Options mapping is the act of assigning Product Options to Channel Product Options through mapping inventory categories to channel categories. For example you have two Size option sets (Set 1: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and Set 2: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14), and shoe categories (man, woman) and you are selling these on Amazon; you can set your inventory categories to corresponding Amazon categories and assign different Size Sets; Assign Set 1 to Women’s shoes and Set 2 to Men’s.
Options mapping is a twofold operation:
- Assign a product its options and internal categories,
- Assign Internal Categories to Channel’s categories and select the options set to complete mapping
Options mapping done on Product Editing Page by assigning options and Categories to a product at the same time. Options can be mapped to products while creating a new product or during editing. Go to Products Page:
> Menu > Inventory > Products and then click on the “Parents” Tab.
> Choose the product you want to perform Options Mapping and click on its “Edit” button.
> “Category” tab is the tab to perform this operation; you can assign a product category from your inventory to this product.
> Simply find the product category or categories you want to assign to this product and click on their checkboxes,
> Click on Save and close to save your work.
When a product category has been assigned to a product, this category appears in Channel > Mappings under “Options” tab and becomes available to be linked to some product category under a channel.
> Go to Menu > Channel > Mappings and then click on “Options” Tab
> In the list, you can see the Inventory Categories you have assigned to products earlier,
> Choose the Inventory Category you want to work on and Click on the plus sign (+) to view all options linked to this inventory category,
> Next to Options there is the drop-down menu which contains Channels Options; chose a Channel Option.