When setting up your shop, you will need to create shop categories, which will help your customer find what they are looking for.
There are two different category types:
This is the top-level category (i.e. primary category), which appears in the main menu bar on the customer website:
You can then add additional sub-categories under each of the top-level categories. The sub-categories will appear on the mega menu, which will appear to the customer when they hover over the main menu.
Things to consider:
- You should only have 8 - 10 top level categories appearing across the top. If you exceed this number there is a danger that the main navigation will appear across two lines, which will make it difficult for your customer to navigate your website.
- When deciding on your category structure, always think about the number of products that you have in each category or sub-category. If you have a category that only has a small few products, perhaps consider the possibility of merging this category in with another category.
The Mega Menu
A Mega Menu is a table of sub-categories arranged in rows and columns, grouped under headings. However there are size constraints to consider. As a guide, try not to exceed 4 columns with up to 15 rows - this should ensure the Mega Menu will fit on a typical screen size with a readable font size.
As you create your categories and sub-categories, the Mega Menu will be automatically generated for you. You will need to define the structure of the Mega Menu itself.
The Mega Menu is configured so that the main (top) categories are visible on the customer website at all times. If you look at the above screenshot , you will see that the main category bar is displayed in black. When the user hovers over a category in the main category bar, a new mega menu will appear displaying the various subcategory options for that particular category.