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Monday, 14 July 2014 12:08

USING "CATALOG ID'S" TO MANAGE LINKS TO PRODUCT IN YOUR STN CART SYSTEM

Products in your online store can be assigned a special code called a "Catalog ID". This code will allow you to create a URL to link to the product independently from the items SKU. 

The URL needs to be formatted like this:

http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?option=com_catalog&id=123abcd

Where 'yourdomain' is replaced by your actual domain, and '123abcd' is replaced with the catalog id.

 


Here's an example of how it can be used:

You can publish a QR code to link to an "Item of the day!"

Your QR code would be set to link to a product page based upon a Catalog ID - in this example we'll set to ID to "item-of-day"

For the demo store, we'll build our QR Code to link to:

http://demo.stoysnet.com/index.php?option=com_catalog&id=item-of-day

 

On day 1, we'll assign "item-of-day" to the "Zenergy Meditation Chime":

 

And on day 2, we can change it to the "Zenergy Chime - Quintet" simply by reassigning the "item-of-day" Catalog ID:

 

 


Another practical example would be to create a flip book catalog, such as this example we provide to The Good Toy Group:

Our Summer Catalog

TGTG Summer 2014 Online Catalog

 


See also: videoProducts & Catalog IDs