nopCommerce Tips: Review of the Nop Quick View Plugin

The out-of-the-box configuration of nopCommerce provides a very impressive level of functionality for most e-commerce needs. However, with the addition of 3rd-party products, a truly professional level of presentation can be achieved. Today, we’ll cover the newest nopCommerce plugin from Nop-Templates, the Nop Quick View.

The Nop Quick View is best used on sites with a large amount of products per category. Rather than the click-into-product, and then back, and possibly losing your place in the category or search results, the Quick View allows the user to hover over the product icon, and then click on a “Quick View” button that allows more detail to be displayed in a lightbox format. Here’s an example:

Quick View

Notice how the lightbox display allows the user to see the product details, the description, or specifications in a very compact area, as well as a selection of related products. If more information is required, the customer can click the selection for “Go to product’s page”, to view a more complete display of product information.

One of the really nice features of the Quick View Plugin is the fact that you can configure the level of detail to be displayed in the Quick View.  Some of the configurable default attributes are:

  • Full Description
  • Short Description
  • Product Specifications
  • Products Also Purchased
  • Related Products
  • Wishlist button
  • Compare products button

With all that, this provides a more sophisticated shopping experience for your site customers, and is a great addition to the plugin collection offered by Nop-Templates. As usual, it was a snap to install, following their directions, and easy to modify in order to keep a consistent look and feel.

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