Block Types: Catalog

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What is the Catalog block? 

The Catalog block allows you to add a search or display to one or more catalogs on your website. Your website or template, most likely already has one built into the catalog page. This help guide will explain the options with the catalog block. 

How to add the Catalog block: 

  1. In the website editor, go to the panel on the left and find Current Page
  2. Under Current Page, click the + icon to the right of the row you wish to add a catalog to.
  3. In the Select Block Type pop up window, click on Catalog.
  4. After you have clicked on Catalog, the Select Block Type pop-up window will disappear, and you will see the new block added last in the row in the left panel, and it will be highlighted in blue.
    NOTE: The Catalog block requires being on it's own row, and has a limit of one catalog block per page.

How to edit the Catalog block:

  1. In the left-hand panel, find the Catalog block
  2. Click the pencil icon to the right of the Catalog block
  3. The Catalog editor window will pop-up
  4. Within the editor you will see all the properties you can set for the Catalog block:
    • Show Search Bar?
      • Yes - Will display a product search bar on your website that customers can type in a keyword or product ID to search for
      • No - Will not display a product search bar on your website (you would want to use this option if you have the catalog tied to a specific custom catalog and/or you want all the products to display or a list of products/categories to display rather than allowing customers to type in a search word)
    • Price Summary Type
      • Price range - Displays the full range of prices per product (e.g. Prices from $1.25 - 5.50)
      • Minimum price - Displays the lowest price per product (e.g. As low as $1.25)
    • Price Summary Callout Text - displays the default description for your price summary information. (e.g. "As low as", "Starting at", "Prices from", etc.) 
    • Show Currency Symbol in Price Summary?
      • Yes - Displays $ in pricing summary
      • No - Does not display $ in pricing summary
    • Category Display Type
      • Nested (Master Category > Subcategory)
      • Flat (All subcategories in alphabetical
    • Show Catalog Select Screen?
      • Yes - This option will display a button for each catalog you have added to your website. Your customer would need to click on the catalog name before any results would display.
      • No, use this catalog by default - Use this option to link this catalog to one specific catalog (customer can not choose which catalog to search within)
    • Placeholder Text - Displays the default text label within your product search bar (default is "Enter style # or keyword...") 
    • Empty Search Default Sort - when no keyword is entered, how do you want the products sorted
      • Default - Uses the default search algorithm based on supplier placement and historical search relativity
      • Price Low to High - Sorts with the lowest priced products listed first
      • Price High to Low - Sorts with the highest priced products listed first
      • Name A-Z - Sorts with the product name starting with A listed first
      • Name Z-A - Sorts with the product name starting with Z listed first
      • Number 0-9 - Sorts with the product number starting with 0 listed first
      • Number 9-0 - Sorts with the product number starting with 9 listed first
    • Enable Product List tools (learn more about this option)
      • Yes - Allows the ability for customers to add products to the Product List toolbar, where they can then Request More Info (to you as the Distributor), Email Products (to anyone), or View them in Search Results (if they have multiple products added).
      • No - Will remove the Product List button on your website.
    • Show Email Product button
      • Yes - Displays the Email Product button on each product of your website (search results, quick view, and product details pages). 
      • Yes, when user is logged in - Will only display the Email Product button when your customer is logged into your website.
      • No - Does not display the Email Product button on your website.
    • Show Request More Info button
      • Yes - Displays the Request More Info button on each product of your website (search results, quick view, and product details pages). 
      • Yes, when user is logged in - Will only display the Request More Info button when your customer is logged into your website.
      • No - Does not display the Request More Info button on your website.
    • Skip Category Select Screen?
      • Yes - Allows you to immediately display product images on the catalog page of your website rather than your customer having to choose a category before seeing any products.
      • No - Will display a listing of categories that your customer will have to choose what category they are wanting to view, before seeing any products.
    • New Search Interface (learn how to activate this option on your existing website catalog page)
      • Yes - Enables our newer format of displaying product results, that includes an Amazon like filtering menu that gives your customers that option to using the advance filtering menu you see when searching for a product through the back end on your DC Dashboard.  
      • No - Disables the advanced display of product results with no filtering options. 
  5. After you have made all your selections, click the blue Done button at the bottom of the Catalog Block window.
  6. Lastly, save your changes by clicking the blue Save button at the top.

Sample of the Catalog Block on a website:


Overview of the Catalog Block options, with default values shown:


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