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).
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!