Improved Sorting | v1.3.12

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Let your customers find the best products fast! Give them effective options for sorting - by bestsellers, biggest saving, etc. Add featured product blocks based on the sorting options for different categories.
Offer each customer a suitable sorting option
Enable customers to sort products by bestsellers, rating, etc
Create product blocks using the sorting options
Show out-of-stock products at the end of the lists
The extension is fully compatible with layered navigation
$79.00
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Bring store usability to a new level and increase profit

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Advanced sorting options for better shopping experience

Looking for an easy-to-use tool to enhance customer shopping experience and increase your conversion rate? With the Improved Sorting extension customers will be able to easily sort products by various parameters according to their needs. The more user-friendly your site is – the more orders you get, everybody wins.

Boost the sales of your bestsellers

Although it’s difficult to predict which products will become Magento bestselling products, at the same time a few really popular items can generate the vast majority of store revenue. Then why not help your cash cows generate even more profit?

With the Improved Sorting extension bestselling and highly rated products will be automatically pushed to the top. Apart from that, you can manually manage the order of products for some options and create featured product blocks.

Enhanced usability with new sorting options

Sorting by sales, 'Bestsellers'

Each store highlights its bestselling products, as high sales demonstrate that a product is great. It also encourages customers to make their choice much faster. Thus, ‘Sort by popularity’ option will help to increase your conversion rate by drawing attention to any Magento bestseller you need. You can also specify the period, for which the sales are counted, for example last 100 days.

Sorting by savings, display name 'Biggest Saving'

Even tempting deals won’t work for your business when customers can't find them. This magento product sorting option displays products based on the difference between regular price and special price. The bigger the difference - the higher the product is placed in the list. It will be very popular while holidays, as people are used to getting discounts during such periods. So, don't miss the chance to properly show your specials.

Sorting by the biggest discount percentage

Sort products by the highest percentage of discount with the ‘Biggest Savings’ ranking option.

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Sorting by product creation date, 'New'

When customers click on the ‘Magento sort by newest’ option, new items are displayed at the top. And as soon as store visitors always tend to buy new products, this option will work for fashion stores, mobile phone stores and other sites of the kind, where people always look for new trendy things. You can use a custom date attribute to manage the order of products’ display for this option.

Sorting by Magento product rating and by the number of reviews

When shopping, people are more likely to choose products with positive feedback from real customers than the products with just catchy banner adds. And, of course, there's nothing they will trust more than rating and reviews.

Sorting by presence in wishlists, 'Now in Wishlists'

Many people buy things, which other people have or want to have. Also best-selling products may be difficult to get in holiday season. 'Now in Wishlists' will show products that are most frequent in wishlists - people will be afraid to miss the opportunity to get them and will place orders faster.

Sorting by the number of item views

Magento ‘Most viewed products’ option is a real must-have for new sites, which can’t boast of numerous orders. Views are generated much faster, so you can easily demonstrate the most popular products to customers and motivate them buy more. The ‘Most viewed products’ Magento feature also enables you to specify the period, during which the views are counted, for example last 100 days.

Sorting by the amount of products, ‘Quantity’

This type of sorting is useful for wholesalers, who buy products in large amounts. Now they can easily find out which items have the most stock.

Advanced sorting options based on product's profitability

With a set of new sorting options admin users can display the most profitable (or the least profitable) products in sort results and featured blocks, thus effectively regulating sales of particular products.

New options include sorting by:
  • Profit (is calculated as Price minus Cost);
  • Revenue (sorting is based on a product's sales amount);
  • Revenue per view (represents the estimated earnings you receive for every product page view);
  • Order per view.

Works for catalog and search

Sorting works both for products from the catalog and key word searches as well as layered navigation pages and landing pages generated by Landing Pages extension.

Blocks with featured products

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Create featured product blocks based on sorting options

Create a sidebar block with Magento most viewed products or a top block with bestselling products and so on. Use templates provided by the extension or make your own ones.

Create featured product blocks of your Magento bestsellers, most popular products and other sorting types. Check out the extension demo for some examples of such blocks.

Display products from any category in the blocks

YAdd product blocks to any Magento page. In the blocks you can show products from the category they are displayed in or from any category you specify.

Advanced catalog management features

Manually manage products’ order in Bestsellers and Most Viewed lists

The extension automatically prioritizes products based on the sales amount or the number of views. If you want to manually move particular products up in the Magento bestsellers and most viewed lists to sell them quicker, this is also possible.

