System for assigning products to specifications

By | February 18, 2012

Currently working on a modification that allows the shop owner to easily add new “specifications” and then assign products.

A typical use for this would be in a clothes shop. Sometimes clothes come in men, women, unisex. My new system would give the ability to have these specifications set out like the manufacturers are, and show products in that way.

It’s kind of hard to explain, so here’s a few images;

Adding the Specifications

Assigning Specifications to Products

The Specifications Menu

which shows the products in that the usual “product listing” style;

The Specifications Reminder box

When looking at a product that has a specification, the specification image shows for all the specifications attached to the product!

Pretty nifty modification, which seems to work well. I know there are a couple of similar things floating about, but none of them suited the clients needs, as I will (in the future) need to integrate some older custom code into this – therefore it is easier (and cheaper!) for me to make this from scratch than try to work with other peoples contributions.

More uses?

Perhaps this could go really well to show ratings for DVDs and Bluray – U, PG, 12a, 18 and such. Or maybe for a Pet shop that has products that can be used for many animals, this product is great for rat, gerbil, mouse…

Pretty much any shop that sells an item that is usable for more than 1 use, I think this mod would be good for.

9 thoughts on “System for assigning products to specifications

  1. Steph

    A fantastic function that will make it alot easier for the customer to make the right choice, allow the store owner to share their knowledge of the product better, and maybe even make order totals a bit bigger..
    Thumbs up, “Likes” and “G+” from me 🙂

  2. Matt

    I think this might be cool for my products. They could sort by peanut butter lovers, dark chocolate specialties, etc…

    What do you think?

  3. Gary Post author

    Yep – that would be a perfect use for it. Once I got installed on the real shop I’m making for (you know the one), and tsted it out live, I’ll throw the code over to you.

  4. Matt

    Absolutely awesome mod! This will not only help customers to find what they are looking for on my site but also I think it will help with SEO as well! Thank you thank you thank you 🙂

  5. Gary Post author

    Thanks Matt. Anything that can help the customer to make the decision to press the buy button can only be good.

  6. Gary Post author

    Manufacturers2 is far from ideal. Too much code to allow one more manufacturer???

    In my case, I coded up a dynamic system to allow the site owner to add as many as he wants.

    That is a big difference.

  7. Kavita

    Hi, This is an awesome addon, Could you please guide to Which URL is this addon available on. It will be a great addon for my shop!!

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