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    Product Association Types in Akeneo


    Association of products can be described as a marketing strategy to your customer, that what products they are looking and what they have to consider with this product.

    Associativity of the products means a group of product that is closely related. An associative product can be the product with the same types, same price range, and same customer types.

    Akeneo PIM provides the functionality of creating and managing associative products. With the help of Akeneo PIM, a merchant can make the associative product.

    Association Types

    Akeneo PIM provides by default 4 types of the Association mapping. You can create more if you want more association mapping.

    • Cross-sell – Cross selling of product involves the product with the same type.
      Example: If you are buying a shirt then you will find another shirt by the same designer.

    Source: Magento

    • Upsell – Upsell products typically involve trading up to a better version of what’s being purchased.
      Example: If you are going to buy a mobile then you will get the same mobile with the extra specification.

    Source: Shopify

    • Pack – Pack products are basically a group of products that are using for the same purpose.
      Example: A group of furniture products.

    Source: Pepperfry

    • Substitution – Substitution products are the product that same in category and types as the selected product and services. It provides customers with a wide number of options in addition to the main product.
      Example: Shirts with same in type and different in the brand.

    Source: Amazon

    Create an Associative product type:

    Akeneo PIM provides the functionality to create an Associative product type. For this, you have to navigate Setting -> Association type. Click on the association type.

    Here you have to enter the code.

    You have to enter the label translation for multiple locales.

    Now you can see the association type is successfully added.

    Now go to your Akeneo product list and click on the product where you have to add associative product.

     After it, you have to click on the Associations. Now you have to click on the drop-down association type button and choose the association type. After it, click on the Add Association Button.

    You can add an associative product here. Here you can filter and add by category, family, and status. You can also search for the product and add them as the associative product.

    You can also see the associative product on the right side of the web page in the basket. After it, you have to click on the confirm button.

    Now you can see the associative product list with the product.


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

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