Commerce > Catalogs > Browsing catalogs

Episerver Commerce iconBrowsing and searching catalogs

Go to Commerce Catalog to explore catalogs and their related products and variants. You also can search for catalogCommerce: a top-level container for catalog entries such as categories, products, and variants (SKUs). entries, such as products and variants (SKUCommerce: Stock Keeping Unit; corresponds to a purchasable product with specific characteristics. For example, a product line of shirts has individual variations/SKUs for sleeve size, color, and collar size.s).

Browsing catalogs

Click Catalogs to browse the list of catalogs. The following image shows multiple catalog nodes containing different types of products.

Select a catalog node (such as Books-Art) to expand the underlying subcategories, which appear in the main content area. The node view displays the name, code, price, and availability of products and their variantCommerce: a variant or SKU corresponds to a specific product with specific characteristics. For example, a product line of shirts has individual variations/SKUs that include size, color, and collar size.s. To filter a catalog listing by market, use the Market selector at the top. You can also display or hide thumbnail images by clicking the display button in the top right.

Select a categoryCMS: A built-in Episerver property. You apply a category to content, but you need to build the functionality to display the filtered results. Commerce: A grouping of purchasable products. (Same as node.) and drill down until you see productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages.s, packageCommerce: a unit that contains multiple products or variants, with a single unique pricing for the entire package; comparable to an individual SKU because the package item must be purchased as a whole (such as a computer system).s, and bundleCommerce: a collection of variations and SKUs that let customers purchase two or more items at once.s. Select the arrow next to a product, package or bundle to display related products and variants. Inventory and pricing information appears for variants.

Items in the main content area have icons, which help you identify their content type.

Icon Meaning
category icon categoryCommerce: Categories let you adjust the structure and range of a catalog to optimize the selling potential of products. You can use categories to search for products. You can also assign products to categories by creating relations.
Episerver image bundleCommerce: a collection of variations and SKUs that let customers purchase two or more items at once.
Episerver image packageCommerce: a unit that contains multiple products or variants, with a single unique pricing for the entire package; comparable to an individual SKU because the package item must be purchased as a whole (such as a computer system).
Episerver image productCommerce: various forms of merchandise that you can display and purchase from the public site, including products, variations/SKUs, bundles, packages and dynamic packages.
Episerver image variantCommerce: a variant or SKU corresponds to a specific product with specific characteristics. For example, a product line of shirts has individual variations/SKUs that include size, color, and collar size.

Select a product or variant to view and edit an item's content. See also Editing and publishing catalog entries.

Searching for catalog entries

To search for catalog entries from the Catalogs view, enter keywords into the search field. If you enter keywords inside quotation marks (such as "barbra paperback"), the search only fetches entries with those exact terms. See the Search section for information about Episerver search features.

Accessing products in CMS

You also can access catalog entries from edit viewA section of the user interface where you edit content items, such as pages and blocks. To access edit view, log in and select CMS > Edit. (See admin view for comparison.) through the Catalogs gadgetA small application component that is responsible for its own rendering and behavior, accessible from the dashboard or the panes in the Episerver user interface. A gadget can contain functionality that you can use within the gadget interface or link away to other products integrated in Episerver (for example, a direct link to CMS / Pages where you can use the classic editing view features). in the assetContent such as documents, videos, and images that can be linked to other content such as pages, blocks, and catalog entries in Commerce.s pane. The gadget is useful when dragging-and-dropping catalog entries into content areas. See also Managing content.

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