Creating and Managing Product Families

How to create and manage product families

Product Families are a way for you to assign attributes to products of the same type so that you can see only relevant attributes for each family. Product families are especially useful if you have a variety of products in your catalog that share only a specific set of attributes.


Creating Product Families

Editing Product Families

Duplicating Product Families

Deleting Product Families

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Creating Product Families


To create a Product Family:

  1. Navigate to 'Settings' in the navigation bar.
  2. In the left menu, under 'Products', choose the option 'Families'.
  3. Click 'Create a family'.

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  4. Give your family a name (you can change this later), then click 'Next'.

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  5. Choose the attributes that you want to be part of this family. 
  6. Then Click 'Create family'


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ℹ️ An Attribute can be assigned to more than one family.

 

Once you have created a Product Family, you can assign your products to a family. Learn how to assign your products to a Product Family in this article


Editing Product Families

To edit an already existing Product Family:

  1. Navigate to 'Settings' in the navigation bar.
  2. In the left menu, under 'Products', choose the option 'Families'.
  3. Click on the name of the product family you wish to edit.

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  4. If you wish to rename the Product Family, click on the name to edit it.
  5. If you wish to add more attributes to this Family, click on 'Add attributes'.
  6. If you wish to delete an attribute from this Family, select the attribute and click on 'Remove'.
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💡 You can also remove attributes from a product family from a product detail page. If you want to remove the attribute from all variations of the product as well, check the box 'Remove the attribute for all linked variations'.

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Within the Family overview you are also able to see which products are currently assigned to a Family:

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ℹ️ From this view you are not able to edit which products are assigned to a family. If you want to learn how to change or remove families from a product check out this article.

 


Duplicating Product Families


If you want to duplicate any existing Product Family, you can easily do so in a matter of a few clicks:

  1. Navigate to 'Settings' in the navigation bar.
  2. In the left menu, under 'Products', choose the option 'Families'.
  3. Click on the name of the product family you wish to duplicate.
  4. Click on the three dots in the top right corner.
  5. Click on 'Duplicate'. 
  6. Edit the name of the Product Family. 
  7. Add and/or delete any attributes from this Family 
  8. Click on 'Duplicate family'. 

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⚠️ When duplicating Product Families, only the attributes will be duplicated, but not the products that have been assigned to the family.

 


Deleting Product Families

You can delete families without losing any of your product data. To delete a product family:

  1. Navigate to 'Settings' in the navigation bar.
  2. In the left menu, under 'Products', choose the option 'Families'.
  3. Choose the Family you want to delete.
  4. Click on 'Delete' at the top.


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Alternatively, you can go into the Family and select the option to delete from the family detail area:

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ℹ️  When you delete a Family, all products in the Family are moved to the default "Unassigned" Family.

 


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