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This module is ideal for shops that include direct links to product pages in advertising such as printed catalogs, newsletters or any other kind. When dealing with many products, copying each product's link to use elsewhere is time-consuming, and, who knows if the URL will change in the future? Especially if "friendly URLs" is turned on on your shop, it is most likely that at some point you might change the product's name and the URL will change too, or perhaps the product is deleted for some reason and replaced by a new one with the same reference, causing the previous link to return an error when accessed.
Some sellers also include a QR code with a direct link to a product's sheet on their website on printed catalogs. Copying each product's link to the QR code generator is very time-consuming job.
This is where this module comes in really handy. What does it exactly do? It uses the product's reference in the URL to find the corresponding product page and open it automatically. Your shop has multiple languages? Don't worry! This is also taken into consideration.
- myonlineshop.com/EF001A and myonlineshop.com/ef001a will automatically open the product's page for the product with reference EF001A
- myonlineshop.com/en/EF001A and myonlineshop.com/en/ef001a will automatically open the english page for the product with reference EF001A
- myonlineshop.com/es/EF001A and myonlineshop.com/es/ef001a will automatically open the spanish page for the product with reference EF001A
Now you can generate a QR code for product with reference EF001A with the short version of the URL. Or if you are creating a newsletter showcasing multiple products, do not worry about copying the link for each product, you can simple type the shortcut URL for each product and the module will do the rest for you when clicking on the links.
This module does not affect SEO in any way, since the redirection happens on runtime. The shortcut URLs are not indexed.