Merchandise your site with highly targeted groups of products that take shoppers on a journey. Always keep your shoppers moving forward; keep them interested & engaged, so they don't click the back button.

On average, only 8% of product page traffic converts to a sale. The apparent reason is that the item they landed on did not match the expectations set forth by the promotional advertising that brought them to your site. It happens, but you have them on your page! So interest them with alternate items to the original product.

Offering alternate grouped products with swatched microimages higher up on the product page will help keep your shoppers moving forward. Don't leave it to chance that the shopper will scroll down to the bottom of a page to view 'product recommendations'.

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About the App

    Merchandising Problem: Products with a great sell-through will be made again next season and the season after that until it stops selling. Retailers then have to decide whether to continue building out the same product in their storefront with possibly dozens of color variants or create a new product for each color.

    When a new color variant expands the same product record, many themes do provide color swatching capabilities. But along with that comes inflexible merchandising. For example, you can't break out clearance-priced colors from regular-priced merchandise. Nor can you separate products from their groups when popular sizes are sold out.

    Solution: When a store opts to keep products simple by building only one variant per product, e.g., size, a second variant like color becomes a new product in the storefront admin.

    Product Groupings & Swatches+ allows you to group, ungroup products with the most remarkable ease, or delete a single product from a group in seconds. You can even move products to another group, and the app will carry the swatch with it.

    Product Groupings & Swatches+ makes merchandising a breeze.

Privacy Policy

Product Groupings & Swatches +, "the App” provides product grouping and swatching capabilities "the Service" to merchants who use Shopify to power their stores. This Privacy Policy describes how personal information is collected, used, and shared when you install or use the App in connection with your Shopify-supported store.

Personal Information the App Collects:

When you install the App, we are automatically able to access certain types of information from your Shopify account:

Products - We read product data and images. We do not write anything back to the products.

Script Tags - We write a script tag to your account so that the product groupings and swatches can be displayed inside your store.

Theme - We write 2 snippet files to your theme and will install a conditional statement in your product page and collection grid template. This allows you to turn on/off and uninstall the app without any impact to the performance of your liquid code.

We do not collect any customer information.

We do not collect any personal information from you, the merchant.

The app is using technology from a 3rd party provider that will collect customer IP address, web browser details, operating system details, and time zone solely for the purpose of providing the app developer, Russina Consulting Services LLC, information about app performance.

We collect session information directly from the relevant individual using “Cookies”, small data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org. “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

We use the personal information we collect from you and your customers in order to provide the Service and to operate the App. Additionally, we use this personal information to: Optimize or improve the App.

We utilize only 2 third party business solely for improving the app. First, is sentry.io who will provide us performance reports if the application does not function properly. Second, we utilize Google for the purpose of summarizing our analytics data to understand data patterns. This information is not used for advertising purposes and is not shared with any other party.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Your Rights If you are a European resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are a European resident we note that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you (for example if you make an order through the Site), or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to Canada and the United States.

Data Retention When you as a merchant subscribe to the Product Groupings and Swatches + app, we will maintain your Order Information for our records and will automatically delete this information 48 hours after removing the app.

Changes We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact Us For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at mike.russina@gmail.com or by mail using the details provided below:

Russina Consulting Services, LLC

15505 Peach Hill Ct, Suite 1003

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Manual Instructions for Adding / Removing the Product Groupings & Swatches+ Elements on Collection and Product Pages

Some knowledge of liquid coding and HTML is necessary to complete this. If you need help, then you can make a request with us and we will be happy to insert it into your theme.

The Product Groupings & Swatch elements are generated from two code snippets that will be automatically installed in your theme. You can check for their existence by following these steps:

  1. Open the Administration portion of your store.
  2. Click on ‘Online Stores’ on the left panel.
  3. Whether you have some knowledge or no knowledge, the following steps are relatively easy to complete. But, it is first recommended that you make a backup copy of your theme right now. It is easy to do:

    a.) Simply pull down on the ‘Actions’ element and click ‘Duplicate’.

