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I'd like to have all my Available, New, Coming Soon products on the front page similar to featured products look. The only problem is with 1,000+ unique items every year and I can't ask them to add every product to featured products. It's slow and monotonous and they will undoubtedly miss a product.

I'd like to have the 3 column look on the main site and the the single column on the Mobile site.
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Hi!

You can tick on the Display "New arrivals" block on sidebar (otherwise in center area) and Display "Coming soon" block on sidebar (otherwise in center area) options on the Product Advisor module's settings page and it should do the trick.
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I will try that.
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So I believe I did what you suggested, but the products are only appearing on the left in the sidebar. See pic
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Sorry, it looks like I missed the point. Do you want to display your Coming soon products in the central area or in the sidebar?
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I want to display all of my products in the central area. But I wanted them to have the "New", "Coming Soon", & Regular looks.
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In this case, please try to disable the Display "New arrivals" block on sidebar (otherwise in center area) and Display "Coming soon" block on sidebar (otherwise in center area) options mentioned earlier and let me know if it is what you need.
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Well that worked, but I don't think it's going to give my client the desired affect. I had to set "Number of days to keep products marked as new arrivals:" to 365. Honestly I could set it to 120 days, but even then I think the problem is going to come when a product either falls outside the 120 day mark or whatever I set it too.

Another thing I notice is that it's 2 separate lists with Coming Soon at the bottom. If he has 150+ Products, like he usually does, in the New Arrivals section, then the Coming soon gets pushed to the bottom. "Out of site out of mind".

I also see another problem with the way New and Coming Soon works. When you go into a product category, it lists all the products in that category, tags them, new/coming soon. Then below that it breaks them up into New and Coming Soon and lists them again. If everything it "New" by placing the 120 day setting, then this really messes with the customer. Because they'll see, for example, 20 products, and then the same 20 products again along with an additional X products in Coming Soon. That seems very redundant. I know this probably works for normal sites that don't have high product turn over.

I think we'd much rather have a complete list on the Front Page with all the products mixed together that also included the "New" and "Coming Soon" tags, which seems to only appear once you view the products in a Category.

We value the potential of the Orange "look here" tags that help with conversion rates. Heck if I could make them flash and dance around I would lol

Do you think you might be able to help me design a module that could work in conjunction with Product Advisor to get the desire "New" & "Coming Soon" products all in one complete list with the tags?
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Hi!

Yes, absolutely, I will be happy to help you out with it. Just let me know what is the desired result you would like to get.

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I would like the front page to look similar to this with the different "Classes" of products mixed together. What I mean is, I want All products, new products 30 or less old, and coming soon products.

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