What are Product Types?
A product type is essentially an extension of a product. It is a distinct identifier that allows products to be further organized. Each product in your catalog must be associated with a single product type. Each additional product type that you create includes the standard attributes already listed on Apimio.
However, you can add custom attributes to each product type as well. This feature helps you give website visitors and potential customers the optimum product information and highlight some important features of your products that don’t fall under the pre-listed attributes.
For example, if you sell electronics, you can have the following product types: Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops, Desktops, etc. As each of these product types can have unique attributes that the customer will be interested in knowing, you can add new custom attributes associated with each, so they always appear when adding new products.
However, as each business has different requirements, it may classify their product types differently. Because some businesses can have a wider variety of products that they’re selling, their product types can be broader, or in some cases, they can be more specific.
The way you classify your products always comes down to the needs of your business.
How to Create a Product Type
- To create a new Product Type, go to Products > Types from your side navigation panel.
- Click the Add Types button on the top right of the page.
- You can now drag and assign different attributes and create your own Product Type. By doing this, all new and assigned attributes will appear for products listed under this Type. To know how to create Custom Attributes, read our guide on Adding Custom Attributes.