What is the best way to manage add-on products in Magento?

I have an Magento-based ecommerce store and I want to have product add-ons (e.g. chocolates) that customers can add to their orders.

  • Add-on products should not be visible in the regular catalog.
  • My products either will have add-on products or not (i.e. I’m not doing different combinations of add-ons for different customers)
  • If I add a new add-on product, it should show on every product that has add-ons enabled

What is the best way in Magento to create add-on products? Are there any modules that will work well for this.

One thought on “What is the best way to manage add-on products in Magento?”

  1. Some solutions I can think of:

    I

    • Create all your add-on products as normal products.
    • For each product that has add-on, add the add-on products to cross-sell or related-products of the product.
    • Set the visibility attribute on ‘Catalogus’ and don’t add them to any categories.

    II

    • (Create all your add-on products as normal products.)
    • Make grouped products of your product and any add-ons you want to add.
    • Set the add-on products on ‘Don’t visible individually’ and probably the original products also.
    • Add the grouped products to the category structure.

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