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Oct 10th, 2012, 02:05 AM
Duplicate Product Descriptions
I'm new to the ecom game and im developing a new ecommerce retail rug store. I'm running into an issue with duplicate descriptions.
So lets say I have 8 products at 30 different sizes. I'm not sure whether to do 30 separate products or have a sizing option for each of the products with the option to "choose a size"
My issue is then the consumer cannot search by rug size. What do you guys think?
Oct 11th, 2012, 01:49 PM
You may be able to do both.
Check into what software is available off the shelf. This is something any clothing retailer would run into as well. Using a canonical tag you may be able to set the default size on a page while keeping one page per product and letting people search by size.
Oct 11th, 2012, 02:13 PM
I agree. You want a user friendly site, and if you look at other retail sites, sizes are listed under just 1 listing and not separately.
Originally Posted by realityhack
Nov 7th, 2012, 04:25 AM
The key here is that users should be able to search by size, say from the front page ... "show me all the rugs you have which are 3' x 3'" type of thing or even between size X and size Y or by square footage.
The best approach is to organise your shop so that each rug is one product where the user selects the size on the product page.
Then it's a matter of programming a query into the shopping cart that can do the search properly because the info is all there in the database.
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