- Year-make-model and analogous product filters
- Display product finders at home page and category pages
- Add unlimited number of product finders
- Create filters with unlimited number of selection options
- Optimized for large volumes of data
Product finders make your store more user-friendly.
Let customers find the right products easily.
Most products have just a few key characteristics, to which customers pay most attention. So it's important to make searching by key parameters as easy as possible. If you are the owner of an auto parts store, it should be easy to choose year of production, car make and model.If you sell phone batteries, it should be easy to search them by phone manufacturer, model or capacity. This is a standard feature for ecommerce stores, so without this functionality your site will be a lot less user friendly. In addition the product finders work well both with built-in layered navigation as well as our Improved Navigation for NRO, only the product finders work a lot faster.
Selected options are saved.
All options chosen by customers are saved. This way they can freely browse other pages of your store and find all their selections remaining when they get back to the page where they used product finders.
Specify additional product values during the search process.
This option significantly enhances the search process. Now customers don’t need to choose all product finder values from the scratch each time they want to select an additional parameter. It means that at first they can choose only one value and start looking for certain products. In case customers want to select different values in the dropdowns they can choose them right from their search results page without interrupting the whole process.
Display search results in one relevant category
In case you’ve got more than one line of products in your online store, our Magento advanced search category tool is just what you are looking for. With this tool it’s much more convenient to display search results in one particular category with the relevant products, thus helping your customers not only find what they need but to look through the list of similar or related items and purchase even more.
Ability to apply finders only on the pages of the categories where they are displayed.
Let’s say you have absolutely different types of products in different categories like tires and motor oil. It makes no sense to apply tire make and radius filter to motor oil, so when you can activate this option, tire product finder will apply only in ‘Tires’ category and motor oil finder will apply only in ‘Motor Oil’ category.
Creation and display of product finders.
Add unlimited number of product finders.
You can create a separate product finder for each category. This way you can appropriately setup a Magento product filter for each type of products. Let's say you have two categories - cell phone accessories and camera accessories. You can create a separate filter with cell phone makes and models and camera makes and models, so customers have appropriate selection options in each category. You can display several product finder blocks on one page.
Display product finders at the home page.
The extension allows you to add product finder blocks to the store home page. So now you will give your customers a better shopping experience right from the start. Let’s say you sell parts for cars and parts for motorcycles. Place 2 finders for both categories on the home page. The customers will be happy to find what they need without deep examination of the whole range of products.
Create product finder filters with unlimited number of selection options.
The extension enables you to create filters of year-make-model kind and this is just the start. You can create product finder filters from one to unlimited number of selection options. For example you can have simple filters which will allow to find cartridges by printer manufacturer and model or more complex ones with year, make, model and equipment level options.
Show universal products regardless of what options are chosen in a finder.
For each finder you can import universal products. These products will be displayed in search results for every search query. This can be very convenient when certain products, e.g. some oils or lubricants, match every selection in a product finder. Universal products are shown at the bottom of the search results page.
Multiple options for data import and display.
Import values for product finder options.
You can import values for selection options of product finders and link them to appropriate products, so no 'fun' of manual entry. The import works fast and is optimized for large volumes of information. Of course, you can view the imported data to check if it is accurate and up to date.
Multiple associations are possible.
Any number of products can be assigned to each option. For example you can have multiple products assigned to each year, make and model.
Ranges for numeric values.
To simplify the import of data you can specify ranges for numeric options. E.g. if you specify years 1990-2012, the extension will add the product to all years starting from 1990 till 2012. This way you will have just one line in csv file instead of 23.
Ascending and descending sorting options for dropdown values.
You can select ascending or descending sorting for each product finder option. Text values will be sorted by alphabet, numeric values by numeric order.
Delete and create individual records for finders.
You won't have to export a new .csv file just to remove or add a few products to the finder. You can delete and add individual products with their options right on the finder page in admin panel.
Visualization and performance.
You can either use templates provided with the extension, horizontal or vertical. Also you can display the same finder block as both vertical and horizontal in different places. For example, as vertical in one location and as horizontal in the other location.
Optimized for large volumes of data.
The extension performance has been optimized, so it can easily cope with large catalogs of 10,000 products and more. We use AJAX to load options for better performance. Also the data stored in separate tables, not in Magento attributes, for quick access.
Custom links to search results pages.
For each product finder you can specify url of the page, to which customers are redirected after doing a search.
Bookmark pages with search results
You’ve got a wonderful opportunity to enhance your customers’ experience by implementing the feature of bookmarking pages in search results. Now there is no need to browse through numerous pages with products trying to find something you’ve already selected, as all the pages with search results have their unique URLs and can be easily bookmarked.
|Documentation and Resources||User Guide (from the developer)|
|Module Name||Amasty_Finder + Amasty_Base|
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