VirtueMart Related Products
Date: March 30th, 2014
Online shopping can be both a practical and an emotional activity. Often buyers come to your store with mind set to buy some definite item, but some special offers can encourage impulsive purchases instead or additional to already chosen entity. Such site interactivity can be insured by linking associated products, making them related products in your VirtueMart. It is a great way to increase revenues or at least make the buyer interested in returning back for accessories.
Not sure if it works? Remember how many times you have added something to your basket standing in the line to checkout counter. The same happens to your clients when they see related goods that he/she might want to purchase as well. Last-minute buys are less thought-out, thus can more quickly bring you additional profit.
Related goods need to be simple products without child products or options that require from the shopper additional selection or configuration before adding to cart.
In Store Manager for VirtueMart you can assign related items in the corresponding tab of lower grid. This way there is no need to open each individual products to perform the procedure, since you can do it going through the products list, moving from item to item.
Basically, to make products associations you have to do the following:
1) Choose product you would like to add accessories to.
2) In the lower grid select the tab “Related Products”.
3) Press “Add Products” button. After that you will see new window with search form appearing, where you will be able to search for necessary goods you want to make associated to this particular product.
You need to indicate parameter of lookup and from drop-down check the boxes for fields to look in. You can make settings to get exact match of your search request or see the products containing some of values typed. To start lookup press”Find Product” or check the option to enable instant search.
After search results are received, simply select necessary item(s) from the list appearing and press OK.
4) Press “Apply” button for chosen related products to be assigned to parent item.
Using this technique it is possible to assign multiple VirtueMart related products at once. So, there is no need to do it one-by-one.
If you need to delete some items you have added, you can do it using “Remove Related Product” option. Selected items will be deleted in bulk.
Please note, this way you will not remove products completely from the list, you will just clear association with item they were linked to.
Сonfigure the things easily, effortlessly assigning related products to associated items with Store Manager for VirtueMart.