Catalog and Product Management
Aftermarket Catalog and Product Management
OEM Catalog and Product Management
Catalog Availablility - Partstream OEM
StreamsAdmin / OEM Replacement Catalog
Update Ecommerce OEM Prices by Price File Import
Private Catalog and Product Management
Examples of Product Data and Attributes
Export Ecommerce Products and Product Groups to CSV
How do I Create and Publish Private/Custom Catalogs?
Update Fitment by CSV Import
Update Fitment by User Interface
Update Private Catalog Products and Product Groups by CSV Import
Update Private Catalog Products and Product Groups by User Interface
What Should I Know Before Starting a Private Catalog?
Creating Ecommerce Feature Groups
Delete or Exclude a Product Group
Ecommerce Products, Product Groups, Categories and Catalogs
Hide an Ecommerce Category or Product Group
Hosting Visuals in Media Center
How to Format an Ecommerce SKU for Imports
Set Sales on Ecommerce Products
Update Categories and Category Structure by CSV Import
Update Categories and Category Structure by User Interface
Update Cost Overrides by CSV Import
Update Image Overrides by CSV Import
Update Price Overrides by CSV Import
Update Price Rules & Price Overrides by User Interface
Update Product Group Category Mapping by CSV Import
Update Product Group Category Mapping by User Interface
Update Shelf Inventory and Price by User Interface
Update Shelf Inventory and Sale Price by CSV Import
Ecommerce Checkout Process and Orders
Create Coupon Codes
EasyPost - Feature Summary and Set-up
How to Buy Postage
How to Charge Shipping
How to Configure Paypal for Checkout
How to configure Authorize.net for checkout
How to configure Stripe for checkout
Getting Started with Ecommerce
Configure Inventory Rules
Ecommerce Terms and Functions
File Center Import and Export Hub
General Account Settings
Basic CMS Functions
CMS Favorites Menu
Digital Marketing Reports Dashboard
Update Location Information
Website Performance Report Overview
Basic Responsive Site Functions
What is Responsive Design?
What is the SRP (Search Results Page)?
What is the VDP (Vehicle and Equipment Display Page)?
Changing Your Billing Information
FAQ - Responsive Websites
FAQ - The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Find Former Navigation Menu Items
Get Self Help inside the CMS
How Do I Navigate the CMS?
How do I Access the CMS
How do I reach ARI?
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Welcome to the Self Help Center!
What Browsers Do Responsive Sites Support?
What file formats can uploaded via Media Browser/File Browser?
Dealer Management Systems (DMS)
OEM Price Uploads for Ecommerce and Legacy Ecommerce
Add and Remove Inventory Units
Creating Inventory Packages
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How Do I Restore My Deleted Unit Inventory?
Importing Units to Inventory Manager via CSV file
Required Inventory Fields
CDK Pro-Level Unit Inventory Integration
Configure the VDP Getting Noticed Indicator
Enhance Digital Retailing with Payment Genie
How Do I Generate an Authorization Code for the Mobile App?
Inventory Terms and Functions
Managing Unit Inventory for Multiple Store Locations
Mobile App Jumpstart Guide
Sales on Inventory Items
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Accessing Secure Leads with Password Protection
Configure Lead Email Notifications
Lead Attribution - Responsive Websites
Lead Spam Protection
Leads by Location
Managing Responsive Lead Records
Secure Lead Form: Our Teams versus Dealer Administrators
Tracking Form Submissions with Google Tag Manager
Legacy Ecommerce Configuration
Configure Regions for Legacy Ecommerce
How do I Set a Default Legacy Ecommerce Shipping Option?
Legacy Ecommerce Allowed Countries
Legacy Ecommerce Delivery Methods and Rates
Legacy Ecommerce Regional and City Taxes
Legacy Ecommerce Store Configuration
Legacy Ecommerce Orders
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Legacy Ecommerce Web Order Exports
Process or Refund a Legacy Ecommerce Order
Reviewing Legacy Ecommerce Orders
Legacy Ecommerce Payment Methods
FAQ - Legacy Ecommerce Website Checkout & Payment Gateways
Legacy Ecommerce Configuration on Payment Methods Page
Legacy Ecommerce Payment Gateway Integrations
PayPal Integration for Legacy Ecommerce
Legacy Ecommerce Products and Catalogs
Adding Custom Text to Legacy Ecommerce Products
Adding a YouTube Video to a Legacy Ecommerce Product
Catalog Editor (Legacy Ecommerce)
Custom Products (Legacy Ecommerce)
Exporting & Importing Legacy Ecommerce Price Files
Import Legacy Ecommerce Products (Prices & Availability)
Legacy Ecommerce Catalogs
Managing Legacy Ecommerce Products and Product Varients
Sales on Legacy Ecommerce Products
Import Legacy eCommerce data to Ecommerce
Legacy Ecommerce Promotions Codes
Legacy Ecommerce Terms and Functions
Custom Catalogs for New Models (Custom Showcase)
Managing New Models Products and Product Variants
New Models Terms and Functions
Sales on New Models Products
Selecting New Models Catalogs
Products and Services Not Managed in CMS
Bluetie Hosted Email
Aliasing a BlueTie Hosted Email account
Create a BlueTie Hosted Email Email Account
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How do I Access my BlueTie Hosted Email
Unlock or Reset Password for BlueTie Hosted Email
What is a BlueTie Email Enterprise Manager
Dealerpic 360 User Guide
Understanding Your Automated Email Marketing (AEM) Campaigns & Metrics
Using the New Reputation Management Console
Add Custom Services
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Enable Services for Display on Website
Enabling the Request Service Form
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Site Design and Content
Components with Dealer Functionality
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Social Media Component
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Components without Dealer Functionality
Breadcrumb Navigation Component
OEM Parts Lookup Component
Page Asset Component
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Polaris Tracking Component
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Add Google Analytics 4 (GA4) with the Tracking Component
Component Isn't Displaying on Website
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What is a Component?
