Note: At least one channel must be connected before categories can be created. To learn more about connecting a new channel, please see the chapter titled Connecting an Amazon Account
Step 1: The manage categories feature can be found by clicking the plus sign that appears to the right of the word ‘Inventory’ to expand the navigation pane:
Step 2: With the navigation panel expanded,the word ‘Categories’ can be selected:
Step 3: To enable editing, the file tree must be unlocked by placing a checkmark in the box next to the words ‘Unlock Tree’ as shown in the screenshot below:
Step 4: Create the first level of categories by clicking ‘New Taxonomy’:
Step 5: Each new tier / taxonomy created should treated as a new ‘set of categories’ and should be given a unique name. For instance, in the image below products can be found under Categories, Conditions & Concerns, and Gift Ideas:
Note: To help illustrate the example above, the front end of the associated website most likely displays a tab labeled Categories, a tab labeled Conditions & Concerns, and a tab labeled Gift Ideas.
Step 6: Sub-categories are created by highlighting the main category and then clicking the ‘Create’ button:
This will open a new tier of the taxonomy section with another new field (or sub-category) ready to be named. This new field/category will appear as a subsection of the first field/category named:
Additional categories and/or sub-categories can be added at any time by revisiting this screen.
Step 7: Once a category is created, additional information can be added by selecting the category name and clicking the edit button:
There are four (4) tabs presented on this page. From the main tab, the Category Name and a Code (if applicable) can be entered:
From the second tab, associated category images can be added by either dragging and dropping the files into place, clicking to browse images on a hard drive, or by entering the url of the image to be used:
The third tab contains an easy to use text editor for constructing the category description:
The fourth and final tab provides an area to set the Metadata for the selected category page:
Note: Be sure to ‘Save & Close’ when all fields are complete. Instructions for how to add products to categories can be found in the chapter titled ‘Manually Entering a New Product’. Repeat the steps above to enter all categories needed for the products in this channel.