Departments are the backbone of your product catalog in CommerceCM. You must have at least one department in your catalog.
Departments have many uses.
- They control the navigation for your catalog
- They categorize your products so that they are easy to find.
- They create relationships between products
- They entice your visitors to explore your site further.
Departments can be visualized as a tree with branches. Each department can have sub-departments. Each sub-department can have sub-sub-departments and so on. Your designer should understand the depth of your departments to make sure that they design the appropriate navigation style for your site.