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Getting Started with Drupal Commerce by Richard Jones

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Classifying products

Now that you have defined your Product Types, the next step is to consider the classification of products using Drupal's in-built Taxonomy system.

A basic store will usually have a catalog taxonomy vocabulary where you can allocate a product to one or more catalog sections, such as books, CDs, clothing, and so on. The taxonomy can also be hierarchical, however, individual vocabularies for the classification of your products is often more workable, especially when providing the customer with a faceted search or filtering facility later.

The following are examples of common taxonomy vocabulary:

  • Author/Artist/Designer
  • Color
  • Size
  • Genre
  • Manufacturer/Brand

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It is considered best practice to define a taxonomy vocabulary rather than have ...

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