[intro]Before you begin, it's a good idea to organise your Navigational structure so you know what you need to create. When you have completed this guide, you will have added Categories and Subcategories using the Inventory Manager feature.[/intro]

[remember]Before you begin this Guide, you need to ensure that you have installed the Inventory Manager feature on your EKM online shop. [/remember]

1. From the Dashboard, click the Features tab:

2. Within Installed Features, click on the Inventory Manager icon to open it:

3. In the top right-hand corner, click View Categories:

4. On this page, you can view all of the main Categories on your EKM online shop. Click Add Category in the top right-hand corner:

5. Give your Category a name and a Description using the fields provided, before clicking the Category Management tab on the left-hand side:

Making a Main Category

6. Now you need to decide how you want your new Category to display. If you would like your new Category to be a main Category, click the Save & Close button:

[tips]If you’re not sure whether you want to make your new Category a Subcategory or a main Category, you need to plan out your Navigation. [/tips]

Making a Subcategory

7. However, if you would like your new Category to be a Subcategory - a Category which displays within an existing main Category - click the Change button on the right-hand side:

8. From the list of existing Categories on your EKM online shop, you need to select the main Category you would like your new Subcategory to display within. Click through the list and remember to click the green cross symbol to open any existing main Categories to view the Subcategories within them. When you have located it, click the name of the Category:

9. Now you need to click Save & Close on the bottom right-hand side:

[remember]Main Categories and Subcategories need to have a Category Image added to them. You can read more about Category Images in this Guide. [/remember]



[contact] If you need our help with your EKM online shop, contact your Ecommerce Expert or the Customer Support Team, who will be able to point you in the right direction. We're open from 8am-6pm weekdays and 9am-5.30pm weekends. If you'd like to suggest a feature or an upgrade on any of the EKM platforms, please let us know on the EKM Suggestions Board. If you have a non-account specific question to ask the EKM Team, join us in EKM Community. If you need some inspiration for your EKM online shop, listen to our podcast on iTunes and Spotify.[/contact]