Category Search bar can reduce the number of customer’s steps to the basket and increase conversion rate. Most site visitors tend to use the search option instead of endlessly browsing the catalog, trying to find a single item they need. And if the search takes a little bit more time than was expected, it can result in a loss of a potential customer. With Search by Category, extension your customers can evaluate the size of your product range visually and assume the category they hope to find a particular product in. With Search by Category extension you can make your store more functional and deliver a better shopping experience for each of your customers. It is a perfect and simple tool for you to push your sales up by making the store navigation more accurate.
Whether your store catalog has two or two hundred categories with some products listed in it, you definitely want to navigate your customers to the group of products they came for as easy and fast as possible. It doesn’t matter if they are searching for a certain product or just want to check out what you’ve got on display, now they can find a specific item or type of products they need by choosing their category. With Search by Category extension the categories will be displayed in the form of a drop-down list, which can be customized depending on the quantity of the categories and their hierarchy.
When enabled, Search by Category makes a combo box with the existing search bar. It doesn’t modify the looks of the search bar in any way, and is intuitive to any customer who has ever used the online search. To choose from a variety of options, one needs to enter any search request in the search field. The following drop-down list will show all the available categories and subcategories.
If you want the category search bar to be added only on CMS pages, excluding category and product pages, choose ‘No’ in ‘Show on category page’ field. Option ‘Yes’ implies that the search by category will be available at all pages.
Search By Category extension has flexible settings. In the admin panel, you can enable showing the category field in the search bar of your store, choose what categories will be shown in the drop-down list, specify the depth of the category tree and set the characters to indicate tree level indentation. All the settings are located at Stores > Settings > Configuration > Neklo tab > Category Search > General Settings.
Make sure your customers don’t miss subcategories and. You can enable subcategories in ‘Category Tree’. If there are to many subcategories to be shown at the same time, limit the search by category to a specific extent. You can enter the level in numeric form to indicate how deep the list should be detailed in ‘Tree level Depth’ field. Indicate every new level of the subcategories with the symbol of your choice. The symbol you enter into the ‘Tree level indentation’ field.
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That is all. Don’t forget to flush your cache for better work of the extension. It would be good if you clean your cache after reindexing operations as well as it will relieve your server from extra load.
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