Defining brands and manufacturers
To create or edit brands and manufacturers:
- Open the Brands or Manufacturers application.
- Click New brand/manufacturer or Edit () an existing object.
- Set the available properties.
- Click Save.
The brands and manufacturers can now be assigned to products.
You can also create new manufacturers when assigning a manufacturer to a product in the Products application. However, you cannot set all available manufacturer properties from there.
This option is not available for brands.
Note: Manufacturers can be created as global objects, but brands are always related to a specific site. If you wish to use a single brand across multiple sites, you need to create the same brand object separately for each site.
Assigning a brand and manufacturer to products
To assign a brand and/or manufacturer to a product:
- Open the Products application.
- Add a new product or select an existing one.
- Select one of the available options in the Brand and Manufacturer fields on the product's General tab. Each product can only have one brand and manufacturer assigned.
- Click Save.
The system assigns the selected brand and manufacturer to the product.
Reference – Brand and Manufacturer properties
|Display name||Specifies the name of the brand or manufacturer.|
Serves as a unique identifier of the brand or manufacturer object (for example used by developers in custom code).
Unless there is a reason to set a particular value, you can leave the default (automatic) option, and the system generates an appropriate code name automatically.
Allows you to type a text description for the brand or manufacturer in order to provide additional information.
|Website||Allows you to specify the URL of the brand or manufacturer's website.|
|Logo||Allows you to upload a file related to the brand or manufacturer (typically a logo image).|
Indicates whether the brand or manufacturer is active in your on-line store.
Disabled options appear grayed out in selectors within the administration interface, but can still be assigned to products.