- Find out how others have already implemented Color Swatches;
- Learn how to improve product presentation;
- Use images instead of plain text ;
- Carefully fine tune swatches display;
- Enable selection of configurable products on category and search results pages;
- Use advanced visual effects;
- See more tools to enhance product presentation;
See the examples of Magento color switcher usage in different stores and get inspiration!
Improve product presentation to win customers' trust
Let your customers see the final version of the product they are buying to reduce the returns resulting from customer frustration.
With this Magento configurable product image switcher customers can select image attributes as many times as they want to see different variants of the product, zoom images and eventually choose what they like.
Automatically use price of associated simple products
By default in Magento you have to specify price difference for options of configurable products. E.g. color green +$10. No need to do this annoying thing anymore – now price of the simple products will be used automatically. So if you import a few thousand of associated products with updated prices, you will not need to spend a couple days updating price difference for configurable products.
Display prices of simple products in drop-downs
Now you can display prices of simple options associated with configurable products in drop-downs. It's possible to choose whether to show actual price or the price difference.
Prove to customers that your products are of the highest quality
In what way? - Give your customers a great view of the product. Using our Magento color picker extension, clients can zoom and see every detail of the product.
Master one more segment of users, who don't believe Internet is a place for shopping
With this configurable swatches for Magento you can convince your customers you are the one they should deal with by showing them products in detail without hiding anything.
Show prices of simple items as a swatch label
Adjust the display of simple product prices to your needs. With the extension you can show them right under size swatches as swatch labels. This handy option will make your product pages much more visually attractive and improve customer shopping experience.
Use images instead of plain text
Apply images as options for configurable products and make your store intuitive for customers
Upload images for all attribute sets for configurable products and then use the images for selection of configurable product options.
Set product colors using Color Picker
In case you need a solid color for any product attribute you can use our Color Picker option with a color palette. Moreover, it will take you only a few seconds to set a product color thanks to using CSS files.
Use images of associated products for swatches of one attribute, e.g. color
You can save some time by using resized images of associated simple products for swatches of one of the attributes, e.g. color. Also this enables you to have unique Magento color swatches for each configurable product. All you need to do is select the attribute for which the feature should be activated. It can be selected individually for each product.
Images are easier to understand
In fact they are multi-language means of communication, which don't need to be translated. It will be a lot simpler and quicker for customers to select the right options.
Additional usability features
With lightbox and product zoom options you make the process of image viewing a lot more user-friendly. Alternatively you can use images together with text.
Set a default placeholder image for each attribute
Upload a dummy image that will be used if no image is set for the attribute.
Limit the number of visible swatches on category pages
To keep your category pages clean you can manage the number of swatches displayed under the main product image. In case the number of visible swatches is limited customers will see a link like "More Colors Available".
Cross out the swatches of out of stock products
Due to the Out of Stock Option you can indicate which products of particular color or size are out of stock. This will help customers faster make their choice as they will immediately notice which product configurations are not available at the moment.
Add captions for zoomed images
Display text labels together with zoomed product images. Customize label's display by specifying its position, background and text colors.
Enable selection of configurable products on category and search results pages to get more sales
- Display attribute icons on category pages.
- Let your customers select options and add configurable products to cart right from the category page.
- You can show icons for all attributes of configurable products, so customers will be able to select all product options on the category pages.
- Enhance display of configurable products on category and search results pages by reloading Magento configurable product images when some configuration is selected.
- Use these features to make configurable products easy to buy and get more orders.
- Display Color Swatches with AJAX mode to speed up category pages download (in comparison to "default" extension settings).
- Enable Reindex option to improve category pages performance.
Optimized content presentation
Update product images and description according to customer input (with ajax).
The module can automatically load images and descriptions of the associated simple products chosen by customers. Let’s say a customer chooses nike brand and green color - the extension will show the images and descriptions of the simple product which stands behind these selections. This configurable product images change will let you present products in an attractive way.
