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How to Make a Catalog with WooCommerce

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Are you looking for a neat way to list all your products? Do you want customers to easily find out what they are looking for on your WooCommerce store?

Then, you’ll extremely benefit by making a product catalog for your WooCommerce store.

You can use it to create a complete list with a large number of products, list all your wholesale products in an organized layout, and if you own a restaurant website, can use it to let people view the menu, among other things.

So, whether you want to display your products in a searchable fashion or have undetermined product prices. Whatever kind of product catalog you want to build, I’ve got you covered.

In this guide, I’ll show you the easiest way to make a classy product catalog for your WooCommerce store.

But first, let’s understand what a catalog is.

What is a Product Catalog in WooCommerce? 

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A product catalog is used to display all your products in a searchable table or a grid format on your website. 

It’s a more compact way of showing your products to customers so that they can quickly skim through your offerings and initiate a purchase decision.

Using a catalog you can display more products per page so that customers can view more products at once. Thus, it makes sense for large and mid-size WooCommerce stores to create catalogs.

Benefits of using a Product Catalog in your Woo Store

Using a Product Catalog in Woocommerce, you can:

  • Display ’available soon’ products or create a store catalog by hiding the prices, ‘Add to Cart’ button, and the ‘Buy’ button.
  • Only let Registered Users see all the details and make them feel special
  • Ramp up registrations by redirecting ‘Guest Users’ to a custom page or a product information page by asking them to sign up first.

How to create a catalog in WooCommerce using Product Catalog Manager

In WooCommerce, there are many plugins that you can use to create a product catalog e.g.—

YITH WooCommerce Catalog Mode, Catalog for WooCommerce, and Product Catalog Manager

You can also create a downloadable PDF for the same using PDF Product Catalog for WooCommerce or WooCommerce Store Catalog PDF Download.

Further Reading: 6 Best Free WooCommerce Catalog Mode plugins 2020

For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll use the Product Catalog Manager. It’s easy and quick. 

Let me show you how.

Steps to create a Product Catalog in WooCommerce

1. Install WISDM Product Catalog Manager

First, you need to install and activate the Product Catalog Manager in WooCommerce.

You can use this link to download it.

To activate the plugin you need to navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and Upload the .zip file.product catalog woocommerce

2. Hide Price and “Add to Cart” button

Okay, this is the fun part.

All you have to do now is enable guest settings to make your store seem exclusive for your registered customers by hiding price and purchase options for guest users.
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Another advantage of enabling guest restriction is that it gives the edge to your registered members. They will feel special when they realize that all products are exclusively available for them.

3. Redirect customers and hit ‘Save’

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After you’ve enabled all the settings you can display a Placeholder when the Pricing or Add to Cart icon is hidden for your Guest Users. 

For starters, you can use text that says: “Please log in to add product in the cart” and then add a link to navigate them to the product info page or another custom page asking them to perform the planned action.

Once that is done, You can hit ‘save’ and test your catalog.

Your WooCommerce Catalog is ready for a test drive.

See how easy that was! 

Now you have all the knowledge to create a neat and interactive product catalog for your WooCommerce store. 

So, it’s your turn to create a high fashion and appealing catalog and generate more leads.

Use the Product Catalog Manager for FREE and see the magic. Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Nitansha Tanwar

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