Understanding Storefront Sorting Options

Any time a customer sees a list of products, there is a default sorting rule applied that sorts the results. However, you can add sorting options for the customer, such as sorting by price, size, or brand, beyond the sorting rule applied when the search results are first shown. You can use the default storefront sorting options provided in the SiteGenesis application or create your own sorting rules and use them as storefront sorting options. There is only one list of storefront sorting rules for your entire storefront, so any sorting rules you select as sorting options must apply to all product categories. You can create up to 100 sorting options.

Storefront Sorting Options in SiteGenesis

Salesforce B2C Commerce provides the following default sorting options in the SiteGenesis application:
  • Best Matches
  • Price High to Low
  • Price Low to High
  • Product Name Ascending
  • Product Name Descending
  • Brand
  • Most Popular
  • Top Sellers

To see these options, perform a search in the SiteGenesis application or navigate to any page that shows products. At the top of the product grid, you see the Sort By list. This list shows the sorting rules selected as storefront sorting options.

Storefront options are implemented as a module in SiteGenesis.

The util/module.isml template defines the search/components/productsortingoptions.isml template as a module. The search/components/productsortingoptions.isml template defines how storefront sorting options are retrieved from Business Manager.

The rendering/categoryproducthits.isml template implements the isproductsortingoptions model.

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Creating Storefront Sorting Options