Zoom and Lightbox effects work both for default configurable product images and for images loaded based on customer selections.
Automatic selection of attributes if only one option is available
The extension will automatically select value for the attributes which have only one option available. For example, there is a cap which has three colors to choose from. When a customer chooses a color swatch with only one size available, the extension will automatically select the size.
Default image for configurable products with no images
If you haven't uploaded images for some options of configurable products, now you can use default image for such options.
Product image features
- Full size images and zoom of particular details.
- Change thumbnail image size to adapt them to the style of your store and make the thumbnails looks as an integral part of your site design.
- Lightbox option provides a good view of full-size images and user-friendly picture display.
- Zoom effect offers to closely examine all the product details.
- Ability to reset chosen product configurations.
Attribute image features
- Unlimited number of image attributes, which is especially handy when you sell products of high complexity.
- Ability to specify dimensions of attribute images on product and category pages.
- Ability to set up parameters for tooltip display.
- Zoom effect for color swatches on mouse over.
- Attribute images are added by simply dragging & dropping them into place.
Multiple configuration options
- Ability to upload images for all configurable product attributes
- Full control over visual effects and content update features
Share URLs with set product options
Now when you set different product attributes, product page URL is changing. New URL parameters are added to the current URL via # symbol. So it's possible to share URLs with predefined product options.
Possibility to display price for configurable products as "From X.YY"
Thanks to the extension you can show the price of configurable products in the "From X.YY" format. For example, if simple products have a difference in the price and the cheapest is equal to $12.50, you can display the price of configurable item as "From $12.50".
You can also consider using the solutions below to enhance product presentation:
Clearly inform customers about stock situation with Custom Stock Status extension. Create unlimited number of custom stock statuses, accompany them with nice icons, assign statuses to products manually or automatically and benefit from automatic quantity-based statuses. Let your customers upload images for products with Customer Product Images extension. They will provide real-life examples of product usage and motivate other customers to place orders faster.
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- Does your extension support PNG images?
- Does Color Swatch extension support multiple product attributes?
- Does Color Swatches Pro work for bundle products?
- Can the main image be changed when only one attribute out of two is clicked?
- Can a particular option be preselected?
- Can I create attributes different than color and use them in the same fashion?
- Cam I use Color Swatches extension with custom options for product?
- Can I use multiple images for one simple product added to the configurable one?
- Can SKU on a configurable product be dynamically changed when an option is chosen using Color Swatches Pro?
- How are out of stock products displayed?
- My site uses jQuery. Will there be any conflicts?
- Can I use zoom and lightbox from my store theme?
- Can all the attributes be visible on loading a page for the first time?
Außer Farb, Große usw. gibt es auch Zoom Funktion, das ist das Beste! Dokumentation ist sehr ausführlich, kann man damit sehr gut einrichten und sogar ohne Techkentnisse!
The speed! It makes whole difference. My 3k swatches in db run as fest as just few in original Magento swatches did. Btw, when i tried Magento swatches feature with that number of swatches, i got nothing but time outs. Original Magento does not index swatches in db.
Support. Well, I wish support for America relocate to Caribbean islands (f.i. Guanaja). It would help to intensify
interaction with customers.
Also i expected to get a coupon to the local cinema as a bonus. Well, maybe with next extension.
support is fantastic !!!
I had some problems initially for my custom theme.
but support has been sorted out.
We had to get the developer to change one setting for us and they sorted it without any issues.
Would highly recommend.
The Amasty color swatches pro does exactly what we want, greatly improving the experience of our customers.
Customer and technical service are great, striving to solve some problems we had due to a large number of extensions we have on our shop.
Thank you for your extension and time Amasty!
Much better than I thought. Easy to customise where needed. Brilliant support; helped fix a few issues I had, and desired changes I wanted. Thanks!
The thing I like most is the ability to display the lowest price of a configurable product in a catalog. And of course, presentation of product options is great. It took some time to understand and configure the settings, most of them are quite easy to understand but there are many of them which can be confusing.
