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Make Your OpenCart Product Import Running Automatically on Schedule

Date: November, 7, 2013

Owners of OpenCart online stores should take care about their in-time update. The fastest means is OpenCart CSV import. You might be satisfied with it, but with time you will need more. This need will emerge really soon if your supplier’s stock changes everyday and they add new products, change prices, update quantities. This might be not a very big deal, however, these updates are often made at the end of the day or at night when customer the lowest. This means that you have to run import either at night or early morning to make your store contain the “freshest” data. Not very encouraging perspective, right?


Wouldn’t it be great if you could automate this process? Just imagine that you will not have to think that you need to download file at night and update your database in half-sleeping state. It is possible to prepare all the settings and set time for scheduled update using Automated Product Import (Store Manager for OpenCart addon). This way OpenCart cron import will start upload automatically from the file placed locally or remotely (the application will download it from your supplier’s site using HTTP or FTP link to it).

There will be no need for you to keep an eye on the process or additionally click some buttons. You can with a light heart go to sleep and be sure that your shop will get the latest data on your products. besides, automated way of data appending reduces mistakes occurrence possibility, which can take place if you do it yourself and pretty late at night.


Setting up of addon does not require from you special technical skills and knowledge like in situation with scripts usage and can be used for multiple imports scheduled in different time. This way, you can integrate with multiple suppliers from one place without additional charges. Moreover, you can update your shop anytime and do not be afraid to overload your server and cause site downtime. Store Manager allows you to run import locally use PC resources rather than server ones.

Though, you might say, that in case you need to make some alterations to the file, for example increase prices before upload and you cannot use mechanized way to import. We say - you can! Automated Product Import allows you not only to load file “as is”, but also do on-the-fly changes and input missing data, merge columns, add price mark-ups and many more.

Product information automatically uploaded include categories, inventory, prices and even images. So there will be no need to upload pictures additionally or after import, since import of remote images using URLs works perfectly good.

To sum up, you set up cron import into OpenCart without difficult-to-understand scripts which you usually do not know where to paste or how to adjust to your needs. Just use Store Manager for Opencart along with Automated Product Import addon and have updated catalog without extra efforts. Make integration with multiple suppliers a breeze.

Stop spending endless sleepless nights updating your shop manually. Delegate this tedious responsibility to Automated Product Import addon -

http://www.opencartmanager.com/opencart-automated-product-import

By Maria Kvasnytska