Opencart is online store management system. It is based on PHP and using MySql database and html components. Â It is a powerful plateform for ecommerce.
Points to know about Opencart history :
OpenCart Â was originally developed in 1998 by Christopher G. Mann for Walnut Creek CDROM and later for The FreeBSD Mall as well. The first public release was on the May 11, 1999 developed in Perl.
Daniel Kerr, a UK-based developer used opencart as the basis for his own e-commerce software, written in PHP and revived opencart. The first stable release was version 1.1.1, released onto Google Code on 10 February 2009.
In September 2014, Kerr claimed that OpenCart was the number one e-commerce software supplier in China. February 2017, he stated that OpenCart has about 317,000 live OpenCart sites, which is, according to Kerr, more than Shopify or Magento.
Common features of Opencart :
- Open-source and free
Open source software are softwares with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance. Opencart comes with same feature. Opencart provides free download and updates. There is no monthly or yearly charges.
- Powerful store management
Opencart provides easy management of products, customers, orders, taxes rules, coupon codes and more. Opencart comes with followingÂ store management features :
- Product Management
- Category Management
- Customer & Group Management
- Order Management
- Import / Export Wizard
- Extentions and themes
Opencart provides 13000+ modules and themes to expand your store functionality. OpenCart is a module based system which allows you to easily extend the functionality for your needs.
OpenCart forums provides great community support as well as dedicated technical support from their professionals.
Opencart is responsive. It means your store will look awesome on mobile, tablet, desktop or large screen.
More to know about opencart :
- For Admin
- Administrative Dashboard
Opencart comes with an administrative dashboard which provides complete overview of Â orders, sales, customers, people online, sales analytics and many more widgets.
- User management
OpenCart allows you to access different user groups and users separately and you can set user privileges as well.
- Multi Store
Using opencart you can manage multiple stores from one admin interface. You can set products on different stores and choose a different theme for each store.
OpenCart comes with an inbuilt Affiliate system, where affiliates can promote specific products and get paid for this. Payment option can be cheque, paypal or blank transfer.
- Backup & Restore
For emergency, Opencart allows you to set up your own backup and restoration.
- SEO Friendly
As you know SEO is very important for expansion in business. So opencart provides some extentions for SEO.
The Marketing in your OpenCart dashboard allows you to add and track the marketing campaigns you create.
- For Customer
You can create as many filters as you want for customer so that they can easily find products on your store.
- Multi Currency
You can sell product in any country using opencart. Opencart comes with the feature of multi currency. Automatic updates of rates is available. You can set taxes as well.
Opencart is available in more than 40 language.
Opencart with FEEDIFY :
Feedify provides following extentions for opencart :
- Push Notification For Opencart
Engage your customer with Push Notification. Send them personalized message even when your customers are not on your website.
– Send Personalized Messages
– Make Subscribers and market your products/offers
– Completely customizable inputs
– Get Analytics in a lean Dashboard
- Feedback After Sale
Take customers feedback after sale is made.
– Shoot Feedback for to your customers
– Get Feedback for your products via email
– Get insights of what customer thinks of your product
– Improve your service
- Create Survey
– Create instant Surveys
– Call them at checkout or customer exit
– Get vital inputs from your custpmer
- Visitors Feedback
Giving your customers the ability to interact in a first hand format and allowing them to reach out with any form of queries and helping you develop the ideal customer data base.
- Exit Intent
– Reduce bounce rate by showing exit intent
– Pop ups when customer trying to leave website
– Gives high conversion rate
- Offer Pops, Notifications
– Create personalized event
– No coding required, select theme and make it live
– Upload your own image or code to create custom design
- Feed Forward
– Your customer has the answer
– Ready plug-in feedback collection
– Department wise feedback collection
– Redirect inquires to specific department
- Customer Rating
– Display customer rating on website
-Gain trust of visitors
-Display latest review
- Newsletter POP
– Create instate newsletter Pop-ups
– Â Collect customer emails
Feedify provides following targetings :
- Traffic Source
- Ready to use Template
- Geographic Location
- Visitors Type
- Display Frequency
- Time Delay