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Manage Departments

From Organization Menu, click Manage Departments

Departments are a way of organizing your products so that customers can browse your site more easily, similar to manufacturers and categories. It is not absolutely necessary to use departments, but most sites are going to be improved by this kind of organization.

NOTE: In some of our online resources and in the software itself, departments are sometimes referred to as 'sections'. They are the same thing, and can be used interchangeably.

To create a department, click on the Departments menu in the admin site, then click the Add New link in the tree. For an explanation of all of the fields that can be set for each department, see here.

To assign a product to a department, open that product in Product Manager, click on the Mappings tab, and check the desired department(s).