Finding a desired product in the shortest time possible is crucial for your conversion rate and overall customer experience. Some customers prefer going through the navigation tree, while others cut straight to the chase and try their luck with the search tab. For the latter we have just the thing.
Our Magento Search Autocomplete & Suggest extension provides customers with a dropdown of destination suggestions once they are past typing the third symbol in the search field, allowing them to jump to relevant products without going through the search result page. Additionally, the drop down tab includes matching keywords to guide the search in the direction of most results.
You can specify the number of Magento search suggestions to appear in the dropdown, write your own messages to be displayed at the top and bottom of search results, and create your own dropdown template.
The type of information you think is irrelevant may be excluded from the description of suggested items, also, out of stock items may be eliminated from results.
Customers may be suggested keywords related to what they are typing to narrow the results and/or allowed to search by product tags for more liberal results.
AJAX based search works extremely fast, finding suggestions as you go, but we allow setting up a custom update delay in case you don’t want continuous search response to be too distracting.
Advanced Search replaces this functionality by bringing the power of external search engine to your store.
Both Magento search extensions can easily work together - when installed on the same website, Search Autocomplete & Suggest can use Magento Advanced Search as its search engine.