If your sales agency uses MarketTime's B2B e-commerce website, you have the ability to categorize your Manufacturer's items so your customers have the ability to filter items with more granularity.
What you'll learn
- How to create Item Categories
- How to assign items to Item Categories manually and via Excel import
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Creating a Category
- Adding Items to a Category
Categories and SubCategories can not be added manually, you must submit your Categories/SubCategories to MarketTime to be added to the system for use. Template is below (Categories and SubCategory Template.xlsx).
Using the Categories option under Maintenance in the navigation Menu, you can begin creating Categories.
Creating a Category
To begin creating an Item Category, click the Add button above the table:
Here you can search through and select from a variety of predetermined Categories.
Once you select your desired Category, click Save.
Adding Sub-Categories to a Category
Once you've created your category, click on the Add Sub-Category button to begin selecting items.
This will allow you to further categorize items within the main Category you've chosen to expand.
Here you can search through and select from a variety of predetermined Sub-Categories to add to your Category.
Once you select your desired Sub-Category, click Save.
Adding Items to a Category
Once you've created your category, click on the Assign Items to Category button to begin selecting items.
This screen will allow you to choose a Manufacturer (1), select the items you'd like to add (2), then Assign the items to the Callout (3).
Additionally, you can choose which Sub-Category to assign the items to by using the corresponding drop-down:
Adding Items to a Category via Excel Import
For instances where you'd like to assign items to their Categories/SubCategories in bulk, you can use the Import Category, SubCategory and Items button found on the Import/Export screen. Relevant template for this task is below (Item Category Import Template.xlsx)
The Item Categories you create can be seen and utilized by your Retailers while using your B2B Website to find the right items for them.