OpenCart Price Alert: With this extension, a customer/guest user can send a low price request to the admin. The admin can check all the low price requests of the customers and accept or reject them. For each accepted request, a unique discount code is emailed to the customer which can be applied to the shopping cart.
Check the plugin workflow –
Features of OpenCart Price Alert Module
- Enable/disable price alert module
- Allow or disallow guest customers
- Configure mail templates – price alert request received, accepted, rejected
- Set the maximum number of products allowed for requests by customers on a monthly bases
- Set the number of days the coupon will be valid after being received
- Give any custom name for the coupon code
- Specify on which products price alert will be available
- Suggest Price icon is shown on top of the product pages
- Identify request coming from either customer or guest visitor
- Set the response status – Accepted or Rejected
- View the details of customers like email id, customer name, and customer type(Registered/Guest).
Use Case of Opencart Price Alert Module
Most of the customers drop the product just because the price is high, not equal to the desired one. For example, a customer saw the price is $350, which is too expensive for him. Now customers can set up a price alert by using this module.
When the Price of the same product has below or equal to the desired price, then this module sends an email to the customer after accepting a price requests from the admin.
Installation of Opencart Price Alert Module
Customers will get a zip folder and they have to extract the contents of this zip folder on their system according to your Opencart version.
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After that, in the admin panel go to System -> Users -> User Groups and edit the group ‘Administrator’. After that choose to select all for both Access and Modify Permission for the permission that you want to provide and Save it.
Module Configuration Settings
Tapping the edit button brings up the module configuration settings page. Here, the admin can see 4 configuration settings.
Status: Admin can set enable status to use the module functionality.
Allow Guest Customer: Admin can set enable status to allow the guest customer to use the Price Alert feature otherwise set disable.
Manage Mails Settings
Here, the admin will set an alert mail template in three conditions.
Alert Mail for Price Changes: Admin can set the alert mail template based on the placeholder like customer name, product name, product image and other.
Price Accepted Mail Format: Admin can set the customize alert mail template for the customer. This alert mail sends to the customer when the price will be accepted by the vendor.
This email template contains customer name, product name, product image, coupon validity date, coupon code, product link, and times notification.
Price Alert Restrictions
Price Alert Set on Product
Post configuration, admin can set a price alert option for those products, which admin wants as required.
Admin can set price alert status as allow to display this particular product with a price alert option on store.
Price Alert Product list
Here, Admin can see the list of alert price products and set status as Enabled or Disabled as required.
Admin can also perform bulk action by clicking on Checkbox and Filter products with the product name, price, and product status.
Price Alert Request list
When the admin click on the Request option Price Alert Requests page will display. Here, the admin can view customer type as registered or guest as similar to the above image.
If an admin wants to reject a price alert request can select status as Rejected else set as Accepted if admin wants to accept the request.
Here, admin can also see complete Request Information like requested product name, product model no, price, and quote price along with Customer Information, even admin can see total views on the alerting product.
Customer’s Workflow – Store Frontend
Else pop-up will contain only two fields – Suggested Price and Currency Type if the customer is registered. Now, the customer press on Submit Your Price button.
Email Alert to Vendor
Email Alert to Customer When Request Rejected
Customer Can Apply Coupon Code
The customer can get the desired discount by entering the coupon code on the product at the time of checkout. This coupon code will be valid after being received.
Customer Price Alert Request List
Current Product Version - 220.127.116.11
Supported Framework Version - 2.0.x.x, 2.1.x.x, 2.2.x.x, 2.3.x.x, 3.x.x.x