Change the Number of Products Shown on the Zen Cart Product Listing Page

The default number of products that Zen Cart displays on the product listing page is ten. If you have more than ten products to display, Zen Cart will display the first ten, and your customers will have to click a “next” link at the bottom of the page to view the next ten. To make things more convenient for your customers, you can increase the number of items shown on the product listing page.

Click here to view a product listing page from one of our recent custom designs.

The first step is to log into your admin. Go to ‘Configuration->Maximum values.

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Near the end of the page, you will find “Products Lising- Number Per Page.”

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Select it, set your desired number in the field that appears on the right, and click update

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Essentials of a Great Prouct Listing Page

  • Product names that are descriptive, short and optimized for search engines and your users
  • High quality professional product photo–be sure that your image is not too small and not too large. Normally around 150 – 200 pixels wide and high is a good size.
  • Price in a prominant font size and weight, near the buy now button

Other Useful Elements

  • Manufacturer Name
  • Quantity Box
  • Available stock
  • Product rating

Time spent thinking about and customizing your product listing pages will pay off. Although other pages in an ecommerce site can effect conversion rates, the product listing page is one of the strongest links in any conversion. It is this page that must convince a person to buy a particular product. Arrange your page elements in an intuitive way that will make it easy for your customers to buy from your website. Engage them and make them want to click through to the product info page where they can read the full product details. Make this page clear to understand and navigate.

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