Hello everyone. Im trying to build my site to sell performance car parts. One thing that i am stuck on is getting a search form such as all car sites, (pepboys, autozone, advance auto, napa, etc.) You know the type where allows you to filter the year make and model for a car and then shows everything for that car specifically.
Does anyone know what its called and how i can bring it into my site on shopify?
Jamie here from Shopify. There are a few ways you can go about this depending on your needs. Our Supply Theme offers advanced group filtering which might get you where you want to go. Check out our documentation for details on how it works, and how you can set it up. There may be some apps in our app store that can get you closer to what you want which could be added to other themes:
You could also go the custom route through developers like those available at experts.shopify.com
We have done exactly this. Make, Model, Year selection persits through navigation (catallog) and is displayed on product pages. We are also working on a "My Vehicles" feature, where customers can save their vehicles for return visits.
Feel free to check it out:
If you are interested, the app is available for beta testing.
Let me know if I can address any questions or concerns.
All the best!
I hope you've found an adequate solution by this stage. Otherwise, we've recently launched our dedicated inventory management for auto parts sellers - that will cover what you were looking for.
Among the key features of PartsPal is data fitment - hence customers will be able to search with the filters, and they will be able to check that the part fits the vehicle on the product page.
Inventory Manager - Manage your inventory, orders, fulfillment, and analytics - all in one place
Customer Recovery - Get notified when a customer doesn't find parts that fit their vehicle
If you were still selling on Shopify; do try us out; our support team will happy to guide you through setting up.