Creating product categories and subcategories
3. On the "New category" page that opens up, specify your category rules. Specifically:
|Name||This field refers to the name of the category|
|Parent category||Here you can define the type of the category that you are creating. If you want to create a parent category, then do not select a parent category from the drop-down menu. If you are creating a subcategory, choose the parent category it is assigned to from the drop-down menu.|
|Description||This field allows you too add a description for the category/subcategory that you are creating (if applicable)|
|Active||This option refers to the status of the category you are creating. Select this option if you want the category to be active, or deselect it if you decide to make a category inactive.|
|Discount||This option allows you to set the discount percentage that applies to this category|
|Update discount in subcategories too||This option appears when you are editing a parent category. Therefore, if the discount rule applies to a subcategory as well, you need to select this option. If the discount applies only to the parent category, leave this box unchecked.|
|Default measurement unit|| Select the default measurement unit (if applicable). Note that you must have already created the measurement units for your products or product category for this drop-down menu to be active.
4. Click on the 'Advanced' tab to set an image for the category. To do this, simply drag and drop an image and then click "Save".
Note that you can create as many categories as you wish. In addition, you can manage your categories through the Product Categories menu by clicking on the "Manage categories" button.
You can also move categories by dragging and dropping them to the desired position within the category hierarchy.
Finally, by clicking "Sort categories", your product categories will be sorted in alphabetical order.