How to set up product recommendations

Modified on: Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Searchanise allows to show product recommendation blocks in your store. These are New products, Featured products and Similar products.

The functionality is under beta testing at the moment.

The blocks can be added to different pages of your store (home page, category page, product page, shopping cart page, blog pages, etc.). They are set up in the Recommendations section of the Searchanise admin panel.

1. Click the green plus button in the Generatab and add a widget for a new recommendation block. Set up the block type (New products, Featured products, Similar products), choose a name for the block (or leave it as it is) and select the number of products shown in the block (up to 30).

1.1 By default 30 recently added products are used for showing in the New products block.

1.2 Similar products are formed according to the chosen option. You can set up to show products which are similar by product type, product options (size and color), tag, vendor and collections. Your customers will see the products which are similar to the one they see at the moment. 

Please note that the Similar products widget works only for product pages.

1.3 Featured products include the products you add to the widget manually.

1.4 Most Popular Products include the all-time bestselling products of your store.

Please update Searchanise permissions for order processing to use this block. You'll see the corresponding notice in the Searchanise admin panel.

1.5 Products by Attribute include random products of a selected product type, vendor or collection or random products having a selected tag. Unlike Similar products, you can add this block to any page of your store.

2. After you set up a widget, you’ll need to choose a location for it and add it to the theme.liquid file to the place where it is supposed to be displayed.

3. You can set up to show the View product, Add to cart button or no button for products in recommendation blocks and add your own Custom CSS to customize the blocks look and feel in the Settings tab of the Recommendations section.

The general information on the widget with the automatically generated widget key can always be found in the General tab of the Recommendations section. Here you can change the widget status from Active to Hidden and vice versa.

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