Creating categories [NB]

Your online store's navigation is based on product categories. Categories allow you to organize your product range conveniently for customers, so that they can quickly find what they're looking for. This can, in turn, help with increasing your turnover opportunities.

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About categories

Research shows that successful online stores have a maximum of seven main categories, each with a clear, concise name to ensure easy-to-read navigation. Lightspeed eCom allows you to categorize your products in product, overview or text pages.

Product pages

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A product page displays all of the products in a category. Your customers see product pages when they browse the products in your store. When a customer clicks a product, its product page is displayed with a short description of the product, an image and the ability to add the product to the shopping cart.

Product categories can have up to three levels. If you need more levels, you can create an overview page.

Overview pages

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Overview pages display the sub-categories of a main category.

Text pages

Text pages contain only text, including layout. You use text pages to tell your customers about your online store, or show terms & conditions, disclaimers and payment and shipping methods. You cannot create sub-categories for a text page.

To add a category

  1. On the left menu of the Back Office go to Products > Categories.
  2. At the top of the screen click Add Category.
  3. Specify a name and type for the category. 
    • Title – title for the category to display in the menu.
    • Full title – long title to display on the Categories page.
    • Put in category – leave this field blank if the category is a main category. If it is a sub-category choose the parent category. You can't place an overview page under a product or text page.
    • Type – Select either Products, Overview or Textpage
  4. Click Save.
  5. After you create the category, click it in the grid on the Categories page to modify settings for it. For more information click here. 

To rearrange categories

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  1. On the left menu of the Back Office go to Products > Categories.
  2. At the top of the screen click Rearrange Categories to change the order of the categories.
  3. You're redirected to a page where you can rearrange the categories. Click a category and drag it to the desired position. 

    NOTE: Your changes will be visible in your online store right away.

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  4. Click Done to go back to the Categories page.

Buttons and options on the Categories page

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White space toggles

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Use these button to increase or decrease the spacing between categories. 

Show subitems toggle

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Use the switch to show or hide sub-categories.

On:

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Off:

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Add button 

  1. Click Add next to a category to create a sub-category for it. 
  2. Choose a name and type for the category. 
    • Title – title for the category to display in the menu
    • Full title – long title to display on the category page
    • Put in category - choose the parent category
    • Type –Select either Products, Overview or Textpage
  3. After you create the sub-category, click it in the grid on the Categories page to modify settings for it. For more information click here. 

Move to button

The Move to button allows you to move a category from one parent to another.

  1. Click Move to next to a category to move this category to another category.
  2. A pop-up displays where you can select the category. 

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  3. Select the parent category you want to move the category to. 
  4. Click Save.  
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