How to access? "Channels" tab > Choose a channel > "Settings" > "Categorize your products"

What is it?

Match the categories of your product catalogue (sorted by alphabetical order) with the channel categories.

Correct categorisation of your products is:

  • part of good product referencing on the channels (search filters, ...).
  • an indispensable step to broadcast your products on the majority of channels.
  • a recommended step by those channels that don't make this step obligatory.

If this functionality is not present, it is because it is not required by the channel.

How does it work?

  1. Click on a category in your product catalogue on the left, the channel categories will appear on the right.
  2. Choose the channel category which corresponds best to the category of your product catalogue.
  3. If needed, use the semantic search to quickly find a channel category.
  4. Identify the categories without matching by checked the "unassigned" box.

Lengow Advice

Once the catalogue is published, return here if you add new categories to your product catalogue to complete the "Categories Matching".

Special case: The category in my product catalogue corresponds to several channel categories

Example: In my product catalogue, I have a “Men > Shoes” category which includes all shoe types.

The categories offered by the channel are more specific than the one in my catalogue:

  • “Men > Shoes > Trainers"
  • “Men > Shoes > Derby shoes”
  • “Men > Shoes > High-Tops”
  • ...

When a category in your product catalogue is wider than the channel's category, split it up to fine-tune the categorisation!

How does it work?

  1. Click on the category in your product catalogue on the left.
  2. Click on “I need to split my category” and “Add a new condition”.
  3. Select the desired channel category.
  4. Apply a condition to select the products which will go into this channel category (by default, the category in your product catalogue is applied).

Repeat this until all the products in your product catalogue category have a channel category.

Channels / Categories Matching

How to access? "Channels" tab > Choose a channel > "Settings" > "Categorize your products"

What is it?

Match the categories of your product catalogue (sorted by alphabetical order) with the channel categories.

Correct categorisation of your products is:

  • part of good product referencing on the channels (search filters, ...).
  • an indispensable step to broadcast your products on the majority of channels.
  • a recommended step by those channels that don't make this step obligatory.

If this functionality is not present, it is because it is not required by the channel.

How does it work?

  1. Click on a category in your product catalogue on the left, the channel categories will appear on the right.
  2. Choose the channel category which corresponds best to the category of your product catalogue.
  3. If needed, use the semantic search to quickly find a channel category.
  4. Identify the categories without matching by checked the "unassigned" box.

Lengow Advice

Once the catalogue is published, return here if you add new categories to your product catalogue to complete the "Categories Matching".

Special case: The category in my product catalogue corresponds to several channel categories

Example: In my product catalogue, I have a “Men > Shoes” category which includes all shoe types.

The categories offered by the channel are more specific than the one in my catalogue:

  • “Men > Shoes > Trainers"
  • “Men > Shoes > Derby shoes”
  • “Men > Shoes > High-Tops”
  • ...

When a category in your product catalogue is wider than the channel's category, split it up to fine-tune the categorisation!

How does it work?

  1. Click on the category in your product catalogue on the left.
  2. Click on “I need to split my category” and “Add a new condition”.
  3. Select the desired channel category.
  4. Apply a condition to select the products which will go into this channel category (by default, the category in your product catalogue is applied).

Repeat this until all the products in your product catalogue category have a channel category.

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