With the advancement in technology where almost everything is app based, including shopping online. No one is bereft about shopping apps and its advantages-how it reduces and makes our shopping experience hassle-free.
Therefore it is very important for the store owners to have shopping apps so as to provide a better shopping experience for the customers.
Through Opencart Mobile the admin can allow a list of astound features to the customers so as to relish their shopping experience.
It facilitates Ubiquity- Easier information access in real-time, Convenience- Devices that store data are always at hand, Accessibility- Choice to limit the accessibility to particular persons who can be contacted anywhere anytime.
It also facilitates Personalization- Creating services that customize the end-user experience, and Localization- Matching services to the location of the customers.
It may be likely that customers do not access options such as newsletters, emails, etc.
As almost everybody carries a mobile phone, therefore using the Opencart Mobile App the customers can receive notifications about the offers and deals, instantly on their phones.
- To attract the attention of the customers any time anywhere, while they are on a move with their mobiles.
- Customers’ privacy and security are guaranteed.
- Multiple currency and multiple languages are supported.
- Supports Cheque / Money Order, Cash on Delivery and bank transfer as a payment method.
- Supports all shipping methods.
- Provides flexibility and ease of connectivity to the customers.
- The customer can view recent orders made.
- Featured Product Carousel is present for a better UI.
- Reward Point, gift voucher and coupon code functionality present.
- Quick login in the web panel via QR-Code scanning with same credentials as of app.
If you have a Mobikul Opencart Application working on Mobikul Web Module then you can add and modify many functionalities in your application through your admin panel. So here we will cover all the extra functionalities provided by Mobikul back-end module.
There are Mobikul all the functionalities,
Part 1: Banner
We can set the Banners on top of the Home page in Application. The ideal size for banners is in ration 2:1 (width: height). You can add any number of banners and attach a redirect property to them. You can also add different images for the same banner as per languages.
- Title: You can set the title of the Banner in different languages.
- Type- Product/Category: You can attach the redirect property to you banner either product Type or Category type.
- Product Type: If you select the product type then you have to attach any Product with the banner when you click the banner by App then it will open that specific Product which you have attached to the banner.
- Category Type: If you select the category type then you have to attach any category with the banner when you click the banner by App then it will open that specific category which you have attached to the banner.
- Link (Auto-Complete): Here we can attached the product or category.
- Image: We can set the image or delete the attached image banner.
- Add button: We can add more banner.
Part 2: Notification
From this part of the panel, you can send Push notifications to all the app users. Just Create a new Notification and add the desired action like want to open Product or category or custom collection, then select particular product and category and send it to everyone.
There is a + symbol to add the notification,
- Notification Title: Set the notification title in the different languages.
- Notification Content: This the description part of the push notification.
- Notification Type: Here you can select the type of notification like the Banner type (Product/Category) but here you can send the notification of custom category type.
- Product/Category ID: Attached the product.category id with the push notification like in the banner part.
- Notification Status: You can enable and disable the Notification.
- Banner: You can also set the banner to your push notification.
Then click on “Send & Save”(send the notification as well as save your notification for the next time) and “Save”.
Part 3: Featured
By this part of the panel, you can set the list of products which are shown in the application home page.
Part 4: Carousel
This is the part where we can set the brands which is shown in the bottom of the Application same as open cart store.
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By the help of this add button, we can add the multiple carousel for the app.
Part 5: Category Icons
We can set the icons corresponding to the categories which is shown in the app left drawer and also on the home page.
Part 6: The Configuration part
The last part of the admin panel is configuration part where we can manage all the functions which we want to show on the Home page.
- Status: Enable the Mobikul API status.
- Edit General Settings: API key and password which is used for the authentication of the request.
- FCM Key: For enable the notification we have to use the FCM authorization key.
The customers can sign up/ register or log in to the Opencart Mobile App under the Profile tab. The customer can log in through Facebook or Google as well.
Note: The social login feature is a paid feature. For more details, please check the following link.
Sign in –
The customers will have to enter the login credentials under the Profile tab so as to sign in for the Opencart Mobile App as shown.
In order to sign up, the customers will have to add the registration details which include the Personal Details, Address, and the Password.
Here customer needs to enter the registration details-
- First and Last Name- The customers need to add their first and the last name.
- Email address- The mail id of customers through which they can log-in in the future.
- Telephone- The mobile number details of the customer.
- Address- The address details of the customer which can be used at the time of checkout.
- Your Password- The password which the customer can use while signing in.
- Newsletter- The customer can subscribe to the newsletters.
The customer will come across a very interactive Homepage which includes various features such as banner, category carousel, etc.
If the customers have a product in their minds, it can be directly searched by simply adding the product keyword or the product name in the search tab as shown in the image below.
As the customer adds a keyword for the product, other products or search suggestions associated with the keyword shall also appear.
The customers can select any of the results to view the details of that product. The customers will find the details on the product with related products as well.
If a customer likes a product and wants to look for more options as well, the product can be added to the Wishlist, which is present in the right-top corner of the App (a heart-shaped icon), for a later purchase.
The best feature of a wishlist is that the customer can directly add any of the wishlisted product to the cart. Also, the customer can remove any product from the Wishlist.
Cart And Checkout Process
As the customer choose a product to buy, it must be added to the cart for a better purchase process.
On adding the products to cart, the customer can view the Product Image and its Name, append quantity option, Add to Wishlist and Remove options, Update Cart and Proceed to Checkout options.
The customer can also view the Reward Points. The customer may add the coupon code to avail discount on the total price.
The Sub Total and the Total amount will be visible to the customers before proceeding for checkout as shown in the image below.