There was a minor problem when I upgraded to Magento 1.9. Amasty support fixed it quickly and now it works great again.
Actually with these guys help is always just one email away. That is one of the reasons I like Amasty; their products and post-sale service are both second to none.
I only would like to see some exclusive features in this module; it should do more than all the equivalent products.
4 stars for now but you are on the right track.
The plugin does exactly what we wanted. Set up process was a bit tricky, and support manager cleared it all for us. Very good!
Can’t wait for updates!
As it turned out, the emails were not sent somehow and Amasty never received them. Once it was cleared out and all the issues were fixed, the extension works perfectly so I don't need to cancel the order anymore.
I was skeptical about the extension due to the previous sad experience with similar extensions. But this one works as it promises. Thank you Amasty!
I've been using it for 2 years already. When I upgraded magento to 1.9 I thought that its color swatch would be similar and I won't need Amasty extension anymore. I tried it but soon understood that the extension is much more flexible than the default Magento color swatch. Good job, Amasty.
We highly recommend to use Amasty's extensions.they will make it work for you and help you with anything extension related.
Ivan from support is great!
After we bought Color Swatches Pro we had some problem with theme intergration. Even though those weren't bugs, they were more like extension modifications, Amesty support team helped to solve them.
If you are looking for attribute selector extension with images for sizes/colors/... instead of dropdowns, this is the extension for you.
Great improvement. The build in function from magento 1.9.1 doesn't really help.
The Color Swatch Pro just takes the configurable products function to the next level as there is so much you can do with it to give the customer a more visual look and ability to select products easier.
Easy to install, and work with, but if you do have difficulty Amasty is there to help quite quickly.
Does what it says on the box.
It's brilliant just for the changing as any other website does (no in Magento) but to have the colours too is great.
But hang on, if only that was the end of my review. The support is out of this world. I have purchased a number of extensions from Amasty and whenever I have needed help or even tweaks, they step up and help. No, sorry that will cost you $£$£, no moaning, just happy to help and very knowledgable.
We trust these people so much we have purchased the bulk of all our extensions from them. Fantastic extensions and even more fantastic support! 5* all round!
Hey Amasty, thanks for that extension, it’s great regardless of all the bugs we found!
I even had extra extensions added that color swatches has been integrated into.
I highly recommend this extension to anyone looking to bring great attribute images to your products.
It goes really well with their layered navigation as well!!!
Take a look at our website and see the great work they have helped to make!
Support is 1st class, I had one minor issue with a feature and the support team fixed it within 30 minutes of my support ticket, you can't get much better than that.
I would have no hesitation in buying any Amasty product.
Well done guys!!
You don't want to be woken up at 2am because there is a problem with an extension. These guys write excellent code and support it too.
complicated install on a custom theme and they went above and beyond to get it working.
I have my entire extension budget earmarked to spend with these guys.
I cannot speak highly of them enough.
It looks like you are looking for a swatch solution and probably have evaluated 5 or so competitors. I did the same thing.In fact, I went in detail looking through all the features and ranking them to finally come up with amasty as the winner. save yourself all that hassle and buy this now. set and forget and go back to the fun reasons you started a store!
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These guys are the best, they helped me to integrate the plugin to my custom template - something which was a bit difficult. But to them, they just did I think out of the love for programming and solving problems :)
They have free plugins and obv paid ones, I am now using two of their fantastic plugins and will no doubt be looking to buy some more of them.
DON'T BUY YOUR SWATCHES PLUGIN FROM ANYWHERE ELSE - this is the best one by far. Trust me on this, this one has the most functionality and ease of use. The fact that I can let cusotmers buy from the catalog pages is obviously going to increase conversion rates.
DO INVEST IN THIS IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BETTER CATALOGUE THAN THE COMPETITION - it's ease of use for customers will pay itself off in only a few sales.
I'm using a custom theme with Wordpress integration and quite a bit of custom code - the plug-in still works really well.