How can I sort art collections by vendor alphabetically?

JBMartin
Excursionist
22 0 7

Hi,

 

I am trying to improve the browsing experience for our users on our art auction platform.  It would be great if I could have a collection which contained all the art sorted by vendor alphabetically.  I have one sorting it by artwork title alphaetically, but another one sorted by vendor would be great.

 

I am not sure if there is any way to sort a new collection alphabetically by vendor?  Any ideas?

 

Thank you!

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Taknify
Shopify Partner
129 10 17

Hi,
Can you share us your store url so I can take a peak?

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Taknify
Shopify Partner
129 10 17

Normally, Shopify only provides default sorting option. If you want users to sort or filter by vendor, you need to add few custom code into it. A temp fix is you can use url like 
yourstoreurl/collections/vendors?q={Your Vendor Name}.

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JBMartin
Excursionist
22 0 7
Hi!

My store URL is https://arthawk.co.

The 'All Auctions' collection (first tab under browse) is sorted by product
title. I am thinking of having two here:
- All Auctions (Title A-Z)
- All Auctions (Artist A-Z)

(As well as the other collections in the navigation sorted by tags.)

Thank you and I look forward to your thoughts.
Taknify
Shopify Partner
129 10 17

Yes. Taknify here. Happy to help tweak your store. Feel free to ask anything anything Shopify related. 

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Taknify
Shopify Partner
129 10 17

Hello JB Martin,
So, without access to the store it would be hard to tell that code you need to add. 
But here is a general idea: You need to add a custom code that loops through the vendor alphabetically in the backend or you add a filter where user can sort it alphabetically. 
If you don't know how to custom code, you can provide me access to your store so I can code it out. 

If you don't want to give access, an alternative way is you create a collection by vendors and have users redirect to it. 

Example: (I just did this in 5 mins to show. But something similar like that.)
https://arthawk.co/collections/vendors?q=Shaun%20Ferguson
https://arthawk.co/collections/vendors?q=Emma%20Gibbons

 


Screenshot 2023-09-16 at 1.41.51 PM.png

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JBMartin
Excursionist
22 0 7

Hi Taknify, I have sent private message.  Let's talk about this, as I could do with some help regarding the navigation/sorting functionality on the store.  Thank you so much!

RodrigoeCohete
Shopify Partner
1 0 0

I have the same problem sorting by best-selling in collection/vendors
https://profoto.com.mx/collections/vendors?q=Fujifilm

Taknify
Shopify Partner
129 10 17

Can you share us your store url? I can help you where possible. 

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Miriam_Solovey
Shopify Partner
32 0 2

Hi @JBMartin and @RodrigoeCohete, this is Miriam from Kimonix app. You don’t have to work hard with implementing code for this - our app can help you with a click of a button 🙂


Simply add a sorter named "Vendor - alphabetical" and choose if you want to show the A-Z or Z-A with the Ascending/Descending option. 

 

Here’s how it looks in the app:

Miriam_Solovey_1-1708276079248.png

 

You have many other data parameters to sort your collection by, including the option to boost specific vendors to show at the top of the collection.

I suggest watching this short video to see how easy it is to sort a collection using the app.

We are a plug-and-play solution (we are not touching your code) so feel free to try the app.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions! 🤗