that have been associated together. Customers can choose to purchase one, more than one, or all of the SKU's associated together. Think of a Grouped product as the SKU multiselect list.
Example:
  • Grouped Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Complete Series, on DVD
  • SKUs: STTNG001, STTNG002, STTNG003, STTNG004, STTNG005, STTNG006, STTNG007
    • With Grouped, customers can choose one, some, or all of the seasons from within the grouped product.
Bundled Bundled Products work similar to Grouped, except the associated products can only be purchased as a bundle.
Example:
  • Bundled Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Complete Series, on DVD
  • SKUs: STTNG001, STTNG002, STTNG003, STTNG004, STTNG005, STTNG006, STTNG007
    • With Bundled, customers can "take all or nothing" with associated SKU's.
Configurable A configurable product is a single product with multiple variations. Each variation is a unique simple product. Inventory is tracked by the SKU of the simple product for each variation.
Example:

Configurable Product: Star Trek: The Next Generation Uniform-Large

  • SKUs: RED-L, GOLD-L, BLUE-L
    • With Configurable, customers choose from a list of configurable attributes. Each Attribute configuration is tied to a unique SKU.

Add Products

PIM > Products > "Add New" button

ProductsAdd.png Note: Products Must be Associated to a Category before they will appear in your Stores.

Products are created using a two-step process:
  1. Product is saved with initial information.
    • Complete Product Details ("Product Info", "Product Settings", "Shipping Settings", and "Image" sections) before using the "Save as Draft" Button.
    • The initial information you captured during the product creation process is determined by the Product Attribute Category, Product Type, and Product Details.
  2. Product is finished by editing product properties.
    • Editing reveals new sections to complete before a Product is finished.
    • Product must "Activate" ( Tools > "Activate") before they will appear via Stores. Products can also be enabled during Product creation.

Add Grouped Products

Note: Group Products are made up of multiple Simple Products. Create any Simple Products to be associated with a Group before creating a Grouped Product.

  1. Add Grouped Product Details, making sure to select "GroupedProduct" as Product Type.
  2. Save progress using the "Save as Draft" button. The page will reload with confirmation of your action.
  3. Navigate to the "Grouped Products" tab and associate Products to Group using the "Associate Products" button.
  4. Publish Product using the "Publish" button. The Page will reload with confirmation of your action.
  5. New Grouped Product is now added.


Add Bundle Products

Note: Bundle Products are made up of multiple Simple Products. Create any Simple Products to be associated with Bundle before creating a Bundle Product.

  1. Add Bundle Product Details, making sure to select "Bundle Product" as Product Type.
  2. Save progress using the "Save as Draft" button. The page will reload with confirmation of your action.
  3. Navigate to the "Bundled Products" tab and associate Products to Group using the "Associate Products" button.
  4. Publish Product using the "Publish" button. The Page will reload with confirmation of your action.
  5. New Bundled Product is now added.

Add Configurable Products

Note: Bundle Products are made up of multiple Simple Products. Create any Simple Products to be associated with Configurable before creating a Bundle Product. Configurable Products also require configurable attributes. Make sure the Attribute Family used to create the Configurable Product has at least one configurable attribute enabled.

  1. Add Configurable Product Details, making sure to select "Configurable Product" as Product Type. You will be asked to select Configurable Attribute(s) of the chosen Attribute Family.
  2. Save progress using the "Save as Draft" button. The page will reload with confirmation of your action.
  3. Navigate to the "Variants" tab and associate Simple Products with the specified configurable Attribute to Group using the "Associate Products" button.
  4. Publish Product using the "Publish" button. The Page will reload with confirmation of your action.
  5. New Configurable Product is now added.

Editing Products

PIM > Products > "Edit Action" 

ProductsEdit.png Note: After you've saved a product for the first time, you'll have access to more in-depth product customization areas the next time you edit it. Specifically, fields for Personalization, Custom Fields, Add-On Groups, You Might Also Like, and Frequently Bought.

  1. Edit Product details
  2. Save progress using the "Save" button.

Delete Products

PIM > Products > "Delete" action
  1. Page will reload with confirmation Product has been deleted

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