Filtering Products in Klevu recommendations will allow you to skew the Klevu AI & strategy to better targeting products to customers. Using the Filter Products, you can specify which products appear in each recommendation on a granular level. For example, if you are looking to showcase your best-selling product, you can set up a rule to pin that product at the top of the recommendation for specific category or product pages.
1. Accessing Filter Products in Smart Recommendation
Create a new recommendation using the steps mentioned in the guide or edit an existing one. Based on the combination of Page Type and Recommendation Logic, the Filter Products section will be available.
Filter products is available for:
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Click on the Create Rules to get started, which will take you to a new Filter Products screen. If you do not wish to create any filters, you may skip them by clicking on the SKIP TO INTEGRATION.
2. What are Rules?
You can set up product filtering by creating category/product specific rules. Each rule has two steps:
Conditions: Select the category or product pages to which this rule applies.
Actions: Define which products should be filtered (pin or excluded) for the set conditions.
2.1 New Rule - Set Condition
Click on the New button to add a rule.
Here, depending on the page type, you will be prompted to select the category pages or product pages for which you would like to pin or exclude products. Once you have made your selection, click on Continue to define the actions i.e. pin or exclude products.
2.2 Pin Products
From the Pin Products tab, search and pin the products that you wish to position at the top. Use the pin button to pin, and use the draggable anchor to reposition the products if required. To unpin a product, simply click the delete button next to a pinned product.
2.3 Exclude Products
From the Exclude Products tab, search and exclude any products that you wish to remove from the recommended products. Use the exclude button to exclude, and click the delete button if you wish to re-include that product.
3. Default Rules
The actions setup in the Default Rule will be applied to all other category or product pages except for the ones defined the rules setup by you.
Consider a scenario where you want a specific product to be shown at the top position for all categories. In this case, you can use the DEFAULT RULE FOR ALL OTHER CATEGORIES / PRODUCTS rules. You can find this at the right-end side of the rules section. Click on Edit to pin and exclude products.
4. Previewing Recommended Products
Once you have pinned or excluded products, click on the Done button to see a preview of the recommended products for the rule. You can also change the Category/ Product page preview using the Change Preview Category / Change Preview Product dropdown. You can also pin, exclude and reorder pinned products from the Preview screen itself.
5. Save & Publish
Once you are happy with the rules' setup, click on the SAVE & PUBLISH button (top right) to publish the changes to your storefront. Please note that it may take up to 10 minutes for changes to be reflected on your store.
You can also view a summary of conditions & actions in the Filter Products section while editing a recommendation. Feel free to edit as required.
Lastly, if you haven’t already done so, do not forget to copy and place the recommendation snippet where you’d would like it to appear in your store. Learn more about integrating recommendation snippets.
6. Deleting or Reseting Rules
To delete a specific rule, click on the Edit button for a created rule click on Delete Rule. Make sure to Save & Publish for changes to be reflected on your storefront.
To reset (clear) all the rules including any actions applied to default rule, click on the RESET.
A maximum of 20 rules can be created per recommendation.