Creating Events

Each event is associated with a category from your catalog, and only one event can be associated with any given category at a time. To display a list of upcoming events in your store, you must also set up a Catalog Events Carousel widget.

Events list Manage Catalog Events

Create an Event

  1. On the Admin sidebar, go to Marketing > Private Sales > Events.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Add Catalog Event.

  3. In the category tree, choose the category that you want to associate with the event.

    Because each category can have only one event at a time, any categories that already have an event are disabled .

    New event - category tree Select Category

  4. In the Catalog Event Information section, do the following:

    Catalog event information Catalog Event Information

    • For the Start Date of the event, use the calendar (Calendar icon) to choose the date. Then, use the Hour and Minute sliders to set the time the event begins.

    • For the End Date of the event, use the calendar () to choose the date. Then, use the Hour and Minute sliders to set the time the event ends.

    • To upload an Image for the event widget, click Choose File. Then, select the image file from your directory.

    • In the Sort Order field, enter a number to indicate the sequence in which this event appears when listed with other events.

    • Select the checkbox of each page where you want to display the countdown ticker:

      • Category Page
      • Product Page
  5. When complete, click Save.

Field Descriptions

Field Scope Description
Category Global When creating a new event, this field links back to the category tree. When editing an event, it links to the category page related to the event.
Start Date Global The starting date and time of the event in MMDDYYYY HH;MM format. Click the calendar icon to select the date.
End Date Global The ending date and time of the event in MMDDYYYY HH;MM format. Click the calendar icon to select the date.
Image Store View Uploads an image that appears in the Catalog Events Carousel widget.
Sort Order Global Determines the sequence in which this event appears when listed with other events.
Display Countdown Ticker On Global Displays the countdown ticker in the header of each page specified. Options: Category Page / Product Page
Status Global Indicates the status of the event based on the Start Date and End Date range. Status is a read-only value. Values: Open / Closed / Upcoming