Four sections are shown:
- List of empty categories: shows . Shows you the number and the name of catalog categories that don’t don't have any products. Delete the empty categories or fill them with products. This enables to avoid having customers find themselves in an empty category in your store.
- List of disabled products: shows . Shows you the number and name of products that have been disabled in the store and that aren’t aren't visible to your customers. Think about enabling them or deleting them from your catalog.
- List of out of stock products (with/without) attributes: shows . Shows you which products are no longer in stock. Take the necessary measures to restock them.
The “Tracking” "Tracking" tab should be checked regularly in order to improve the catalog management.
By entering information about the manufacturers, your site’s site's visitors can have rapid access to all of this manufacturer’s manufacturer's products. This makes navigating around your site easier for them. In terms of Internet visibility, filling out these fields will improve your position in search engines.
Click on “Add new”"Add new", and a creation form will appear:.
Let’s Let's now fill out all of the fields:
- The “Name” field: Name. indicate the name of the manufacturer in order to simplify your visitor ’s 's searches.
- The “Short description” field: Short description. the description that will appear on the search engines when you make a request. Limited to a 100 characters.
- The “Description” field: Description. add a more complex description of your manufacturer and their activity and products.
You can detail their specialties and push the quality of their products. The manufacturer’s manufacturer's description will be shown in your store in the following manner:
- The SEO fields (Title, Meta description, and Meta Keywords): correspond to the same function as the categories.
You will find a description of the reference fields in the product category management, in the "Create a Category / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Fields" section of this guide.
Configured Set up in a similar way, albeit shorter way , as the “Manufacturer” "Manufacturer" form, configuring “Suppliers” "Suppliers" is optional if you already have manufacturers. It all depends on your needs, since your product supplier might not be the same as the product manufacturer.
Image Mapping assigns multiple clickable zones to an image so that different product pages can be opened by clicking on one single image. This feature makes your site very attractive by easing your customers’ customers' navigation. Let ’s 's have a look at how to configure this feature.
Create an image map
Click on the “Image Mapping” "Image Mapping" tab and you will arrive at the following new page.
The screenshot above This page shows a list of pre-configured image maps. To create a new one, click on the “Add New” "Add New" button. You will arrive at the following creation screen:.
- Enter a name for the image map in the "Name" field.
- Next, select the image that you want to represent the image map. Click on “Upload Image” "Upload Image" to save it. The page will then reload, with the photo that you uploaded.
- Type the first few letters of the product associated with this image into the field just underneath the image.
In our example, we would type “Ipod” "Ipod" and several choices would appear. We would then choose “Ipod Nano”"Ipod Nano".
- Confirm your choice by clicking “OK”"OK". Your image map has just been created.
- Repeat this process for all of the products that you wish to make accessible through your image.
- Now you must assign your Image Map to a category. This is done by checking the boxes on the “Categories” "Categories" table.
Once all of the modifications have been done, click on “Save "Save Image Map(s)” " in order to save all of your
Done! Your image map is now available on your store, in the selected categories. See the image below.
The clickable zones are visible thanks to the "+" icon. Hovering over the image with your mouse cursor, you can see a little window that presents the image’s image's name, default image, short description, and price.
For instance, let's say customer wants to find an MP3 player in your boutique. In order to find the product corresponding to his search, there needs to be a tag to associate “MP3 player” with “iPod Nano”"MP3 player" with "iPod Nano".
You have two ways to set up this feature.
You can associate several tags to your product directly in the “Tags” "Tags" field from the moment you create a product. See the "Managing Your Catalog" chapter of this user-guide, in the "Adding a Product Description" section.
Second Solution: Creating and managing Tags
Once you have filled tags for all your products, you will get a very important list of tags. The best way to manage them is to go to the “Tags” "Tags" sub-tab under the Catalog tab.
You will arrive at the list of all the tags used in your store in all languages.
Click on “Add New”"Add New", and the follow a creation page appears:.
This interface allows you to add tags to one or many of your products.
In our case, we will take “iPod Nano” and “iPod Shuffle” "iPod Nano" and "iPod Shuffle" and then...
- Click “Add"Add.” " The products will go from the right column to the left column.
- Click “Save” "Save" to save the settings.
Congratulations, you just added a tag to your product!
If your visitors search for the term “Accessories”"Accessories", they will find the “iPod Nano” "iPod Nano" and the “iPod Shuffle”"iPod Shuffle". See the image below.
In more general terms, when your customers search by using terms that differ from the product itself, the results they will receive depend on the tags that you have associated with the products.