Magento provides 6 different types of products. Appropriate selection of product type is essential for accessing the appropriate set of features required to sell the product. Following are the product types available in Magento.
- Simple Products
- Grouped Products
- Configurable Products
- Virtual Products
- Bundled Products
- Downloadable Products
These are general product type, which are the most used products. In this section, there are no options for selecting size or color of the product.
Example − Coffee cup, DVD’s, Camera lens, etc.
This is a group of simple products. In this type, you cannot specify a specific price for a product; you can just specify the discount.
Example − Cell phone + Memory card + Ear phone
3. Configurable Products
In this type, customer can select products according to their color and size before purchasing.
Example − Cell phones obtained in different colors and sizes.
4. Virtual Products
Virtual products are those which do not have physical counterpart, i.e. these are used for virtual items. These products cannot be shipped or stocked.
Example − Online training course
5. Bundled Products
Bundled products are those products which cannot be sold separately and doesn’t give any choice to the end user.
Example − Consider you want to buy a cell phone which includes earphone, memory card, battery, charging cable, etc. These are together called bundled products. These products cannot be sold individually but can be sold within the bundle product.
Products which are available for download are known as downloadable products.
Example − MP3 file, ebook, documents, etc.