Uploading a new product to an OpenCart built e-commerce website involves several steps. Here’s a brief overview of the process:

  1. Log In to Your Admin Panel:
    • Access your OpenCart website’s admin panel by entering the appropriate URL and logging in with your admin credentials.
  2. Navigate to Product Management:
    • Once logged in, navigate to the product management section. This is usually found in the main dashboard menu.

there are two methods

  1. Time saver method
  2. “From scratch” method

Time saver method

  • select for the category name of the new product you intend to upload on dexstitches.com
  • make sure you consider the exact sex eg men before selecting
  • copy one of the products displayed
  • goto “filter” on dexstitches product management in the admin section
  • paste the copied name and select filter
  • mark the products to be copied then select duplicate
  • the old product will be copied and enabled while the new one will be disabled
  • Then select edit edit

  1. Add a New Product:
    • Look for an option like “Add Product” or “New Product.” Click on it to start creating a new product listing.
  2. Product Details:
    • Fill in essential product details under data such as:
      • Product Name
      • Description
      • SKU (Stock Keeping Unit)
      • Price
      • Model
      • SKU
      • Location
      • Minimum quantity
      • Subtract stock : set to yes
      • Quantity in Stock
    • Under Links
      • Categories and Subcategories
      • Filter
      • Manufacturer
    • Discount
      add 12 units and deduct N2500 from the corresponding price on source website eg frangrance website. Note this for wholesale price, but for retail, price will be 1500 deducted from the corresponding source website retail price.
  3. Images and Videos:
    • Upload high-quality images and videos of the product. These visuals are crucial for attracting customers.
      make sure you rename product image to product name and upload below 100kb per image
    • Image must be clear
  4. SEO Optimization:
    • Optimize the product page for search engines by adding relevant keywords, meta titles, and descriptions.
    • Also paste product name in the seo section then put ‘-‘ inbretween every word.
  5. Save and Preview:
    • Save your product listing and preview it to ensure it looks and functions as expected.
  6. Publish the Product:
    • Once you’re satisfied with the product listing, publish it to make it available on your website.

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2. “From scratch” method

  1. Add a New Product:
    • Look for an option like “Add Product” or “New Product.” Click on it to start creating a new product listing.
  2. Product Details:
    • Fill in essential product details such as:
      • Product Name
      • Description
      • SKU (Stock Keeping Unit)
      • Price
      • Quantity in Stock
      • Categories and Subcategories
  3. Images and Videos:
    • Upload high-quality images and videos of the product. These visuals are crucial for attracting customers.
  4. Attributes and Options:
    • If your product has different variations (e.g., size, color), set up product attributes and options. This allows customers to choose the specific variant they want.
  5. SEO Optimization:
    • Optimize the product page for search engines by adding relevant keywords, meta titles, and descriptions.
  6. Pricing and Inventory:
    • Set the product’s pricing, tax class, and manage its inventory. You can specify whether the product is in stock or out of stock.
  7. Shipping and Weight:
    • Configure shipping options and specify the product’s weight, which can affect shipping costs.
  8. Related Products:
    • Link related or complementary products to encourage cross-selling. This might be an “Accessories” section or similar.
  9. Save and Preview:
    • Save your product listing and preview it to ensure it looks and functions as expected.
  10. Publish the Product:
    • Once you’re satisfied with the product listing, publish it to make it available on your website.
  11. Test the Product Page:
    • Before promoting the product, thoroughly test the product page, including the checkout process, to ensure it works smoothly.
  12. Monitor and Analyze:
    • After the product is live, monitor its performance using analytics tools. This will help you track sales, visitor behavior, and make necessary adjustments.
  13. Marketing and Promotion:
    • Consider marketing and promotional activities such as email campaigns, social media promotion, or paid advertising to increase the product’s visibility.
  14. Customer Support:
    • Be prepared to provide customer support and address inquiries or issues related to the new product.

Remember to keep your product information accurate and up-to-date, as this is essential for a successful e-commerce operation. Additionally, the specific steps and options may vary slightly depending on the version of OpenCart you are using, so refer to the platform’s documentation for detailed instructions tailored to your setup.