The customer can proceed to checkout age by clicking on ‘Proceed To Checkout’ button. The customer needs to enter the Billing and Shipping address, select a Shipping and Payment Method to finalize the order.
Before placing the order, the customers can even Review the Order and View the Order Details as shown in the image below.
As the customer places the order, a confirmation message shall display for the customers as shown in the image.
A Banner of any application lays a basic idea of the products which the application exhibits. It advertises the category, product, offers, notifications, etc.
It appears in the form of an interactive slider presenting the app to the customers in a much profound and sophisticated manner.
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The admin can enter the product which he wishes to advertise exclusively in the form of a list under Featured Products. These products can be from various categories.
The product which has been added recently on the store are displayed in this section in the form of a list under Latest Products as shown in the image below.
Browse by Brand
Under Browse by Brands, the customers can browse products according to the brand names which shall be visible in the form of a grid.
The left navigation drawer of our mobile application includes:
- All Categories and Products
All Categories and Products
The Opencart Mobile App includes multiple Parent Categories and their Sub-Categories so as to provide smooth navigation through products throughout the customers’ shopping process.
In the Category Page, the customer can view the Main Category and its respective Sub-Categories. The customers can sort the category results by multiple sorting options provided by the Opencart.
The customers can also opt for grid and list view of the sub-category pages, where the customer can view various products with options such as Add to cart or Add to Wishlist.
In the Product page, the customer can see Product Image, Description, Specification, Reviews with Quantity Box and Add to Cart button.
The customer can filter the products for an easy and sorted search process. The customer may choose to sort products by Name, Price, Rating or Model.
For instance, if a customer chooses to sort products by Price (low to high), the name of the product with the lowest shall display first and the products with a higher price shall display after products with a lower price.
Multiple Language Support
Language constraint, which is a major concern for the apps, is resolved in the Opencart Mobile App.
It supports multiple languages which shall benefit the customer in choosing products in the desired language. The customer can select a language and navigating through the shop and make a purchase.
MULTIPLE CURRENCY SUPPORT
The Opencart Mobile App allows customers to choose from multiple currency options. The customer can make payment of the orders by simply choosing the required currency.
The Category tab displays various categories for products along with the banners in the form of a list as shown in the image below.
On clicking a particular category, the customer will be redirected towards sub-categories of the respective category.
The Notification tab includes all the notifications and the offers which are currently offered by the store. The customers can take the leverage of the offers and avail discounts while making a purchase.
The profile section shows various details related to the customer’s profile which can be edited from here.
- My Wishlist
- Address Book
- My Orders
- My dashboard
- Edit your account information
- Change your password
- My Downloadable Products
- Your Rewards Points
- Your Transactions
The customer can view his address details under the Address Book. The customer can Add a New Address, Edit the address and even Delete the address.
The customer can add multiple addresses and set an address as default.
Under My Orders, the customer can view the order details by simply clicking the View Details button present against the Order Id.
It includes the details such as Order Id, Status of the Order, Date when the order was placed, Shipping and the Default Address details, Shipping, and the Payment Method.
The customers can also view the details of the products like model, price, sub-total and the total amount of the order under My Orders.
The Dashboard displays the graphical representation of the sales as shown in the image below. The dashboard also includes the My Address and the My Orders tab.
The customer can edit or delete the address and view the order details under the My Address and the My Orders tab directly.
In the Account Information page, the customer can view and modify various information for a particular customer.
- Email Address- The email id which the customer use while logging in to the account.
- First and Last Name- The first and the last name of the customer.
- Telephone and Fax number- The contact number and the fax number of customer.
- Change Password– The customers can change their passwords whenever required.
My Downloadable Products
The downloadable products will be visible to the customers under My Downloadable Products. It includes details such as Name of the downloadable product, Size of the file, and Date on which it was downloaded.
This section shows the total reward points in the customer account along with the description for which the reward points are being given to them.
The Your Transactions tab displays a list of transactions which the customer has made through the application.
The customers can view the Current Balance, Date Added, Description and the Amount associated with each transaction.
The Returns tab includes the details of the orders which are returned by the customers. It includes the details such as Return Id, Order Id, Date Added and Order Date.
It also displays the details of the Product Information and the Reason for Return. It displays details such as Reason, Order Error, Comments, etc.
Extended Feature- Login Via QR-Code
As we already know that the app remains syncronized in real time with the website. This extended feature will allow the app user to login the website with the same credentails as in the app.
This feature helps in enhancement of security sepecially when we are working on some public system(like cyber cafes).
The app user here need to the type-in the complete username and password. Rather they can just scan tbe QR-Code to login the website.
Wherein, the login credentails will be same as being used in the app. Remeber, here you need to remain login the app to use the funtionality.
Android QR-code login-
In the Android device the app user will navigate to Profile Tab>Login through QR Code, from where the app user will scan the QR-Code to Login.
However, on website end the app user need to click on the option- Login by QR-code to open a QR-Code popup.
Post login the app user will get in a success message stating the successful login.
iOS QR-code login-
Simliarly, in the iOS device the app user need to navigate to Profile section>Login through QR Code, which will open a scanner.
Again in this case on website end the app user need to click on the option- Login by QR-code to open a QR-Code popup.
After this the app user will receive a success message on the app for a Successful login.
Thus, the app user can see a successful login in web end and avail the funtionality of the web store.
That’s all for the Opencart Mobile App. Still, you still face any issue, feel free to add a ticket and let us know your views to make the module better http://webkul.com/ticket/index.php
Current Product Version - 220.127.116.11
Supported Framework Version - 1.5.x,2.0.x.x, 2.1.x.x, 2.2.x.x, 2.3.x.x, 3.0.x.x