Shop Categories are essential for navigation through your site, especially for any Shop with a large amount of products. It not only makes it easier to keep track of your products but ensures your customer has the option to either browse your Shop or go directly through to their desired product.
In this guide we will be looking at the following:
Please note: a category must be empty of all products and sub-categories before it can be deleted.
You can then display these category images only on the Shop page, instead of displaying your category name as well. This is great if you have externally made your own customised images. To do this please follow these instructions:
Add a banner
Making your page more visually stimulating is a great way to attract your customers eyes to a message you want them to see. So, for example, if you are running a flash sale you may want to draw their eyes to this, and adding a banner to the top of your category page is a great way to do this!
You can create this banner externally using software such as Photoshop or Pixlr, so it not only shows off your message but also fits in with you brand. You could do this by using your brand colours or maybe even the same font as your logo, and having an emotive message or phrase on there. For example, for a flash sale you could have "Gone in a Flash!" or "Last Chance to Buy!"
Once you have made your logo you will then need to add it to the top of your "Categories" page. To do this you will firstly need to upload this image to your "Images" area by following our guide here. Once you have uploaded it you will then need to follow the steps here:
You can then go even further and link from this banner to another category, so it's really easy for the customer to start browsing! To do this please follow the steps in our "How do I make an image link to one of my Shop Categories" guide.
Add information about your category
Adding extra information to your shop category page will not only make your website seem more professional but it is also a great way to tell the customer important information without needing to state it on every product.
For example, if you were selling gift vouchers you may want to add some information about how these are presented and sent, or even any extra things the customer can add to them to make personal. This means you can not only show off your products and upsell any extras you do offer, but you can also state more general information that applies to every product in the category!
To add text to the top of your shop category page please follow the steps below:
Again, you can then go even further and link to other categories or specific products from this text by following the steps in our "How do I make an image link to one of my Shop Categories" guide.
If you would like further assistance please contact your Customer Account Manager. We are always happy to help!