What would be great is if a rule could be established for displaying cross-sells, up-sells and related products, as opposed to having to add a product cross-sell / related priduct manually to each product. the ‘promotions’ rules structure could be adapted and expanded to accomodate this.
e.g. a rule such as;
if ‘title’ or ‘sku’ contains ‘toothbrush’
then in related products show products with ‘title’ or ‘sku’ ‘toothpaste’
if ‘title’ or ‘sku’ contains ‘apple’
then in related products show products with ‘category’ = ‘fruit’
if ‘category’ = ‘lampshades’
then in related products show products with ‘category’ = ‘light switches’
setting such as
max number of items
randomise / list alphabetical / list by other sorting method
sort based on reviews (number of stars)
sort based on popularity (qty sold / number of views)
this is imho a very powerful and crucial features that will DRAMATICALLY reduce store admin times. as it stands, doing related products and cross-sells is an extremely labour intensive task. adding a new item to the store and wishing for it to be added to ‘related products’ for a given category is a headache and simply should not be.
an essential and overlooked core (killer) feature if you ask me.