In simple terms, the module works like a search filter, creating product streams based on criteria defined by the shop owner in Shopware’s backend. For example, say you want your customers to see that latest products from a specific category, that all share the same brand and attributes. As the shop owners, all you have to do is define this criteria – also known as conditions – and the stream will automatically compile the products that match your criteria.
Product streams are displayed at key points in your online shop, such as category pages, product detail pages and even in Shopping Worlds.
Products streams update themselves automatically. This means whenever a new product is added to your store that meets the criteria of a particular stream, it will be added without you having to lift a finger.
There are two different types of streams. Condition streams are created according to criteria defined in advance. These update themselves automatically whenever a new product is added. There is a huge range of flexibility here, given the number of different conditions you can choose from and combine together.
The following conditions are available in the standard version:
Selection streams are created by manually adding products. The module includes a search function, which you will use to assign products to a specific stream. The stream does not automatically update itself, as the stream’s content can only be changed by you. For example, you can create a stream of specific product accessories.
A steam can be displayed quickly and easily as a category in the frontend. For example, you can create a “Sale” category that includes only products with reduced prices.
In the backend, open Items > Categories and create a new category for your product stream. Be sure to name this category in the first step. On the right side of the window, you will be able to select which product stream you want to assign to the category.
When working with a product slider in Shopping Worlds, you have the option of assigning a product stream to the element. The available product streams will be displayed in the drop-down menu.
With the Storytelling plugin, you can use the Sideview elements in Shopping Worlds. This element also supports product streams.
In the product master data, you will find a “Cross-selling” tab. As usual, you have the option of assigning accessories and similar products. Similarly, you can now assign product streams. These will be integrated into the detail page as a standard product slider.