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Inventory > Categories Tab Explained

An overview of the categories in your admin and how they organize your products

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Written by Dan McCarty
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Inventory > Categories Tab Overview

Categories play an important role in organizing and listing your products. Breaking down products into an easily navigable category tree is essential for a positive customer browsing experience on your website. It will also make it easier for an admin user to perform inventory related tasks.

The CrystalCommerce system breaks categories into 3 types:

  • Organizational / Parent Categories: Categories whose purpose is to contain other categories. (i.e. Magic Singles)

  • Sub-Categories: Categories under the parent category, but contain Destination Categories (i.e. Ixalan Block, Amonkhet Block)

  • Destination Categories: Categories whose purpose is to contain products. (i.e. Ixaland, Rivals of Ixalan, Amonkhet, Hour of Devastation)

Important: Categories may contain either products or other categories, but they may not contain both. To learn more about correctly setting up categories, refer to our Organizational vs Destination Categories Overview.

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