The parameters of a product showcase can be configured as explained below:

  • In this section, the products are mapped to the showcase.
  • There are three methods for mapping the products:
    • i) Basic: Directly adding the products through the Basic tab. In 'Basic' section, the products are mapped to the showcase by the selecting the products through 'Categories' or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Recommendation Groups' or 'Product Tags' or by entering/selecting the 'SKUs'.

    • ii) Advanced: Adding products through Advanced tab. In this section, the products are mapped to the showcase through XML Code.
      • Note: At any point of time, you can configure products either through the Basic or Advanced tab only.

    • iii) Configure the external or 3rd party target block:: A Target Block (or) Product Block is a collection of different products and is a great way to promote the products by displaying targeted products based on your predefined rules through these blocks. You can display the 3rd party target blocks (CRM recommendations) on the required showcases.

1. Basic Parameters:

  • Basic: Directly adding the products through the Basic tab. In 'Basic' section, Products are mapped to Showcase by physical selection through 'Categories' or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Recommendation Groups' or 'Product Tags' or by entering/selecting 'SKU'.
  • Here you can configure Single or Multiple showcases (i.e. through Tabs)

1a) Configuring a single showcase

  • Note: For configuring a single showcase on this control, you should not select the Is Multi-Tab? checkbox in the Settings section
  • By default, on clicking 'Parameters' tab, the 'Basic' Parameters Section will be opened.


 Product Showcase

  • The products that are to be displayed through this control can be selected by the following options:
    • i) By 'Leaf level Categories' or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Recommendation Groups' or 'Product Tags'
    • ii) By known SKUs
    • iii) By searching products through multiple options.
    • Note: You can add the required products by using any or all of the above-mentioned options.
  • To select products through 'Categories' (Leaf Level category) or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Recommendation Groups' or 'Product Tags', select the respective check boxes from Products in Your Store column.
    • Note:
      • For multiple selections, select respective multiple checkboxes.
      • If you select the 'Categories' or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Product Tags', the respective products mapped to those 'Categories' or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Recommendation Groups' or 'Product Tags' will be displayed in the Showcase.
      • Recommendation Groups: These are used to display the products that are mapped to the selected options (answers) of the Survey. Surveys are conducted to new users for knowing the interests of the user for displaying 'Personalized Showcase'.
        • You can create recommendation groups as per your 'product categories' and you can ask questionnaire against each group. The options or answers for the questions are mapped with the relevant SKUs and those products will be displayed in the 'Personalized Showcase' of the user as per the selected options if you have configured that showcase with the 'Recommendation Groups'.
          Please Refer: Add Group
        • For showing the relevant products in the 'Personalized Showcase' as per the options selected during the Survey, you need to drag and drop those many Showcases equal to the number of 'Recommendation Groups' that you have created and you need to configure each Showcase with a 'Recommendation Group'.
        • When your user has selected an option (Answer) for the question(s) of a 'Recommendation Group', the products mapped to that option will be displayed in that Showcase, else (i.e. if no option selected), the showcase itself will not be displayed.
          Please Refer: Login Settings
  • To transfer selected items from the Products in Your Store column to the Products Added to Showcase column, click  Product Showcase.
  • You can add individual products to the Products Added to Showcase column through the Add Product By SKU section. To add known SKUs, enter the SKU in the Product SKU text box and click Add.
    • Note: The relevant SKUs will be auto-completed when you start entering the SKU and you can select the required SKU from the list.
  • To search and select unknown SKUs, click Browse & Add. You will be displayed the Search Product(s) dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Search the required products by selecting the required search criteria through the Search Options. This will list out the products meeting the selected search criteria.
  • Select the required products and click OK. The respective products will be added to the Products Added to Showcase column.
  • To arrange the products in the desired sequence, use  Product Column .
  • To delete the unwanted product(s) (if any), click the ' Product Column' icon of the respective product(s) in Products added to Showcase column.
  • To save the configuration, click Update.

1b) Configuring Multiple Showcases within a Showcase (Tab Showcases)

  • After selecting Is Multi-Tab? checkbox in the Settings section, you will find the Add New tab after clicking the Parameters section.


 Product Showcase

  • Click Add New. You will be displayed a dialog box.
  • Enter a title for this showcase (i.e. Tab) in the Tab Name text box.
  • Enter the display sequence of this showcase (i.e. Tab) in the Sequence text box.
  • To save the showcase (i.e. Tab), click Save. The Tab will be saved and displayed in the drop-down.


 Product Showcase

  • You can also edit the name and sequence of the Tab by clicking Edit ' Product Showcase' icon or you can delete the Tab through the ' Product Showcase' icon of the Tab.
  • Similarly, add as many Tabs as you want.


