Shop By Manufacturers (3.3.6)  29977 hits

Shop by Manufacturers Magento Extension creates an elegant landing page for manufacturers/brands with customizable heading/sub heading. It includes featured brands slider, view by logo or text, alphabetical listings of brands and many more advance features.

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Shop by Brand Version 3 comes with meticulous features that are beyond expectations to perfectly manage brands on your site. Many new and enhanced features have been plugged into this module to enable excellent presentation and stunning new functionality of Brands extension on your website.

On the frontend, brands are visible on listing pages, product detail pages and on a separate dedicated manufacturer’s page. On Listing Pages brands appear in configurable left navigation. In Left navigation Manufacturers can be presented in a drop down or in a list view as configured from the backend. Brands can also be enabled from the backend to appear on product detail page with customized heading text and a link to other products of same brand.

Manufacturer’s page

On Manufacturer’s page featured brands’ slider is displayed on top. When creating brands, you can set them as featured to have them highlighted in this slider. Below this slider alphabetical listing of brands is presented. Customers can select any alphabet to display its respective brands. For customer’s convenience they have options to “View Manufacturers by Logos” or “View Manufacturers by Text”. Customers can click on any brand to view its products on a separate page.

From the backend, separate sections have been provided to easily configure the extension such as Managing Manufacturers, Import/Export, Import by Attribute Code, Import from Magento and Configuration. For store administrators most of the options are configurable such as page layouts, Logos, Brands view and many more. Let us summarize below the main features of this Best Selling Magento Extension,

Shop By Manufacturer’s page:

  • Customizable Page layout such as 1 column, 2 columns etc. 
  • Customizable Page heading, title, short description for Brands and SEO URLs
  • Elegant Featured brands’ slider 
  • Display Manufacturers either by Logo or just with a Brand name 
  • Alphabetical list of Manufacturers for better navigation and display
  • Customers can View Manufacturers by Text/Logo 
  • Customize width, height and color of Manufacturers’ Logos
  • Sort Manufacturers Alphabetically or by Creation Date
  • Order Manufacturers by Ascending/Descending

Shop by Manufacturers - Product Detail Page:

  • Enable/Disable brands to be displayed on Product detail page
  • Customizable Heading, color, Width and Height of logo
  • Enable link to other products of same Brand

Shop by Brands - Left Navigation:

  • Display Products in a drop down or list view
  • Limit no. of products to be shown in left navigation
  • Sort alphabetically or by creation date
  • Order by ascending or descending

Featured Manufacturers Block:

  • Customizable heading, color, height and width of Manufacturer’s Logo
  • Customizable Slider width
  • Sort Manufacturers Alphabetically or by Creation Date
  • Order Manufacturers by Ascending/Descending 

Configuration & Other Features:

  • Comprehensive individual configuration sections for easy management
  • Maximum configurable options

SEO Features

  • Import Manufacturers from CSV file
  • Import Manufacturers by Attribute Code
  • Import from Magento “Manufacturer” attribute

Synchronization and Optimization:

  • Prototype based extension, no Other JavaScript Used
  • Synchronization for brands from this module is 100% i.e. on create/update/delete of brand it effects to Magento “Manufacturer Attribute” 
  • Synchronization for brands from Magento “Manufacturer Attribute” is effected only when new brand is created. It does not work with update or deletion of brand. On Brand’s creation it is not added to the “Brands Module” instead it is added when it is assigned to any product. 

Shop By Manufacturer - Frontend

On the frontend, brands are visible on listing pages, product detail pages and on a separate dedicated manufacturer’s page. On Listing Pages brands appear in configurable left navigation. In Left navigation Manufacturers can be presented in a drop down or in a list view as configured from the backend. Brands can also be enabled from the backend to appear on product detail page with customized heading text and a link to other products of same brand.

On Manufacturer’s page featured brands’ slider is displayed on top. When creating brands, you can set them as featured to have them highlighted in this slider. Below this slider alphabetical listing of brands is presented. Customers can select any alphabet to display its respective brands. For customer’s convenience they have options to “View Manufacturers by Logos” or “View Manufacturers by Text”. Customers can click on any brand to view its products on a separate page.

