How to configure a downloadable product in Magento 2?

Downloadable products in Magento 2 are any goods that are stored, delivered, and used in electronic format. Downloadable products are delivered to the consumer electronically via email or downloaded from the Internet.

So how do you set up a downloadable product in Magento 2?

Step 1. Navigate to Catalog > Products.

Step 2. Expand Add Product menu and choose the Downloadable Product option:

downloadable product

Step 3. Define the Attribute Set by choosing the appropriate option from the shown dropdown.

Step 4. Specify the Product Name.

Step 5. Fill in the SKU field, leaving the default value or entering a new one.

Step 6. Define the Price of the product.

Step 7. Switch the Enable Product option to No as the product is not ready to be published.

Step 8. Save the changes.

Step 9. Choose the Store View in the appeared chooser.

Step 10. Now you need to complete the basic configuration. Firstly, define the Tax Class.

Step 11. Define the Quantity of the products that you have in stock at the moment.

Step 12. Assent the default Visibility setting of Catalog, Search.

Step 13. Switch the Set Product as New setting to Yes if you want to add this product to the list of new products.

Step 14. Click the Select… button to set categories to your product and choose an available category or create a new one by clicking the New Category button.

Step 15. Specify the Format by choosing between Download and DVD.

downloadable product config

Step 16. If you are using Inventory Management, then scroll to Sources, click Assign Sources, add the source you want, click Done.

Step 17. If you want to change the settings for the assigned source, change the Source Item Status setting by choosing In Stock,  define Qty, set Notify Qty.

Step 18. Fill in the Downloadable Information. It includes specifying the Title of the link and identifying whether Links can be purchased separately.

Step 19. Add the Magento downloadable product link. Click the Add Link button and specify the Title and Price, define the distribution methods, specify the Shareable option, set the number of Max. Downloads.

Step 20. Complete the Samples section building on the previous point.

Step 21. Fill in the product information as needed.

Step 22. Submit your product to the catalog by switching the Enable Product setting to Yes.

Step 23. Click Save.

Another option, on how to add more functionality to your Magento 2 store is to use an extension. Go beyond the standard Magento product options and extend it with the Product Option Templates extension, which will help you increase your bottom line and make product pages more attractive and user-friendly as it allows you to:

  • display customizable options such as text, color, and swatches
  • quickly assign option templates to multiple products
  • conveniently manage all option templates from the grid.
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