Using attribute groups

Groups of attributes help effectively manage attributes with similar properties or contexts, or with users with similar similar focus or needs. A right grouping strategy may help you to better utilize PIM in your organization.

Creating a group

To create an attribute group, navigate to the Product Design section on the side menu, select Attribute Groups and click on the New Attribute Group button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

A modal window will appear allowing you to specify a new system name for the group and give you a choice of creating the group or creating the group and moving to its edition page. Selecting Attribute Groups will also bring up a list of all attribute groups created thus far.

Fill in the "System name"of your group (e.g. "resources") and if you want to directly edit the translations of your group name click "Create & Edit". You will be moved to the editing page.

Grouping strategies

1. Grouping by assortment categories – In some cases it is suitable to create attribute groups that will reflect assortment categories. This will make it easier to manage and search for specific attributes within a large volume of attributes already in the system. This strategy is useful in cases of a large variety of attributes for each product category.

2. Contextual grouping – A good solution for most businesses is to create attribute groups in the context of a business role. For example, you can separate groups of attributes related to product baseline information (the ones that are responsible for the digital footprint of a product – usually Name, SKU, basic price, EAN code, primary image), technical specification (for example length, width, height, weight, material, color, etc.), marketing data (such as long description, additional photo gallery, video files, downloadable catalogs), or additional technical resources (such as technical cards, white papers, use cases, etc.).

3. Hybrid model – a combination of the previous two strategies.

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