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Creating Classifications

A classification is a grouping of like inventory items that have similar descriptive attributes. For example, if you sell cameras you may have a classification such as "Digital Cameras". Each of the items in this classification is a digital camera, but they may all have different values for attributes like Megapixels, Optical Zoom, and Lens options.

You can only assign one classification per inventory item.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

Video


Creating Classifications – In this video you will learn how to group your inventory using classifications. View Transcript

 

How to Create Classifications via the User Interface


  1. Select Inventory > Grouping > Classifications.
  2. Click the Create a New Classification action link.
  3. Supply the following information:
    1. Classification Name: Assign a meaningful name that will be representative of the data to be grouped by this Classification.
    2. Attributes: Describe features that all items in this Classification have in common. For example, within the Camera Classification all products will have attributes such as lens, body weight, etc. These fields will be displayed on the inventory item create/edit page, allowing you to enter the item specific value in that field. To add or edit these fields and any default values or list choices, go to the Attributes view.
    3. Upsell Items (Optional): Present buyers with additional purchase choices in the ChannelAdvisor Checkout . Typically, upsell items are accessories or supplies to the items in the class.
  4. Click the Save and Exit button to save this record and return to the Classification View. Or select Save and Continue to configure the following additional settings.
    1. Select a Distrubtion Center. Select Save to configure additional settings.
    2. Select a Shipping Rate Type and select Continue.
    3. Complete the Shipping Rate Table and click Save Changes.

 

Tasks to Complete


  1. Creating Classifications
  2. Assigning Classifications
  3. Removing Classifications

A classification is a grouping of like inventory items that have similar descriptive attributes. For example, if you sell cameras you may have a classification such as "Digital Cameras". Each of the items in this classification is a digital camera, but they may all have different values for attributes like Megapixels, Optical Zoom, and Lens options.

You can only assign one classification per inventory item.

 

Prerequisites


You should be familiar with the following topics before continuing:

 

Video


Creating Classifications – In this video you will learn how to group your inventory using classifications. View Transcript

 

How to Create Classifications via the User Interface


  1. Select Inventory > Grouping > Classifications.
  2. Click the Create a New Classification action link.
  3. Supply the following information:
    1. Classification Name: Assign a meaningful name that will be representative of the data to be grouped by this Classification.
    2. Attributes: Describe features that all items in this Classification have in common. For example, within the Camera Classification all products will have attributes such as lens, body weight, etc. These fields will be displayed on the inventory item create/edit page, allowing you to enter the item specific value in that field. To add or edit these fields and any default values or list choices, go to the Attributes view.
    3. Upsell Items (Optional): Present buyers with additional purchase choices in the ChannelAdvisor Checkout . Typically, upsell items are accessories or supplies to the items in the class.
  4. Click the Save and Exit button to save this record and return to the Classification View. Or select Save and Continue to configure the following additional settings.
    1. Select a Distrubtion Center. Select Save to configure additional settings.
    2. Select a Shipping Rate Type and select Continue.
    3. Complete the Shipping Rate Table and click Save Changes.

 

Tasks to Complete


  1. Creating Classifications
  2. Assigning Classifications
  3. Removing Classifications
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