Lesson 6: What are filters for...? Lists!

Let’s move on to figuring out how to efficiently use Filters and Lists!

OK! It’s your first few weeks using the PIM, and by now you’re happily finding your way around the platform. Soon enough you'll find yourself working with long lists of products, and you'll want to start packing products together in a way that makes sense.

 

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So, how do you get this packing process done? 

Lists can be used to create a selection of products that you need to work with, help you find products on the fly, and allow you to distribute a specific subset of products to your different channels, persons, etc. You can use Statics lists - manually adding/removing products, or Smart lists - using Product Filters.

The Filters uses the “and” / “or” logic, which will help you reduce the number of displayed products.

Example: If you only want to view a t-shirt with the colors red “and”  yellow, you will get a list of all yellow and red, two-color t-shirts. Now, say you only want the t-shirts to be all red or all yellow, you will use the “or”  logic and instead you will see only all red, and all yellow t-shirts. Makes sense, right?

So how do you create a List? They are two ways:

  1. Deductive method (general → specific): Use the filter tool to narrow down the products you're looking for and then create the list.
  2. Inductive method (specific → general): Create a list and then add filters to import the products you're looking for.

Either way works, just remember to save those list filters!

Remember: once a set of filters applies/no longer applies to a certain product, said product will be automatically added/removed from that particular Smart list - fancy, huh?

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