Catalog Structure

Catalogs are at the core of your business: they list all the products you offer to shoppers and store details about every one of your products such as: name, price, product code, images, etc.

There are two types of catalogs:

Caution:  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

Catalog Example

Imagine that your business includes a brick and mortar store in Austin, a kiosk in San Antonio, and a website, and you sell the following products:

Product Location Available
Shirt Austin store and website
Pants Austin store and website
Skirts Austin store and website
Sunglasses San Antonio kiosk only
Bags Austin 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 shirts, pants, skirts, sunglasses, and bags you sell.
Austin Store Catalog Catalog Includes a subset of all your products. You only sell shirts, skirts, pants, and bags in your Austin store.
San Antonio Kiosk Catalog Catalog Includes a limited subset of the products that you sell at your kiosk. You only sell sunglasses at the kiosk.
Website Catalog Catalog Includes a subset of all products that you sell online. You only sell shirts, pants, skirts, and bags on your website.