How to Use Bit Virtuemart Product Badges to Boost Your Sales
Bit Virtuemart Product Badges is a Joomla extension that allows you to add attractive and informative badges to your products in your Virtuemart online store. Badges can help you draw the attention of your visitors to new, featured, discounted, topseller or sold out / low stock products. You can also badge individual products or all products of specified categories. In this article, we will show you how to use Bit Virtuemart Product Badges to enhance your product presentation and increase your conversions.
Why Use Bit Virtuemart Product Badges
Badges are a powerful way to communicate important information about your products to your potential customers. They can help you:
Highlight the unique selling points of your products, such as quality, popularity, scarcity or exclusivity.
Create a sense of urgency or FOMO (fear of missing out) among your visitors, especially for products that are on sale, low in stock or discontinued.
Build trust and credibility by showing social proof, such as customer reviews, ratings or awards.
Increase customer satisfaction by providing clear and accurate information about product availability, delivery time or warranty.
Bit Virtuemart Product Badges offers you a variety of badges to choose from, such as new, featured, discounted, hot, sold out, discontinued and more. You can also use your own custom images for badges. You can apply multiple badges to one product and position them anywhere on the product image. You can also use different badges for different languages if you have a multilingual site.
How to Install and Configure Bit Virtuemart Product Badges
To install Bit Virtuemart Product Badges, you need to have Joomla 3.6 or newer and Virtuemart 2.x or 3.x installed on your site. You can download the extension from here [^2^] or from Joomla Extensions Directory [^1^]. After downloading the zip file, go to Extensions > Manage > Install in your Joomla admin panel and upload the file. Then go to Extensions > Plugins and enable the plugin.
To configure Bit Virtuemart Product Badges, go to Extensions > Plugins and click on the plugin name. You will see a list of options for each badge type. You can enable or disable each badge type, set the criteria for applying the badge (such as number of days for new products, percentage of discount for discounted products, etc.), choose the badge image from the included ones or upload your own, and adjust the position and size of the badge on the product image. You can also set some global options for all badges, such as opacity, z-index and border radius.
How to Apply Bit Virtuemart Product Badges to Your Products
Bit Virtuemart Product Badges automatically adds badges to your products based on the criteria you set in the plugin options. For example, if you enable the new badge and set it to apply to products that are less than 10 days old, then any product that meets this condition will have a new badge on it. You don't need to do anything else.
However, if you want to apply badges manually to individual products or categories, you can do so by using custom fields in Virtuemart. To do this, go to Components > Virtuemart > Custom Fields and create a new custom field of type \"Plug-ins\". Choose \"BIT VM Product Badges\" as the plug-in and enter a title for the custom field (such as \"Badges\"). Then go to Components > Virtuemart > Products and edit the product or category that you want to badge. In the custom fields tab, select the custom field that you created and choose the badge that you want to apply from the drop-down menu. You can apply multiple badges by adding more custom fields of type \"Plug-ins\". Save your changes and check your site.