Catalogs are at the core of our business: it list all the products we offer to shoppers and store details about every one of our products such as: name, price, product code, images, etc.
There are two types of catalogs:
- Master Catalog—specific to our tenant and contain all the products in your child catalogs that belong to them, which enables you to share products across all child catalogs.
- Catalog—specific to each of our sites or storefronts and only contain the products in them that we wish to sell in their associated storefronts.
Do not delete a master catalog from your tenant if you only have one master catalog. If you need to delete a master catalog, ensure that you have an additional master catalog before deleting the master catalog. If you delete the only master catalog in your tenant, the tenant will no longer function properly and you will need to have an entire new tenant provisioned.
In addition to catalogs, Kibo eCommerce also contains sites, which are the actual shopper facing storefronts that shoppers use to order products. Each site is associated with one catalog
Imagine that your business includes a store in Washington, a kiosk in Georgia, and a website, and you sell the following products:
|Disposable Gloves||Washington store and website|
|Hygiene Materials||Washington store and website|
|Work Gloves||Washington store and website|
|Retail Products||Georgia kiosk only|
|Protective Coverings||Washington store and website|
Given this situation, you would configure your catalogs in the following way:
|Catalog Name||Catalog Type||Description|
|Master Apparel Catalog||Master catalog||Includes all of your products, including all the Disposable Gloves, Hygiene Materials, Work Gloves, Retail Products, and Protective Coverings we sell.|
|Washington Store Catalog||Catalog||Includes a subset of all of our products. We only sell Disposable Gloves, Hygiene Materials, Work Gloves, and Protective Coverings in your Washington store.|
|Georgia Kiosk Catalog||Catalog||Includes a limited subset of the products that you sell at your kiosk. We only sell Retail Products at the kiosk.|
|Website Catalog||Catalog||Includes a subset of all products that we sell online. We only sell Disposable Gloves, Hygiene Materials, Work Gloves, and Protective Coverings on our website.|