Products and Product Groups



Gateway breaks down your inventory into product groups and products. Put in simple terms, a product group refers to your deal listing on our Goods Marketplace portal, while a product refers to all available variations of that listing available on your deal page.

 

For example, let’s say you’re selling a “Plain Solid Color T-Shirt”, which comes in 3 different sizes and 3 different colors. 


  • Product Group would refer to your listing for a “Plain Solid Color T-Shirt”. 

  • Product would refer to each specific combination of size and color available for your listing, such as “Plain Solid Color T-Shirt (Small/Red)” or “Plain Solid Color T-Shirt (Large/White). 




 

In more technical terms, products are individual SKUs in a product group, or deal. When products are created, unique attribute sets are provided to define them. For example, 4 products in a product group may have the attribute sets:

  • Blue/Small

  • Red/Small

  • Blue/Medium

  • Red/Medium

 

Though Gateway knows that they are separate products because they have unique SKUs, the unique attribute sets allow them to be listed on the deal page as purchasable options.