With the manufacturer module it is possible to assign the articles to a manufacturer in addition to the categories. In this way a customer can search directly for all offers of a manufacturer. Furthermore, you can also store a link for each manufacturer, which is displayed with the article, so that the customer can quickly find the website of a manufacturer.
Manage manufacturers (enter, mutate, delete)
The manufacturers and their links are managed centrally. The administration can be found in the submenu ‘manufacturer administration’ in the main menu article.
After entering the manufacturer administration, you see a mask with empty fields for manufacturer entry. After each saving, further empty fields are displayed again. There is no limit to the number of manufacturers.
To enter or mutate a manufacturer, you can simply edit the data in the corresponding field.
If you want to delete one or more entries, you can set a check mark in the delete column and confirm by clicking on ‘Save settings’ below.
Assignment of articles
The assignment of articles to manufacturers can be made either for many articles simultaneously in the article mass mutations or individually in the article processing mask. Both possibilities are now described.
Assignment via article mass mutations
To assign several articles of a category to a manufacturer you can use the article mass mutations. To do this, proceed as follows:
In the main menu of the shop administration click on ‘Article’ > ‘Mass mutations’ and there on the button ‘Manufacturer’ (see small picture on the right).
Now you select a category and see the articles which you can assign.
A coding number (e.g. EAN) of the article can be entered in the article code field. However, this is no longer used by the customer. At Herst. Article no., enter the article number assigned by the manufacturer for this article. This number is displayed to the customer in each case. In the dropdown at manufacturer name you select the manufacturer.
Click on Save to accept the assignment.
Assignment via article processing mask
The article editing mask can be seen via ‘Create new article’ or ‘‘Edit existing article’. Here is an example display of the integrated manufacturer module while editing an existing article:
Below the article number display (number assigned by the shop) you can see the line with the information about the manufacturer. The individual fields correspond in meaning to those in the article Mass mutation (see previous chapter).
Customer page display
Item detail view
When a customer views an item with Manufacturer Assignment, a line with information about the manufacturer appears. There he sees the name of the manufacturer who is linked to his website and the manufacturer article number (if given).
21.COMMERCE's article search automatically searches the field with the manufacturer's article number so that shop visitors can quickly find the article they are looking for in this way.
Filter by manufacturer
In the navigation menu on the left side a box with the title manufacturer and a selection menu of the registered manufacturers is offered. If the customer selects a manufacturer here, the shop displays all articles assigned to this manufacturer – across categories. Here is an example: