Release Notes April 19, 2021
Product age collections
The age of a product (or variation) can be an important attribute to enable customers to discover the new arrivals or appealing seasonally-relevant colorways. We now automatically tag products and variants when they're first uploaded to a customer's catalog and allow generating collections with this data!
To see this for yourself, create or edit a collection and select the __cnstrc_age facet, then define the age of products to include in hours. We'll automatically return the products with age in that range. Forthcoming updates will improve communication on the field name and parameters - days and weeks in addition to hours.
Product age searchandizing
We also leveraged the addition of product age as an automatic attribute to allow searchandizing on the basis of product age, increasing the rank of products based on age, available in both query-level and global searchandizing.
Updated API documentation experience
We launched a new documentation experience with simplified navigation and simpler grouping of common sections. This new framework will allow us to launch reorganized and streamlined help and getting started resources in the future!
Slotted items speedup
In certain cases where a dozen or more items were slotted and these items each had dozens of variations, performance wasn't up to our standards. We rearchitected the underlying data structures to deliver equivalent performance for slotted queries as for non-slotted queries, representing a 50-200% performance improvement for certain customers.
More flexible conversion API
We've long believed that flexibility is important in measuring success on eCommerce sites (specific KPIs differ) which is why our conversion tracking endpoint was agnostic to the specific conversion type tracked as primary metric.
However, customers needed a more flexible approach to measure many different types of conversions, particularly with tracking indicators of success such as likes or wishlist adds higher up in the funnel. We've now released an API for this purpose with some specific defined conversion types, as well as facility to define custom conversion types. You can read the documentation here.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the default variant to be overridden in slotting preview, leading to an inconsistent experience.