Create Categories & Assign Products

Categories help you and your customers find products quicker and more easily! This is especially useful in organizing a wide variety of products from different suppliers within a Food Hub. 

Click on My Store on the navigation pane. Then click the MANAGED PRODUCTS tab.

Create a New Category

NOTE:  Categories appear in the order in which you added them. Newest categories are on the right. It's best to know all the categories and the order in which you'd like them to appear before you start entering them. You can have up to 25 categories.

  1. Click the 'Add Category' button
  2. Enter the category name in the pop-up window and the 'Save' button
  3. It will appear in the category bar above your product list. You can edit the category name by clicking on the pencil icon next to the category name 

Edit a Category

1. Click the pencil icon to the right of the product

2. Edit Category name and click 'Save' 

Delete a Category

1. Click the pencil icon to the right of the product

2. Click "Delete"

Assigning a Product to a Category

OPTION ONE

  1. Click the product(s) you want to assign (check the box to the left of the product)
  2. Click Assign to Category
  3. Select the category from the drop-down menu in the pop-up window & click Assign
  4. Make sure to deselect products once assigned to category so their location is not overwritten when you add your next category

OPTION TWO

You can also assign or reassign a products to an existing category while you are editing or creating a new product.

  1. Click Edit next to the product you want to assign (or when you are building a new product) 
  2. Click the in the category field, if already assigned to a category
  3. Type in category you wish to assign product to and select it from the dropdown menu
  4. Click Save

Navigating Categories From Customer View 

Customers can navigate between categories by clicking the following buttons on the online storefront to bring up the list of products assigned to each.  

 

 

Note: You are only able to assign products to categories from suppliers that have granted you permission to manage their products. There categories are independent from any categories suppliers have set within their own account. 

 

24px-2 Click here to proceed to your next step, assigning products to your hub catalog.