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Aaron
#1 Posted : Friday, January 29, 2010 9:45:19 AM(UTC)
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Earlier this week we launched the new Modern Bathroom website. We're really excited about this site because it uses our new faceted search system (i.e. layered navigation, filtering, etc). Below is a recap of some of the other more interesting features.

Faceted Search
Here's a faceted search page: http://www.modernbathroom.com/b...s/bathroom-vanities.aspx
These categories contain hundreds of products but you can quickly filter the it down to just the products that match your criteria. Best of all, you can use the back button, copy/paste filter URL's, and every filter combination is crawable by search engines.

We also created a top-level category page that acts as a landing page for the faceted search page. It allows the user to jump into the page with a filter already applied or start with all of the products.
http://www.modernbathroom.com/b...om-vanities/default.aspx


Image Resizing
The site uses automatic image resizing. No more small/medium/large business; just upload your high-res images and the site takes care of resizing the images. If you ever redesign your site or want to change image sizes, just change the image sizes in the admin and the new images are automatically generated.


Brands & Collections
We added the ability to assign 'collections' to manufacturers. For example, lets say your brand is "Apple" and one of their collections is "iPod". The site automatically generates an 'iPod' collection category that pulls in all of the products assigned to that collection. The site also links the product page of an item to its collection page.

Brand Collections page (all the collections of a brand)
Collection page (all products belonging to the collection
Product page (with link to collection page)


Misc
The site also makes use of the Develisys BVC 5 Toolkit for the site menu, one-page checkout, and the best sellers (homepage and top-level category pages).
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sternyy
#2 Posted : Friday, January 29, 2010 10:06:32 AM(UTC)
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i want it... now! LOL. Ive been waiting for a "layered navigation" for my site for so long.
Andy Miller
#3 Posted : Friday, January 29, 2010 4:13:30 PM(UTC)
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Wow!
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Aaron
#4 Posted : Monday, February 01, 2010 12:28:04 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, guys!

Originally Posted by: "Matt" Go to Quoted Post
Where do the selection come from in the faceted search? categories? product types?

The selections come from the Type Properties of the products belonging to the category. So, assuming that your products already have Type Properties setup, you just select our faceted search category template and presto, you have faceted search. This client did not have any Product Types or Type Properties setup, so they had to set all of that up before we could launch.

Originally Posted by: "Matt" Go to Quoted Post
Same question on the collections?

When you edit a Manufacturer in the admin you now have the ability to assign Collections to it. Then when you're editing a product, there is a Collections dropdown that updates with a list of the available collections based on the Manufacturer you have selected.


Originally Posted by: "Matt" Go to Quoted Post
Are you going to share it?

Share it? No. Sell it, yes.
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Narrowpath
#5 Posted : Monday, February 01, 2010 12:48:43 PM(UTC)
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Aaron,

How much? We have a client that might be interested.

Thanks!

Wallace Miller -- Narrowpath Design
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Aaron
#6 Posted : Tuesday, February 02, 2010 8:33:43 AM(UTC)
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Wallace,

I just sent you an email.
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bedek
#7 Posted : Tuesday, February 02, 2010 8:19:42 PM(UTC)
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Incredible!! The site looks fantastic.

Can you please send me that pricing email as well.

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Aaron
#8 Posted : Wednesday, February 03, 2010 8:24:02 AM(UTC)
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Bede & Matt,

Just sent you both emails.
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blueacorn
#9 Posted : Wednesday, February 03, 2010 9:34:16 AM(UTC)
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Aaron, great job with the site. We also have a client in need of the faceted search - we were hoping BV would have rolled this into the product by now - please send on information and pricing.
michael_b
#10 Posted : Wednesday, February 03, 2010 10:10:34 AM(UTC)
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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana">Aaron, please email me more information about faceted search and pricing. Thanks!

P.S. I had to recreate my account to login. For some reason I wasn't able to login and retrieve my password. So, I had to create a new account.
Aaron
#11 Posted : Wednesday, February 03, 2010 11:59:19 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: "Blue Acorn" Go to Quoted Post
Aaron, great job with the site. We also have a client in need of the faceted search - we were hoping BV would have rolled this into the product by now - please send on information and pricing.

Thanks! I don't have your contact info so I submitted the contact form on your website.
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Aaron
#12 Posted : Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:00:10 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: "MichaelSO" Go to Quoted Post
Aaron, please email me more information about faceted search and pricing. Thanks!

Michael, I don't have your contact info. Can you give me a call at the phone number below? Thanks!
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#13 Posted : Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:46:50 PM(UTC)
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Aaron, please email me to michael@standsonline.com

Thanks!
PeterP
#14 Posted : Monday, April 19, 2010 10:00:30 PM(UTC)
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Aaron, please email me to jaypritchard@gmail.com.
Thanks!
Marcus
#15 Posted : Friday, April 30, 2010 1:48:34 PM(UTC)
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Faceted search will be available in BV Commerce 6 in May, 2010 as a standard feature.
Aaron
#16 Posted : Tuesday, October 12, 2010 4:24:21 PM(UTC)
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We back-ported our faceted search to work with BV 2004! Check it out: http://forums.bvcommerce.com/de...lt.aspx?f=95&m=67376
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Aaron
#17 Posted : Thursday, October 28, 2010 8:43:08 AM(UTC)
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We built a cool little 'quick search' widget this week for the faceted search that I thought I'd share. It allows the user to select up to three facets and jumps them into a filtered result set. Once there, the user can perform facets like normal. We added this widget to the homepage and also to the top-level category pages.
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:08:48 PM(UTC)
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I wanted to bump this thread as we have recently adopted Aaron's Faceted Search.

We are very impressed with how this has improved our navigation flow. No more do we have to create sub categories for manufacturers or product types properties. Simply assign your product to a manufacturer, set your category to use the faceted template and you are all set. Have product type properties that you want to filter? Simply set the product property to allow faceting and once again, you are all set (as long as you are using the facet category template of course).


[quote="Aaron"]
These categories contain hundreds of products but you can quickly filter the it down to just the products that match your criteria. Best of all, you can use the back button, copy/paste filter URL's, and every filter combination is crawable by search engines.

I've seen a decrease in our bounce and exit rate since adopting faceting. I contribute the decrease to the ease of customer's being able to find what they are looking for quick and easy. The top level template also acts as a great landing page. Combine all these features with their toolkit and you have a very powerful store.


[quote="Aaron"]

The selections come from the Type Properties of the products belonging to the category. So, assuming that your products already have Type Properties setup, you just select our faceted search category template and presto, you have faceted search. This client did not have any Product Types or Type Properties setup, so they had to set all of that up before we could launch.

We partially had product type properties set up for our products. However, having manufacturers displayed was a huge priority. Our next stage is going through our catalogs and finding what properties our customers would filter. It's a bit harder in our industry so it will take a bit more time then most stores to figure out what works best.

Overall we are very impressed. I highly recommend it.
Aaron
#19 Posted : Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:16:14 PM(UTC)
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Overall we are very impressed. I highly recommend it.


Thanks, Bryan! In case anyone is wondering how you used it, here's an example category page:

http://www.medsupplier.com/auto...terilizers-products.aspx
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:49:50 PM(UTC)
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Emphasis on very impressed and highly recommended!
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