Setup Product Category

By assigning products into different categories, the hierarchy of products is clearly visualized for the shoppers and the merchants would have a better way to organize their products by the categorization.

We will cover the followings in this article:

1. Add new category
2. Setup Product Category
   2.1 [comming soon]Categories>Bulk assign product to category
   2.2 Product Page>Update categories in bulk(add/remove)
   2.3 Product edit page>Setting category by product
3. Check products in categories
4. Add Category Banner

 


1. Add new category

 

Step 1

SHOPLINE admin panel > "Products and Categories" > "Categories"

We have setup category "Featured" for you. You can either add your products into the category or you can also remove it by clicking the "Delete" button

 

Step 2

Click "Add" to create a new category

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Fill in the name of the category and optional SEO details (SEO Preview is only available when title and description are put in) 

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2. Add products into categories

 

2.1 [comming soon]Categories>Bulk Assign Products to Category

The “bulk assign products to categories” feature allows merchant to be more efficient when setting up categories.

The introduction of how to add/remove items in categories is as follows.

  • Bulk Assign Products to Category

Step 1

"Products and Categories" > "Categories" > "View products" button



Step 2

Click “Add products to category” button



Step 3

Check the box(es) beside the products you want to assign

At the upper right corner will show the number of items that have been successfully added to the category.

(Remarks: Bulk assign to category will not affect the original category of the product.)

Note :

1.If the product is already in this category, it cannot be selected.

2.Currently, unpublished product cannot be assigned to category by this feature.If you need to assign unpublished products, please use product edit page.

Product edit page:

"Products and Categories"  > "My Products" > "Edit" button >  "Category" tab

 

  • Remove Products from Category

 

Step 1

"Products and Categories" > "Categories" > "View products" button

Step 2

Check the box(es) beside the products you want to remove

Step 3

Click "Bulk actions" > "Remove Products" button

At the upper right corner will show the number of items that have been successfully removed from the category.

 


 

2.2 Product Page>Update categories in bulk(move/remove)

 

Remarks: Categories without products inside will not be displayed at your storefront

The introduction of how to update categories on product page is as follows.

 

  •  Assign to categories in bulk

Step 1

"Products and Categories" > "Products" > Check products you want to assign category to

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Step 2

Click "Bulk Actions" > "Assign to Categories" 

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Step 3

Check the category you want to assign to (more than one is possible) > Click "Assign"

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(Remarks:Assigning these categories will replace any past categories assigned to these products)

 

  •  Remove from categories in bulk

Step 1

"Products and Categories" > "Products" > Check products you want to remove categoryeng3.png

 

Step 2

Click "Bulk Actions" > "Assign to Categories" 

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Step 3

Do not check any category boxes > Click "Assign"

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2.3 Assign to categories from product page

 

Step 1 

"Products and Category" > "My Products" > "Edit" button > "Categories" tab 

 

Step 2

Select one (or more) category this product belongs to > Click "Update" button when finished

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3. Check products in categories

 

"Products and Categories" > "Categories" > "View products" button

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4. Add Category Banner 

"Products and Categories" > "Categories" > "Edit" > Upload picture on "Category Banners" section

  • Any images in JPG format, recommended image size to be 750 x 350 pixel
  • We only allow one banner to be show on storefront for each category, and will show the same banner for both English & Chinese version shop
  • After you upload the banner picture and save, the banner will show on storefront immediately

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