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Discontinued Products

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Don't let users landing on your old products leave empty handed - show them something else they might like!
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Overview

Discontinued Products

The Discontinued Products extension for Magento provides an easy, fast, reliable way to ensure you don't waste traffic to old products on your website. It allows you to link a discontinued product to any category, and present alternatives to any customers who land on the product page.

Why Should I Buy This?

Part of running an e-commerce store is, of course, online marketing. Driving traffic to your site and your products is critical to your success. But, when a product is no longer available, what happens to all those links, blog posts and advertorials you have so dilligently created?

If you are like most online stores, you just remove your discontinued products once they are no longer in stock. And that means that anybody following an old link to your site ends up on a 404 page. This is disastrous - this is a potential customer, and we know exactly which product they were interested in!

This is where Discontinued Products steps in. Rather than leave the user confused and disappointed, Discontinued Products allows you to select alternative products to display to the user.

How Does It Work?

When a user views a product, the extension checks to see if it is discontinued. If it is discontinued, and is not available to buy, the extension looks to see if an associated category or alternative products has been specified. If so, it selects the top items from that category, according to its default sorting, and displays them to the user along with a message saying the product has been discontinued.

How Do I Use It?

To install the extension:

  • Download the zip, and extract the contents
  • Upload the contents of the httpdocs folder to your website root folder
  • Clear Magento caches
  • Log out and log back in again
  • Set configuration options in System > Configuration > Added Bytes > Discontinued Products
  • Edit the front end to match your templates as required.

When a product is discontinued, we recommend the following:

  • Set the new "Discontinued Product" attribute to "Yes"
  • Set the new "Discontinued Category" attribute to the category you wish to load alternative products from
  • You can (and should) set a different category for each store in your installation
  • Remove the product from all live categories (it will still be visible at its primary URL, as well as through the website search)
  • Clear caches and rebuild indexes as appropriate

How Do I Get Support?

For technical or sales enquiries, please email our support team.

Release Notes

Initial Public Release

2013-12-17 19:56:36
  • Version number: 0.1.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1
This release includes the base functionality. It allows you to mark a product discontinued, link a category, and displays the alternative products on the front end, along with some basic presentation options.
Reviews

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Discontinued Products 4.3 5 4 4
Great Support Useful extension and a great support. Highly recommended. September 23, 2014
Works - some extras would make it great This works very well. Dev support is solid Would love to see some extras in the furture like being able to control the products suggested, rather than relying on existing category sorting, also just a single attribute to update would be useful, but this is not a show stopper. Overall offers great control over discontinued products, even when you're still holding one-offs in stock - set and forget. Looking forward to any improvements May 13, 2014
Works Works fine for simple products. Doesn't work for configurable products. March 14, 2014
Great Extension for SEO Easy install and works as expected. This functionality is a brilliant alternative to 404 page or "Out of Stock" message. January 10, 2014
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