Related products are used in to display products that don’t belong necessarily in the same category, but are still related in either style or theme. For example, if a client is viewing a chair that belongs to a designer label for the living room, then the related products would be the sofa, loveseat, and coffee table of the same designer label. This would allow your client to see all products related to the one he or she is currently viewing, resulting in a cleaner shopping experience for your customers. You can read more about how to set up related item relationships here.
The “Related Items” feature in the WebManager allows you to review your related item relationships and edit them lightly. To access this feature, log into the WebManager, click on “Products” followed by “Related Items”. This will take you to the following screen:
“Related Items” offers a spreadsheet-like interface that has the same headers as the Related Items template:
- Is Deleted governs whether the parent/related item relationship is active or not. Marking this “True” will remove the relationship from the display—this will not delete the product from your account, however.
- Parent Item ID is the ItemID of the parent product; the parent product is the item that will be displayed within its category, and also have the child items associated with it. The ItemIDs cannot be edited.
- Related Item ID is the ItemID of the related items associated with the parent product. The ItemIDs cannot be edited.
- Sort Order is the order in which your related items are displayed in. You can use this header to rearrange the related items.
To edit a cell, click on it and make any necessary changes. Once you have made your change, a red triangle will appear in the upper left-hand corner of the cell. This symbol means that a change has been made within the cell. A red “Save Changes” will also appear in the bottom left corner of your screen.
Make sure to click on the “Save Changes” button to save your work after you’re done editing. Lastly, you will need to push data live to make your changes official.
Q: Can I use this Related Item Quick Edit to create new parent/related relationships?
Ans: Nope, you must use the related items template to create parent/related relationships.
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