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Magento 2 Who Viewed This Also Viewed enhances promotional opportunities for web merchants by adding commonly viewed together item blocks on product pages. The With the extension allows , store admins to can configure the related product block's position, layout, product suggestion logic (products from one category only or from different categories, upsells only or cross-sells only), etc.

Compatibility: Magento Open Source 2.2.X, Magento Commerce 2.2.X

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Introducing Who Viewed This Also Viewed

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The Who Viewed This Also Viewed (WVTAV) extension allows placing places a related product block on product pages with the most frequently viewed items. The module is equipped with the following key features:

  • Product suggestions are composed automatically based on the users' viewing behavior;
  • The grid and slider block layout types are supported;
  • Blocks can be put in one of the eight predefined positions of a product page;
  • Products from either one category or multiple categories can be promoted;
  • An admin can show upsells or cross-sells as related purchases.

Extension Logic

In the backend, the module is presented as a single configuration page. Having configured the user product viewing tracking period and the related product block's look and working logic, the admin can see the block in action. On the storefront, the block is located on the previously defined product page's position. It is presented either as a grid or a slider (based on the admin's preferences) and displays either upsells or cross-sells (again, depending on the admin's configuration).

The extension works on a customer-session basis. It analyzes all products viewed by customers during their visit to the store. More specifically:

  • The path for both registered and guest customers is considered;
  • Customer sessions are stored in the Magento DB tables;
  • Complete customer sessions are analyzed with every cron launch (Aheadworks leaves the cron settings at your discretion).
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The customer session lifetime is calculated by the following formula: 
The time the customer left the store - the time customer visited the store + 30 minutes = The session lifetime.

 

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Getting Around

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The Magento 2 Who Viewed This Also Viewed (WVTAV) extension allows adding adds the related product block to product pages. Product lists for the block are composed automatically depending on the product the corresponding list is related to.

The block can be presented in two formats: slider and grid. Here's how the slider block looks like:

Related Product Block (Slider)

The grid block looks in the following way:

Related Product Block (Grid)

The extension builds its related product block depending on the most common customer navigation path and tendencies when browsing a catalog. Once installed, the extension is activated by default. It starts analyzing customer sessions after the first cron launch.

The Who Viewed This Also Viewed blocks are placed on all product pages simultaneously. However, you can configure the extensionblock's settings allow configuring the block position and content conditions in the extension settings.


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Extension Settings

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The Who Viewed This Also Viewed extension settings are located under Stores > Configuration > AHEADWORKS EXTENSIONS > Who Viewed This Also Viewed.

Extension Settings Page

The settings allow you to control cover the following parameters:

  • Process sessions for the last X days - defines for how long customer browsing history should be tracked by the module;
  • Block Position - allows selecting selects the extension's block position;
  • Block Name - allows defining defines the block's title (visible to customers);
  • Block Layout - allows adjusting adjusts the block's layout: slider or grid; for the grid layout, a store administrator need to specify the number of rows;
  • Suggest Products from One Category Only - defines if the products in the block should match the category of the currently viewed product;
  • Suggest Product Only with price Higher than Price of Current Product - defines if the extension's block should feature upsells only.

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