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Related products, Up-sells, Cross-sells in Magento

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Posted on May 16th, 2011 | Posted by admin

There are three types of product relations in Magento: Up-sells, Related Products, and Cross-sell Products.  When viewing a product, Upsells for this product are items that your customers would ideally buy instead of the product they’re viewing.  They might be better quality, produce a higher profit margin, be more popular, etc. These appear on the product info page. Related products appear in the product info page as well, in the right column. Related products are meant to be purchased in addition to the item the customer is viewing. Finally, Cross-sell items appear in the shopping cart.  When a customer navigates to the shopping cart (this can happen automatically after adding a product, or not), the cross-sells block displays a selection of items marked as cross-sells to the items already in the cart.  They’re a bit like impulse buys – like magazines and candy at the cash registers in grocery stores.

Featured products on Magento frontpage

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Posted on May 13th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Featured products on Magento frontpage

Featured Products by Inchoo blog article

Note: This is one of our older posts that describes how to add featured product to the Magento home page. Meanwhile, we developed a Magento Community extension: Featured Products by Inchoo. We advise you to use it with Magento Connect in case you need featured products functionality.
Old article content is below:

This tutorial was developed with the help from brandondrew‘s Magento wiki post How To Create a Featured Product. Original tutorial placed featured products in each category to the top of category display. This one will place them to the Magento frontpage as I believe this is something many users will require.

What is featured product?
The Featured Product is a product with an attribute added from the administrative UI. When the administrator selects “Yes” in the “Featured” attribute, that product will be displayed in a content block on the category page.

Magento, products on sale

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Posted on May 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Magento, products on sale

Most of you probably know this, but here’s a little code snippet for every Magento beginner that needs page with products on sale listing.
So, easiest way to accomplish that is to follow these steps…

1) Make CMS page called “Products on sale”, or whatever you wanna call it…
2) Put this code:

1.{{block type="core/template" template="callouts/products_on_sale.phtml"}}

in CMS page you created
3) Make app/design/frontend/default/YOUR_THEME/template/callouts/products_on_sale.phtml
4) Put this code in products_on_sale.phtml

Display Promotion & Random Products in Magento

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Posted on May 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Display Promotion & Random Products in Magento

There are two unused product list blocks in Magento which can be very useful if you push a few buttons, edit few layouts ..

1. Promotion
Block located in app\code\core\Mage\Catalog\Block\Product\List\Promotion.php

This is basically built in featured product functionality. It reacts to “promotion” attribute which needs to be created, so let’s click
Catalog->Attributes->Manage Attributes->Create New Attribute

Attribute Code: promotion
Scope: Global
Catalog Input Type for Store Owner: Yes/No

Adding simple Tweet this for Magento products

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Posted on May 11th, 2011 | Posted by admin

Adding simple Tweet this for Magento products

There are few different ways one can achieve this kind of functionality. Normally in Magento you would do it like a real, “independent”, module (extension) thus loosing at least two ours to make a few lines of code work.

The simplest way to add this kind of feature to your product view page is to open the view.phtml file under the app/design/frontend/default/custom/template/catalog/product/ folder.

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