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How to Update OpenCart Out of Stock Status for Multiple Products

OpenCart stock status displayed at product page informs shoppers about product inventory levels. In case OpenCart product quantity is far above 0, the availability is marked as ‘In Stock’ at product page. How does OpenCart behave if merchandise run out of quantity?


What Is OpenCart Out of Stock Status?

In case of inventory shortening, you can set special OpenCart out of stock status for necessary items, so that customers will be informed on their pending availability. OpenCart gives you the opportunity to choose between pre-set statuses, namely ‘Out of Stock’, ‘2-3 Days’ or ‘Pre-Order’. When certain OpenCart out of stock status is added to product, customers can see it at product page and make a decision, pre-order the product and wait until its stock replenishes.



What if current out of stock status does not fit and you want to change it from ‘Out of stock’ to ‘Pre-order’ for abundance of items? This can be done with Store Manager for OpenCart solution and its flexible product import functionality.


OpenCart Product Out-of-Stock Status Update: Instructions

You can update OpenCart out of stock status for multiple products having minimum details in the import file, product identifier and status are required only. Screenshot demonstrates sample import file we use for status update. We add more details, though, as it has been mentioned, they are not obligatory.



OpenCart differentiates ‘Status’ and ‘Out of Stock Status’ notions. Product status can be ‘Enabled’ and ‘Disabled’ whereas OpenCart out of stock status reports that OpenCart product quantity is 0 and at the moment.

The file being ready, launch Store Manager import wizard either from toolbar or context menu. Consider settings to be configured for OpenCart out of stock status to be updated successfully.


Detailed OpenCart product import tutorial can be accessed at OpenCart Product Import


  • generally import wizard, as you can find in the article provided above, requires you to select file, data will be uploaded from and afterwards asks to specify file delimiters. Provide correct file delimiters for data to be parsed appropriately.


  • two steps later you need to fulfil another import operation - assign .csv file columns to database fields for necessary details to be renewed and set product identifier


  • OpenCart import tool allows you to use various identifiers. Make sure the one you have selected in the wizard, is specified in spreadsheet, so out of stock status will be changed for necessary items.
  • select suitable import method at pre-import step.


Once you accomplish data appending, you will find OpenCart out of stock status updated in Store Manager as well as at the frontend.



Avoid monotonous product edits and change OpenCart out of stock status for numerous products in one go via flexible import tool of Store Manager application.


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