Shopify Search & Discovery , 247 reviews
Solid app on the whole, considering the functionality it provides at no extra cost - however I've experienced one quite frustrating issue:
I use metafields to filter my products, and I've found that sometimes this app does not stay in sync with the my products. The metafields are definitely there and consistent between products, but only a few of them show up when selecting the filter. Brute forcing it by removing and re-adding the metafield on those products over and over again does work eventually and makes this app update, but it's quite a frustrating process doing this and trying to figure out which products this app has missed.
Hi, there - sorry to hear you're experiencing some difficulty with metafields. The Search & Discovery app doesn't sync a copy of the store's product metafield information, instead it presents the information Shopify has stored. There may be an issue with how metafields are being saved. To properly troubleshoot this, we recommend contacting Shopify Support where they can gather more information about how metafields are set and updated on your store.
The app allows you to set filters only for the entire online store and has restrictions for the entire online store. For some businesses, this may be enough, but we sell equipment - our collections have completely different filters and we simply cannot fit into the limit. It would be great to customize filters for each collection.
In general, Shopify as a platform has strong limitations with property fields for filters. We could write a json metafield in our products or variants, but the app doesn't support that.
Thank you for your review. We've shared this feature request with the team for future consideration.
I would like to add colour filter to my collection page and there is not even an instruction how to do it. My store has no variant products. All products are individual what ever it would be easier to my customers to filter by colours and theme. To clarify my subject this is a fabric shop. So add colour filters would be easier to my customers to find specific colours. I have tried to add metafields to the product maybe it show up on the filters menu and somehow I can connect the metafield to colour swatch but that is doesn't work either. Any recommendation how I can use colour filter on your app? basically this doesn't work at all only useful for shop who has variant colours under each products which is not help at all.
If your products do not have variants, and you need a Color filter for them, you will need to create a product metafield definition labelled “Color”. Head over to your shop settings, and look under “Custom data”, that's where you manage metafield definitions. Add a new product metafield definition and name it “Color”. Select the type “Single line text” for it. You can use the “Limit to preset choices” feature under “Validation” > “Rules” to control the order in which colors will appear in your filter later. Once you have created your product metafield definition, you can bulk edit your products to set a color for each of them in that metafield. Once you have done so, you can add that metafield as a filter in the Search & Discovery app. If your theme supports “color swatches”, then you will need to follow your theme's specific instructions to have the color text replaced by a swatch on your storefront. In doubt, contact your theme creator.
It is not possible to create multiple filters with the same value, which should be a basic feature. There are very limited options available for creating filters.
Been useful so far to be able to target specific products or related items. would like to be able to create a list of words and then attached XYZ products to them. rather than having to to into each product and add every search option. that would be helpful
Thanks for your feedback. You can do this by selecting all products with filter/search capabilities and using the bulk editor.
When adding products under 'Edit product recommendations' section I would like filter options. At present search results include archived and draft products without any indication of status. It's only once they're added that a you're warned eg. "Archived products won't appear as a recommendation". This makes it very slow to find relivant products.
It's a good app but be careful creating product tags. You can't edit or delete them once made. You can't have 2 tags that are basically the same but one is capitalized and the other isn't. I made the mistake of creating a tag in all lower case letters and now I can't create the same tag but capitalized properly and I can't edit the old one. This really needs to be changed.
Thank you for your feedback. You can delete a tag by deleting it off every product it is added to.
Seems useful but I cant use it. I wish it would allow recommendations by PRODUCT TYPE. I think it would be EXTREMELY useful in MANY different industries.
Thank you for your feedback. Shopify has built-in strategies to adjust automatically generated product recommendations based on products that are commonly purchased together, have a similar product description, or products in related collections.
it gets the job done but we are having a hard time with the recommended products. It recommends the same product style over and over in other colors instead of other items they might like. So we are having to go in to every product and pick what it recommends. Very labor intensive.
Our store is set to continue selling when out of stock, which I am told means that the availability filter for this app shows EVERYTHING as in stock. i really wish there were more settings so that the availability filter was actually useful.