Product Categories

A product category allows you to group a range of products within it so they are easier for your customers to find. The product menu is also built from your product categories and the hierarchy you set them up with.

All of your product categories live within a Taxonomy. Your store will have one Taxonomy that it uses and the Product Categories within that Taxonomy will determine the grouping of products and the product menu system for your store. If you have more than one store, each store will have its own Taxonomy. If you want to build a new Taxonomy for your store, you can build it without it affecting your store. When you want it to go live, you just tell your store to use the new Taxonomy instead of the old one.

Example of a Basic Hierarchy for Product Categories

Product Categories

Creating the Taxonomy

Creating a Product Category

More On Position: The records with a position are shown in order first. Records without a position will then be shown in alphabetical order based on the record name.

Creating the Product Category Hierarchy

After you have created your categories, including any need to make up your master categories and the rest of the product category tree, you can arrange the category hierarchy.

Continue to add children categories as needed to build your product category hierarchy.

Adding Products to a Category

For instructions on how to add your products to a category, see Adding Products to a Category

Bulk Uploading Categories

Product Categories are stored in the Product_Category__c object.

Field Mapping:

Bulk Uploading the Category Hierarchy

The Product Category Hierarchy is stored in the Product_Category_Hierarchy__c object.

Field Mapping:

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