How to Create Grouped Products in Magento

To boost product sales, tore managers offer grouped products to customers. A customer can either purchase all the products in the group or even an individual product. If you wish to group products by season or a particular theme for your Magento run shopping cart, then this tutorial will be quite handy.

How to Create Grouped Products in Magento?

Following is the recommended way to create a grouped product in Magento stores:

  1. Create a Grouped Product Record
  2. Add Associated Products to the newly created record
  3. Configure the thumbnail images of the added products comprising the group

Steps to create the grouped Product Record

  • Log in to your Magento store backend after entering the proper credentials
  • From the Magento Admin Panel, go to Catalog > Manage Products
  • Then, click the Add product button
  • Under the Create Product Settings section, fill up the following:
  1. Attribute Set: Select the attribute set you wish to use as a template
  2. Product Type: Set product type as Grouped Product from the drop-down list
  3. Use complex Product Types: Mark the checkbox alongside this field
  • Next, click the Continue button
  • Fill up the fields under the Product Information section
  • Click the Save and Continue button to save the changes made

Steps to Add the Associated Products

  • Select the last option, Associated Products in the Product Information panel on the left
  • Carry out the following steps for each item in the list:
  1. Select the checkbox of the item you wish to include
  2. In the Default Quantity field, set the initial quantity of this item you wish to include
  3. Enter a number to determine the order of this item in the Position column
  • Click the Save button on completion and save the changes made

Steps to Configure the Product Thumbnail Images

  • From the Admin Panel, navigate to System > Configuration
  • In the Configuration page, select Checkout under Sales
  • In  the Shopping Cart section, set Grouped Product Image to one of the following:
  1. Product Thumbnail Itself
  2. Parent product Thumbnail
  • Similarly, set it for Configurable Product Image as well
  • Click the Save Config button to save the changes made