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As an online store manager it is in your interest to provide the shortest route possible between the customer and his product of choice. Every time there is a delay, an additional exit point is created and your customers flee the store in favor of a more user-friendly competition.
There is any number of things you may introduce to improve the way customers browse your store, but the most effective adjustment by far is the introduction of Layered Navigation. The extension adds a navigation menu and allows customers narrowing search results down to relevant items.
Depending on the criterion type, it can be set up as a checkbox, a radio button, a range slider, or a “from - to” filter. Moreover, navigation menu changes automatically depending on your location within the store, so that only relevant criteria are visible to the customer. Specific criteria could be further eliminated from certain locations by admin himself.
Search results are automatically updated every time new criterion is applied - no need to refresh the page. For each search result there is a custom URL, which can be saved by the customer for later use. Additionally, store admin has an opportunity to set up individual keywords for each criteria to be used within custom URLs.
Store admin has a freedom to decide how each attribute will look like within navigation menu. Attributes can be given a custom name, supplied with an image, placed in a specific spot on the navigation panel, arranged by columns, etc.
Each criteria could be accompanied with a help button, providing a brief explanation of what it does.
Solr search engine support (NEW!)
Apply layered navigation functionality to Solr search results (Magento EE) and let visitors find desired items easily.
Advanced Search In case you have an extensive catalogue and your customers are likely to be shooting in the dark it might be a good idea to give them an opportunity of narrowing initial navigation with a search option. Use our Advanced Search extension to give your customers a jump start and apply Layered Navigation to refine the results.
Brand selection For many shoppers brand is the single most important characteristic of a product, so it is only natural to give it an appropriate spot. Use our Shop by Brand extension to integrate an attractive brand selection field into your navigation panel.
Integration with other aW extensions
Using the Layered Navigation extension together with the below aW products opens extra possibilities.
Everything was great
Thank you AW!
Cannot handle lots of attributes
Our dev needed to modify the source code to get the extension to work as the index process was running out of memory even on our high spec dedicated server. The index then took well over 6 hours to complete. When we got it working functionality was good, but performance (speed of filter refresh / selection) was much worse than an alternative product from another Magento extension provider so we went with that. The index time was likely also going to be prohibitive to run in a production environment too.
We would really like Aheadworks to sort out the performance issues for this extension (for large catalogs / attribute numbers) as we would prefer to use this extension than the alternative we currently use as (being an Aheadworks extension) it causes fewer conflicts with our other Aheadworks extensions we have installed on our site.
Great solution from Aheadworks
Not working out of the box
Great Product from even Greater Company!
+ It is a really great extension with very high support.
+ very helpful
+ boost your shop
- We submit a question for a new and great function but it was not accept...:(
They added quite a couple of features lately, and these were the EXACT ones I'd been craving for.
Seriously, guys, thank you!
Seriously, I'm utterly happy with the AW Layered Nav, and I don't think I will be using anything else in my projects, for the foreseeable future at least.
Does what it says, and does is brilliantly.
This extension is a great asset to any store!!!!
The module is built on a solid foundation, and can be styled easily to suit your theme. This extension is definately worth the money, for the features it provides and the time it saves. I can also vouch for the support, as I needed to install the extension on my store and as a bit of a Magento novice I required assistance. The developers were able to provide a quick and elegant solution. Overall, very happy with the extension and the service provided.
I had wonderful experience with their products before, and this new layered navigation absolutely lived up to my expectaions.
Good code, decent features - should I say more?
It is really a huge improvement over both Magento's built-in layered nav, and over quite a few similar plugins from other devs we have tried this far.
Nice looking, fast, reliable - I couldn't have been satisfied more.
Thank you so much! Wish you more successful products!
What I specially like about this module is the way it works with URL params. Hint: you can include the link to pre-filtered set of products into, say, NL, to get your customers the exact items YOU want to sell them.
Didn't expect that I would be using a navigation tool for promotions%)
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