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Product Administration

This guide explains product administration for a number of different types of products. You only have to read the chapters that apply to the types of product your company sells.

Simple Products Without Attributes

This is a product that only comes in one form, such as a book. The customer does not make any decisions about features of the product.

To create simple products without attributes, read Basic Product Administration.

Product Bundles

A product bundle is a group of products sold together. It cannot be customized.

For example, you might offer customers vacation packages that include airfare, hotel accommodations for a specific number of days, and specific special events, all for one price.

To create this sort of product, you must read:

Simple Products with Attributes

A product with attributes has features that the customer can choose but does not have components the customer can choose.

For example, a customer buying a t-shirt might be able to choose the shirt's color and its size. The shirt has two attributes, color and size. Each of these attributes has several possible values, such as white, gray, black, and S, M, L, XL.

For information about creating simple products with attributes, see Roadmap for Creating Simple Products with Attributes.

Products with Components

This is a product with components that a customer can select.

For example, a customer buying a computer might have to select a mouse, a floppy disk drive, a monitor, and other components.

For information about creating products with components, see Roadmap for Creating Products with Components.

Product Compatibility

You can define global rules that specify which products and promotions are compatible with each other.

For more information, see Product and Promotion Eligibility and Compatibility.

Product Eligibility

You can define global rules that specify which customers are eligible to buy products and promotions.

For more information, see Product and Promotion Eligibility and Compatibility.

Product Validation Rules

For special cases where you want to create custom business services to check the compatibility of products, you can use product validation rules.

For more information, see Creating Validation Rules for Customizable Products.


If you are working with any of these types of products and you have to translate the interface into multiple languages, you must also read: Multilingual Translations for Product Data.

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