How to Use OpenCart Basics

The OpenCart portion of your website manages all product content and shopping cart information. This includes all product information, prices, shipping, taxes, payment processor, and sales reports. The products are linked to the MyStyle designer through OpenCart. This entire section should be edited with caution, as there are many fields that have hidden, secondary purposes to link the products to the customization application.

You’ll see a list of your recent orders on the dashboard after you login, as well as an overview of your orders. When you are in doubt if you should edit something, act with caution. You can always contact us if you have a question.

How to Add/Edit Products:

  • Catalog –> Products
  • You’ll see the list of products
  • Find the product you want to edit and press “edit” on the right or “insert” to add a new product
  • Be very careful editing this section. If you’re unsure if you should edit it, it’s best to avoid.
  • Tabs you will use to edit a product:
    • General tab: Description
    • Data tab: Price, Image, Weight (do NOT edit “Model” or “SEO Keyword” or the product will break in our system)
    • Attribute: Do NOT edit any of the attributes starting with “MyStyle”
  • Tabs you will use to add a product:
    • General tab: all fields
    • MyStyle Data, Discount, Special, Reward Points, Design: leave as is
    • Data:
      • Model (enter product name)
      • SKU (if you have one)
      • Location
      • Price
      • Tax Class (if you are not in California and need to charge tax, contact us to set this up)
      • Quantity (if unlimited enter 10000)
      • SEO Keyword (this should be “product_name_here–##” and ## should be the product ID
      • Links: Manufacturer, Categories (select all applicable)
      • Attributes: Create product attributes for each product you entered. Attributes are details or specifications of the products that users will see. Make sure to include:
        • 1. MyStyle Simple Name (short version of product name)
        • 2. MyStyle SEO Name (should match product title exactly)
        • 3. MyStyle Description (can match product description)
      • Option: Refer to separate section on how to set up options first. Once you have your options set up in the system, enter the option name and it will auto fill. Select the option choices for that specific product.
      • Image: Upload additional images if you have them

      Add/Edit Products Using Import/Export Feature:

      This option can potentially wipe out ALL content in your shopping cart, so use with caution.

      • Use this option if you are adding multiple products at once
      • System –> Import/Export
      • Click “Export” and save file
      • Open the file and you’ll see all of the categories, products, and product information is in this document
      • Click the “Products” tab
      • Enter the next consecutive number under “Product ID”, the name of the product, and so on.
      • Enter the category number based on the numbers from the “Categories” tab
      • Leave “Model” and “image_name” blank
      • Date added and other fields can be copied from other product entries
      • SEO Keyword should be “product_name_here–##” and the ## is the product ID
      • Attributes: Create product attributes for each product you entered. Make sure to include the MyStyle Simple Name

      How to Add Coupon Codes:

      • Go to Sales –> Coupons
      • Press “Insert” to add a code

      To View/Search All Orders:

      • Go to sales –> Orders –> filter by “Processed”
      • Search by order ID, Customer, etc. for order info.

      Monthly Revenue:

      How to view the number of products sold:

      • Reports –> Products –> Purchased
      • Choose a date and you’ll be able to see the total products for a certain month
      • Make sure to change “Order Status” to “Processed” so the test orders are not on this list
      • You will be able to calculate the all transaction fees / revenue shares from this report

      Shipping Costs:

      • Reports –> Sales –> Shipping
      • Make sure to change “Order Status” to “Processed” so the test orders are not on this list

      Tax Costs:

      • Reports –> Sales –> Tax
      • Make sure to change “Order Status” to “Processed” so the test orders are not on this list

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