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, go to the Edit page for that particular subcategory. Scroll down to Subcategory of and select which category you'd like to be its parent.

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!


Did this answer your question?