Manage product categories

If you’ve got a handful of products to sell, organizing them into a few nice and tidy categories makes it easier for customers to find what they want to buy. It can also make managing your products behind-the-scenes a lot easier. 💪

Get organized

Come up with categories that will help your shoppers quickly find the products they want to buy. That might include:

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Jewelry
  • Albums
  • Pins
  • Stickers

When you create a category and add at least one active product in, a link to that category will automatically appear in your store navigation on the Products page. Some themes, like Neat, even include an option to use categories (or “collections”) as a landing page for browsing products.


Got a lot of product categories to manage at once? Check out the bulk edits feature to streamline your process.

  1. Log in at
  2. Go to Products.
  3. Click the action menu and then Manage categories.
  4. Click Add category to create your first category and + to add more.
  5. Click Save.
  6. To sort products into categories, click on the Products tab.
  7. Choose a product listing and click the Categories button.
  8. Check off which categories to sort the product into and click Done and Save at the bottom.
  1. Launch the Big Cartel app.
  2. Tap Products.
  3. Tap Categories.
  4. Tap New category to create a new one. Use the checkmark to sort.
  5. Repeat for as many categories as you need and tap Done.
  6. Tap Save.
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