To make it as easy as possible for your customers to search for the desired product, you can use product filters. With this functionality visitors can filter in a category based on color, price, size, etc. Below is described how you can set this functionality. You can install the product filters in the App Store of your maintenance tool. After the installation process you can create and set the filters at "Starting point > My Webshop > Settings > Layout > Product filters".
Before we go into the actual setting of the filters, it is first important to know what type of filters there are.
This is the search window within the product filter.
This type of filter makes it possible to display products within a certain price range.
With this type of filter, the customer can filter the number in stock so that they are sure of a sufficient number of products.
As the name suggests, this filter makes it possible to filter on the brand.
This makes it possible to filter in the filter for subcategories.
This is perhaps the most comprehensive filter, because it makes it possible to filter on specific words that you can specify with products.
All available product types in a category / sub category will be shown in this filter. You can disable this for products under the tab categories. Three types of filters will be created based on the following product type fields:
- Checkboxes (separate filter blocks containing the option yes or no, this text can be changed with the app's own text)
- Selection lists (filter blocks containing all options available in a category / subcategory.
- Option (grouped under one filter block)
We are ready to set up the filters, we finish them in the same order as in the previous chapter. You will also find a tab "Categories" when creating a filter. In that tab you determine which category the filter should or should not appear in.
Nothing can be set for this, this is literally a search window.
Within this type of filter you can indicate between which minimum and maximum price the customer can filter. For example, if your products per piece are not more expensive than 100 euros, then it is absurd to place a price filter that goes to 10,000.
The same applies here as with the price. If you do not have a larger stock than 10 per product, then you do not have to give people up to 10,000.
When creating and / or changing a product you can enter a trademark under the tab "Metadata". These brands will therefore end up in that filter.
This filter makes it possible to filter within a category for subcategories in that category. The categories are normally already visible in the content, if you activate this type of filter, that is no longer the case.
When creating and / or changing a product you can enter words under the tab "Metadata" under the option "Internal keywords". It is for that reason also the most extensive filter. Suppose you add the words 'red, blue, green' as keywords, then you can make a color filter. Suppose you add the numbers '15, 20, 25 ', then you have a filter for, for example, the dimensions. You could show this using a slider bar so that the customer can slide between certain sizes, you could do the same for the price. See the example below:
In all simple themes the filters will automatically become visible in the categories you have created them for. If you use an advanced theme such as Enoza, you have to activate the product filter yourself in the window layout. The advantage here of course is that you are free in where you want the filter to be visible.