OpenCart Product Attributes
Date: June 10, 2014
Shoppers coming to online store would like to derive each and every detail on the products they are going to buy. Accordingly, store owners must provide this opportunity and influence buying choice giving maximum info on products that belong to OpenCart catalog.
Oftentimes customers hesitate between two or more products since find them suitable and rather like. To ensure better customer experience and get repetitive clients resort to OpenCart attributes by means of which you can fully describe merchandise as well as endow buyers with the opportunity to compare the products, they have caught.
OpenCart product attributes are so-called specifications online retailers can assign to necessary products that can also be used in the product comparison feature. Starting from version 184.108.40.206 Store Manager for OpenCart supports product attributes and attribute groups functionality.
Detailed step-by-step guidance describing the procedure of attributes creating and assigning them to necessary items is available below in this article.
Attributes and groups management takes place in special Attributes section of the application, disposed under Store tab. Before applying OpenCart attributes to products, you are supposed to create them here. You can fulfil accurate attribute management resorting to operations available in this section (create groups and attributes, alter, export to .html, .csv, .xml, .txt, .xls, .xlsx files, delist these entities)
Create Attribute Group and Add Required Attributes to This Group
If necessary attribute group has not been created yet, add it to the list via corresponding functionality. Click on Add New button on the toolbar and input attribute group details in the window below (attribute group name and order). Necessary group won’t be added to the list until you save it pressing Apply button below.
After target group is created, designate attributes for it. Similarly you have to specify attribute details (name, attribute group and order) in the lower grid that becomes active after you click on Add New button on the toolbar.
Assign Attributes to Necessary Merchandise
If desired groups of attributes and attributes are created, you should assign them to certain merchandise. Find these wares in OpenCart catalog and put them into focus. Afterwards open Attributes tab in the lower grid and press New button available on the toolbar. Instantly new line will appear in the lower grid and in order to choose some attribute you should click on it. Special window with all the possible attribute groups and attributes will appear.
The left window pane provides attribute groups, whereas OpenCart attributes that belong to certain group will be displayed in the right pane after you select the group. To link attribute to required item simply click on it and specify values in the Text field. It is obligatory to save alterations you have brought clicking on Apply button provided below in the lower grid.
OpenCart product attributes can be defined as product characteristics or criteria used for product comparison. Store proprietors can create any number of attributes in order to depict products. Using Store Manager for OpenCart one can swiftly arrange attributes, ascribe them to appropriate groups, massively assign to wares that are being sold online.
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