How to categorize products in your store

In this article:

How the Categories feature works

How to show and hide Categories in your store

How to add, edit and remove product categories

How to change category position in the store menu

Check which products are in a category

Remove a product from a category

How to add a product category as a store page


How the Categories feature works

The Categories feature allows you to categorize your products by type or any characteristic you want. This makes it easier for your customers to navigate your store and select what type of product they want to buy. It's especially useful to categorize your products if you have a lot of them and if you're selling multiple product types.

Categories will be displayed on your store page, in the store menu. 

By clicking on each category, your customers will be able to see only the products within the selected category.


How to show and hide categories in your store

To make product categories visible on your store menu, follow the steps. 

  1. Log into your Sellfy account
  2. Go to Store settingsCustomize store
  3. Navigate the Product module
  4. Turn the toggle switch for Show product categories
  5. Publish.

If you're disabling the categories menu, categories won't be invisible on your store page, but they will still be available to you in the Categories section. 

To hide a specific category

  1. Go to Store Settings > Product Categories
  2. Select the category you want to hide
  3. Turn off the toggle switch (should be grey, not green)
  4. Click Save


How to add new product categories

First, make sure to turn on the Categories menu switch in the store customize as described in the last section. This makes product categories visible in your store menu (see the section above for detailed instructions).

To add, edit or remove a category, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Store settings > Product Categories
  2. Click Add new > enter the Title and slug
  3. Click Save

You can also create a new category when adding a product, with the Product editor. 

In the Product Details section, go to Select a product category > from the drop-down select +Add new at the bottom. 


How to change the category position in the store menu

To change the positioning of your product categories in the menu,

  1. Go to Store Settings > Customize store
  2. Drag and drop categories to display them in your preferred order

Note: You need to enable the category menu to drag and drop categories on your store page.


How to check which products are in a category

There are two ways to check what products are added to each category:

  1. Go to Store Settings > Product Categories
  2. Select the category you want to see
  3. Click View category

You'll be taken to your store page with the selected category and the products it contains.

On your store page 

You can also check To go to your store page, click  Overview in your account header menu (see image below).

Here's how the different categories will be displayed on your store.


Remove a product from a category

If you wish to remove a product from a category without assigning it to another category, simply select No category from the dropdown and click Save product.


How to add a product category as a store page

If you're using Product categories for your products, you may want to create a page for a particular category that customers can access from the navigation menu. That way, only products belonging to the selected category will be shown on this page. 

To do this:

  1. Go to Store SettingsCustomize store
  2. Navigate to Home > Navigation 
  3. Click Add link > Choose type CATEGORY  
  4. Enter the page name in the Link title (we recommend using the same title as you used for the category)  
  5. Select the desired category from the dropdown > Save link 
  6. Publish
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