Types of products in Magento 2

One of the advantages of Magento compared to other platforms is the flexibility in its production system. With a wide variety of products, Magento can meet all the needs of your online store.

In today's article, I will introduce you to 6 Magento product types to help you understand and identify the right product type for your business. That is:

  • Simple Product
  • Configurable Product
  • Virtual Product
  • Grouped Product
  • Bundle Product
  • Downloadable Product

1. Simple Product

This is the most basic product type in the system identified with a single SKU. With this product type, the attribute values ​​are well-defined and cannot be changed. However, products of this type may be repackaged as bundled products.

Example: A table is sold with size 50cmX80cm, pink color with plastic material.

2. Configurable Product

A product type whose attributes can be changed and the customer can optionally select these attributes as he or she wants from a list of different options. Each of these options is a simple product with a unique SKU.

Example: A t-shirt has 3 sizes S, M, L, and 6 colors red, yellow, green, pink, white, black. Buyers can freely choose between the size and color of the shirt. For example, choose a red shirt size M, or a black shirt size L,...

3. Virtual Product

This product is somewhat the opposite of a simple product. It is a non-tangible product. It doesn't have to be shipped like videos, books, music, services, warranties, subscriptions, memberships, etc.

Example: When we buy a video online, we don't need to have it delivered, we simply need to download it.

3. Grouped Product

Is a collection of many simple products or virtual products. These products can be purchased individually or in groups. In the cart, each product in the group will be displayed as a separate item. This product grouping can cause customers to buy more products or help promote the product.

Example: You have a group of household products that include bowls, plates, spoons, chopsticks, forks, and knives. Customers can buy only bowls or plates or any other item in the group. However, they can also buy a complete set of all the items in the group or can order anything they like.

4. Bundle Product

This is a kind of your own custom product. Each item in the group can be a simple product or a virtual product. Like group products, in this product category, for each item, you can choose from a list of available products. However, one difference from the above product type is that you cannot get only one product in that group, you can still select each product in the group but it is required to get all the products in a group...

Example: A sportswear set includes a top, pants, and sneakers. When purchasing, the customer must choose their customizations for both the top, pants, and sneakers. If it is offered by a product group, they can buy only one of four products such as buying only shirts or pants with the option for certain sub-items.

5. Downloadable Product

A downloadable product is anything that a buyer can download like a file, song, video or software, etc. Since the customer can only download the product when he completes the purchase, you can provide samples or trailers for customers to test.

Example: A Downloadable Cooking Video with a trainer clip of the food after it's done cooking.

6. Gift card:

In addition to the above 6 product categories, Magento also provides an attribute that is a gift card, including a virtual gift card sent by email, a gift card that is delivered directly to the recipient and the third type is a combination Of the previous two types. Each gift card has a unique code that is redeemed at checkout. In addition, it can also be included in the group product.

With the above 6 product categories, Magento can satisfy most needs for any kind of goods in your store. In the following articles, we introduce more details about each type of product. So stay tuned for our articles. If you have any problems, let us know in the comments section. Goodbye and see you again.