Product Showroom allows visitors to search and browse your products in any way unlike static page-by-page product catalogs. Showroom displays products with templates created for catalogs.

In addition, Showroom visitors can download product PDF or send Product Order Requests.

Here you can find rules how products are displayed in Showroom:

  1. Only Showcase products are displayed in your Showroom.
  2. Products are ordered  by Name or by Rank defined in Showroom Properties on product edit.
  3. A Details Template is selected for the individual product page.
  4. Other pages with product lists (home, category pages, search) show List Template for a product.
  5. Individual product templates can be defined in Showroom Properties on product edit.
  6. If a template is not defined for a product, a category template is selected (defined on category edit).
  7. If a template is not defined for a product and a category, a template is selected based on Default Templates below.

Set up product Showroom following the steps below.

Prepare templates for Showroom

  1. Navigate to Catalog Templates Page 
  2. You can reuse the same templates you use for catalogs. Designate two templates as List and Details templates in template properties popup. 
  3. Select template and assign it as default List or Details from Template Properties.

Optionally, you can override Showroom templates for specific category. To override navigate to category edit and select template from drop down.

 Keep template as Default Showroom Template if you don’t want to override it.

Configure Showroom 

Privacy

  • Public (anyone can view and search with Google and other search engines),Direct (available only with direct link)
  • Closed (for any public view)
  • Protected (only people with access code can view- Entrepreneur or higher plans only). Enter your Access Code that will be used as a password to view your Showroom. 
  • Email – (anyone who provides email can view – Entrepreneur or higher plans only). Collect showroom visitor emails: receive email alerts and use access log.

Options

  • Use Collections for navigation (by default a category tree is used)
  • Auto collapse menu items for large navigation menu
  • Enable PDF product download
  • Enable Order Requests for the Showroom products.
  • Show social buttons for Showroom pages (Google+, Facebook, Tweeter)
  • Show the Front page - you can enter any content in Front Page Content box
  • Show All Products page - if hidden, you visitor will land on the Front page or first category page.
  • Product order: by Name or Rank
  • Style: Default or Light for product lists
  • Base Price Field: select what price field to show for {{Price}} placeholder
  • Change Default List and Details templates.
  • Front Page Content
  • Showroom Header displayed on top of every page except the home page.
  • Showroom Footer displayed on the bottom of any page.

Header and Footer can contain placeholders such as {{Page Number}}, {{Current Date}} or {{Page Title}}.

Assign products Showcase status, Rank and override templates

  • Only products with Showcase status will be displayed in Showroom.
  • Templates for products override category and default templates. This way you create featured or special templates for selected products.
  • You can add or remove products in batch

Also, you can change Showcase status and Rank on Product Edit or with CSV Import.

Browse and test your Showroom

You can access showroom from your namespace direct link: http://www.catalogmachine.com/{your namespace}/showroom or select Browse Showroom from top menu (Products | Browse Showroom).

Important: Ensure that privacy level is not Closed before sharing showroom link.

Additional features:

  1. Download page or selected products as PDF
  2. Order Request for selected products
  3. RSS for Showroom changes

 

 

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