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Adding and Managing Products

Before you can sell anything, you need something to sell. That’s why adding and managing products is one of the most important elements of setting up your shop.

How to add a WooCommerce product

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Start adding products with as little as a product name and a price. The more information you add, the more enticing your products will be to customers, and the better they’ll rank in search engines. This process soon reveals there’s a lot to consider.

You need to decide which categories to use for organizing your products. Will you charge tax? How will you track stock? If you offer shipping, do you need to include product dimensions and weight? How will you handle variable products like a shirt that comes in different colors? What attributes will you need for these products? Will you allow reviews, encourage them site-wide, per product, or not at all?

Thinking about these questions ahead of time will make adding and managing products much easier. Use the links below to learn about how to add/edit/manage different types of products, navigate the product editor, and sort/filter/feature products in your shop:

Questions and Support

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Do you still have questions and need assistance? 

This documentation is about the free, core WooCommerce plugin for which support is provided in our community forums on WordPress.org. Searching there you’ll often find that your question has been asked and answered before.

If you haven’t created a WordPress.org account to use the forums, here’s how.

  • If you’re looking to extend the core functionality shown here, we recommend reviewing available extensions in the Woo Marketplace.
  • Need ongoing advanced support, or a customization built for WooCommerce? Hire a WooExpert agency.
  • Are you a developer building your own WooCommerce integration or extension? Check our Developer Resources.

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