How do manual recommendations work?

Although the core of the Also Bought app is set to automatic recommendations, you can also use the app to manually configure recommendations.

This can be convenient if you don't have an established sales history yet or if you want to fine-tune the recommendations for a particular product.

Manual recommendations are configured on a product by product basis.

In this article, we explain how to create manual recommendations from the scratch.

You can also watch this video tutorial for step-by-step live configuration.

You will find a link to access the manual recommendation area in the app preferences page by clicking on the Manual recommendations option:

Here you can select any product with configured manual recommendations or select a new one to modify:

The products are selected using a pop-up menu that displays your product list and have a search functionality to facilitate the task:

There you can add products, by clicking the Select products to add as manual recommendations, remove and sort the manual recommendations for each product using a visual interface:

You can alter the appearance order by simply dragging and dropping the products:

Manual recommendations are always displayed first. Following that, automatic, global and random recommendations are shown, in that order.

These manual recommendations will appear first as stated in the description: