# Create your own product type

By default Bagisto provides the following product types: simple, configurable, virtual, grouped, downloadable, bundled and bookings. If the default product types do not meet your requirements, you can create your own product type.

# Steps to create your own product-types

You may access this super-functionality of creating your own product-types by following the points listed below.

Note: To demonstrate the process here, we will be creating a new product-type say "coupon"

  1. Create your own package, you can check out the Package Development section if you need help with this.

  2. Within the Config folder of your package, create a file product_types.php

  3. Write the below piece of code in it, which is will be used to add product-type in your project.

    <?php
    
    return [
        'coupon' => [
            'key' => 'coupon',
            'name' => 'Coupon',
            'class' => 'ACME\Coupon\Type\Coupon',
            'sort' => 7
        ],
    ];
    
  4. After that, we need to merge this Config/product_types.php with a core product_types option. For this, we use the method mergeConfigFrom() in the register method of the service provider(ACME\Coupon\Providers\CouponServiceProvider.php).

    <?php
         namespace ACME\Coupon\Providers;
    
         use Illuminate\Support\ServiceProvider;
    
         /**
         * CouponServiceProvider
         *
         * @copyright 2020 Webkul Software Pvt. Ltd. (http://www.webkul.com)
         */
         class CouponServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
         {
             /**
             * Register services.
             *
             * @return void
             */
             public function register()
             {
                $this->mergeConfigFrom(
                     dirname(__DIR__) . '/Config/product_types.php', 'product_types'
                 );
             }
         }
        
    
  5. In 3rd point above, that have mentioned key class which loads coupon product type. So, you need to create a file Coupon.php within your package under Type folder and add the below code.


<?php
namespace ACME\Coupon\Type;

use Webkul\Product\Type\AbstractType;

class Coupon extends AbstractType 
{

}
?>
  1. After successfully completion of above steps, your product type will get created. But, still we don't have any code written for coupon type product in the Type/Coupon.php. To inherit basic functionality of any product to your product type, we need to inherit the classes from the Product package type/AbstractType.php file.

  2. Extending AbstractType.php class within your product_type (Type\Coupon.php) class let you to provide some core functionality of product. But, in addition, if user need to defined it's own custom methods, then he can define within their Coupon.php file.