• Category is one of many ways that users use to find out the products they want to buy in any store.

  • A 'Product Category' is the way of organizing products in your store by the type of products that you sell.
    For example, if you sell electronic products then your categories might be Digital Cameras, computers, laptops, mobile phones, televisions, etc… However, if you only sell one type of product in your store, such as Mobile Phones, then your categories might GSM Hand Sets, CDMA Handsets, Duel Handsets, I Phones, Android Phones, etc…

  • Category also refers to a classification of industries or markets, which are commonly referred to as verticals. For example, the Entertainment/Music, Apparel, Jewellery, Electronics, Home Appliances, etc… are different categories.

  • Category Management is a taxonomy of arranging products in a hierarchy. The categories are arranged in a Parent Category, Subcategory and Leaf level Category hierarchy.

  • The parent category is the main category, which contains subcategories in it. The subcategories can be further broken down into leaf-level categories.

  • The ‘Category Management’ module has been completely revamped to a tree-structured (hierarchical) user interface (UI) to provide superior look & feel, quick loading and easy navigation. Now it’s much easier to create and manage the Categories, Sub-categories, and attributes.

  • You can directly edit the name of a ‘Category’ or ‘Ref. code’ by just double-clicking the respective values and also find the product count against respective categories.

  • A search box also provided for finding required Categories/Sub-Categories quickly.

  • The Old UI can be accessible for any reference by clicking the link 'click here' and very soon the Old UI will be removed.

The following figure gives you better understanding of Category hierarchy.

 Category Management

  • Each category has a set of attributes and all the products in the category possess most of the attributes defined for the category.
  • Categorization defines the different level of the product catalog. Take a look at this example of the effect of catalog categories on site navigation.

 Category Management

You can verify the following in the above figure:

  1. Parent Category
  2. Sub Category
  3. Leaf level Category
  4. Products in the leaf level categories

Do It Yourself:

Learn More:

1. How do I associate products to a category? (OR)How do I change the Product Categories?(OR)How do I migrate multiple products to another Category?
Please Refer: Associate Products to a Category

2. How do I assign 'Attribute Values' to a product?
Please Refer: Assign Attribute Values to a Product

3. How do I assign attribute values for multiple products in a bulk quantity?
Please Refer: Bulk Product Attribute Download and Upload