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Managing Default Sort Order on Product Listing and Category

In the ever-competitive world of e-commerce, the way you present your products can significantly impact your customers' shopping experience. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the process of managing default sort orders on product listings and categories to ensure that your online store showcases its offerings in the most effective way.

Step 1: Accessing the Admin Area

Start by logging into your website's admin area. This is your control center for fine-tuning various aspects of your online store.

Step 2: Navigating to Sort Order Settings

In the admin area, click on the following tabs to access the sort order settings:

  • Settings: Locate the "Settings" tab.
  • Configuration: Click on "Configuration."
  • Product Listing: Finally, select "Product Listing."

Step 3: Adjusting Default Sort Order for Product Listings

Under the "Product Listing" section, you'll find an option for configuring the default sort order. To make changes, follow these steps:

  • Edit Default Sort Order: Click on the "Edit" button next to the "Product listing default sort order" option.
  • Choose Sort Order Criteria: Here, you have the flexibility to choose from various default sort order options, such as price, model, name, and more.

By selecting the most appropriate default sort order, you can significantly influence how your products are presented to customers as they browse your online store.




Step 4: Applying Default Sort Order to Categories

The same level of control can be applied to your product categories as well. When adding or editing a category, you can specify the default sort order for products within that category. Here's how:

  • Adding or Editing a Category: Access the category you want to manage.
  • Set Default Sort Order: Within the category details, you'll find an option to define the default sort order for products in that category.

By configuring the default sort order for categories, you can tailor the presentation of products within each category to better match customer preferences and improve their shopping experience.

In conclusion, the default sort order of your product listings and categories plays a pivotal role in how customers perceive and navigate your online store. By following these steps and selecting the most suitable sorting criteria, you can enhance the discoverability and appeal of your products, ultimately leading to a more satisfying shopping journey for your customers. So, go ahead and fine-tune your default sort orders to stand out in the competitive e-commerce landscape.

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