Search Products by Different Customized Options
When you are looking at the collection, customers will easily select the preferred Size, Color and other options. The choices will be remembered when you are browsing various collections. The available Shopify collection filter options generally depend on every collection. The filters seem just when products with the filter options exist at a current collection. For instance, when you are looking at Men’s Shirts, one will select Medium or Large sizes, and when browsing Shoes, sizes are 7, 8, etc. When you are looking at the Dresses, search by Material will be available. Also, there is not any work needed to keep the automatic filters updated – only continue to run the shop like you did till now, and let an app keep on everything current.
Where do the filter options exactly come from?
The automatic filters will take data from the Products, if it is specified in the Shopify.
- Type from the Product Type field
- Size, Color and other option you have set in the Product Variants Options
- Vendor from the Product Vendor field
One can manually tag the products for extra filters.
For the Material filter, you can use tags like Material type like Wool, Cotton and more
For the Style filter, you can use tags like Style_Classic, New Age and more
Customize behavior as per your needs
You need to customize what filters will be available, or how to display it (choose the lists, checkboxes and active links), which includes translating and renaming every option. You can style them as you want using CSS. Would you like the customers to focus on what is in the stock now? Exclude any out of stock styles, and app can limit the options to what is available now.
- Although you may feature over 5 filter groups in the sidebar, remember that more you add, longer will be the sidebar — and this can end up being much longer than the product grid. One method to resolve is increasing number of products that are shown every page or reduce number of products that are shown every row. Both these tricks can make the collection pages longer.
- Likewise, as customers will have different ideas on what names apply at some colors, in case you use names like “rose” & “cabernet” you have to considering tagging the items “red”, and just display red tag & color swatch in the sidebar.
- Remember that listing many groups and tags that are narrowly focused will result in the users seeing only one single item. In a few cases, this might be the best way you can point the shoppers in a right direction, but still it is worth considering certain shoppers will find it offputting and see just some products when you are using filters.