Which recommendation algorithms does Frequently Bought Together offer?

Frequently Bought Together features two different types of recommendation algorithms you can choose from:

  • Standard
  • Exclusive manual bundles

Depending on how you want to use the app in your store, one of the two options will suit you better. For example, some stores focus on creating manual bundles, while others prefer to rely on automatic recommendations.

By default, the standard recommendation algorithm is enabled. Also, all types of recommendations are enabled by default, this is detailed at What type of recommendations does Frequently Bought Together support?

With the 'standard' algorithm, recommendations for all products will be filled with manual, automatic, global and random recommendations, if they are configured and available.

With the 'exclusive manual bundles' algorithm, manual bundles display only manual recommendations. I.e., automatic, global and random recommendations won't be added to manual bundles. Please note that products not configured in the manual bundles' section will still show automatic, global and random recommendations.

If you want to change the recommendation algorithm, go to the main dashboard and click on the Recommendation tuning section:

There you will find the option to choose the recommendation algorithm you want:

Please note that if you want Frequently Bought Together to display only manual bundles, you must disable automatic, global and random recommendations, independent of the chosen algorithm.