When adding products to your WooCommerce store, they will be assigned specific product data.
Here are the four default types of WooCommerce products .
- simple product
- grouped product
- external/affiliate product
- variable product
The Product Types
When adding a product, you will have the choice of these different options.
This is a single physical product that has no variations.
Simple Product Virtual
An example of this would be a service, such as hourly consulting.
Simple Product Downloadable
This is both virtual and downloadable, such as an ebook or a music file.
A collection of products that are related but can be purchased separately. An example would be different models of the iMac from Apple.
A product your will add to your store but buyers will be sent to another site to purchase it. Affiliates work well or products you may make a commission on.
Some products will have different variations and multiple images. For example a t-shirt, that comes in different sizes and colors, with different prices.