How do manual recommendations work?

Although the core of the Frequently Bought Together app are automatic recommendations, you can also use the app to configure recommendations manually.


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

Manual recommendations are configured on a product by product basis.

You will find a link to access the Manual Bundles section in the app preferences page:

There you can add, remove and sort the manual recommendations for each product using a visual interface:

Manual recommendations are always displayed first. After that, the automatic, global and random recommendations will be shown, in that order.

This is the initial page you will see the first time you access the module:

Click on the button with the text Select a product to check its bundle to select the product. Then, select the product on the pop-up and click on the Select button in green

Then you will be redirected to the recommendations. As expected, there isn't any recommendation for the selected product so let's start adding recommendations. 

Click on the button named as Select a product to add it to this bundle:

and check all products you want to show as recommendations. Finally, click on the Add button :

You will see the product at the top and its recommendations below, like in the screenshot below.

Repeat the process for each product you want to add manual recommendations. 

Note that the screenshots show products from our demo site. These manual recommendations will appear first as stated in the description: