Product types, known in earlier versions of Hike as Categories, is a way of grouping products together. This makes it easier to filter and find the products you want quicker.
You can create one or more Product type(s) when you add a product, as mentioned in the article How to add a Standard Product to Hike, or you can add and manage Product types from the menu section Products > Product types.
There are no restrictions on
- What you name the Product Type, or
- How many Product Types can be assigned to one product
You will see Product types on the Enter Sale screen under the search bar. The Product Types could be
- The type of product or service, ie shoes, accessories, or
- The most popular products, on sale products
You will also see Product Types from the main menu Products > Product Types
On screen, you will find the following:
Find...The search bar to search for any Product Type by name
+ ADD TYPE buttonTo add another Product type as explained in the Add and Manage Product types article.
Display orderThe sequence from left to right the Product types display on the Enter sale screen (if two or more Product types share the same Display order, they will then be sorted alphabetically)
Type nameThe name given to the Product type
Parent typeOptional choice to link this Product type under a main group, or main product type
ProductsThe number of products linked to this Product type
ActiveWhether the Product type displays on the Enter sale screen - tick for yes, cross for no