The “New arrivals” feature in X-Cart 5 is available through the use of the addon Product Advisor by X-Cart team.  With this feature your store can showcase newly added products:

  • in a separate block titled “New arrivals”;
  • on a separate page (http://<your-domain>/<x-cart-5-directory>/?target=new_arrivals) available by default through the “New arrivals” item in your store’s Primary menu.

In addition to that, newly added products can be marked with “New!” labels in the Customer front end.

To use the “New arrivals”  feature, make sure that the addon Product Advisor  is installed and enabled in your store:

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To adjust the way new arrivals should be displayed to your store’s visitors, you will need to adjust some addon settings:

  1. Click the Settings link near the addon icon in the list of your store’s installed modules to go to the  ”Product Advisor” module settings page.
  2. On the “Product Advisor” module settings page, adjust the settings in the “New arrivals” block settings section.  xc5_productadvisor_addon_settings.png

    The settings are as follows:

    • Enable “New arrivals” feature in catalog: Enable this option to enable the “New arrivals” feature. 
    • Number of days to keep products marked as new arrivals: Use this setting to specify the number of days for which a product should be treated as a “new arrival”. Make sure you specify a non-zero value (otherwise “30 days” will be used by default).
    • Maximum number of products to display in complete new arrivals list: Specify the maximum number of products to be displayed when a user clicks the “All newest products” link in the “New arrivals” block: Leave 0 for no limit.
    • Label new products: Adjust this setting to specify whether you would like “New!” labels to be placed on products, and if so, on what pages that should happen.
      • Don’t label - “New” labels will not be used anywhere on the store pages.

      • In catalog only - “New” labels will be used on catalog pages (like on the screenshot below): xc5_productadvisor_new_label_in_catalog.png

      • On catalog and product pages - “New” labels will be used on catalog pages (like on the screenshot above) AND on product pages (like on the screenshot below): xc5_productadvisor_new_label_on_productpage.png

    • Maximum number of products to display in “New arrivals” block: This setting defines the maximum number of products that can be displayed in the “New arrivals” block. Specify a non-zero value; otherwise, 3 products will be displayed by default. If the specified value is less than the total amount of products on the complete new arrivals list, that value will be used instead.

    X-Cart 5.1.x: Drupal block settings can override this option (when the DrupalConnector module is enabled).

    • Show new products only from category being viewed by customer: Disable this setting to show new arrivals from the entire store. Enable to show only the new arrivals from the category the customer is currently viewing.

    X-Cart 5.1.x: Drupal block settings can override this option (when the DrupalConnector module is enabled).

  3. Once you are done configuring the settings, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page to save the changes.