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    Opencart Product Chained Options

    Opencart Product Chained Options: Nowadays, customers look for choices as they step out to make a purchase. If a customer wishes to buy a dress then it is likely that he shall go for more variations.

    These variations may be in terms of color, size, brand etc. Therefore it is quite essential for the store owner to provide multiple options so that the customer has better choices to opt for while making a purchase.

    Opencart Product Chained Options is one such extension which facilitates the admin of a store to allocate variations for the products.

    The admin can create variations for a new product or an existing product. The admin can also set the default and a special price for a particular product variation.

    For a better shopping experience and to provide an upper hand to the customers to select from a wide range of options, the admin can also allow images for a particular product variation.

    This way the admin can showcase the products more significantly and stand out in the competitive market as there are many suppliers that are selling the same product.

    Features

    • Admin can add variations such as brand, size, color, etc for products, so as to provide selection choices to the customers.
    • A combination info-text which displays in the product page is added by the admin.
    • The Entry Special Price for Customer Group may be enabled or disabled by the admin.
    • The Entry Price for the customer group may be enabled or disabled by the admin.
    • Image/ images may be allocated to the variations.
    • Admin allows a maximum of 5 images for each variation.
    • If set, the price for each variation combination shall flash when chosen by the customer in the frontend.
    • The admin can enable a variation and if need be, can also disable any variation.
    • The customers can choose any set of variation combination while making a purchase.

    Installation

    Upload Files

    First, extract the downloaded zip file. After that, open the correct Opencart Version Folder. According to Opencart Version installed in your system. Then, upload admin, catalog, and system to the Opencart root directory.installation image

    Refresh Modifications

    The user can navigate through Extensions > Modifications. Now click the Refresh button as visible in below screenshot.opencart products chained options

    Edit User Groups

    After that, go to System > Users > Usergroups. And then edit ‘Administrator’. Click Select All for both Access Permission and Modify Permission and Save it.product mass upload

    Install

    Now navigate to Extensions > Modules. Find Opencart Products Chained Options from the list. Click the Install button as visible in the screenshot below.opencart product chained options

    Module Configurations

    After successful installation of the Opencart Products Chained Options, the admin can navigate through the Extension > Extensions > Modules as shown in the image.  opencart product chained options

    On clicking the Modules option, the admin can view the list of modules and select Opencart Products Chained Options from the list.opencart product chained options

    Configuration: Product Chained Options

    The admin can Edit the Opencart Products Chained Options and configure the settings of the modules as shown.opencart products chained options

    The admin can configure the Opencart Products Chained Options module as follows:

     a) Status- The admin can configure the module status as Enabled or Disabled.

    b) Combination Info- It can be set as Enabled or Disabled. The admin configures this field as Enabled so as to display the text on the product page.

    c) Entry Special Price Customer Group: The admin can set this field as Enabled or Disabled.

    • If the Entry Special Price Customer Group field is set as enabled then it shall take its value from the “Special Price” column under Catalog > Chained Options.

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    • If the Entry Special Price Customer Group field is set as Disabled, it takes its value configured by the admin under the Default Special Price Customer Group field.

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    • If the value given against the Default Special Price Customer Group field is 0 or no value is given then it will check whether the next field-Entry Price Customer Group is enabled or disabled.

    d) Default Special Price Customer Group- It is the default value which the admin configures for the Special Price if in case the admin disables the Entry Special Price Customer Group field.opencart product chained options

    e) Entry Price Customer Group- Can be set as Enabled or Disabled by the admin. 

    •  If set as Enabled, firstly, it shall check whether or not the Entry Special Price Customer Group field is set as disabled and no value is given against the Default Special Price Customer Group field.

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    • If the value given against the Default Special Price Customer Group field is 0 or no value is given then it will check whether the next field i.e. the Entry Price Customer Group is enabled or disabled.

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    • If the Entry Price Customer Group field is set as enabled then it shall take its value from the Price column under Catalog > Chained Options.

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    • When the Entry Price Customer Group field is Disabled, it shall take its value given against the Default Price for Customer Group field. 

