Product categories are intended to help you quickly find the necessary items and generally streamline the process of Inventory Management. Product categories are also involved in the Assortment Analysis and Inventory Stocktake.
A product category is a set of items united by the same class. The table of Categories is a catalog-based list of items each having its product category. By default, Orderry has the following parent category “All products” that cannot be edited or removed. It has several subcategories that can be populated, edited, or removed when necessary.
Creating New Categories
Creating product categories on the “Inventory > Products and categories” page
Step One. Press “+ Category”.
Step two. Get a dialog window, then enter a title and select a parent category.
Parent categories are used to create a tree of categories. Here, the “Parent category” is a searchable drop-down list. Just start typing and make a corresponding selection.
For example, let’s create a new product category (“Parts”) and select “All products” as a parent category. Next, let’s create a couple of new product categories (“Apple” and “Samsung”) and select “Parts” as a parent category. Then we are going to create several subcategories, namely “LCD Screens”, “Cameras”, “Touchscreens” and select “Apple” and “Samsung” as their parent categories. Eventually, we will have a tree of categories like this:
Later on, you will be able to quickly select a corresponding parent category found on the list, then press “+ Category” and automatically apply a selection.
Step Three. Select a seller compensation that will be awarded for making a sale or adding a product from this category to Order. Read here to learn more.
Step Four. Press “Save”.
Creating Categories from new Products and Postings
If you don’t have the right category to select — either when creating a product on the “Products and categories” tab, or when doing posting — new product categories can be quickly added directly from a Product profile or Posting document. To do so, follow these steps.
Step One. Press “+ Category” next to the “Category” field.
Step two. Enter a title, then select a parent category and press “Save”.
After creating new products, their quantity will be displayed next to the list of categories.
Note: Quantity in subcategories does not necessarily have to be the same as quantity in a parent category, because a parent category may also have its own products.
Click a category title to see a list of related products displayed on the right screen menu.
Click the quantity to open the “Inventory > Stock” page with a preset filter by its category.
Use drag and drop to transfer a product category to another parent category.
How to edit and remove Category
Double-click a title to edit or remove a category. Get a dialog window, then make edits and save your progress or press delete to remove it from the system.
Note: Category with products can not be instantly removed. To do so, you need to transfer products to another category first.