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Best way to organize products in affiliate shop site?

I’m starting an affiliate shop in webflow, and don’t requite the ecommerce features since there will be no check out on my site.

Are there any best practices to organize products in the CMS collection so I can have groups, and subgroups of products?

For example, I’d like the user to land on a shop page, with a “Kitchen” link, that would only show items tagged as kitchen. Is it possible to have another a child category called “Applicances” that would live under the kitchen category, or am I limited to just the one?

Hey @bryanmanio

You absolute can.

You could have a collection called Affiliates and inside of this apply a category or tag to various items depending on what they are (for example kitchen). You can then use the filtering options to only show items in the collection where category = “XYZ” etc etc.

You can also achieve this using reference collections, theres some great videos about using these from webflow, I’ll link them below -

Hope that helps man

Thanks Thomas. I did check out those videos and I think I know what to do now.

It looks like I’ll need to create 3 separate CMS collections, one for the global shop items, one for the "parent category " and one for the “subcategory”. From there, I can attach the sub category to the parent, then attach the product to the sub. Does that sound about right? I could then use multi-reference if I want subcategory across multiple category’s.

Hi @bryanmanio and @Thomas_92

I am also working on an affiliate site and struggling to figure out how to actually link to the 3rd party site where the product is for sale? Can you still add the products as ecommerce products but adjust so that the buy button links elsewhere? Or do you have to set it up as a blog instead? I’d like to use product page templates if possible…