Display out of stock products at the end of the product list

At the top of a product list it’s better to display items which you can sell right away. Customers will still be able to see and search for out of stock products. This feature has an effect only on catalog pages and can be disabled if necessary.

Display products with zero quantity at the end of the list

If you allow backorders, some products may have inventory status 'in stock', even if their quantity is zero. You can display such products at the end of the product list, when needed.

Set default sorting for search results page

When you do a search in Magento store, the results are shown in ascending order of creation. This means that older products are shown first. Though for business it would be much better to emphasize best sellers or biggest savings. Now it is possible to set default sorting for search results page and for advanced search results page in just a click.

Ability to have descending order by default

In Magento ‘sort by’ options have ascending order. It means that, for example, you can’t display most expensive items at the top. The extension enables you to sort magento products by price from high to low. This option is also applicable to other sorting types.

 

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Set sorting by any of the new options as default

Make any of the new sorting options default both at the catalog and category level.

 

Select sort orders for specific categories

With the Magento category order feature you can change sort orders on a per-category basis and even change the default sort order per category.

Additional helpful features

Disable sorting options

You can disable any of the new sorting options both at the catalog and category level.

Optional indexing

The indexing mechanism ensures your category pages are loaded fast even if you have a very large catalog.

Works with layered navigation

Magento product order extension enables customers to apply all sorting options to product lists generated by layered navigation.

EE note

Sort order Magento tool supports MySql Fulltext search engine. Solr support will be added in the next versions.

You might be interested in other extensions improving search process in your store:

With Search Pro extension you will significantly increase relevance of search results. Module allows to specify search priority for attributes, choose the search type (‘like’, ‘fulltext’ or ‘combined’) and provides you with highly-configurable autocomplete feature. Use Landing pages as a tool for quick and convenient creation of landing pages. The module lets you decide which content to display on the pages - selected products, banners, text info, CMS blocks. You can specify custom meta tags and short SEO url for each landing page.

You can also experience the power of 7 modules combined into one Improved Layered Navigation that lets shop by brands, filter out products with AJAX, have horizontal or vertical menu, use price sliders and numeric filters and more.

Improved Sorting video review

To see the way Improved Sorting works please watch the extension video review.

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Product questions

Does the module work for the Enterprise edition?

Yes, the Improved Sorting module works with the Enterprise edition.

What product types are supported by Improved Sorting?

Improved Sorting module supports all types of products.

Note that configurable and bundle products are composite and their quantity is 0. That is why sorting by quantity is not supported for them. The option ‘Use qty to determine if the product is `Out of Stock`’ doesn’t work for configurable and bundle product types as well for the same reason.

Can I set a particular sorting option to be a default one?

Yes, it’s possible. To achieve that you need to navigate to system > configuration > catalog > catalog > frontend and select the necessary Sorting option in the ‘Product Listing Sort by’ field:

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Can I set a particular sorting option to be default for a specific category only?

Yes, this can be configured in the Category Display Settings. Please navigate to Catalog > Manage Categories, select necessary Category from the category tree, open the Display Settings tab, uncheck the ‘Use Config Settings’ checkbox and choose the sorting option you’d like to set up as default for this category in the ‘Default Product Listing Sort By’ field:

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Can I display some products on top of the list in spite of actual bestsellers data?

Yes, to achieve this you need to create a custom attribute for bestsellers and enable it for using in Sorting options: catalog > attributes > manage attributes

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Product with values set in the custom attributes will be shown on the top of the list, while the remaining products will be sorted based on actual data. Please see more details on how to create custom attributes for bestsellers and most viewed options in our User Guide on Product Sorting.

How does a best sellers sorting option handle configurable products?

A best seller for a configurable item is a sum of sales of all the simple products associated with it.

10.02
2016
Great extension - great support
The module works perfectly, we have used it more than once for our projects.
Once only we had a conflict with another extension in one of our projects but the support by everyone in Amasty was immediate and swift.
They got the job done.
Your support is greatly appreciated guys. Thanks a lot.
Keep up the good work.
karolosgim
07.08
2016
Great support and usefull module
The module works as described and the support team are speedy, efficient and courteous.
PHfitness
05.29
2016
Good support
There was a conflict with other module we use so sorting did not work for search results. They fixed it for us and module is working now.
Sorting is a good feature to have in catalog for stock etc...
tihu
07.12
2015
Great service
Excellent addition to our store.
We had one implementation glitch and the support staff answered our inquiry immediately and took charge to fix the issue.
We have not launched our store live yet, but this is working very well in development testing.
FIMagento
06.08
2015
Works well, great support
Needed some tweaks to make it work properly for our store and the developer promptly assisted. Works great with excellent customer support. Would recommend.
michaelepstein
05.13
2015
Good module!
You can choose how you want to order your product in your online store, it works :D
meuli
04.16
2015
Handy tool
I bet this is one of the greatest tools for huge stores with hundreds of products. Sorting works like a well oiled machine and since the extension installation we've never received any customer complaints.

