Some distributor stores filter by brand types (mobile, home, commercial, marine, etc). In order to implement this functionality, all of the brands must be assigned to a brand type. Brand types can be customized for each online store. In general, brands can be assigned to only one brand type. Some brands, such as those providing product protection plans, can be assigned to all types. For brands that straddle two brand types, it is best to create two seprate brands.
TO ASSIGN BRANDS TO BRAND TYPES:
Site Administration menu
Maintain Shop section
Edit/Modify existing brands
Select a brand on the left
Wait for brand data to appear on the right (may require scrolling up).
Select a Brand Type from the dropdown list.