Before you put products on the shelf, you need to get your store organized so that customers can find them! Once your categories are configured, you’ll have a much easier time keeping track of your inventory — and customers will have an easier time finding the products they want!

Accessing the Categories Page ☝️

Categories are the organizational glue that holds your store together. To access yours, head on over to Inventory > Categories in your Admin Area.

Creating a New Category 📥

From the Categories page, click the Add Menu Item button to open the Categories Management page. Here's where you can create your new category! ✨

Once you've created a number of categories, it's time to get them organized.

Managing Categories ✏️

Displaying the Category

By default, your category won't display on your homepage unless you specify a menu that's set to display in your theme. To make this assignment, use the Show in Menu drop-down menu. You can switch menu assignments freely, but be aware that some options don't exist in every theme.

Adding a Subcategory 

To add a subcategory to an existing category, hover your mouse on the category you want to add it to, and click the Plus Sign Button:

From there, just give the subcategory a name and save it!

Subcategories are a great way to improve the flow of your site navigation!

Moving a Category 

You can organize categories and subcategories by dragging and dropping them on the Categories page. 

You can drag one category into another to create a subcategory, or move a subcategory up to make it a primary one!

Managing Category Images 📷

The Category Images tab is, of course, where you set up images for your category! Here are some basics you'll need to know about this section:

  • Banner Image (the image that displays on the category page).
  • Subcategory Image (the image that displays on on a parent category page).
  • Advanced Settings (more advanced features to control the look of your page).

Summary 👊

Setting up categories is important for you and your customers! Luckily, Volusion provides a comprehensive set of controls for you to better organize, control and present your products. So go ahead, get organized!


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