Before you add products to your catalog, you need to establish the basic category structure of your catalog. Products may be assigned to zero or more categories. Categories are usually created in advance, before products are added to the catalog. However, you can also add categories “on the fly” while creating a product. The category structure of the catalog is reflected by the main menu — or top navigation — of the store.

Category tree

Control Description
Add Root Category Creates a new root category.
Add Subcategory Adds a subcategory below the current category or subcategory.
Collapse All / Expand All Either collapses or expands the category tree.
Delete Removes the current category or subcategory from the tree.
Save Saves any changes made to the category.

Troubleshooting resources

For help with troubleshooting category issues, see the following Commerce Support articles: