1. The Foundation Store
The Foundation store is distributed with Interchange to give you a starting point with which to build your e-business. While the Foundation store is designed to be relatively easy to start with, it is still a full-featured demonstration of a number of Interchange capabilities. Once you understand the Foundation store and how it works you are well on your way to understanding the Interchange software.
The following is a list of some popular features:
Regardless of the number of products in a catalog, categorizing them makes them easier to find. Pick a field in the database, typically named category, and classify the products for search using Interchange.
You can display a thumbnail image for the items that have images. To do this, add an image field in the database. (See the 'image' field of the products database.)
You can embed searches of similar products on an individual product display page with the [query ...] or [loop ...] tags. Or, if customer data is developed, search a past order database and display products that would be of interest to that customer.
You can key the placement of a review or testimonial on the existence of a file being in a certain directory. This is reasonable to do when a user is viewing a single product.