Shop By Manufacturer - Backend

Separate sections have been provided to manage brands overall such as managing manufacturers, import/export and configuration etc. Let us see below individually,

Manufacturer’s Manager:

Manufacturer’s Grid:

  • Shows the Manufacturer’s Id, Logo, Name, SEO Identifier, total products associated to this brand, Website URL, Status and a link to Edit this manufacturer
  • Change Status or delete by selecting any brand from the grid and choosing appropriate Action

Export to CSV:

  • You can Export Brands to a CSV or XML file
  • Select the type of file you would like to Save As and Click on Export

Add Manufacturer:

Manufacturer information:

  • Enter text that will appear as the name of Brand
  • Enter Search Engine Friendly URL for this Brand’s page
  • Enter Website URL of this Brand
  • Select “Yes” from the drop down to make it a featured brand. In this case it will appear in a featured slider on Manufacturer’s page
  • Enter address information for this Manufacturer’s location
  • Select your desired store view
  • Enable or disable this module
  • Enter description about the Manufacturer that will appear with it
  • Upload your desired Brands logo by clicking on Choose File

Meta Information:

  • Enter Meta information such as Page Title, Keywords and Description

Contact Details:

  • Enter contact person information such as Name, Phone, Fax, Email and Address

Attach Brands with Products:

  • Reset the filter and select products to associate with this Manufacturer

Import/Export Brands:

  • You can import Brands from a CSV file. Choose appropriate file by clicking “Choose File” and then “Import Manufacturers”
  • Click on “Export Manufacturers” to obtain all Manufacturer’s information in a CSV file

Import from Magento by Attribute Code:

  • You can import Manufacturers by their respective attributes

Import from Magento “Manufacturer” Attribute:

  • Click on “Start Importing” to automatically import brands from Magento based on Manufacturer attribute

Configuration:

Manufacturer’s List:

These setting are applicable on Manufacturer’s page,

  • Select any page layout that is supported by Magento such as 2 columns right bar, 2 columns left bar, 3 columns etc.
  • Enter text to appear as a page title
  • Enter text to appear as a heading for Manufacturer’s page
  • Enter Search Engine Friendly URL for this page
  • Enter numeric value to limit maximum number of Brands to be displayed under any symbol
  • Select “Yes” from the drop down to display Logos with Brands
  • Enable/Disable “View By Text/Logo” option
  • Select “Yes” from the drop down to display Alphabet heading for Brands
  • Customize Color, Width and height of Manufacturer’s Logos
  • Control the length of Short description for Brands
  • Enter Meta information for SEO purposes
  • Select sorting method from the drop down either as “Alphabetically” or by “Creation date”
  • Select Ascending or descending order accordingly

Product Detail Page:

  • Select “Yes” from the drop down to display Brand’s information on this page
  • Enter text for heading
  • Enter text that will serve as a link to other products of same Brand. Upon clicking customers will see these products on separate page
  • Customize Color, Width and height of Brand’s Logos

Left Navigation Settings:

  • Limit how many Brands should appear in left navigation drop down or List View
  • Select the view type such as Drop Down or List View
  • Select sorting method from the drop down either as “Alphabetically” or by “Creation date”
  • Select Ascending or descending order accordingly

Featured Manufacturer’s Block Settings:

  • Enter text for heading
  • Enter desired width of this slider, recommended options are as follows. 835 for one column, 610 for two columns and 410 for three columns
  • Customize Color, Width and height of Manufacturer’s Logos
  • Select sorting method from the drop down either as “Alphabetically” or by “Creation date”
  • Select Ascending or descending order accordingly

Import from Magento Attribute Code:

  • Enter Magento attribute that should be a drop down field to import Manufacturers

Search Engine Optimizations:

  • Enter URL Suffix for SEO

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    by smileader on 6/25/12

    Good Ext. Quick Support :)

    P/s: Product page should show name of manufacturer if image not exist (not images) (Source: magentoconnect)

    Good Support

    by whatsthebigidea on 6/9/12

    After some delay (on my part) FME worked hard to get the "Shop by Brands" extension working in my highly modified Magento 1.6.2.0. The ticket system they use for support works well and they put in the extra effort to fix all my requests promptly. (Magento Connect)

    excellent experiance

    by uclogic on 6/9/12

    My experience of working with the FME team has been excellent. Using the ticket system for support was really efficient and the two extensions I had installed work really well and the team even helped me out with some unrelated bugs. Very impressed and very competitively priced. Thanks (Magento Connect)

    fair price

    by GloriaGrayson on 6/7/12

    I would like to share that this product works flawlessly on v1.6.2. There a few bugs that need to be worked out for v1.7.0. But the support staff is very responsive and polite. Their price is fair and honest. ....

