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Topic: Selling Topics
Customized Item Sorting in a Booth
What is it?
A special Bonanza feature offered to our pro members, customized item sorting allows the seller to wield power over the default order that items are shown within their booth.* The seller can either choose one of the basic sorting types (least to most expensive, most recent to least recent, etc.), or they can create a completely arbitrary item order if their heart so desires (and their time so allows!).
How does it work?
If you are a pro member, when you visit the Sell on Bonanza -> Edit booth options area, you'll see a link to the Categories & sorting page.
The next part's easy: select your sorting option of choice, then click the Save all of my changes button. If you want to create a customized order, read on...
Creating a customized item order
Note: As of March 2012, the Item Sort Page is still in its BETA form, so its particulars are likely to change. Here's what it looks like today:
To create a customized item order, select "Use my customized order," then click Edit your custom item order. Then simply enter the item numbers for each item in the position that you want it to appear when a buyer views your booth. You can find the item number for an item by going to the item show page (aka: the page you'd look at your item if you were a buyer), and expanding the "Advanced Details" section (below your item's description). Your item number should be the rightmost piece of information there.
For your convenience, on the right side of the Item Sort Page, up to 100 of your most most recent items will be listed along with their item number.
After you enter the item number, click away from the item number input box, and if you entered your item number correctly, a picture of your item will appear above the item number. If you're sorting a lot of items, you can just press the "TAB" key to move from item to item, entering the item number for each item whose order you would like to specify.
Wait a minute, how do I save the customized order I set up?
You don't. When you click outside of the item number input box, we'll automatically save the change you made. Do not panic. It is easy by design.
How do I remove an item from customized sort?
Just delete the item number below your item, click outside the input box, and it will magically vanish.
Limitations and other questions
Currently there is no way to insert an item before other items, so if for instance you had setup your item order and then you decided you wanted to add a new item in front of all the others, that is not yet possible. You could of course just replace your old first item with your new first item by pasting in the new item's item number.
There is currently a limitation of 100 items that you can sort by hand. After you run out of items that were custom sorted, the items will be shown in the order they were created.
We plan to somehow address these shortcomings in a future version of the Customized Item Sorting Page.
* Bonanza respects a buyer's ultimate decision as to what order they want items displayed. If a buyer in a booth has chosen to order items by a particular criteria (even if it wasn't in your booth), Bonanza remembers their preference and will apply it in future booths they visit. Setting up a custom item sort order affects the order that your booths' items are presented only when (1) the buyer has never chosen a sort order (2) the buyer has closed and re-opened their browser since they last chose a sort order or (3) the buyer chose to display the items in the "Seller Picked" order because they trust your judgement.