A Look Inside the Catalog

Throughout the product set up we are going to tackle how to use several tabs.

Tracking

The Tracking tab indicates the sections of your store to which you must pay the most attention to in order to manage your store.

Four sections are shown:

The “Tracking” tab should be checked regularly in order to improve the catalog management.

Manufacturers

By entering information about the manufacturers, your site’s visitors can have rapid access to all of this 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”, and a form will appear:

Let’s now fill out all of the fields:

Suppliers

Configured in a similar, albeit shorter way as the “Manufacturer” form, configuring “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.

Attributes & Groups

That tab was explained step by step in the "Managing Your Catalog" chapter of this user-guide, in the "Configuring Product Attributes" section. Please refer to that part of the documentation.

Features

That tab was explained step by step in the "Managing Your Catalog" chapter of this user-guide, in the "Configuring Product Features" section.

Image Mapping

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’ navigation Let ’s look at how to configure this feature.

Create an image map

Click on the “Image Mapping” tab and you will arrive at the following page.

The screenshot above shows a list of pre-configured image maps. To create a new one click on the “Add New” button. You will arrive at the following screen:

Setting up an Image Map

Now we are going to learn how to set up an image map.

Your selection will be clear and illuminated while the rest of the image will darken. Take good care to align the frame of your image with the zone onto which your customer can click.

Once this is done:

If you have made a mistake on your clickable area, you can resize by grabbing its sides or corners.

If you wish to delete a clickable area, just select the area, and click the "Delete" button within the image.

Once all of the modifications have been done, click on “Save Image Map(s)” in order to save all of your
settings.

Done! Your image map is now available on your store, in the selected categories. See the image below.

The clickable zones are visible because of the "+" icon. Hovering over the image with your mouse, you can see a little window that presents the image’s name, default image, short description, and price.