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Pages and pages of discontinued items, why bother?
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#1 (permalink)      5/22/2020 5:27:08 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Pages and pages of discontinued items, why bother?
Is it really necessary to list hundreds of discontinued and out of stock items in the search results?

A search of "26650 TC Mods" yields many, many pages of these, this can't be good for business, though I'm a long time customer it kind of makes me want to shop elsewhere.
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You have more than one possibility to achieve that.

1. Sort the search results by relevance.

The non available items will be pushed to the bottom of the listing.

Example:
FT - Available 26650 TC mods


2. Use the available search interface for some product categories.

Only available in the desktop version of the site.
When the stock parameter is set to "In stock" only, sold out and discontinued items are filtered out.

Example:
FT - Available 26650 TC mods interface search

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If they got rid of the item and delisted them, the useful forum discussions and reviews about them could not be a benefit to past buyers. That could be a good reason.
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They don't need to remove the listing, they just fill up the search results.

Maybe they could add a search option to omit anything not currently available on the search results page.
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Sort by lowest price to highest price and the discontinued and sold out items are moved to the last pages on most occasions.
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You have more than one possibility to achieve that.

1. Sort the search results by relevance.

The non available items will be pushed to the bottom of the listing.

Example:
FT - Available 26650 TC mods


2. Use the available search interface for some product categories.

Only available in the desktop version of the site.
When the stock parameter is set to "In stock" only, sold out and discontinued items are filtered out.

Example:
FT - Available 26650 TC mods interface search

Edited on 5/27/2020 at 9:32 PM. Reason: