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Old June 30th, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Store ID: 38485
Website URL: http://partythemesforbirthday.com/dev
URL to page in question:


what do I need to do to achieve this result, please::

http://partythemesforbirthday.com/de...arty-themes/3/ go to row 3; column 3
[8:55:20 PM] Michael Schurmann: when clicked goes here:
http://partythemesforbirthday.com/de...2700000083635/
but I want it to go here:
http://partythemesforbirthday.com/de...ory/lil-rebel/
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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Hi

You can't have a product URL redirect to a category page URL... and that's what you are trying to do if you want the product URL to be this:

/dev/store/category/lil-rebel/

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Old July 1st, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Store ID: 38485
Website URL: http://partythemesforbirthday.com/dev


Eric,

actually it works perfect, all I have to do is go into myphpadmin and change the site link URL

No all I have to figure out is how to lock that field after I change the URL so that it does not get updated at the next automatic product update.

Michael
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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:49 AM
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actually it works perfect, all I have to do is go into myphpadmin and change the site link URL

No all I have to figure out is how to lock that field after I change the URL so that it does not get updated at the next automatic product update.
This is probably a bad idea. Why not try to configure something to your liking using the URL Settings?

http://www.datafeedr.com/videos?vide...rc=yt#videotop

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 02:55 AM
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Store ID: 38485
Website URL: http://partythemesforbirthday.com/dev
URL to page in question:

Eric using the URL settings is universal. So, even if I can set it to /dev/store/category/lil-rebel/ this is global.
but when I get to /dev/store/category/lil-rebel/ the displayed products have to have, at a minimum links pointing to the "Buy" Merchant site.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 03:05 AM
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Store ID: 38485
Website URL: http://partythemesforbirthday.com/dev
URL to page in question:
I do not need the product detail pages, that is true, but in the subcategories I would need to replace the detail button (leading to product detail page) with a more detail page button (leading to merchant page)
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 09:05 AM
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I didn't mean to put in /dev/store/category/lil-rebel/ in your URL Settings. That doesn't make sense. You need to use the placeholders such as %cp or %cs.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Eric,
after watching the video I realized that. But right now I am in a quandary anyway and will look for advice where I can find it. I think I might be better off setting this store up like the 1st store, superherowear.com. I have a feeling that by doing this partythemesforbirthday.com site so precise drilling down to the last morsel of information might be to complicated for consumers.
Partytheme
click 1 enter the website landing page
click 2 go to main category 1st birthday, 2nd birthday …..
select a theme
click 3 go to subcategory of theme, i.e. cups, plates packs etc
select an item
click 4 choose
a) more detail
b) buy
if a read through product detail description and choose
i) go back and start all over
ii) click on buy

I am afraid that these are too many clicks and steps and too many chances to loose the customer. If consumer leaves my site without going to merchant I get nothing, Period.

on superhero I do it a bit different
click 1 enter the website landing page
click 2 go to catalog page
choose
a) I don't like anything go back to landing page or leave
b) I like this costume and click on “More Detail”
if option a) is chosen all bets are off
if option b) is chosen consumer goes to merchant site
a cookie is set with my affiliate code that is good for 365 days
and maybe consumer becomes a customer and I earn commission.


I really would like to have some opinions about this.

Michael
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 10:50 AM
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I agree with you! Making a customer dive really far into a store will probably end up generating less sales than if the customer could quickly find what they were looking for.

A few suggestions:

You could create a store for each type of theme. So instead of having a Superhero store with Superman, Wonderwoman and Batman, you would have a store (ie. website) for each superhero. Therefore, if a user is looking for batman themed party supplies, they would land on the website batmanpartytheme.com (or something like that) and they would only see exactly what they were interested in. This is a much more targeted niche and probably much easier to promote.

Also, you could change your "More Details" button to link straight to the merchant's site so the cookie gets set asap. Just remove the "Buy" button altogether.

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