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Create Product and Product Variant in Akeneo

Updated 21 October 2022

Product Information Management System helps the business to create the product, centralize the products, manage, and filtrate the products.

Nowadays Akeneo PIM is playing a crucial role to provide Product Information Management services. Akeneo PIM is an open-source product information management tool to manage the product catalog.

With the help of Akeneo PIM, you can create the product and product variant. You can export the product to different channels like E-commerce, Mobile and Web Print.

Create a Simple Product

You can create the product in Akeneo directly or you can import the product from different channels like E-commerce, Marketplaces, ERP, and Files (CSV, XLSX).

For creating the product in Akeneo you have to go to the Akeneo dashboard and click on the products.

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Product list

After clicking on create product icon, you will get two options Product and Product model. For creating of simple product you have to click on Product.

Chhose the product

After choosing the product action you have to enter some data.

  • SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) – Stock Keeping unit is an identification of a product that helps to track the goods in inventory.
  • Family – A product family is a set of attributes that represent the products from the same family.

Create product in Akeneo

After clicking on the save button the product window will open and here you have to fill in the details of the product. You have to fill in the details like name and description. We can make other attributes if you want to use them.

Product details

You can add other attributes like images, colour, and size.

Upload an image

After it, you have to assign a category to this product you can assign a single category or multiple categories to this product.

Product categories

After it, click on the save button and your product is added to the Akeneo product list.

casual products

Create a Product Model

For creating the variant product in Akeneo you have to choose a product model. It collects the variant products and helps to improve their common properties.

Before creating the product model you can go through the link below for creating family variants.

Select a product variant

After selecting the product model we have to enter the details like code, family, and variant.

Setting for variant product

Click on the save button. Here you can set the information for common and variant products.

Select the variant

For creating the variant product you have to click on the down array symbol like colour and size and click on the add new icon and a window will open.

Here you have to enter the variant axis like if your variant is colour then the variant axis should be white or black. Now click on the confirm button.

Add details

After clicking on the save button you have to enter the details of the variant product.

Choose variants

Now you have to assign a category to this product.

Assign categories

After entering the variant product details and assigning a category you can click on the save button. Now you can see the variant product in the Akeneo product list.

See the variant products


If you have any queries please create a support ticket. If you are a retailer, facing issues in handling a large number of products, drop us a line in the comments below.

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