Snipcart and Concrete5Browser Info Environment
I have a fresh shop in Snipcart (new to snipcart and concrete5).
I am trying to get my head around how to display say, a row of featured products, pulling featured products from the cms, and also display caterogised products,
Im confused how the dynamic content works if I am adding my products in through the snipcart block 1 by 1. What if I want to call the same product to appear in another location?
Also how do I bulk upload my products and my product details.
I should firstly stress that the way that the Snipcart add-on works is that it's completely block based - all product displays/buttons need to be added to a page via the addition of a Snipcart Product block. There isn't a central location where product details are stored as such, but you can put product blocks in stacks and global areas if necessary.
So for a row of products, you would utilise concrete5's built in layout tools to create a grid of editable areas and place product blocks within these areas. The default theme for concrete5 has this enabled, but be aware that some themes might not always make that feature available. It's up to you also how much of the product block you want to output, you might for example want to outline your products using content blocks, and setting the Snipcart Product block _just_ to output the button only.
In terms of categorisation, there's nothing in the add-on to handle this as such, it's more a case of using your site map's pages to categorise what you are selling. An example is on this site:https://www.mclarenvaleflorist.com.au/flowers...
If you are wanting to add the same product in another location it's a case of copying the block, i.e. placing it again. As this then ends up with two locations for the product 'data', you then just have to be mindful of what you've copied.
There isn't a bulk upload for product details sorry, the data is all stored in the individual blocks.
Ultimately Snipcart and this add-on is intended for modest sites, where you might want to sell a few dozen items, where you're wanting lots of control over the individual placement of the items. It's also about being able to take an existing concrete5 site and very quickly add in the ability to sell something, without having to install a more complex shopping cart.