The PartsPal categories are derived from the GAPC category list. This is a comprehensive list three levels deep and is compromised of around 30,000 categories.
When your products are linked with a GAPC catalog part, they are automatically categorized into a category. You can browse your inventory by category using the "Category Filter" on the left side of the inventory manager.
The categories displayed in this filter are not a complete list of the 30,000 available categories. Only the categories for which you have parts listed will be displayed here.
If you like, you can move your parts into a new category. To do this, select product in your inventory using the checkboxes.
Next, simply select the "Bulk Actions" menu, and choose "Update Category".
A window will appear for you to search the category list for a new category.
Once clicking save, the products you have selected will move from the original category into the new category you have chosen.
TIP: An easy way to change an entire category of products is to first filter for products using the "Category filter", select all product in that category, and then update to a new category.
How to list a product from GAPC
If you would like to utilize the GAPC database to list products, this guide is for you.
Note: GAPC is a database containing auto part information such as part number, part type, interchange parts and fitment. GAPC does not contain product information such as price, stock, shipping locations etc.
Most PartsPal users upload a file from a supplier, and then match the product with GAPC to enrich their products with part information from GAPC (e.g fitment).
However, it is also possible to star with GAPC, and then list these items. This method is very similar to manually listing a product. Start by navigating to your PartsPal Inventory Manager and selecting "Create Product".
Next, search for your part number in the "Catalog Part Details" search box and select your part.
The part details will preload from GAPC.
If you click "Save" at this point, you part will be created. But remember, to sell the part you will need to add a price! You will likely also want to add a description, stock and more description details too.
Remember, you can upload a file with your parts list and automatically like them to GAPC data. Follow our other guides to do this.