The configuration of Smart Collections determines which products should be included, and which default sorting order should be applied.
Findify today offers import and sync functionalities with several platforms which automates the process of configuring the collections and keeps the control in one place.
- Seamless Shopify Collections
- Maropost Automatic Collections Sync
- Jetshop Automatic Collections Sync
- Custom API: Access our Admin-APIs to automate collections management from any platform. To discuss this with our experts, please reach out through [email protected]
Step 1: In the Dashboard, click Smart Collections. You will then see the Collections overview.
Step 2: Click "Create Collection" or Modify an existing collection within this overview (shown below).
Step 3: Define which collection you are populating according to your category URL structure.
Step 4: Select which products to include.
There are two options to achieve this:
Option A: Filter on any fields in the feed -Most commonly used
Option B: Select products using a search query
Queries can also be combined with additional filter rules
Step 5: Define Sorting option - Optional
Select if you want a default sorting option. Most common is to utilize popularity for all collections, or for a majority of the collections, which bases the sorting on Findify's personalization. Additional merchandising can be applied on top.
Step 6: Use the Preview Functionality and Click Save
Please note that the preview is shown without the application of front-end styling or customizations
In the dashboard, you can easily switch individual collections to manual. Activation with URL information will then already be populated.
Manual Control can also be applied through Merchandising Rules
Findify's manual collections configuration can be valuable for several use cases since it enables the application of rules set on any field of the feed. However, the same effect can be achieved for most use cases by merchandising rules. Read more here for details on how you can use include and exclude rules on collections to modify the showcased assortment.
To change status:
i) Click the pen icon to edit the collection
iI) Switch from Automatic to Manual
iii) Click Save
Once set to manual, you can apply any modification to that collection.
To reset the collection back to the platform's settings, simply reactivate it from manual and run the sync.
Updated about 2 years ago