Please note: This feature is for advanced users only - if you wish to use it please send us a request to get access.

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  • If you have a retailer category that does not align well with a single Trade Me marketplace category you can filter the products within that retailer category by keyword to create a rule. For example;
    • The retailer category Tees, Knits and Polos may contain t shirts, sweaters and polo shirts so you can't assign a Trade Me category to this retailer category otherwise you may end up with sweaters listing in the t shirt category
    • If you filter the retailer category by 'Sweater' then choose the Trade Me category Clothing & Fashion > Men > Jerseys & hoodies then all products with Sweater in the title will list under Clothing & Fashion > Men > Jerseys & hoodies. If you filter by tee then all products with Tee can be assigned to the Trade Me category Clothing & Fashion > Men > T-shirts
  • Filtering by keyword and assigning categories will then create a rule. In the above example, any time you add a product with keyword 'Sweater' in the title to your ecommerce store it will automatically be assigned to the Trade Me category Clothing & Fashion > Men > Jerseys & hoodies and list.

How to assign categories filtering by Keyword

  1. Make sure you opt in to see this feature - send us a request to get access.
  2. From the Dashboard go to Products - Trade Me - Needs Category to list in Tab.
  3. Your retailer categories will be listed in the table. For the retailer category you want to assign categories to, click 'Choose category'
  4. Enter a keyword e.g Drawer and click 'Filter' 
  5. Check that the relevant products have a check box, then choose a marketplace category on the right hand side, either search by starting to type or use the category tree and click 'Save Category'
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have chosen a category for all products
  7. You can now see the keyword category mapping rule, the choose category button is still visible because not all products in the category were mapped using that keyword.