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Product Comparison

ShopEngine is an end-to-end WooCommerce shop builder for Elementor. It contains all the essential and handy widgets, modules, and templates for building a complete WooCommerce store. More importantly, it’s a simple and easy-to-use plugin and a user need not have any coding knowledge. 

Product Comparison Module:  #

It’s shoppers’ tendency to always compare similar products online before making a purchase. Usually, they have to open multiple tabs to compare these products. But ShopEngine made things easy for your customers with the Product Comparison module. With this module, shoppers can click the product comparison icon placed on the bottom left side of the product. 

On the shop page, they can choose their desired products to compare and click the product comparison icon on each of the products. This will display all the selected products on a new window from where buyers can compare different parameters like price, stock status, color, etc.

How to Enable and Deploy the Module: #

Select Modules from the Dashboard:

Firstly, go to the dashboard of your admin panel and find ShopEngine in the sidebar. Hover over ShopEngine and select Modules from the list of items.

Dashboard => ShopEngine => Modules

Select modules from the dashboard

Select and Enable the Product Comparison Module:

From the list of modules, find and click the Product Comparison module. Enable the module clicking the settings icon showing up on the module button. 

Also, turn on the toggle button for both single and archive pages to display products in both archive and single pages. You can also choose to place the module icon before or after the Add to Cart button.

Select the product comparison module

Add a New Template:

Now, go to the dashboard of your admin panel and find ShopEngine from the list of items. Click ShopEngine and then select Templates from the drop-down menu. Then, click the “Add New” button on top right beside the text “Templates”.

Add a new template for product comparison module

Set a Template for Shop Page:

Immediately after that, a popup window will show up for template settings. Set your template name in the Name field and select the type Shop as your goal is to use product comparison module. 

Also, you can choose a default sample design or start designing from scratch. Finally, hit the “Save Changes” button.

Set a shop page template for product comparison module

Click Edit with Elementor:

Your template is created and you can see it on top of the list. Now, click “Edit with Elementor” to switch to the Elementor window.

Click edit with elementor for product comparison module

Drag and Drop Product List Widget:

In this step, you will notice a sidebar on the left with a list of ShopEngine widgets. Find Product List widget under ShopEngine Product Archive section and drag and drop it to the specified area as shown in the screenshot below.

Drag and drop product list for product comparison

Product Comparison Icon Visible under Product Images:

Immediate after dropping the product list widget, a list of products will show up on the page with all the necessary details. You can have a look at the product comparison icon on bottom right under each product image as shown in the gif below.

Product comparison icon on display under product images

View the Product Comparison Icon on the Shop Page:

Product Comparison icon is on display on the shop page as you can see from the screenshot below. You can now choose similar products clicking the icon and compare products on a pop-up window with all the details.

Product comparison module on display in shop page

Similar Products shows up on a Pop-up Window:

Now, get a glimpse of how similar products look like on the shop page after you hit the product comparison icon. You can see from the gif how products show up with items and parameters like image, name, stock, SKU, price, color, and logo.

Similar products shows up on a pop-up window in shop page

This is how you can compare products in the best possible way with product comparison module and take a better purchase decision.

 

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Updated on August 31, 2022