Schedule Categories

Scheduled categories are useful for special promotions like flash sales, and seasonal offerings.

You can schedule a category to be online on a specific date and for a specific date range. For example, you can create, configure, and schedule a flash sale category on a staging instance, and then replicate the catalog to production for the sale date. On the scheduled date and time, the flash sale category becomes immediately accessible to customers in the storefront.

You can specify a category schedule by:

The category and associated products show in your storefront during the scheduled time only. Category scheduling works as follows:

A category with the online flag set to... Is always...
false offline
true and without a date range online
true and the current date is within the category's date range currently online
true and the current date isn't within the category's date range currently offline
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