Posted on January 6, 2016
Grouped products, as the name suggests, are a group of products that you’d like to sell together. You can bundle all sorts of products together, regardless of whether they are physical items or digital downloads. Grouping products likely to be sold together provides your customers with a quick and easy way to add a number of products to their basket without having to visit multiple pages. WooCommerce makes it quick and easy to group products together.
Creating a grouped product
The first step to creating a group of products is to create the product that will act as the parent to the products. To do this you need to first navigate to the “Products” section of the sidebar as shown here.
Once here, you need to create a new product. This is done by clicking the button towards the top of the screen labelled “Add Product”.
Simply fill in the product’s name and description. Remember that this product is going to be the group of products and so the name and description should reflect this. Once you have added a name and a description, you need to specify that the product is going to be a group. Click on the drop-down box at the top of the “Product Data” section of the page, and ensure that “Grouped product” is selected. I’ve highlighted the location of this drop-down box with an arrow. Your product should look something like this once everything is ready.
Once you’re happy that your group is ready, you can publish it by clicking the button on the right hand side of the page.
Adding products to a group
Now that you’ve created a grouped product, you’re ready to add individual products to the group. This is done in a very similar way to adding a grouped product. Like in the last step, you must first navigate to the products page by clicking “Products” in the sidebar. At this point you can either create a completely new product again, like in the previous step, or edit one of your existing products that you would like to group together.
If you do choose to create a new product then you’ll need to fill in a few basic details such as the product’s name, description, SKU and price.
Now that you have a product ready to be grouped, you need to click on the same drop-down box from the last step, and select “Simple product”. Now select the “Linked Products” tab (highlighted below) from the left hand side. Enter the name of the grouped product you created in the previous step into the box labelled “Grouping”.
Your product is now grouped! Click the publish button (Update button if you grouped an already existing product) to save the product.
You should now be able to see on the products page which products are in which groups. Items that are grouped are indicated with an arrow leading from the name of the group they are in.
And it’s as simple as that. Your customers will now be able to view your grouped products and add the entire group to their basket from one page. This is very helpful in ensuring that visitors to your shop have a fast and efficient experience and will encourage them to come back in the future.