Visual Catalog Manager Posts

How to Effectively Display Products in Your Store

A product page in your online store is like a shop window, which should not only attract customers, but persuade them to purchase, as well.

Thus, no malfunctions, technical errors, or marketing mistakes are allowed there, as anywhere on your site. Effective arrangement of your product pages lead to increased sales and lower abandonment.

Despite a product page cannot be only composed of a product image, it is still the most important element for a customer.

Note: In an online store, customers think that the quality of a product images is more important than product-specific information (63%), a long description (54%) and ratings and reviews (53%). Source:

Effective images leave no unclear points about product properties and make customers purchase more after their careful examination. Images are not only better perceived by customers, but also leave longer impressions than words.

The ultimate goal of any online store is to create a hedonic shopping experience, when shoppers do not only satisfy their tangible needs, but also enjoy the process of shopping.

Use proper images
Leading online sellers like Amazon and eBay weeded out some crucial minimal requirements for appropriate product images. According to them, images should be at least 500 pixels wide and contain products, which fill 85% of the image space.

Exploit high-resolution images
High-resolution images are not only the sign of good taste for online stores, which reflects your respect to customers, but they also enhance customer’s experience in your store and make possible zoom functionality applicable to any product image.

Offer zoomable images
Amazon merchants are also recommended to apply zoom functionality to hosted pictures as it helps customers more precisely understand all the properties and features of products.

Show variety of views
In order to deliver more information to customers about your products you should use multiple pictures exhibiting products from multiple angles. This is especially useful when selling items, which have complex spatial shapes like shoes, toys, furniture, etc.

aheadWorks Widens Product Lines with Partners’ Extensions and Themes

aheadWorks always strives to deliver high-quality products and only excellent services.

Our development strategy is based on mutual profitability with our customers. Amid this, we constantly improve in-house products and widen our catalog offering extensions and themes from our partners. It goes without saying that we carefully choose these modules and ensure their advanced functionality and seamless Magento integration.

Next few months we’ll put in front of you our partners’ products, which will be placed in our store. These extensions cover different areas of Magento functionality, and enable you to make the store even more effective and profitable.

The Visual Catalog Manager Magento extensionVisual Catalog Manager

The Visual Catalog Manager extension allows Magento administrators to manage categories and products within them in a new, highly-effective manner, which makes possible mass product actions and saves tons of time during Magento catalogs editing.

The module provides two modes of editing: “Visual Merchandiser” and “Smart Category”.

The Visual Merchandiser mode arranges products inside categories using drag-and-drop positioning of products. Other products automatically re-arrange their lines replacing removed or replaced items.

The Visual Merchandiser mode

The Visual Merchandiser mode

The Smart Category mode filters products by multiple attributes and allows you to assign these products to a new category or delete these products from an existing one. Furthermore, you can easily switch from the Smart Category to Visual Merchandiser mode and manage positions of products within newly created categories.