    This will be your reference for how the theme is working exactly at this point. If something goes wrong, simply ‘Publish’ this backup and it will demote the current version of the store and move the backup into production. You will have both to work from going forward. This is a very important feature that a lot of store owners overlook.

  4. In your ‘Current theme’ section you will see ‘Actions’ and ‘Customize’. Click the pull down on ‘Actions' and select ‘Edit code’.
  5. Here you will be presented with the ability to Edit code for your theme. You will see folders and files in the column immediately to the right of the store administration panel. Locate the ‘Snippets’ folder and single-click on it.
  6. Within the snippets folder check to see if there are 2 files listed: product-style-grouping-app.liquid & product-style-grouping-grid.liquid If they are listed, great! If not then we have a couple more steps. And, if you are removing any traces of the app from your code then these two files can be deleted after you deleted the app from the apps section of the store administration.
  7. If the files are not there then we will need to create both of them them. Click “Add a new snippet” just below the Snippets folder. Copy and paste the following name into the “Create a new snippet called” field: product-style-grouping-app.liquid Next, click the ‘Create snippet’ button.
  8. A new blank tab should have appeared to the right of the files menu. There should only be one line signified by ‘1’ appearing in the narrow column to the right of the files column. If you see more lines or text, be sure you created a new file with the correct name in step 6. To the right of the ‘1’ paste the following 58 lines of code and then click save:

    Download the product-style-grouping-app.liquid file and open in a text editor.

  9. We will now need to create product-style-grouping-grid.liquid in exactly the same way we did in step 6 above.
  10. We will paste the following 87 lines of code into the snippet we created in step 8:

    Download the product-style-grouping-grid.liquid file and open in a text editor.

  11. Next, locate where on the product page you want to insert the Product Grouping & Swatches + element. Please note that every theme is coded differently but they all follow basic rules in order to render their code properly. So, if this step becomes too difficult, feel free to send us a note saying you would prefer us to install this part of the code for you.
    1. The product page template typically lives in the ‘Sections’ folder and is called something like ‘product-template.liquid’. Other themes are different, the file is sometimes called ‘product-form.liquid’ and is located under ‘Snippets’. Other themes may vary even from this so, you may have to look around. You will know you have the correct file when you see a section in the middle that references product-price and following that are taxes_included and/or shipping_policy. i.e.

      You can copy and paste the following 3 lines of code into the file similar to how they are displayed in the graphic above:

            {% if content_for_header contains 'app.productgroupings.com' %}
            	{% render 'Product-Style-Grouping-App' %}
            {% endif %}
      

      As long as you don’t move code sections around or, delete anything, you can experiment by moving these 3 lines of code around to try different locations on the page.

    2. Click 'Save' and you can preview your theme with the button at the top. See if the swatch container is rendered in the location you desire. Other adjustments like size, shape, margin, font sizes are all managed within the Product Groupings & Swatches+ app under settings.

      Note: If you haven’t done so already it would be best to go into the Product Groupings & Swatches+ app and make a grouping with a couple products and swatch them. Make sure that the grouping is active. o into Settings and turn on the app so the swatches can become visible in your theme.

  12. To install the Product Groupings & Swatches+ element on the collection page we need to locate another liquid file. In all the free themes that are offered, this file lives in the ‘Snippets’ folder. But all the themes have a slightly different name for the file we are looking for: product-grid-item.liquid, product-card-grid.liquid, product-card.liquid, and product-card-list.liquid are the names this writer knows about. Locate a file with a similar name. The file contains the product elements that will be repeated in a collection template. We will be inserting the following lines of code into the grid item to render the swatches similar to the way they are represented in the example image.

    {% if content_for_header contains 'app.productgroupings.com' %}
                        {% assign theProductId = product.id %}
                        {% render 'Product-Style-Grouping-grid' theProductId: theProductId%}
                        {% endif %}
                        
  13. After locating the file, paste the following lines of code into the grid item between the image and title. If you prefer it in another location it is fine to move this code around.