PrestaShop 1.6.How to manage product relations (Cross-sellers, Accessories, Products in the same category)

Products that you add in PrestaShop 1.6 must be associated with at least one category. This allows your products to be categorized in broader terms making it easier to find them.
This section also includes Featured products, the Default category, Accessory products and Product Manufacturers.
Adding Associations for your Products
  1. In your PrestaShop admin panel go to Catalog -> Products section: 
  2.  Click on the product you want to edit: 
  3. Click on the Associations tab on the left. There you can see the following options: 
    1. Associated categories – in this box you can see a tree-style chart of your product associations:
      • the Collapse All and Expand All buttons – show any existing associations;
      • the Check All and Uncheck All buttons – change the assigned associations
      • Search field – used to search for specific categories.
      • Create new category link – take you out of the Associations tab and into the Categories section. Click it only if you need to create a new category;
    2. Default category – assign the category as default;
      Note: picking the category labeled Home makes the product Featured product. A featured product will appear in a particular area of the front end based on the theme being used. Usually, a featured product appears in the Popular Products section.
    3. Accessories – allows associating the selected product with other products that can be purchased in addition;
    4. Manufacturer – from the drop-down menu you can choose a manufacturer of your product. If you do not see a manufacturer associated with the product in the list, then you can click on the Create new manufacturer button to add the manufacturer. You will get a warning that you would lose any unsaved entries for your product if you proceed. Click it only if you need to create a new manufacturer.
  4. Click the Save button to save the changes.
Cross-selling module

Cross-selling allows a shop owner to increase their sales by suggesting other products based on previous purchasing patterns of customers who purchased the same product before them. The Cross Selling module allows presenting product combinations based on the purchasing history of the customers.

  1. In your PrestaShop admin panel go to Modules and Services -> Modules and Services. In the search field type “Cross-selling” to find the module. Click the Configure button to manage it:
  2. You can set there the following options: 
    • Display price on products – allow the customers to see the price of products suggested in the module;
    • Number of displayed products – et the number of products to be displayed in this block.
  3. Click the Save button to confirm the action.

Hopefully, this tutorial was helpful for you.

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