WooCommerce Product Management

How to add an External/Affiliate Product WooCommerce?

We have already covered a few WooCommerce product types in detail. In this article, we will look into the process of adding external (affiliate) products.

Adding affiliate or external products

The process of creating an affiliate product is same as creating any other product. Go to: Product → Add Products.

Enter name, description and other required fields. In the product metabox, choose External/Affiliate product.

When you select this option, two additional fields will be added in the General section. These are:

  • Product URL – Here you can enter the URL of the external seller who is selling this product.
  • Button text – Display a text of your choice on the button linking your store to the external product. For a product that is directly sold in your store, this button shows ‘Add to Cart’.

Some fields that are not needed for an external product (inventory, shipping, tax, etc.) will disappear as well.

Adding an external product

Read a few tips for efficient product management here.

You can also watch the below video tutorial: