Increase revenue quickly through better on-site search and discovery for Shopify. Search.io makes it easy to put the right product in front of your customer.
Next up, you will need a Search.io account. If you don't already have one, sign up using Google single sign-on, or specify a username and password.
To use Search.io with Shopify you will need a paid or trial plan. For more information on the 14-day free trial and pricing, see the pricing page.
A collection in Search.io, not to be confused with Shopify collections, stores all of the product information required to create a great search. Search.io will suggest a name based on your store name, but feel free to change it.
Kick back and relax. Search.io will index your products in the background. This initial index will take about 30 seconds, but depending on the number of products in your store, Search.io will continue the indexing process in the background.
After the initial index is complete, you will land on the dashboard. Once your search is up and running, the dashboard will display search analytics and the most popular search terms, helping you get a better understanding of what your customers are looking for.
Now it's time to install the search UI into your store. Click the Shopify link at the bottom of the left-hand navigation menu.
This is the Search UI Builder. On the left you'll find configuration options to adjust the filters, and the look and feel of your search UI. On the right is a live preview, showing your products. Go ahead and try out some of the filters and the search.
The font style and color of the filters and search results will automatically adapt to your store styles once installed.
Once you are happy with the search UI, click the Install button on the bottom left. Follow the displayed installation instructions, which are tailored to your configuration.
If you are manually installing Search.io into a live store, we recommend that you duplicate the active theme and implement the app on a copy first. That way you can ensure everything is perfect before you push it live.
🎉 Congratulations, you are done!
Need help with the installation? Book a quick consultation with one of our experts. We’ll advise how to best integrate Search.io into your Shopify theme and get you up and running in no time.
To create a custom search experience, use the Search.io React SDK. It does require development experience and the implementation takes longer, but it enables you to create a completely unique search UI.
The React SDK comes with many of the components available in the Search UI Builder, but also allows you to build your own components and leverage Hooks to integrate the search.
Search.io supports Shopify metafields. Adding metafields to Search.io can further improve your store’s search ranking and relevance, and show product metafield data in your search results view.