November 2022 Release Notes: Custom Color Swatches, Metafields for Product Variants & more
Release Notes / Autumn 2022
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Dec 12 2022
By Anastasia Bezuglaya
Anastasia Bezuglaya
Welcome to Searchanise release notes! The most recent updates for Shopify include custom images in swatches, metafields for product variants and integration with Reviews.io. And BigCommerce merchants now can set up individual sorting for categories.

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Display Custom Images in Color Swatches

New opportunities with color swatches: now you can add patterns (dotted, striped, snakeskin) or complex shades of color (gold, silver, chrome) etc. This will help customers to get a better idea of available color variants and instantly pick the one they like more.
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To add custom images to swatches you just need to set up Color Families in the Smart Search & Filter control panel following these simple setup steps.

Add Metafields for Product Variants

Now Searchanise supports metafields not just for products, but for product variants too. For example, you can add the product code, or manufacturer part number to ensure that customers get relevant results when searching by these attributes. To enable search by product variant metafiled, follow these instructions.

Also, you can add filters based on product variant metafields, so that the customers could filter down the product list and quickly find what they need. Check out this help article to set up the new filter.

Last but not least, you can display product variant metafiled values in search results. Here's how to do it.

Integration with Reviews.io

We are happy to announce that Searchanise is now fully integrated with Reviews.io! Now you can display product ratings and the number of reviews in the instant search drop-down menu and on the search results page. What is more, you can allow customers to filter products by rating.

To turn on the integration just go to the Searchanise control panel, Integrations tab and set the toggle for Reviews.io to On.
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BigCommerce

Set up Individual Sorting for Categories

Now you have more flexibility with categories, as Searchanise supports BigCommerce category sorting. If you use Smart navigation powered by Searchanise to provide filters and would like to have different sorting on your categories pages, now you can do so. For example, for one category you can choose sorting by newest items, for another category – by featured items and so on. Here's how to set up BigCommerce category sorting and how to enable category sorting in Searchanise.

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“Rock solid performance! I wish we knew about this app a year ago! The intuitive nature of the searches and speed of information make this a perfect app for our web store."
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"Works great for our needs!
The Searchanise plugin/service excels where other leading (and much more expensive) search providers have fallen short on our site. We have over 17,000 products and this plugin indexes them flawlessly and creates a top-notch search experience for our customers. Really pleased that we found this one."
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My last hope was to try Searchanise. I was, and I am still amazed! The search results are PERFECT! The sync speed is AMAZING without bags or delays. And I have never seen such great support. The Searchanise App is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, and I really hope someday to find again such a nice team and support."
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"Searching for a Search app? Try Searchanise. We are totally impressed, works great, it's faster than the default BC search and looks gorgeous in our shop - it's form and function! Supported by wonderful people. Many thanks to Alexey and the team! Excellent app and awesome team"
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"The results are fantastic.
We use it on many customers and they are all satisfied. It greatly enhances Magento's search."
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"I could say a lot of great things about this add-on, but I think this one line suffices; adding the Searchanise feature to your store is one of the most important and rewarding decisions you will make for your business and customers. Not to mention, the team is an absolute delight to work with, namely Angelina Morozova!"
Anastasia is a content creator at Searchanise. Her professional areas of interest are SaaS solutions and ecommerce. Anastasiya believes that quality content must be valuable for readers and achieve business goals. When she is not busy writing, which does not happen often, she reads passionately, both fiction and non-fiction literature.
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