Creating and Managing Product Categories

How to build a category structure for your products in Plytix

Setting up product categories helps you navigate your products more efficiently by sorting products into groups from broad to specific. In this article, we will show you how to create and work with categories in Plytix. 

Creating Product Categories in Plytix

Creating Product Categories Upon Import

Editing and Reordering Product Categories

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Creating Product Categories

There are two ways to create Product Categories with Plytix:

Creating Product Categories inside the PIM

To create and manage your Product Categories inside the PIM:

  1. Navigate to 'Settings' in navigation bar. 
  2. Open the 'Categories' section below "Products."
  3. On the left you can navigate your taxonomy. If you haven't created any categories yet, you'll just see 'Index'. Select 'Index' and click the 'Create Categories' button. 
The best practice is to first create one category that contains all of your products. When you click on this newly created category, you'll then have the option to create subcategories.


add-subcategoryWhenever you click a category or subcategory in the left column, the underlying data from that section will become visible and editable in the right column


Continue adding subcategories to each of your categories until they are specific enough to classify all of your products.



ℹ️ You can add up to 1000 categories at each given category level.


Creating Product Categories Upon Import

You can also create and assign your Product Category Trees in bulk within a CSV import. 

When doing so, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

You can establish a hierarchical structure for your Categories by simply separating the Main Category from its respective Subcategories by using a separator such as ">", just as you can see within this example: 

You can upload a category tree via CSV by separating categories with the greater than sign or your own custom separator.

ℹ️ By default the system uses the ">" separator to separate categories from subcategories and a comma to separate distinct categories. However you can use your own custom separators, which you can define within the mapping process on import. Just make sure to use coherent separators. 

💡 A Product can be assigned to multiple Category Trees at once. Just make sure to use a distinct separator as the ones used to define one Category Tree. 

⚠️ Categories are case sensitive. Make sure to always use the same spelling for each category. If for instance you write "iPhone cases" and "iPhone Cases", two different categories will be created. 


Editing and Reordering Product Categories

Editing and Deleting

To rename a category, simply click its name in the right column view, type the new name, and hit enter to save.

If you want to move or delete a category, you can hover or click on that that category and action buttons will appear.




You can find the same actions in the '...' button at the top of the right column.





Every time you create a new part of your taxonomy, you can adjust the content within the taxonomy level by dragging and dropping subcategories.

If you wish to move a category to a different level of the tree, you can do this by selecting the category and clicking the three dots that appear at the top of the column on the right.



If you choose to 'Move category', a new window will appear. Select a category to move it to, or type a category name into the search bar. Select the category and click 'Move'.




Now, all you need to do is apply your categories to your different products! Click the first link below to learn how ⤵️



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