How to categorize products in your store

In this article:

How the Categories feature works

How to turn on the Categories menu

How to add new product categories

How to change category position in the store menu

Check which products are in a category

Hide categories

Delete categories


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 turn on the Categories feature

To make product categories visible on your store menu, 

  1. Go to Store Settings → General Settings
  2. Switch on the toggle button for Categories menu (should be green)
  3. Click Save


How to add new product categories

First, make sure to turn on the Categories menu switch in the Store Settings (General Settings) section, which makes product categories visible in your store menu (see section above for detailed instructions).

There are two ways to create new product categories:

  1. In the product editor below the product description go to Select product category and click + Add new in the drop-down list 

2. In the Product Categories section (go to Store Settings → Product Categories) click Add new.


How to change category position in the store menu

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

  1. Go to Store Settings → Customization
  2. Drag and drop categories to display them in your preferred order

How to check which products are in a category

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

In the Categories editor

  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 

In store view, you'll be able to click through all product categories.

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.


How to hide categories

You can hide all or just a specific category. Hiding the Categories menu will make categories invisible on your store page, but they will still be available to you in the Categories section. 

To hide all categories

  1. Go to Store Setting → General Settings
  2. Turn off the toggle for Categories menu (should be grey)
  3. Click Save

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 delete a product category

Note that deleting a category will not delete the products within it. 

To remove a category completely:

  1. Go to Store Settings → Store Categories
  2. Select the category you want to delete
  3. Click Delete 


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