Managing Product Classifications

You can use classifications to categorise your products. These classifications are based on the GS1 Global Product Classification, which defines a common set of categories that can be used for any product in any industry. This differs from product tags that you define yourself. Another key difference is that your products can only have a single classification assigned, whereas a product can be assigned any number of product tags.

Contents

  1. Choosing a default classification for your shop
  2. Selecting the classification for an individual product
  3. Applying a classification to multiple products
  4. Adding a product gallery for a specific classification

Choosing a default classification for your shop

If many of your products share the same classification then we recommend setting that classification as the default option in your shop’s settings. Every product in your shop will be assigned this classification unless you assign it with an alternative.

  1. Navigate to the Manage area of your site and then to Settings
  2. Click on Edit Shop Profile
  3. In the Default Product Classification box, click Choose and then select the desired classification
  4. Click Finish
  5. Don’t forget to publish changes so this is reflected on your live site!

Selecting the classification for an individual product

You can choose the classification for an individual product within the Product Details wizard. 

  1. In the edit view of your site, navigate to the product’s page
  2. Hover over the This Page drop-down menu and click on Edit Details
  3. In the Classification step of the wizard, click on the Choose button and search for the product’s classification
  4. Click Finish.
  5. Publish changes to apply this update to your live site.

Applying a classification to multiple products

The ‘Products’ tab enables you to update the product classification for multiple products at once.

  1. Check the box beside each product that you wish to update. Alternatively you can click the top checkbox to select all products on the page. This is particularly useful in combination with the search/filter function in the left menu.
  2. Click on  the Assign Classifications button
  3. Click Choose and select the desired classification
  4. Click Update.
  5. Publish changes to apply this update to your live site.

Adding a product gallery for a specific classification

  1. in the Edit view of your site, navigate to the page where you would like to create a product gallery.
  2. Click on the Product Gallery button
  3. In the first step of the wizard, select Products will be chosen by specifying their classification and tags
  4. Click Choose and select the relevant classification.
  5. Complete the rest of the wizard.
  6. Click Finish when done.
  7. Publish changes to display this product gallery on your live site.