Creating VCatalogs

Modified on Wed, 21 Feb at 11:18 AM

Product Catalogs provide a simple and powerful way of distributing products information to your counterparties: distributors, regular customers, prospects, etc.

VCatalog Setup

To create a new catalog, click the "Add new Catalog" button on the Product Catalogs page.

The VCatalog settings are organized in 2 tabs: 

  • General - sets the global catalog preferences (prices, currency, etc.) 
  • Layout - defines the catalog's main and product pages

General: Main

  • Title: display name of the catalog
    • Show (checkbox): makes the title visible on the catalog's banner
  • Subtitle: additional information, displayed as a 2nd line in the catalog header
  • Slug:  the part of a URL that identifies a particular VCatalog in an easy-to-read form
  • Company name: appears in PDF version of the VCatalog
  • Comments: appears in the Information popup, and in the PDF version of the VCatalog
  • Email of contact person - when the client reaches out 
  • Open for Valigara distributors: if checked, the catalog is visible to potential buyers in the Vendors page of Valigara'sDistribution module
  • Banner: top image of the catalog

General: Data Setup

  • Product title: Valigara field used in the VCatalog
  • Price Field: Valigara field used in the VCatalog 
  • Currency to be used: Currency displayed in the VCatalog near the Price field
  • Discount, %: recalculates prices from Price Field for all products in the catalog 
    • Discount rate is not visible in the website  or PDF version


Layout: Catalog Layout

VCatalog is available in two layouts:

  • Gallery 
    • Set the number of columns and rows per page 
  • List  
    • Products count on Page - defines the amount of products on the VCatalog main page:
    • Show fields: The product fields to be shown on items' pages. You may also change the way every of these parameters are named on website by modifying "Title on site" field.
    • Show image: whether to show image on products' listings.
  • Default sort: how products are sorted initially
  • Show Add to Cart button: this button lets visitors add products to cart to review later
  • Show navigation: defines if the top navigation tools are displayed
  • Show Footer - define if to display the VSite footer in the VCatalog
  • Filters: define which fields appear in VCatalog filter
    • Filter title - the field title displayed in the VCatalog 
    • Filter field - field used in the filter
    • Filter sorting
      • By Result Count - puts most used field values first
      • By ABC - puts field values in alphabetical order
      • By Valigara Order - puts field values in the order they appear in the Valigara back-office 
    • Filter type    
      • Single to select one field
      • Multiple to select multiple fields
      • Range to select a range of field values (ex. sizes)

Layout: Product Page

  • Description: what Valigara field is used as product's description
  • Show Links to Channels: if the product is posted on externals sales channels, show their links
  • If the VCatalog is used in combination with VSite, VCatalog can offer direct purchase actions: 
    • Show Add to Cart: Show the "Add to Cart" button on the product page
    • Show Add to Wishlist: , add the product to wishlist for later review on VSite
  • Product fields: product fields to be shown on the Product page
    • Title on Site - name of the field displayed in the VCatalog 
    • If left blank, the original field name is displayed

Assign products

To assign products to the catalog, click the "View Products" button:

In the "Catalog Products" page, click the "Add Products" button for the preferences pop-up

  1. Choose the type: Static or Dynamic. Static VCatalogs do not change in content after their creation; Dynamic feature products by specific rules. Changes in product making it fall under dynamic conditions includes it in Catalog.
  2. Define: search parameters for Static and conditions for Dynamic catalog.
  3. Search products.
  4. Mark them to add.
  5. Click "Save products", you will be redirected to current VCatalog products list.

Duplicate VCatalogs

When small changes should be made to a VCatalog, duplication function comes handy.

In the Product Catalogs page, use the "Duplicate" button.

Make small (or big) changes without building the Catalog from scratch so it reaches your Clients faster!

  • VCatalogs can be used in an online and PDF form
  • VCatalogs blend into the VSite operation, with the "Add to Cart" functionality

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