The latest update with new sorting options are more likely to be made for admin users rather than for store visitors. And it works fine for featured blocks.
clairs_goods
02.12
2015
Fantastic, far better than doing custom development
I've used this extension for several clients. The fact that they can create templates and have dependent custom options with images associated with them is so useful. Custom developing all of this functionality would cost $10K+. Very thankful for this extension.
Erik Hansen
12.11
2014
catchthefire
Does just what it says and comes with lots of customizability, especially the function to manipulate the "best sellers" search with your own custom data. We had a conflict with the Mana SEO module and Amasty support fixed everything for us.
catchthefire
Magento Connect
Excellent module
11.17
2014
Excellent and quick support
Had a small issue, but Amasty responded quickly and professionally.
Absolutely worth the small investment!
Martijn
07.12
2014
Does what we needed
We upgraded to Magento 1.8.1.0 and had problems with the change in the way the Sort Order displays products on the Category page.
Using this extension and setting the products to display by 'New' resolved the issue and gave us a matching Sort Order to the previous version of Magento.
One feature request: It would be really handy to be able to change the 'Direction' within the admin. However, it was simple enough to change in the extension code.
piersp, Magento Connect
07.11
2014
Great plugin and support!
Plugin works great and developer Dzmitry provided great support very fast for requested customizations.
nocturnallights, Magento Connect
06.19
2014
Good extension with great support from developer
I purchased this extension first in 2012, and recently needed some help with a modification due to a conflict with another extension. The developer helped me right away and fixed my problem same day. Great service on top of a great product.
r.vthoff, Magento Connect
06.15
2014
Works excellent
Works like charm, and the support helped me incredible fast.
cfreak, Magento Connect
01.15
2014
Ultimate sorting options
In my case installation passed painlessly and we didn't have to fix any issues as there were no conflicts with other already installed modules. It really helps our visitors faster find the items they need that is positively reflects on our conversions.
no one_knows
10.09
2013
Great Support & Extension
I have searching for a module like this for months ..... It does what it says, it works OK with my custom theme fortis.

I had some extension conflicts with other module (Advance Navigation) and the support team was great, very proffessional, very quick.

Thanks Amasty for the great work. Keep it that way.
nmella
09.03
2013
Improves Product Sorting
It has great bestseller / most viewed in X days options. Also biggest saving feature is my favorite.

It's fast with indexing.

Highly recommended.
koraykupe
09.03
2013
Very great extension i recommend
Very great extension i recommend, i bought many extensions from amasty company, easy installation and fast response and experienced fix if there is Conflict with your website, many thanks!
okeshopping2012
08.17
2013
Works great out of box with 1.7.0.2
Just installed this without backing up(HAHA). Worked right out of the boxed after copying the files and as intended.

Nice one mates.
LS
03.15
2013
Long-term module
We use that extension for almost 1 year now and are pretty happy. Its really useful, especially for our customers. The latest improvements, like setting a timeframe-period for the bestseller items make it a must have in our shop.

Lassn,
Magento Connect
Lassn
03.15
2013
Without a Rival
Great support. I had trouble with getting the sorting to work on the Search Results page, they emailed me a solution within 24hours.

jgarite,
Magento Connect,
jgarite
03.15
2013
New site with Amasty
We've moved it to our live site and all seems well :-)
Really impressed to see it working with it's own separate index and including bundle products too. Good work!

James Robinson,
driftworks.com,
James
03.15
2013
Our choice
I think our new store will have just about every Amasty extension going!

