Today we added a new feature to our BigCommerce dropship App to help store owners MAP their own categories to products offered by their chosen dropship suppliers.
As you know each supplier will provide their own category names which most often don’t match the category names that you have decided to use in your store. With this new category mapping feature, you will be able to rename the supplier’s categories to match yours so when items from your list are pushed to your BigCommerce store, your own categories will be used instead of the ones provided by each drop shipper.
To access this new category mapping feature, just login to your wholesale2b.com account and click on the top green button BigCommerce Plan and then click on the link “category mapping” located at the top of your list.
On the next page you will find the list of supplier category names with a box next to each category titled “BigCommerce Categories”. In this box you can enter your own category name to replace the supplier category.
The category path will be separated by the sign “>”. For example if the supplier category name is “frgx men>Gucci” then this means that the parent category is “frgx men” and the sub-category is “Gucci”. Now if your store category on BigCommerce is name “Perfumes” instead, then simply enter “Perfumes>Cuggi” in the box and click SAVE.
The next time your list is imported to your store, the new category will be used and all related items will be moved under your store category.