Product Catalog is a detailed list of the inventory of a store. On the Catalog, you can see the products that your vendor offers. The product catalog displays the products that are available for purchase as well as their details such as the product's name, code, price, and specifications. You can also add products to the cart from the catalog page. The product catalog has many features to assist users in searching for and selecting products.
As an experienced buyer, you can also use the Quick-Add () button to add multiple products to the cart and create quotes and orders quickly. For more information, see Using CTA (call-to-action) button.
You can access your Orders, Quotes, Carts, and Favorites directly from the catalog page by clicking the appropriate link available under the Accounts dropdown. For more information, see Launching Digital Commerce.
The following API is used to get the active products associated with the provided price list ID for the selected account. For more information, click here.
You can also use visibility rules to show only the relevant categories and products to specific users. For more information on how to set visibility rules, click here.
On the product catalog, you can view products in a variety of ways. There are two view options available on the product catalog page:
To switch to the list view, click the list view () icon in the bar above the product list. The list view arranges the products in a list, just below each other.
To switch to the grid view, click the grid view () icon in the bar above the product list. The grid view arranges the products side-by-side, like a grid.
Since the catalog page displays the entire product inventory, you can use filters to find the right product.
The following API is used to get the products associated with the selected filter option. For more information, click here.
The category hierarchy allows you to navigate to products by browsing the related categories, their subcategories, and facet filters. The list of subcategories and facet filters appears only after you select a category.
The following filed types are supported for facet filters. For example, to filter out a product, we can have two facet filters such as Configuration Type (Boolean: standalone or bundle), and Family (Picklist: software, hardware, and other):
The implementor can use the SearchFilterFields option to display the number of facets for the particular category. For example, if you want to use the Product Family and Configuration Type facets, pass
"SearchFilterFields": ["Family", "Configuration Type"]. For more information, click here.
Actions on the Product Catalog Page
Sort By allows you to sort the products on the product catalog page. You can sort the product by Name or Relevance.
Pagination allows you to specify how many products should be displayed on a single page. To set pagination, go to the Show field on the top bar and choose from 4, 12, 20, or 50 products on one page.
The following APIs with the page, limit, and sort parameters are used for sorting and pagination.
Viewing product details
Click the product's name or image to view more information about it, such as its configurations, specifications, features, or pricing.
The following API with the page, limit, and sort parameters is used to get the product details. For more information, click here.
The implementer can also set up a Based on Pricelist to cater to geographical or customer-specific adjustment differences of the prices in the catalog. For more information, see Configuring the Price Lists.
Adding product(s) to the cart
You can add a product or multiple products to your cart for purchase by following any of the following paths. Before adding the product to the cart, you can also specify the quantity in the Quantity field.
- Click Add to Cart for the particular product.
Every product card in the catalog has a checkbox beside it. Selecting the checkbox opens a drawer with a list of selected products. You can also use the Select All option to select all products displayed on the catalog page (based on the pagination selected per page) or remove some products and then add the rest of the products to the cart. From the Selection action, select Add to Cart and click Confirm to add the selected products to the cart.
- Although there is no limit to the number of products that can be added to the cart at once, it is recommended that you add up to 50 items to avoid operations failing or taking too long to finish.
- Select All checkbox is not available on mobile devices.
The following API is used to add the product to the cart. For more information, click here.
If the price process fails while adding a product to the cart, the system will try pricing again for the number of times you specified when configuring the template. If the pricing process still fails, the following three options will appear on the screen:
- Retry: The system will retry the pricing for the number of times you specify while configuring the template.
- Clone: The system will clone the cart, mark the new cart as active, and then run the price when any action is taken on the new active cart. The existing cart is marked as deactivated.
- Abandon: The current cart will be deactivated and a new cart will be created by the system.
On the Product Catalog page, all the selected products are displayed in the Product Drawer. You can also view more information about the product by clicking the product's name or image. You can clone the line items, create a favorite configuration, and compare products as well. For more information, see Cloning Primary Line Items, Managing Favorites, and Comparing Products.
Select one of the following topics for more information on Catalog operation: