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Magento Virtual Products
July 25, 2018
In this lesson, let’s look at virtual products in Magento.
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A virtual product is one that is not tangible. Virtual products might be services, memberships, warranties, or subscriptions.
To get started, you’ll first need to use your navigation menu and browse to Catalog, then Products.
On the Products page, click the Add Product drop-down and select Virtual Product.
Adding a virtual product to your store is essentially the same process as a simple product – you’ll need to enter required information like a product name, SKU, and price. You can also set up additional attributes, or use a specific attribute set for your virtual products.
One thing you will notice, however, is that the Weight attribute is greyed-out by default. This is because a virtual product will never have a weight value, so Magento conveniently eliminates the field.
Virtual products can also be set up with configurations, so if you have a membership package you can offer different membership levels at different prices.
Finally, take note of the Downloadable Information area. Not all virtual products are downloadable, but all downloadable products are virtual – if your product is downloadable, you’ll need to complete the fields in that area as well.
For more information about downloadable products, make sure to check out our video specifically on that subject!
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