Introduction to Search
Available Search Solutions
In this guide, you can read and learn about the different search solutions offered at Hello Retail. This includes a brief introduction to understanding how you can design, control and influence the behavior of the search product.
Types & Behavior
Hello Retail offers three different search options:
- Overlay search
- Instant search
- Full search
Design & Layout
Overlay search consists of a unified overlay that can show both products and other content on any page, with infinite scrolling, built-in filtering and sorting, and good mobile compatibility.
Instant Search & Full Search
Separate search consisting of one Instant search that works as an in-page suggestion of a few products and will be available on all pages, and one Full search that can show more products, on a separate page just for search results.
Instant search offers two different styles and views:
Full search offers three different styles and views:
The behavior of the search functionality and how you would like to tailor it to fit with your webshop and use case depends on your preferences.
- Instant search is a very user-friendly search feature as it starts to show relevant search results as soon as the visitor on your webshop types inside the search bar. This provides a rich and visual interaction of the search functionality with the visitor.
- For full search, the infinite search is simply loading more results, if available, as the visitor scrolls down the page. Paged search is a classic paginated search results page where the visitor can navigate and click around to the next page in order to explore more results.