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Instant E-commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop

Book Description

A fast-paced, practical guide to setting up your own shop with OpenCart

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results

  • Install and configure OpenCart correctly

  • Tackle difficult tasks such as payment gateways, shipping options, product attributes, and managing orders

  • Boost your sales by offering discounts, coupons, and voucher codes for your customers

In Detail

For years, starting an e-commerce shop was considered a hard task with the need of a significant amount of money, time, and resources. OpenCart makes this process easier and enables anyone to create an attractive and profitable e-commerce solution. This concise guide will show you how to create a robust and striking online store with OpenCart.

"Instant E-Commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop" teaches you how to build your own online shop with step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions. You will learn how to install, configure, and customize your own shop in order to create an attractive and fully functional store in no time. If you have always wanted to create an online shop, but don’t know how, then this book is for you!

In "Instant E-Commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop", you will be taken through the required steps to create an awesome e-commerce solution. This book starts by showing you how to correctly set up and install OpenCart, before moving on to creating products and their attributes.

If the world of payment gateways and shipping options sounds complicated, don’t worry. This guide will take you through the essentials required to set up and manage how your customers are going to pay for and receive their orders! Finishing with vouchers, templates, and SEO, this book will ensure you end up with a powerful, attractive, and profitable online store.

Table of Contents

  1. Instant E-commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop
    1. Instant E-commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop
    2. Credits
    3. About the Author
    4. About the Reviewer
    5. www.PacktPub.com
      1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
        1. Why Subscribe?
        2. Free Access for Packt account holders
    6. Preface
      1. What this book covers
      2. What you need for this book
      3. Who this book is for
      4. Conventions
      5. Reader feedback
      6. Customer support
        1. Errata
        2. Piracy
        3. Questions
    7. 1. Instant E-commerce with OpenCart: Build a Shop
      1. Installation (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      2. Adding categories and subcategories (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      3. Adding products (Intermediate)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      4. Adding product attributes (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
        3. How it works...
      5. Adding product options (Simple)
        1. Getting ready
        2. How to do it...
      6. Adding tax data (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      7. Configuring general shop settings (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
          1. The Store tab
          2. The Local tab
          3. The Option tab
      8. Configuring payment models (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Integrating PayPal Website Payments Standard into our store (test mode)
          2. Integrating PayPal Website Payments Pro into our store (live mode)
        2. How it works...
          1. PayPal Website Payments Standard
          2. PayPal Website Payments Pro
      9. Configuring shipping methods (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Accepting orders only from certain countries
          2. Shipping methods
            1. Free shipping
            2. Weight-based shipping
            3. UPS
            4. USPS
        2. How it works...
          1. Free shipping
          2. Weight-based shipping
          3. UPS
          4. USPS
      10. Offering coupons and discounts (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Defining percentage-based coupons
          2. Defining fixed amount coupons
          3. Adding special discounts for products
          4. Applying discounts for bulk purchases
        2. How it works...
          1. Defining coupons
      11. Managing orders (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      12. Managing customers and users (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Classifying customers in groups
          2. Assigning a customer to a group
          3. Managing users and user groups
        2. How it works...
      13. Localization (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Installing a new language pack
          2. Adding a new currency option
      14. Managing affiliates (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Managing affiliates
          2. Disabling affiliate system
      15. Offering voucher codes (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
      16. Learning to use modules (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Working with banners
          2. Using the Specials module
      17. Implementing SEO for our shop (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it...
        2. How it works...
      18. Changing layouts and templates (Intermediate)
        1. How to do it...
      19. Managing shop backups and restores (Simple)
        1. How to do it...
          1. Backing up OpenCart files and data
          2. Restoring OpenCart files and data