Similar Items

Navigate to 'Playground' in the left hand menu and then select the recommender logic you wish to use - in this case 'Similar items'. 

Once selected, the recommender configuration options will appear:

similar items configuration menu

You can input an item ID to get items that are similar to that item.

item ID field with option to select item from catalog

If you click 'SELECT ITEM FROM CATALOG' you will be taken to a search area where you can search for products. There is also the option to select a product from a list of popular products. Clicking on a product will select that ID for your Similar items recommender:

graph view with a product selected and similar products displayed

Select Attributes

Now you can select the attributes you want to include in the API response - typically these are everything you want to include in your design in your email or on site. Standard fields include:

  • Product image
  • Product title
  • Product url
  • Price
  • Sale price
  • Quantity/availability
  • Gender/category information


You can apply filters to the recommender to filter out any unwanted products. For example, you may want to only show products from 'Womenswear' or filter out sale items. 

filter expression field with category id entered

Running the recommender

Once you have chosen a product ID for the recommender, click on the blue play button to run the recommender: The top 10 products most frequently purchased with the chosen product ID will display:

example graph view with data for similar items

Saving your Recommender

Once you are happy with your configuration, click on the 'CREATE RECOMMENDER' green button. You will see a popup asking for a description for your recommender. Insert a description and click save - this will create your recommender. 

The recommender will available in the 'Recommenders' area of the platform where you  can export it into the Litmus Personalize Pro platform as a content source. 

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