 Product Showcase

  • Now you can add the required products to each one of the Tab.
  • To add products under a Tab, select the respective tab from the drop-down.


 Product Showcase

  • Add the products to this (Tab) Showcase by selecting the required 'Categories' or 'Brands' or 'Product Groups' or 'Recommendation Groups' or 'Product Tags' from the Products in Your Store section and transfer them to Products in Your Store section by clicking  Product Showcase icon.
  • To arrange the products in the desired sequence, use  Product Column.
  • To delete the unwanted product(s) (if any), click the ' Product Column' icon of the respective product(s) in the Products added to Showcase column.
  • Similarly, you can add required products under all Tabs as explained above.
  • To save the configuration, click Update.

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  • Carry out the Advanced Parameters configuration.

2. Advanced Parameters:

  • To configure 'Advanced Parameters', click the Advanced tab. You can do either Basic or Advanced configuration for a Control. If you have already done the Basic Configuration, you will be displayed a popup as follows:


 Product Showcase

  • So first, delete all basic configuration i.e. delete all products from the Products Added to Showcase section. Click the Advanced tab. You will be displayed the following section.


 Product Showcase

  • SCRS (Search Criteria for Refine Search): To show the products dynamically based on specific filtration like Categories, Brands, Attribute Values, Variant Values, Product Groups, Product Tags, Product Stock Location etc… enter the relevant XML code in the space provided.
    • Example: If you want to dynamically showcase “Samsung” brand products from all categories of your Webstore with specific Attributes Values and Variant Values, you can do so by entering relevant XML code in the provided space.
  • If you don't have XML knowledge, no problem…., it can be created automatically as per your selection of Categories, Brands, Attribute Values, Variants Values, Product Groups, Product Tags, Product Stock Location etc as explained below.
  • To select the Categories, click the Choose button of the Selected Category. You will be displayed Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Categories' and click OK. The relevant XML code will be added in the SCRS text box.


 Product Showcase

  • To select the 'Attribute Values', click the Choose button of the Selected Attribute Values. You will be displayed Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Attribute Values' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added in the SCRS text box.
  • Similarly, to select the 'Variant Values', click the Choose button of the Selected Attribute Values. You will be displayed Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Variant Values' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added in the SCRS text box.
  • Similarly, to select the 'Brands', click Choose of the Selected Brands. You will be displayed the Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Brands' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added to the SCRS text box.
  • Similarly, to select the 'Product Groups', click the Choose button of the Selected Groups. You will be displayed the Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Product Groups' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added to the SCRS text box.
  • Similarly, to select the 'Product Tags', click Choose button of the Selected Product Tags. You will be displayed Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Product Tags' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added to the SCRS text box.
  • Similarly, to select the 'Product Stock Location', click the Choose button of the Selected Location. You will be displayed a Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'Product Stock Location' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added to the SCRS text box.
  • Similarly, to select the 'suppliers', click the Choose button of the Selected Suppliers. You will be displayed a Select Parameter dialog box.


 Product Showcase

  • Select the required 'suppliers' and click OK The relevant XML code will be added to the SCRS text box.
  • Note You can remove any of your selections by clicking ' Product Column' button of the respective items. The respective 'XML code' will be deleted from 'SCRS' text box.
  • To save the configuration, click Update. If the number of words in the SCRS text box is more than 2000, you will be displayed the following informative message.


 Product Showcase

  • Click OK on the informative dialog box and delete the unwanted selections to limit the XML code to 2000 words. The respective 'XML code' will be deleted from 'SCRS' text box.

3. Configure external or 3rd party target block:

  • Target Block (or) Product Block is a collection of different products and is a great way to promote the products by displaying targeted products based on your predefined rules through these blocks on the Product Details pageCart PageAdd to Cart page, etc…
  • You can display 3rd party target blocks (CRM recommendations) on the required showcases.
  • To configure a third party target block, click the Advanced tab under the Parameter section. The following section will be displayed.


 External or 3rd party target block

  • Enter the required 3rd party target block id in the Recommendation Target Block ID text box.
  • To display the products based on the SCRS configuration (i.e. internal configuration) when the external recommendations are nill, select the Use Showcase criteria from below SCRS parameters to display system target blocks checkbox.
  • Configure the SCRS section as explained above (if required.)
  • To save the configuration, click Update. If the number of words in the SCRS text box is more than 2000, you will be displayed the following informative message.


 Product Showcase

  • Click OK on the informative dialog box and delete the unwanted selections to limit the XML code to 2000 words. The respective 'XML code' will be deleted from 'SCRS' text box.