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Shop By Brands

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Enable your customers to shop by brands/manufacturers and shop by multiple attributes at the same time!
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Overview

Shop By Brands

Why use Shop by Brands on your Magento

Shop by Brand extension for Magento enables you to create separate pages for brands presented in your store and link to them from product pages, thus making it easier for your customers to browse and shop by specific brands (manufacturers, artists, authors, etc.). The extension can be applied to any number of single-select attributes simultaneously, so your customers can shop by multiple attributes.


CE-compatible version: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands.html

Navigation Features:

  • Can be applied to any number of single-select attributes simultaneously;
  • Allows shoppers to filter products by brand, with a categories sidebar shown on the page as well;
  • Allows for displaying brands only from the current category in the sidebar block;
  • Allows for using Magento layered navigation and/or AITOC's Layered Navigation Pro on brand pages;
  • Has an option of displaying categories as a tree on brand pages;
  • Creates a new block with links to the most popular or featured brands;
  • Adds a new menu item listing all Brands in alphabetical order;  
  • Allows for displaying Brand /Manufacturer pages on the Sitemap;
  • Has an option of listing only the brands that are currently in stock.

Brand Display Features:

  • Places small brand logos for brands sidebar block and/or on all brand pages;
  • Specifies the number of products listed under each brand in the Brands List;
  • Allows creating editable brand information pages with customizable layouts;
  • Allows to insert a brand block or brand logo on a product page and links from product pages to associated brand pages;
  • Allows for setting the sort order for products on the brand page.

Admin/Settings Features:

  • Automatically fills out the list of Brands, you don’t have to do it manually;
  • Allows for using WYSIWYG for brand description on brand edit page;
  • Allows custom settings per store view;
  • Allows for creating different lists of Brands for each store view and/or website.

SEO features:

  • Allows for optimizing brand pages for search engines by specifying custom meta-tags and SEO-friendly URLs;
  • Allows for using canonical link meta tags for categories;
  • Allows for customizing the brand page URL by removing the .html and adding a mask around the brand name.

The extension comes with User Manual and Installation Guide and is Open Source. To get a better idea of how the extension works and to see its real-life implementation, please take a look at this short video.

CE-compatible version: http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_shop_by_brands.html

Live Demo:
Front-end: http://shop-by-brands.demo.aitoc.com
Back-end: http://shop-by-brands.demo.aitoc.com/admin
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Please note that the extension is already enabled, there's no need to Manage Aitoc Modules in the back-end of the demo.
To view all brands page go to http://shop-by-brands.demo.aitoc.com/brands/


Release Notes

Fast creation and management of detailed manufacturer profiles. Instant access to vendor-specific products and services. Quick and intuitive navigation through the product catalog.

2009-05-18 17:47:26
  • Version number: 2.1
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.9.0.0, 1.9.1.0, 1.9.2.0, 1.10, 1.11
Aitoc Shop by Brand Extension enables you to create separate pages for brands presented in your store, link to them from products’ pages and allow your customers to browse and shop by brands. Also, instead of brands you can use any category relevant to your store, such as manufacturers, artists, authors, etc. This solution has a long and successful history at many leading online stores, and now it’s available for Magento.

List of features:
* Creates a new block with links to the most popular brands.
* Enables you to optimize brands' pages for search engines by specifying custom meta-tags and SEO-friendly URLs
* Allows for editable brand information pages with customizable page layout.
* Allows filtering all products by brand, with categories sidebar on the page
* Creates a link from product's page to the brand page
* 100% open source
* Comes with User Manual and Installation Guide
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Shop By Brands 3.7 5 19 19
Great extension Works exactly as described. Easy to implement and to configure. July 17, 2014
Useful extension Just what we needed now customers can shop by brand name on our site too. |We have had a few issues with the brands button not showing in the navigation bar but the support is sorting this with an hour of support time paid for. This was due to our theme having a unique and complicated navigation layout. July 11, 2014
Highly recommended The extension works great for my store. My customers can now easily browse product by brands. This helped to increase my sales. Support was very helpful and fast. May 8, 2014
Great feature! I was looking for a solution to sort by brand like Zappos.com, as I'm a drop shipper, and this worked out perfectly. In addition to the standard features, I customized my product page to display the brand description, brand name, and also related product by brand using a related extension. I love this extension :) Great installation support and updates as well! January 10, 2014
Works great! This exension works as supposed. No bugs nor difficulties setting it up. The license could have unlimited products attached to the license. Can be expensive if you have a lot of products in your shop. December 11, 2013
great extension Great extension, easily to use and fast customer response. September 23, 2013
Makes Serious Troubles with the License This extension has an extremely serious trouble with the licensing... for more than 1 time we changed things that are not related to this extension BUT the whole site required to be reverted to the recent backup due to a fatal error made by this extension... SERIOUS TROUBLE.... DON'T RECOMMEND AT ALL April 25, 2013
Bug In This Module the session dosen't work on the page of the brand, even in store demo. I bought this module and reported the problem however the problem was not corrected and did not give me support. March 27, 2013
Great Extension and customer service Great extension and an amazing customer service! Thanks guys! February 19, 2013
This extension is just GREAT! It gives you amazing possibility to create brand pages and makes your site navigation user-friendly. Their support is AAA++. Why does everybody complaint about their license options? If it's too expensive for you, don't buy it. Do you also complain in a mall when you cannot afford purchasing of expensive TV? :) LoL. All my issues with custom template were fixed within couple of hours. Thank you Guys, I will buy more stuff from you! Cheers from Switzerland :) February 8, 2013
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If I have an existing store with categories and products, is it possible, using this module, to refine products by brand, based on their existing categories? E.g. if my existing category tree contains the category Electronics, with two sub categories Televisions and Computers, is it possible to show all products with the brand 'Sony' in 'Televisions' ? or all 'Sony' Computers?
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Hello,

Thank you for your interest in our extensions.
Looks like the scenario you described can be achieved using the magento means. You just need to have Layered Navigation enabled on category pages. In this case you will have an extra navigation that allows to narrow down the category by several parameters like price, manufacturer (brand) and etc.
With our Shop be Brands extension you can have brands pages that include all products from all categories for one brand on the one page. At the same time the extension allows using magento Layered Navigation on brand page (and even our Layered Navigation Pro extension) so you can narrow down the brand products by categories, price, color and etc. E.g. you can browse all Sony products and then, if you want to browse computers only you choose "computers" in navigation on Sony page and you get Sony computers only.
You may submit support ticket at our site in case in case you have any further questions or would like to get more details and demo links.
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Hello Support

getting below error on attribute save page:

"Too many input values. Please decrease number of options to save or increase max_input_vars php setting"

Please reply ASAP

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This is not a place to address requests especially when you need an answer ASAP.
For any support questions please submit support tickets at our site directly.
In this case you just need to increase php variable and make sure your changes are applied.
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