SEO preamble texts¶
Preamble texts to display above the facets in each category can be added in the Experience app. Texts are displayed in both desktop and mobile view. Longer texts are truncated but can be expanded by a visitor by tapping or clicking an expand label, here with the text
VIEW MORE. The preamble expand label can be localised in the Localisation tab in the Experience app. The preamble text feature itself does not require any actions by developers to be used.
How to use
The Recommendation component now supports product carousels for both desktop and mobile devices. This is done with the addition of the attribute
carousel to the component. An additional attribute,
breakpoint, can be added with a pixel value that determines when the carousel scroll arrows are to be either outside or inside of the carousel. The default value is
How to use
Add the attribute
carousel to a Recommendation component. The following example illustrates an alternative recommendation carousel with a window breakpoint of 1200 pixels.
<esales-recommendation zone-id="sp2" size="8" carousel breakpoint="1200" type="ALTERNATIVE" label="Similar items"></esales-recommendation>
For more information, see Recommendation Integration.
Out of stock visualisation¶
The visualisation of products that are out of stock, but still are to be displayed according to the Out of stock options, has been improved. Product groups where all variants of a product in the group are out of stock will have the product image dimmed with a diagonal line across it. Product groups where all variants of all products are out of stock will have the image completely dimmed with no variants shown, and with a label indicating that the product is sold out. The label can be localised in the Localisation tab in the Experience app.
How to use
Visual enhancement is applied automatically for displayed out of stock products. Note that out of stock visibility is configurable and that the effects only can be seen if out of stock products are displayed.
The component script will now dynamically load required polyfills only when necessary. This way, modern browsers that already has the functionality built-in will no longer need to load and run this code. The files
esales-fashion-polyfills.es5.js are deprecated and can safely be removed.
esales-fashion.js, have been improved together with the script initialisation. The updates will allow modern browsers to use this bundle, resulting in better performing and less code.
With both improvements above active at the same time, the total script size delivered to a modern browser will be reduced by ~42%. In Lighthouse page audits a ~20-25% reduction is observed in First Contentful Paint, Speed Index, Time to Interactive, and more.
Performance improvements may vary
The performance test was made using Lighthouse with the Device setting
Mobile and the Throttling setting
Simulated Slow 4G, 4x CPU Slowdown. The test was executed without any other scripts on the test page other than the Search results component.
The implementation of scripts on a site may block the eSales Fashion script with synchronous scripts. Note that older browsers, such as Internet Explorer 11, will download approximately the same amount of code as before. For more information about performance improvements using differential loading, see Dive Deeper.
How to use
Remove the polyfill scripts
esales-fashion-polyfills.es5.js and update the script initialization snippet.
It is now possible to create product selections based on size. This is particularly useful when highlighting size oriented selections, such as Curves or Petite. For example, a category
Petite can be created with the product filter to include only products sold in smaller sizes. Similar to other categories, the autocomplete and search will automatically pick up the category title or other connected search terms and utilize them appropriately.
How to use
When creating product selections such as promotions, demotions, or categories in the apps,
Size is available as a filter option.
Out of stock options¶
|Display out of stock sizes in product card||The size is visible in the product card when enabled, but with a strikethrough effect applied on the text. The size is not visible when disabled.
Can be useful to be disabled if a large portion of the product catalogue has a large number of sizes, and many sizes are out of stock.
|Display out of stock products in product list||When enabled, products are visible but with the text defined for
It is generally recommended to keep products out of stock displayed in product listings as visitors may be confused when not finding products they've previously interacted with.
|Display out of stock products in product card||Products that are out of stock are visible in the product card when enabled.
Products that are out of stock are not visible in the product card when disabled.
Can be useful to be disabled if a large portion of the product catalogue has a large variety of colour, and many colours are out of stock.
How to use
Display name support for attribute values¶
Since all attribute values used for product selections must be based on stable values, there are occasions where a merchandiser may have to work with system generated numbers. Support for display names of attribute values have been added to facilitate working with product selections with unintelligible values. This means that the product selection remains stable, while it is possible to work with readable names in the apps.
How to use
Supply display names in the data feed for values where identifiers are not human friendly. The following illustrates the syntax of the category
Jackets with an external id
Filterable list component¶
A new component, Filterable list,
<esales-filterable-list>, is now available. It contains a pre-filtered product list with connected facets. Unlike the Search results component and the Navigation page component, this component does not require neither a search phrase nor a particular page route to be used. It is a product listing that can be used on any page that is independent from the navigation structure and the search functions.
An example of where this could be of interest is on a unique collection page, decorated with a custom title and lots of imagery. A product listing targeting that specific collection would be suitable to use here.
How to use
Add the Filterable list component,
<esales-filterable-list> on the page where it should be displayed, assigned with the desired filter. Attributes targeted as filters must be present in the data feed. The following example filters on the custom attribute
collection with the value
Size cleaning is a feature that automatically extracts and interprets size information from uncurated size values that are provided in mixed formats the data feed. This enables a much cleaner set of values within the size facet without the need of any manual curation of the data feed. This feature is not needed if the data feed already contain purely curated values.
Size cleaning uses several methods to curate values including:
- Splitting values such as
Srespectively for the size facet while maintaining the correct presentation in the product card.
- Combining values such as
one size, and
O.Sunder a common value by selecting the most common representation for the product card.
- Splitting of multiple sizes provided in different formats such as
- Automatic separation of formats.
How to use
Enable the feature in the Size cleaning section Settings tab in the Experience app. It is recommended to preview the resulting changes to the facets before publishing the settings.
Localisation interface update¶
The view for localising texts has been improved by a clearer user interface for input fields including recommended text lengths, a table of contents to easier find values to localize, and a visualization of colours in the interface.
Quick buy button¶
Support for adding a quick buy button to the product cards have been added. The image above shows the default visuals of the button but it can be themed to a different look using the Theming API. The button will provide an event with information of the product that was targeted. This button can also be used to enable quick view or similar modal functionality, and the text of the button can be localized using the Localisation tab in the Experience app.
How to use
Enable the button by specifying
productQuickBuyPositionin the theming of the script.
Integrate the desired modal functionality upon a triggered event.
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