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Product Category

Product Categories

For a Printing Site, it is important to create the best categorization structure for your entire product range. Product categorization helps the customer to reach down their product in just a few clicks and scrolls.

This means creating Product Categories Group and Product Category will help visitors and narrow down their efforts in finding a product on your web store.

OnPrintShop Admin Panel allows you to create Product Category Groups and Products Categories. Also, the system has an option for Mega Menu.

Mega Menu makes it easy for the customer to find any desired product without any hassle.

What is Mega Menu?

A mega menu is a multi-level expansion, which simply packs up the entire website navigation in one menu. It is most helpful to websites with multiple category groups and categories.

Manage Product Categories

Admin > Products > Product Categories

Create, manage and update product category for better visualization and navigation for your customers.

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Enable Product Categories

By default, the product categories are not enabled into your system. To enable product category go to,

Admin > Store Configuration > Settings > Search “category” > Under ‘Product’ TAB > Enable Product Category / Product Category with Group? (Select “Yes”)

Enable 3-tier Product Category

As soon as you enable the product categories, the two-tier product category is enabled. To get a 3-tier product category i.e. to enable Product Category with Group follow the below path.

Admin > Store Configuration > Settings > Search “category” > Under ‘Product’ TAB > Enable Product Category / Product Category with Group? (Select “Yes with Group”)

3- Tier organization works as – Product Category Group -> Product Category -> Product

What is the right way to categorize product?

When it comes to the categorization of a product, it is very much important to understand similar characteristics of various products and keep them under one umbrella. Also, with the help of SEO experts, understand what people search over the web, and what they are looking for.

With this information, it becomes very easy to create product categories and create a group for these categories.

Such broad categorization will reduce the number of user clicks and help customers easily navigate to their desired product.

Product Category Dashboard

If the 3-tier categorization is on then on the product category dashboard Admin can view all the product categories and Category groups. Toggle the status ‘Active’ or ‘Inactive’ according to the requirements and assign a sort order to display the product category and groups at the storefront.

Add Product Category

Product Category Details

  • Category Title – This is the name of the category, which a customer will see and use to navigate further into your store. Try to keep a category name short. Choose a name that easily summarizes all the products in it.
  • Category Internal Title – This title is useful at the Admin side only. As an Admin, you can assign an internal title to the category such that it becomes easy for you to manage all the categories.
  • Category URL – This is the unique URL given to your Category page. This makes it easy for your customers to find your category pages over the web. Thus, it is advisable to keep the URL name SEO friendly. If kept blank, the system automatically generates a URL for the category.
  • Category Image – This image is displayed at the home page. (Only if the category is enabled to be displayed at the home page)
  • Category Icon (Works only with Mega Menu) This image is displayed beside the Category Name in the Mega Menu.
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  • Category Header Menu Content (Works only with Mega Menu) A category content which is displayed at the category header.
  • Short Description – Give a short description of the overall category. This description is displayed on the home page.
  • Long Description – This is what explains the motive of the category. This is displayed on the landing page of the category.
  • Category Badge Pattern – you may introduce a new category into your store or are offering a discount on the overall category range. In such a situation, you can select a Category Badge Patten and display it on the Category.
    The badge pattern can be or the type Ribbon, Cross Label, Triangle, Corner or Burst.
  • Enable Promotional Text – Toggle the status ‘On’ to display the promotional text.
  • Enter Promotional Text – This is the promotional text, which will help the customer understand the offer or discount in the category. The promotional text can be of type ‘NEW’, ‘OFFER’, ‘10% OFF’ etc., depending on the requirements.
  • Display on Home – Enable the toggle to display the category on the home page.
    Displaying a category on the home page will make it attractive. You can display your bestselling categories on the homepage and gather more attention of customers.
  • Add to Cart - An ‘Add to Cart’ button will be added on Product List and Product Category Pages.

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    • Clicking on the ‘Add to Cart’ button will perform either of two actions from below –
      1. If there are no Additional Options of a Predefined Product, customer can directly enter the quantity and continue on cart page.
      2. For standard and other products, customer will find a ‘View Details’ button redirecting them to the Product Info Page.
      3. For Predefined Product with additional options, a pop-up will occur to fill in the product additional options details and continue to cart.

SEO Content Description

All these content; the Page Title, keywords, and description helps in search engine ranking of the category pages. A good ranking will help customers to easily find your category page and thus helping you get potential traffic on the page.

  • Title – This is the Category Page title displayed in the search results
  • Meta Keywords – These are the frequently phrases that customers use to make searches in the search engine.
  • Meta Description – A short description of your category page, displayed along with the page title.
  • Canonical Reference – Give reference to the similar pages here i.e. pages with similar content as the category page created. This will save your website from the consequences of duplicate pages.
  • Add Category Group

    Adding Category Group is completely the same as adding a category.

    Note: These category groups are created only for better visualization of the customers. Admin has to only use Products and Product Categories for any settings in Admin Panel.

    Some examples of Category Groups are –

    Example of Accessories

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    Example of Business Identity

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    Product Category

    Action Menu

    • Edit – This is a quick link to modify and make changes in the product category. You can edit the name of the category, images, content, or the promotional text of the category. If there are multiple languages enabled in your web store then manually add content for each language.
    Note: The system has no provision to delete the predefined categories. You can simply turn their toggle off and make them inactive. The system only allows deleting categories created by Admin.

    Product Category Group

    Action Menu

    • Edit – Quick link to edit and modify the Category Group. The system allows you to edit content, images, promotional text, and SEO content of the Category group. If there are multiple languages enabled in your web store then manually add content for each language.
    • Note: The system has no provision to delete the Category Group created. Admin can simply turn the toggle off to make the category inactive.