    So I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a quality shop by brands extension. If you're having troubles, open a support ticket; they are more than willing to assist you.

    Thank you guys !

    by EAVS_vn on 5/17/12

    I Have installed this extension on 1.6, had some problem with my theme but the suport from FME was really great ! totally worth it !

    Super Stuff

    by voxel on 4/26/12

    I love it when the extension just works out of the box and i dont have to fight with it. These guys are doing some awesome work. Keep it up

    Otherwise a great extension!

    by MutantCheese on 4/16/12

    I have successfully installed the extension on CE1.7. Is there a column that I can add on the export_all_products.csv so that I can easily associate products with mfgs? It doesn't associate them with the regular Magento manufacturers.

    We highly recommend this extension!

    by simplebabyn on 4/14/12

    This extension really has improved the shopping experience by allowing our shoppers to easily shop by manufacturer or brand. FME has built a strong extension that includes brand logos and descriptions and is very easy to edit and navigate through.

    Solid extension

    by plpprojects on 4/14/12

    Plug and play. We are running three different Magento stores on 3 different versions and no compatibility issues. Great extension.

    Wow

    by Jeff Collins on 4/5/12

    Fantastic, This is by far the best solution to shop by brands. Support was also very responsive.
    Great job.

    Laris Media

    by Troy Glancy on 3/16/12

    I had an issue where it messed up the site but I submit a ticket to support. Within 6 hours my problem was 100% fixed. Support was awesome and this plugin is awesome! FME is a great plugin developer!

    100% satisfied

    by sebastianchik on 3/16/12

    Works great! Import from already existing attribute "manufacturer"
    easy to use and can be customized easily too.
    i am long time client from FME and magento store owner since 2008.

    It's a must-have!

    by Sinnrausch on 2/17/12

    As a beginner in Magento I installed "Shop By Manufacturers" - and it wouldn't work with my layout. But within one day the excellent support team provided a solution.
    Get it!

    Owner

    by Phil on 2/7/12

    Had a problem with the installed, but they fixed it for me within 48hrs. Happy customer

    Works Great!

    by James Taylor on 1/30/12

    We have this working on our site www.racehard.com. Works Awesome! Great job!

    Exactly what I was looking for...

    by Bill Khoury on 1/12/12

    I was so impressed with the support and product functionality that I had to write an honest review (I usually never write reviews).. The extension works great, was easy to install. I contacted the owner to workout some minor bugs due to my custom theme, and right away it was taken care of. I was very impressed. I recommend this product to everyone :)

    Best Extension For Brands

    by Adam on 10/26/11

    I had installed two extensions prior to finding FME's Brand extension. It is incredibly flexible, and the team at FME happily helped me customize it for a specific need. I have no reservations recommending them for your project!

    Owner

    by Sebastien on 9/14/11

    great simple extension very pleased with it exactly what clients wanted on frontend.

    Great module, great support

    by Kenneth on 7/4/11

    I am very happy with this module.
    It is very easy to implement, even in my webshop that uses a connection to an external database to import all the products through the SOAP Api.

    The option 'import from Magento' works like a charm.
    The feedback of the company is excellent.
    I recommend it highly.

    Great Support

    by Austin on 6/14/11

    I had a couple issues with the resizing of the brand logos. I sent in a ticket and was responded to and situation fixed in less than 24 hours. These guys are the next extension kings, make sure you get a couple

    Excellent support

    by Del on 5/26/11

    I have brought a few extensions from this developer and I have to say that the support is fantastic, looking forward to using more of there extensions.. Highly recommended

    Great Extension, Great Support

    by John Boswell on 5/20/11

    We have recently purchased this extension due to the need to shop by brand, after having installed the extension there were a few small issues mainly because of the custom design that we have. We contacted support and within a very decent time we had a response, but not only a response but a fix to our problems and help with further customization. Highly recommend this company and this extension and if any one whats to see it live you can visit our site at www.hydrovation.co.uk/brands.html

    Really useful extension

    by John Smith on 12/29/10

    I am really looking forward for this extension from long long time!
    have wonderful attractive frontend.

    Product Faqs Ask a Question

    • Hello,Question regarding the FME manufacturer extension:- Does it support a multi store environment?- If yes, I noticed in the demo the URL identifier needs to be unique. I.e. in a multi-store environment with store views per language
      Answer
      Yes - Multi-Store is supported by Shop By Manufacturer. If you have a more specific questions please touch base with us through our support portal. (support.fmeextensions.com)

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