PrestaShop comes with abundance of functional capabilities that make store content management flexible, efficient and time-saving. PrestaShop product features are important entities that are used to describe merchandise you sell online and provide more info on them.
When speaking about features, some do not see difference between them and product attributes and get confused as a result. Products may acquire both – features and attributes but these are different notions in PrestaShop. Features can be defined as stable product characteristics, specifications accessible in product data sheet at the front-end. Features do not provide options for customers, they just give additional information about products offered for sale. Product attributes, in their turn, allow online merchants to create product variations and let shoppers customize the purchase selecting appropriate variant.
When, for example, you sell dresses, you, most likely create options depending on dress color and size, since one and the same dress can come in several colors as well as in several sizes. Extra details, like material, dress is made of, its style, whether it has sleeves or is sleeveless, back details, etc are provided with the help of PrestaShop product features.
Store Manager for PrestaShop caters for efficient product feature handling. It comprises workable utilities that simplify and accelerate feature management. All the characteristics and their values are created, modified or removed in Features section, disposed under Store tab of Store Manager’s main menu.
As it has been mentioned, Store Manager makes your work with features maximally convenient. Let’s get an insight into operations that can be performed over features with this application
Create and Modify PrestaShop Product Features
To add new feature, you must designate feature details in Edit feature data form, coming up after you click on corresponding button on the toolbar or in the context menu. There should be inputted feature name, its position, shop association.
After necessary characteristic has been added to the list, you should assign values to it. Simply put target feature into focus, press Add Value button, provide value name and save the record.
For features to be displayed for this or that product, you should highlight it and switch to Features tab of the lower grid. There you will find the list of all available characteristics. They are not displayed in product data sheet until values are assigned here. Opt for the feature, to add values to, double click on it and select values in the form that appear.
Whenever you want to alter feature details, you can resort to Edit Feature functionality in Feature section.
Massively Update PrestaShop Product Features
Store Manager lets you modify features in bulk. Built-in Mass Feature Changer lets you swiftly configure characteristics for multiple selected products and bypass adding them on a per-product basis. Just decide on products, features should be added to or renewed for, launch Mass Feature Changer either from product context menu or find it on toolbar in Features tab of the lower grid. Afterwards check boxes for features to be added. If these features do not have values assigned, input value directly in Mass Feature Changer window.
Import Features to PrestaShop
PrestaShop product features can be added to products in the process of data import from the file. It is more convenient if you need to assign them to multitude of merchandise. How to correctly organize file, what fields to include and how to proceed with import settings is described in the article PrestaShop Feature Import
With Store Manager application you have brilliant chance to easily and properly organize PrestaShop product features and make product catalog customer-oriented.