Pete,
codethis.co.uk
Pete
03.15
2013
Wide range of extensions
By default, magento should be having those sort options. It is a known fact that magento community version still lacks a lot of basic features. and sorting by best seller was on of them.
we have been ranking in google for a high volume search term and we have a good number of visitors and a huge catalog of about 1000 items. but we always only got about 80-90 orders at max. that left me to think that something could be wrong. and, i went to amazon to see what they have that we were lacking.
And, when i looked into their catalog, they always displayed items by their best sellers. And, this is where magento lacked and we too as an ecommerce store offering such huge variety of items missed out on the point that customers are HEAVILY INFLUENCED by what others are buying and they want to quickly buy what have been selling well.
So, we have implemented this sort order now and we used Amasty installation service and everything was set right. We are now waiting to see if this ! SINGLE CHANGE will bring in a big change in our eCommerce store. :)

Ahamed Sha,
saraoutlet.com,
Ahamed
10.02
2012
Very useful
I love this extension. It is very important that buyers have the ability to sort products by different parameters.

I think every store should have such functionality.
Ramya108
08.15
2012
Great Extension - Great Support
Does exactly what you expect, has an issue between 2 extensions and these guys sorted in very quickly.

10/10
LogicEcommerce1
07.11
2012
Simply great extension
Simply great extension, just what I wanted. It allows users to sort product by the variety of factors which are important to them: biggest savings, best price, best ratings, etc.

In my opinion, each descent store should have such sorting. Thanks to Amasty for great extension!
Ramya108
04.01
2012
Very useful extension
Very useful extension as magento's default sort-by options are rather limited. Also have to mention the excellent support. I had a conflict with another extension and they had no problem with fixing it for me nice and quickly. Highly recommended.
blair_s
12.22
2011
Very useful!
Well done extension with great support. Especially the option to sort "out of stock" products last without breaking the selected sorting method is very useful to raise conversion rate.
rkrbez

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Version 1.3.11 - August 18, 2016
– Improvement for sorting products within blocks (ex. New)
Version 1.3.10 - July 26, 2016
– Additional compatibility with custom themes
Version 1.3.9 - July 12, 2016
– Compatibility with the 3-d party extensions
– Fixed issue with index table
Version 1.3.8 - April 15, 2016
– Minor improvements
Version 1.3.7 - November 09, 2015
– Better visual display on mobile phones or with mobile themes
Version 1.3.6 - October 16, 2015
– Minor code refactoring
Version 1.3.3 - August 26, 2015
– Ability to set default sorting for search results page and for advanced search results page.
– Better compatibility with Landing Pages module.
Version 1.3.2 - July 07, 2015
– Compatibility with multiple-warehouses extension
Version 1.3.1 - May 05, 2015
– Added ability to use percentage for Biggest Saving sorting;
– Compatibility with the `Advanced Inventory` extension;
Version 1.3.0 - March 26, 2015
– New sorting options - by product total profit, by product revenue (minus cost), by product performance (orders per views and revenue per views)
Version 1.2.5 - October 10, 2014
– Ability to exclude some order statuses from bestsellers calculation
– Fix for "new" sorting for some configurations
Version 1.2.4 - February 15, 2013
– Ability to manually manage the order of products for bestsellers and most viewed options.
– New sorting option by 'Quantity'.
– Ability to specify category for products blocks.
Version 1.2.2 - February 28, 2012
– Ability to create product blocks based on sorting options. For example you can have a sidebar block with best-selling products or top block with new products.
– You can either use predefined templates or create your own custom templates for the product blocks.
– Out of stock items are displayed last only for catalog pages, search results remain as are.
Version 1.2.0 - November 10, 2011
– New sorting options 'Biggest Saving', 'Reviews Count' and 'Now in Wishlist'.
– Optional indexing to improve performance for large catalogs.
– Ability to disable sorting options.
Version 1.1.0 - October 24, 2011
– Ability to have descending sorting by default.
– Ability to show products with zero quantity at the end of the list, even if their inventory status is 'in stock'.
– Bugfix.
Version 1.0.78 - March 07, 2011
– Compatibility with new version of Improved Navigation.
Version 1.0.8 - July 21, 2011
– Posibility to define which sorting options should be used for which category.
– Ability to configure calculation periods for 'Bestseller' and 'Most Viewed' sorting options and other settings.
– Bugfix of translation and default sorting issues.
– Code refactoring.
Version 1.0.6 - February 28, 2011
– Added sorting by the the number of views.
– Sorting order for New products set to descending by default.
Version 1.0.5 - December 28, 2010
– Added sorting by the date the products were created.
– Fixed issue with grouped products
Version 1.0.4 - August 16, 2010
– Compatibility with Magento 1.3.
– Admin can now set sorting by bestsellers or rating as default.