What Is The Configurable Product In Magento 2?
The configurable product is one of the most popular product types of Magento. It looks like a simple item plus a list of options for each variation. For example, the store sells a T-shirt and offers different colors (yellow, green, and red) and sizes (S, M, and L) of that shirt for the buyers to choose from. In this case, the yellow T-shirt is in fact a separate simple product, which has a unique SKU. Therefore, it is easy for us to track inventory for every variation.
Configurable Product on the Category Page
Configurable Product on the Product Page
How To Create A Configurable Product In Magento 2?
There are only 5 steps to create a configurable product. Here we will create a simple product – a T-shirt with 3 colors and 3 sizes.
- Step 1: Go to the Admin Panel, navigate to PRODUCTS, tap Catalog, on Add Product choose Configurable Product
(Admin Panel => PRODUCTS => Catalog => Add Product => Configurable Product)
- Step 2: Fill in the Required Fields (Product Name, Price, Category, Description, …)
- Step 3: Create Configurations
Firstly, click on Create Configurations button in the Configurations section.
Secondly, select attributes. You can choose among available attributes (tick on the box) then click on the Next button. If you want to create a new one, click on Create New Attribute button.
Here we will use 2 attributes – color and size.
Thirdly, select attribute values by ticking on the box.
Fourthly, configure Images, Price & Quantity. If you want to use the same image/price/quantity for all SKUs, please choose to Apply single… . In contrast, if you want to apply a different image/price/quantity for each SKU, please choose to Apply unique… .
Fifthly, check the product summary then click on the Next button.
- Step 4: Set product thumbnail – select among your variations and make it the shopping cart thumbnail.
- Step 5: Save product and review on the front-end.