When you add products to your Rocketspark shop, they will appear alphabetically by default. If your products have a number or an apostrophe at the beginning of the product name, they will be listed at the top of your product list.
There are two ways of changing the order of your products:
Feature a product
You can ensure certain products always appear at the top by featuring them. Your featured products will be sorted alphabetically and will be featured both in the main shop view and in any filtered views (such as by a Category, Brand, or Tag).
To feature a product, follow the instructions below:
Click the star above the product in a Grid or List View. You can locate the shop view options next to your search box:
Or click the star that appears in the Edit Product mode:
Customise the order of non-featured products through CSV import
Yes, you can customise the order of your non-featured products in your store through uploading the product import CSV file. Products marked as "featured" in your store will still appear in alphabetical order and before the manually ordered non-featured products.
Here are the steps for customising the non-featured product order:
If you already have products in your store:
If you already have products in your store, you will want to first export your products as a CSV file which you can do by going to your Store Settings -> Import & Export or check out our help guide here: How do I export a list of my products to CSV. Then head to Step 1 below.
If you are just about to add your first product:
Download the product import CSV sample here, and then follow the steps below.
- Open the CSV and find the column at the end of the CSV file labelled 'order'.
- Enter a value in the order column for each product to determine the order in which products are displayed.
NOTE: You are able to enter in any value that can be positive or negative and includes decimals if you prefer to use them. If a product does not have a value it will be listed in alphabetical order below the manually ordered or 'featured' products.
For example, if your store has four products (A, B, C and D) and you want C to appear before B, you would give C the order 1 and B the order 2. This would result in the products in your store being ordered like C, B, A, D. The A and D come at the end because they weren't given an order, and A comes before D because products are sorted by their name alphabetically after being sorted by order.
What's the point of using a decimal number, like 2.5?
If you've been going through your list of products ordering them and you get up to, say, number 100 before realising that you want the next number to go between 44 and 45, then you can give the product the order 44.1, which will slot it right in where you want it to go.
- Save the updated CSV file and import it back into your store by following our help guide How can I import products into my store?
You should now see your non-featured products in the order that you have selected, if you need to make any changes to the order, you can do so through repeating the above steps—editing the order column in the exported CSV file and importing the updated CSV file into your store.