Associated Products – two products, which are related within a certain association. So there is a main product and a related product. Related products are not automatically cross-linked, so if product A (main product) is related to product B (associated product), it does not mean that product B is automatically related to product A.
The option to create associated products targets on increasing sales and helping in promotion and marketing of new products, but has a slightly different configuration process.
TreoPIM comes with the following predefined associations:
Up-sell products are the products with higher price and quality, which could be more popular with shoppers and more profitable for the sellers. Up-sell products are generally packed with special features or other competitive advantages to encourage customers to change their mind and buy these ones.
Cross-sell products are complementary products, which could be bought in addition to the main one. Good examples are cases or smartphone covers that can be offered to a shopper, who is buying a smartphone. These are the products the customer would probably also look for.
Related products are usually products of the same category and type as the selected product or service. These are competitive alternatives to provide the customer with a wide number of options in addition to the main product. Sometimes related products are useful for promotion of less popular products or for attracting customers' attention to possible alternatives.
Associated Product Fields
Associated Product entity record comes with the following preconfigured fields; mandatory are marked with *:
|Association *||Association name within which the products are related|
|Both directions||Association direction type of the record: one- or two-way|
|Backward association (if
||Backward association name|
|Main product *||The main product name|
|Related product *||The related product name|
If you want to make changes to the associated product entity, e.g. add new fields, or modify associated product views, please contact your administrator.
To create a new associated product record, click
Associated Products in the navigation menu to get to the associated products list view, and then click the
Create Associated Product button. The common creation pop-up will appear:
Here fill in all the required fields for the entry being created. Select the
Both directions checkbox to make the association two-way – when product A is associated with product B; and vice versa, product B is associated with product A. Leave this checkbox unselected to make the association one-way – when product A is associated with product B, but not vice versa.
If a backward association is defined for the association entry within which the products are related, the
Both directions checkbox will be selected by default with the backward association name displayed in the corresponding field.
+ button on the
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS panel of the product detail view page or the quick create button on any TreoPIM page and fill in the required fields in the associated product creation pop-up that appears. Please, note that the
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS panel of the product detail view page displays which products are in relation with the currently opened product and within which association.
To open the list of associated products available in the system, click
Associated Products in the navigation menu:
By default, the following fields are displayed on the list view page for the associated product records:
- Main product image
- Main product
- Related product image
- Related product
To change the associated product records order in the list, click any sortable column title; this will sort the column either ascending or descending.
Associated products can be searched and filtered according to your needs. For details on the search and filtering options, refer to the Search and Filtering article in this user guide.
To view the associated product record details, use the
View option from the single record actions menu for the appropriate entry on the "Associated Products" list view page.
The following mass actions are available for associated product records:
- Mass update
For details on these actions, please, see the Mass Actions section of the Views and Panels article in this user guide.
Single Record Actions
The following single record actions are available for the associated product records:
For details on these actions, please, refer to the Single Record Actions section of the Views and Panels article in this user guide.
To edit the associated product, use the
Edit option from the single record actions menu for the appropriate record on the associated products list view page; the following editing pop-up will appear:
Here edit the desired fields and click the
Save button to apply your changes.
Alternatively, make changes to the desired associated product record in the quick edit pop-up that appears when you select the
Edit option from the single record actions menu on the
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS panel of the product detail view page.
To remove the associated product record, select the
Remove option from the single record actions menu for the appropriate record on the
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS panel of the product detail view page
or on the associated product records list view page: