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This is excellent! I have a

sofa-king
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 22:35:53 GMT

few feature requests: [1] Filter by Add-on items (inclusive) that *only* shows add-ons. This capability is not available anywhere at this time. [2] Filter by Max# of reviews so *only* products with less than X reviews are shown including those with zero reviews. An ascending/descending sort by # of reviews could accomplish the same thing. [3] Filter or sort by Shipping Weight (much different than item weight!) [4] Filter or sort by item weight [5] Interface customization. Would like to see more data in less space to efficiently go through searches (see results provided by UnicornSmasher). It's also frustrating to have to scroll so much and then click 20 times just to see 320 results. For reference I am using a 21.6" monitor set at 1680x1050. [7] "Price and Discount" clarification. It's confusing for a few reasons. Amazon is phasing out List Prices on most products (reference: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/04/business/amazon-is-quietly-eliminating-list-prices.html?_r=0) and it's not clear over what time period the discount is calculated. I don't know if it's the delt a from the the last incremental price a few days ago, product launch a couple years ago, or something else. [8] Ability to Exclude categories from search results.

socool
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:22:32 GMT

Wow, what a great list! Thank you. Let me respond one-by-one to each of your points. [1] and [2] Yes, I should be able to do this. I'll try to get to it in the coming weeks. [3] and [4] I'll need to investigate whether it is possible. Just curious -- what would be the use case for [1]-[4]? If you came to my site through /r/Flipping then I think I know the answer. [5] My options may be limited here. I try to squeeze in a lot of information into each search result while staying at least somewhat touch-friendly (although I admit my site does not work great on mobile yet). I can look into integrating UnicornSmasher information into my UI though, similar to how I link directly to FakeSpot, ReviewMeta and CamelCamelCamel. I have never heard about this tool before, but I checked it out and it sounds interesting. [7] Thank you for the NYT link! Yes, I noticed that some of the functionality I had for filtering and sorting by discount started to look a little off lately. I actually even had to hide some features from my site that I had there originally. I didn't know that Amazo n was going through this change, but it makes so much sense now! Looks like I will simply have to remove all functionality having to do with sorting and filtering by discount. [8] I actually experimented with this, but had limited success. I will keep trying to make it work though. Once again, thank you for all your input! Feel free to share a link to my site with your friends or online communities.

socool
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:05:38 GMT

Just wanted to report that I implemented your suggestion #1 and #2 (in form of adding the ability to reverse sorting by number of reviews by clicking on the link again).

socool
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:13:34 GMT

I also addressed the points you made in [7] and [8]. After I read the NY Times article that you linked to in [7] I realized that it is time for me to remove all functionality that has to do with sorting and filtering by discount. Also, inspired by your suggestion in [8] I implemented the feature where you can include multiple department refinements in your filter. It seems that Amazon only give you the ability to do that as long as you stay under the same top-level department. It seems that currently this is as far as Amazon will allow me to go toward implementing your suggestion.

socool
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 20:54:06 GMT

I just added another enhancement along the lines of what you were asking for in [8] - ability to exclude categories from search results. It is near the bottom of the filter panel.

etocrisis
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:12:40 GMT

Have you found a way to filter by item or shipping weight?

socool
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:54:28 GMT

Unfortunately, I do not think it is possible.