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    f) Default Price for customer group- The default value, which is used if in case the Entry Price Customer Group field is set as disabled.

    Note:

    1.  The higher priority is of the Entry Special Price Customer Group.
    2.  If in case the Entry Special Price Customer Group is disabled, and also there is no value given against the Default Special Price Customer Group field, then it shall navigate to the Entry Price Customer Group and the Default Price Customer Group field.

    g) Entry Number of Images- The number of images which the admin can allow to exhibit in the product page. The admin can allow uploading a maximum of 5 images.

    h) Entry Price Display- The admin can Enable this tab in order to display the price for each combination chosen by the customer.

    i) Display Option Image- The admin can Enable this tab to allow to display the option images which shall be visible under the main product image.

    Tabular Demonstration: Chained Options

    The admin can add variations for a new product or existing products. In order to create variations for products, the admin will have to navigate through Catalog > Chained Options. 

    A List Chained Options page opens up. On clicking the Add or Plus button on the top right corner, the admin can add variations for a new product.

    In the List chained Options page, a list of products is also present. The admin can simply choose a product from the list and click the edit button for the product so as to add the variations as shown.
    opencart product chained options

    If the admin chooses to create variations for a new product, then the admin can simply tap on the tab against the Product option and choose from the list of products that displays.

    Thereafter, the admin needs to tap on the “Select all Options” button to create the variations.
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    The admin can choose to create variations for the existing product as well.

    The admin needs to edit the product and click on the “Select All Options” button so as to create the variations for the chosen product as shown in the image below. opencart product chained options

    On clicking the “Select All Options” button, a pop up shall display as shown in the image below. On clicking the tab against the “Add A Variation” options, the list of options for creating the variations shall display. opencart product chained option

    The admin needs to select the variations applicable for the product chosen such as Size and Brand chosen by the admin in the image below. Thereafter, the admin can proceed and click on the “Create Variation” tab.

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    The variation shall be visible under Option Value in a tabular form as shown in the image below.
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    The admin can configure the values of the variations as follows:

    Size: The variation chosen by the admin for the product.

    Brand: The variation chosen by the admin for the product.

    Enter Quantity: Add the quantity for each of the Variation which is created.

    For instance, the admin allocates the quantity as 10 for L Size of LeeCooper Brand and quantity 20 for the L Size of the Nike Brand.

    Variation Status: Set the status of the variation as Enabled or Disabled in order to activate or deactivate the variation.

    Subtract Stock: The admin can set this field as Yes or No. If a variation is purchased by the buyer, then that variation stock will be deducted from the Quantity of the variation.

    Price: Add the default price for the respective variation.

    Special Price: Add the additional price for the respective variation.

    Dimensions: Set the values for the dimensions such as Length, Width, Height.

    Weight: Set the value for the Weight.

    Combination Info: The admin adds a text which displays in the product page as the customer chooses a variation combination.

    Action: Under the Action column, the admin can Delete a particular variation.

    Customer End Workflow

    The customers can log in to the frontend and login to make a purchase. The buyer will have to tap on the Opencart Product Chained Options tab so as to choose a product as shown. opencart product chained optionsThe buyer can view the text “This is a nice Product” on the product page. This text shall be visible on the product page only if the admin configures the Combination Info tab as enabled.

    Under Available Options, the buyer can choose the variations such as “Size and Brand” as shown. The price shall flash as per the variation combination that is chosen by the buyer.

    For instance, if the customer chooses the Size as M and Brand as LeeCooper, the price for this variation combination is $4.05.

    If the customer chooses the Size as L and Brand as LeeCooper, the price for this variation combination shall be different, let’s say, $7.

    opencart product chained optionsThereafter the buyer can add the products to cart and proceed to checkout as shown in the image below.
    opencart product chained optionsOnce the buyer adds the shipping details and places the order for the product, the information about the order shall be visible under the Order History tab as shown in the image below. opencart product chained optionsThat’s all for the Opencart Product Chained Options module. Still, have issues or want to give your suggestions to make this module better just raise a ticket at webkul.uvdesk.com

    Current Product Version - 1.0.0.9

    Supported Framework Version - 3.x.x.x

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