Everybody knows how important is make customers find what they want faster, it’s an important part of any ecommerce system because it seems impossible to show all products with full details to customers at the same time. With a powerful search tool, a web-store can increase selling chance as well as customer ease of use. Magento by default use a simple searching function which takes a long time to show the entire search result page and does not provide the most relevant results at first case.
On average, 15% of visitors use the product search in online store. These are the visitors who know what they want and are looking for it to buy, which brings about half of orders to your shop. Therefore, the sales of online store depend on whether a website search is able to quickly find proper and satisfying goods and services. BSS Magento Search and Fast AutoComplete extension will effectively deal with this issue.
2. How Does It Work?
As an admin, you can set up your own store page by the most effective way that supports your trading objective. To polish the website configuration:
- Step 1: Go to Admin Panel ⇒ System ⇒ Configuration
- Step 2: At the left side of the page, find BSS COMMERCE ⇒ Advanced Search + FastAutoCompelete
You can select to enable or disable Advanced Search and Fast Autocomplete Extension by selecting Yes/ No in Enabled Module box.
There are 6 sections for admin to continue configuring the extension: Enable search categories, Enabled jQuery, Search by, Autocomplete minimum characters, Max results to show products, Max result to show categories.
In Enable module, choose Yes to enable the module, otherwise choose No.
In Enable search categories, choose Yes to enable searching by categories, otherwise choose No.
In Enable jQuerry, choose Yes to enable jQuerry of the module, otherwise choose No.
In Search by, you can configure which attributes of the product will be used to search product.
Click Add to add more attribute, then choose attribute name from dropdown selection.
Type a number in Weight box for each attribute. Search results will be sorted from high to low weight.
In Autocomplete minimum characters, type a number to this box to set up the minimum number of characters before displaying autocomplete result.
In Max results to show products, type a number to this box to set up the maximum of the product will be shown when searching.
In Max results to show categories, type a number to this box to set up the maximum of the category will be shown when searching.
*NOTE: When you enable the module and set Yes for both Flat Catalog Categories and Products (In Catalog ⇒ Frontend), you need to enable Used in Product Listing for attributes listed in Search By config. And then, Reindex data.
For example: In the Search by config, there are attributes such as Name, Short description, Description, SKU,…
⇒ Enable Used in Product Listing for an attribute: Description