Product merchandising Print

Modified on: Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 6:23 PM


The product Merchandising feature allows promoting items of your choice in both the Instant search widget and the Search results widget.


Searchanise supports 5 types of product merchandising:

  • No — no promotion, the product is shown as it is in the search.
  • Always — the product is always at the top of the search results no matter what the buyer typed.
  • On Match — the product will be at the top of the list if it’s included in the search results.
  • Keywords — the product will be at the top for particular keywords typed in the search box.
  • Last — the product will be at the end of the list if it’s included in the search results.


Please follow these steps to set up merchandising rules for products:


1. Go to the Merchandising section in the Searchanise control panel. Here you will find your current merchandising rules.


2. Click the + button to create a new rule.



Find the necessary products using the filter.




3. Change the product ranking by choosing one of the promotion options and save changes.


Note: for the “Keywords” option, keywords must be specified. This option won’t work without them.


The Date range option allows you to set Merchandising rules to be active within a certain period of time for each product. If this setting isn't used, Merchandising rules will work until you delete them.
To set up a date range, check the tick box right next to UTC and click on the input field below it. You can choose from 5 periods: TodayTomorrowNext weekNext month, and Custom range.

4. Save changes and press the Force re-indexation button in the app's dashboard.


Let's make our product “Hill’s Canine Vetessentials Adult” to be always in first place in the search results widget by selecting the Always option for it. Then we need to save changes and wait for the re-indexation to complete.




To check the result in our case, we go to the storefront after the indexation is complete, and try to enter any phrase in the search bar. Regardless of the search query, the first product in the search results will be “Hill’s Canine Vetessentials Adult”.




Merchandising rules for categories

Searchanise allows you to merchandise not only single products but even whole categories. Category merchandising has the same 5 types of rules: No, Always, On Match, Keywords, Last, and these rules apply to all products that belong to a category.

Upon clicking the + button, you will see categories with No rules. You can choose merchandising rules in the Ranking dropdown.

In our example, we will make the "Canned animal food" category appear when searching for the keyword 'conserved'.


The Date range option allows you to set Merchandising rules to be active within a certain period of time for each category. If this setting isn't used, Merchandising rules will work until you delete them.
To set up a date range, check the tick box right next to UTC and click on the input field below it. You can choose from 5 periods: TodayTomorrowNext weekNext month, and Custom range.

After saving the changes, please wait for the indexation to complete or do it manually by clicking the Force re-indexation button in the Dashboard section.

Now if we type "conserved" in the search bar, the products of this category appear before any other results.













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