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How to Create and Publish Blog Posts
Managing the Staff Page
Add Customer Page titles to Filtered Search Results Pages (SRPs)
Adding Links to your Sitemap Page and XML Sitemap
Anatomy of the Homepage
Product Groups (Inventory, New Models and Legacy Ecommerce)
Updated by Patrick Mares
What are Products and Product Groups?
An Ecommerce Product represents a precise item that can be bought, with a unique Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) or SKU. Products have attributes such as size, color, and option. You might see Products called variants or sizes on other ecommerce platforms.
Individual products display on the Product Group webstore pages with drop-downs menus or attribute selectors. Each color and size combination in the above image represents one Product.
An example of a Product is the Arai Signet-X Shockwave Helmet, Color: Black Frost, Size: XL, MPN: 68531117213.
An Ecommerce webstore listing is called a Product Group. A Product Group may contain one or more Products with slight variations. The above image contains one webstore listing. Each webstore listing is a single Product Group.
An example of a Product Group is the Arai Signet-X Shockwave Helmet.
- A Product is an MPN. There is only one MPN per product.
- A Product Group is all the different variations of a single product in one webstore listing. There are typically multiple Products with unique MPNs in a Product Group.
Products and Product Groups in Ecommerce management
If you select Catalogs and choose a catalog in your Ecommerce management interface you will see a list of Products.
The above image contains only Products in one Product Group. The Product Group name in the Name field is the same in each row. However each Product row has a unique MPN and may have different Size, Color and Option fields.
Entries within Webstore > Products represent entire Product Groups.
What are Categories?
Categories are the organization shown to customers on your webstore. Aftermarket Categories are automatically created and automatically mapped to Product Groups, though you can override these mappings. Private Catalogs require manual Category management. OEM catalogs do not allow Category management.
Ecommerce system Categories give order to a webstore shopping experience and help make it easier for a shopper to find what he or she is looking for. An example of a category is “Casual Wear”. Or “Seats”. These categories can also have sub-categories, for instance:
- Casual Wear > Gloves
- Seats > Seat Covers
Product Groups are listed or “mapped” to Categories.
In the above example the full Category path for the shown Category is: Home / All Parts & Accessories / Parts / Riding Apparel / Pants.
- Home: This is the dealer site hosting the webstore.
- All Parts & Accessories: This links to Ecommerce.
- Parts: Parts is the top level Category under Ecommerce.
- Riding Apparel: Riding Apparel is the child Category of Parts and the parent Category of Pants
- Pants: Pants is the child Category of Riding Apparel and the Category currently being viewed.
The Pants Category contains three subcategories: Offroad, Snow and Street that can be seen within the Shop by Subcategory box on the left. Ecommerce allows searching by other attributes including, brand, size, gender, and more: but these are not Categories.
What are Catalogs?
Catalogs are bundles of Product and Product Group information for your Ecommerce webstore. There are three Ecommerce Catalog types: Aftermarket, OEM and Private Catalogs.
Once Products from a Catalog are added to Ecommerce they can be found by selecting Catalog and the appropriate Catalog type (Aftermarket, OEM, Private). Manufacturer Names are associated with all Products and can be used for search on the Webstore and within Ecommerce management. Manufacturer Name can also be found in the Group Manufacturer Name field for Product Groups under Webstore > Products.
Where does Catalog information come from?
- OEM Catalog information including available Catalogs can be found here.
- Aftermarket Catalog information including available Catalogs can be found here.
- Private Catalog information is provided by the dealer. Click here for information on adding custom Private Catalog information.
Where are Product Groups from each Catalog type listed on my Webstore?
- Private and Aftermarket Product Groups show within the same Categories in your Ecommerce Shop.
- OEM catalog replacement parts show within your Parts Finder on the Webstore.