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Manage Multiple OpenCart Stores from One Location

Date: April 18th, 2014

Massive OpenCart merchandises usually have at their disposal the network, consisting of a few stores, selling various goods online. So one of important points of online store management is the ability to handle vast amount of goods available in one or multiple shops at online entrepreneur’s disposal. The owners of smaller businesses should think about it either, since everyone dreams to earn more and in e-commerce it usually denotes growing in more stores or expanding existing assortment.

Luckily, extremely useful OpenCart multi store feature is included and allows a store owner to manage different online sites in one database. However, in the situation when you have multiple OpenCart installations, logging into one admin dashboard, doing changes, then typing in browser the URL to admin of each next site can be a real pain.

Store Manager for OpenCart makes possible to take care about the information of multiple stores from one location, no matter if they have separate databases (installations) or one.

Multiple OpenCart Stores in One Database

Stores are basically individual for the clients, even can be with different templates, so can look and be assorted in different manner. However, they are all managed within one and the same dashboard. All of the information, products, customers and orders from each of stores are stored together in one and the same database.

In Store Manager for OpenCart you can see to which store your products, categories, customers and orders belong without the necessity to open each entity via edit form. Simply moving across the list of needed items you can see to which store each one is assigned in the tab “Stores”.

opencart multi store
opencart multi store

Moreover, you can massively modify entities, bulk assigning them to definite OpenCart store available. All you need to do is to select necessary items and changes you do will be applied to all chosen components.

Various OpenCart Installations

Imagine the situation that you first had one OpenCart installation with let’s say shoes. Then you have decided to to try yourself in something else, something completely different and someone offered good supplier, so you also have started new OpenCart store, installing it additionally. You needed separate databases for 2 stores, since products are completely different and mixing them could make their management more troublesome.

In case you have found yourself in the same or similar situation and facing the need to log in to corresponding store’s dashboard each time you need to make changes or to view what has happened to your e-shop for certain period, then most likely you have not so much free time.

With Store Manager for OpenCart you can link all your shops (with separate databases) and manage each from one place, but one at a time.

Moreover, you can easily switch between the stores (previously setup connection configurations) in 2 clicks thanks to helpful “Quick Connection Switch” option.

opencart multi store
opencart multi store

The really great thing about Store Manager for OpenCart is that you can actually manage an unlimited number of stores within the application!

With the Store Manager for OpenCart you are not limited to one shop or one site! Manage as many OpenCart stores as you have without the need to log in to admin panel!

By Maria Kvasnytska

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