Inside Magento #7 - Product Search
The first thing a majority of your customers will do on your site is search for a product, and you want to make sure that you can give them the best search experience possible. We’re here to help. Magento’s search lets Store Owners get the most out of their search capabilities, and helps your Customers find exactly the item they’re searching for as quickly and easily as possible.
Magento will provide on-the-fly auto-completion of searches, giving suggested search terms and number of results directly below the search box. As a customer types printer, for example, the search box will fill in relevent searches with result totals, such as in the screenshot of Google Search below:
Magento also features advanced search, which allows Customers to search by Product Attributes defined by you, the Store Owner (for example: price range, manufacturer, category, etc). You’ll also have the ability to redirect certain search terms (to a custom landing page for advertising purposes, for example), and create synonyms for frequently misspelled words (typing “Mangeto” will automatically switch to “Magento,” for example), leaving complete control of the siteâ€™s search system in your hands.
This is only the beginning of where Magento can take your site’s search system. In the future, the search will allow for misspellings, alternate spellings, and plurals of search keywords, helping your customers find exactly what they want.
Stay tuned for next week when you get to meet us, the team behind Magento, in the new Magento Videos and a brand new Magento website! You won’t want to miss them!