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Product screen explained

Topics covered:

  1. Introduction
  2. General
    • Product types defined
  3. Pricing
  4. Inventory
  5. Attributes


We’re going to go through the basic settings available when creating a new product.

You can also follow this video tutorial to create a simple product.

add new product screen


  • Product Type

    product type

    • Simple – Simple products have no specific Product Type Options. It is the most basic product available in Jigoshop.
    • Downloadable – Allow your customers to download a file after successfully purchasing a product.
    • Grouped – Grouped products display several products on one page. For example, if you are selling sound system components – you can have a grouped product and sell the speakers, tweeters and subwoofers all from the same page.
    • Variable – Variable products allow you to sell a product of several variations which can have different weight and sku settings. For example, a shirt with multiple sizes and colors.
    • Virtual – Virtual products are essentially a Simple product with no shipping fees charged. This can be a Gift Card or a Service, for example.
  • Parent Product – Only Grouped Products will be listed here. Choose the Grouped Product you wish for the product you’re editing to be a part of. So that when visiting the parent product, your product will be listed under it. See screenshot below for an example of a parent product (Grouped Product):

    parent product

  • Post Order – If you’ve set the Catalog Sort OrderBy to Product Post Order, then use this field to assign a numerical value for the order the products should be displayed in on Shop, Category and Tag pages.

  • Summary – A quick description to encourage customers to purchase the product. This field will display next to the price and add to cart buttons on the single product page.

  • SKU – Only shown if SKU is enabled from the General settings. This is a stock keeping unit for your product. Assigning this will show the SKU on the front-end single product page. Leaving this blank, only the product ID will be used to identify the product.

  • Weight – Only shown if Weight is enabled from the General settings. Optionally assign a weight for your product that will display on the front-end single product page. This field can also be used in conjunction with our premium Table Rates Extension.

  • Featured – Setting this to Yes will let you use our featured shortcode to display all featured products on any page.

  • Visibility – Choose from four options.


    • Catalog & Search – Allows the product to be viewed from both the normal Shop page (catalog) and any search features.
    • Catalog – Only view the product from the Shop page (catalog), does not allow product to be searched for.
    • Search – Does not display the product on the Shop page (catalog), but allows it to be viewed in search results. Will prevent users from accessing the product directly.
    • Hidden – Prevent the product from displaying and showing up in search results on the front-end. Will prevent users from accessing the product directly.


  • Regular Price – Set the product’s numerical price to charge your customers. Eg, 10.24

  • Sale Price – Displays the regular price crossed out, with the sale price as the default price paid for a product.

    sale price

  • Sale Price Dates – Start and end dates the sale will last for.

  • Tax Status – You can choose to allow this product to be taxed, or just it’s shipping, or not taxed at all.

    tax status

  • Tax Class – Choose from the tax classes you’ve setup at the Tax settings page.


View the inventory management guide for configuring general Jigoshop inventory settings.

product inventory

  • Manage stock? – Whether or not you want to manage the inventory for this product

  • Stock status – “Out of Stock” or “In Stock”

    • Out of Stock – Will remove the “Add to Cart” button and instead display “Out of Stock” on the Catalog, Category and Tag pages

      out of stock

  • Stock Qty – How much stock do you have available of this product?

  • Allow Backorders?

    • “Do not allow” – Will prevent a customer from purchasing a product that is out of stock

      do not allow backorder

    • “Allow but notify customer” – Will allow customers to purchase products out of stock, and will notify them that the product has been ordered on “backorder” via email notification and single-product page “Available on backorder” message

      allow but notify customer backorder

    • “Allow” – Will not show the customer a message when they purchase a product out of stock



  • Visible – Displays an “Additional Information” tab on the single product page, next to “Description”, containing the attribute you’ve assigned Visible
    • For example, using the settings from the above screenshot, the following will display:

      attributes single product page

  • Variation – This checkbox can only be used with “Variable” type products. Enabling it allows the attribute to be further configured. More information can be found on the Configurable Products guide.