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In any eCommerce website, there is no one tool that is more important than the search bar that helps in sales. The real truth is that many eCommerce websites have been trying to get the secret sauce that drives great search experiences on Google. But hardly few eCommerce websites (including Amazon) have been able to get their search to Google’s level. Statistics have shown a high correlation between people who search and people who buy. This gives a great reason to optimize your eCommerce search engine. To be concise, the search bar is the eye of an eCommerce website.
If you have a large product database use advanced search (or faceted search) with filter options that can help to sort results by product types, variants (style, color, size), vendors, price, ratings, etc.Make suggested results appear instantly as a user types characters into the search bar. To implement this feature you can simply add a predictive search to your theme by using the Ajax Predictive Search API.The popularity of voice search keeps getting bigger. Increase your mobile traffic by letting your customers search your products by voice. Before enabling this feature make sure that your site is fully optimized for voice search.
Steps to create a Shopify Search bar
The easiest way to create a search bar on Shopify is by using an extension. There are tons of product search apps for Shopify. But for getting the best conversion rates, it is recommended that you use the following app. This will let you add a powerful and fully customizable search engine to your website. You can control options such as the ranking criteria, search UI, and more without coding. You can also choose to filter out products selectively from the search results.
Using Expertrec’s Shopify Search Bar App
- Install Expertrec’s Shopify search extension from here.
- Once you install the extension, you will be directed to your control panel where you will have to enable your search engine by toggling on the enabled search extension.
- Once the app is installed, you will be able to see the search bar changed with facets and filters on the search results pages.
Customizing storefront search can be a powerful tool for conversions, enabling customers to access available products easily and filter out unnecessary content.