Why not sort your product display using our Amazon affiliate plugin? You can use our shortcode attribute to sort products and choose specific criteria as well as order your Amazon product displays.

Sorting products

Organisation is key – as most of our plugin users would agree! It’s particularly important if you don’t just want your Amazon products to be displayed as product boxes or lists (bestsellers / new releases) and are looking for specific product sequences.


Sorting products: the advantages and disadvantages

Sorting products means you can display templates and Amazon products just the way you want them. To sort products, we offer the shortcode attributes “orderby” and “order”, allowing you to sort products by criteria like their title, price, price reduction and ratings.

Here’s a summary overview of the advantages and disadvantages of our sorting function:

Advantages:

  • Your product display will be more structured. Information will be clearer to visitors and it will be easier for them to find a suitable product.
  • You can pre-select assorted products for your visitors, meaning you can sort products in advance by product title, price or price reduction.
  • You can significantly increase your conversion rate through a great pre-sorted product display.

Disadvantages:

  • You have to customise the shortcodes
  • You can only apply attributes to certain templates
  • You can only have one active sort criteria at a time

Just a few simple steps to apply your sort criteria

Simply use the appropriate shortcode attributes with the AAWP sorting feature such as the “orderby” and “order” attributes.

There are different values for each shortcode attribute:

“orderby” “order”
  • title (product titles)
  • price (product sale price)
  • percentage_saved (current price reduction in percent)
  • amount_saved (amount of current price saving)
  • asc (ascending sequence)
  • desc (descending sequence)

Using the shortcode attribute “orderby” you can tell the plugin what sort criteria to use (title, price etc.). With the shortcode attribute “order” you can also define the order to display your criteria.

Tip: For more examples of how to use product sorting check out our guide about product sorting with AAWP.

3 examples of product sorting

Here are some examples so you can see how easy it is to sort products using our plugin. We’re going to use the list template as an example.

However, you can also apply this principle of product sorting to the bestseller/new releases lists or when using multiple product boxes.

Sorting products by title (name)

To sort products by product title, use the value “title” for the “orderby” shortcode attribute. Also, you need to specify the order for sorting the product titles or product names. You define this using the values “asc” and “desc” and the shortcode attribute “order”.

Example 1: From A to Z

[amazon box="B00ZR4QMFQ,B00KX1LXTI,B01F5LEMZW" template="list" orderby="title" order="asc"]

Example 2: From Z to A

[amazon box="B00ZR4QMFQ,B00KX1LXTI,B01F5LEMZW" template="list" orderby="title" order="desc"]

Sorting products by price

If you want to sort products by price and display them in ascending or descending order, you will need the value “price” for the shortcode attribute “orderby” as well as the value “asc” or “desc” for the shortcode attribute “order”.

Example 1: Ascending order

[amazon box="B00ZR4QMFQ,B00KX1LXTI,B01F5LEMZW" template="list" orderby="price" order="asc"]

Example 2: Descending order

[amazon box="B00ZR4QMFQ,B00KX1LXTI,B01F5LEMZW" template="list" orderby="price" order="desc"]

Sorting products by price reduction

To sort products by price reduction (as a percentage or an amount), you’ll need to use the “percentage_saved” value for price reduction expressed as a percentage or “amount_saved” for price reduction expressed as an amount.

Both values must be used in the shortcode attribute “orderby”, depending on the reduction you want to allocate to the products. As with any form of sorting, you need to specify a value for the shortcode attribute “order”. This will either be “asc” or “desc”.

By percent

Example 1: Ascending order

[amazon box="B00ZR4QMFQ,B00KX1LXTI,B01F5LEMZW" template="list" orderby="percentage_saved" order="asc"]

Example 2: Descending order

[amazon box="B00ZR4QMFQ,B00KX1LXTI,B01F5LEMZW" template="list" orderby="percentage_saved" order="desc"]

Conclusion

Sorting products can be a real blessing to you as well as to your visitors. When you sort your products according to the criteria you choose, you’re giving them more meaning and providing far more structure to product boxes or lists.

It’s also easier for your visitors to find the right product. As a rule, customers always have a very specific idea of how much they want to spend or what kind of product they’re looking for.

With sorting, depending on the criteria you choose, you’re making it easier for your visitors to find their way around. Of course, this should also have a positive effect on your conversion rate and your sales.

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