Create Category Relationships
Creating a relationship between two categories links them to designate which items should be bought and recommended together. Before you begin creating relationships between categories it is important to understand:
- Linking a category is two way. For example, in the image below "Women|Shoes" is linked to "Women|Dresses & Skirts" as well as three other categories. If you edit each of these four linked categories, you will see that they are already linked to "Women|Shoes", but not linked to each other unless the relationship was already defined for those categories (so "Women|Handbags" will not be linked to "Women|Dresses & Skirts" unless that relationship is also created).
- You cannot link a category to its own parent category. For example, you cannot link "Women|Shoes" to "Women" because "Shoes" are already contained within the parent category "Women". However, you can link two parent categories together. For example, linking "Women" and "Accessories" will result in broad recommendations of items from both "Women" and "Accessories" when an item in either category is selected.
Configure SmartBundle Recipes
Once the relationships are designated, the ingredient can start returning results. SmartBundle is similar to the CoBuy or CoBrowse ingredients as it also relies on an anchor item (either in cart or on the page), requires training, and utilizes a look-back period. SmartBundle also has a category inclusion built-in so any items belonging to categories in relationships with other categories will automatically be included.
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