Category is used to sort and group Items into different sections. This is to help your Consumers to navigate around your marketplace and help Merchants to know how to group their Items. 

Through our APIs, you can create unlimited categories, as well as branch them (parent/children). Testing the limits of that, however, is not recommended because having too many categories creates a complicated (and therefore unpleasant) experience for the Consumers. We encourage the use of Sorting and Filters to enhance the search experience. We do not recommend to rely solely on the use of Categories. 

Example 1:

An item/listing can belong to one or many categories. 

A category can have 0 or many items/listings. 

A parent category can have 0 or many children categories. 

A child category can have only 1 parent category. 

A parent category has “Level”: 0. 

The children category have “Level”: 1. 

The grandchildren have “Level”: 2. 

Example 2

A groceries marketplace can have a Bakery category (Parent), with Loaves, Toasts, Rolls and Buns as sub-categories (child categories). 

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