Post by Stuff4Toys » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:33 am

I would like to create a sale for an entire product category for a specific length of time without having to edit each item one at a time to add the product special.

Is there an add-on or module to do this?

TIA
JOhn ><>

OpenCart Install: www.ChargerPros.com
Shameless Plug: www.Stuff4Toys.com


User avatar
New member

Posts

Joined
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:18 pm
Location - SW Florida

Post by i2Paq » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:53 pm

That name reminds me of osCommerce ;)

Very nice contribution, used it for years.

Norman in 't Veldt
Moderator OpenCart Forums

_________________ READ and Search BEFORE POSTING _________________

Our FREE search: Find your answer FAST!.

[How to] BTW + Verzend + betaal setup.


User avatar
Global Moderator

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:00 pm
Location - Winkel - The Netherlands

Post by Qphoria » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:50 pm

i2Paq wrote:That name reminds me of osCommerce ;)

Very nice contribution, used it for years.
Came standard in zencart

Image
Donate!|OpenCart Basics|GeoZones
Image


User avatar
Administrator

Posts

Joined
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 am

Post by SapporoGuy » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:25 pm

Hmmm, I wonder ...

930sc ... because it is fun!


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:29 pm

Post by Stuff4Toys » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:16 pm

Yup. all my ZenCart sites have it, would like to see it here too!

OpenCart Install: www.ChargerPros.com
Shameless Plug: www.Stuff4Toys.com


User avatar
New member

Posts

Joined
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:18 pm
Location - SW Florida

Post by peteVA » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:15 am

You can use the import/export mod and export your files, then sort the products by category or sub-category and enter the start and end dates one time and copy down the columns.

Under 5 minutes, start to finish.

A Trusted Wholesale Dropshipper
Web Hosting Under $ 5.00 Month! FREE Shopping Carts!
25,000+ Real Wholesale & Dropship Sources!


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:25 am

Post by hawkey » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:16 am

We can create this extension if you are able to pay for it 10 USD.
Isn't it in progress for 1.5, Q?

Visit OpencartEx - Opencart extensions
Opencart rady a návody česky | Podpora Opencart


Active Member

Posts

Joined
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:10 am
Location - Olomouc, Czech Republic, Europe

Post by Qphoria » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:27 am

so is that how it worked? It allowed you to set a special price percentage at the category level and all products in that category would be on sale for that percentage?

Image
Donate!|OpenCart Basics|GeoZones
Image


User avatar
Administrator

Posts

Joined
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 am

Post by Xsecrets » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:44 am

Qphoria wrote:so is that how it worked? It allowed you to set a special price percentage at the category level and all products in that category would be on sale for that percentage?
yes that's how it worked. You never used it when you were on zen?

OpenCart commercial mods and development http://spotonsolutions.net
Layered Navigation
Shipment Tracking
Vehicle Year/Make/Model Filter


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:51 am
Location - FL US

Post by Stuff4Toys » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:09 am

Sure, here are a couple of screenshots

Attachments

Salemaker2.png

Salemaker2.png (21.59 KiB) Viewed 2255 times

Salemaker.png

Salemaker.png (17.46 KiB) Viewed 2255 times


OpenCart Install: www.ChargerPros.com
Shameless Plug: www.Stuff4Toys.com


User avatar
New member

Posts

Joined
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:18 pm
Location - SW Florida

Post by Qphoria » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:30 am

hawkeye just release one for mass specials here:
http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... order=DESC

maybe that does it

Image
Donate!|OpenCart Basics|GeoZones
Image


User avatar
Administrator

Posts

Joined
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 am

Post by i2Paq » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:58 am

Qphoria wrote:so is that how it worked? It allowed you to set a special price percentage at the category level and all products in that category would be on sale for that percentage?
Yep, that is how it works.

Norman in 't Veldt
Moderator OpenCart Forums

_________________ READ and Search BEFORE POSTING _________________

Our FREE search: Find your answer FAST!.

[How to] BTW + Verzend + betaal setup.


User avatar
Global Moderator

Posts

Joined
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:00 pm
Location - Winkel - The Netherlands

Post by Qphoria » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:44 am

Xsecrets wrote:
Qphoria wrote:so is that how it worked? It allowed you to set a special price percentage at the category level and all products in that category would be on sale for that percentage?
yes that's how it worked. You never used it when you were on zen?
Nah.. i only set sale prices for each item in the "Specials" manager.. which is why I made a "Specials Manager" for 0.7.x/ChromiumCart because I found that more useful.

Just like Hawkeye's existing tool lets you add discounts to multiple products, regardless of what category they are in. Seems limited to have only by category.

Image
Donate!|OpenCart Basics|GeoZones
Image


User avatar
Administrator

Posts

Joined
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 am

Post by Xsecrets » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:38 am

Qphoria wrote:Seems limited to have only by category.
sure it's limited, but if someone wants to put everything in a category on special it sure saves them lots of time, particularly if they have lots of products.

OpenCart commercial mods and development http://spotonsolutions.net
Layered Navigation
Shipment Tracking
Vehicle Year/Make/Model Filter


Guru Member

Posts

Joined
Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:51 am
Location - FL US

Post by bewitching » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:23 am

Bump !
I have to tell you, NOT having this feature is almost a deal breaker for me.
I have several sites I run using ZenCart, and I use sale maker every month to put a different category on sale. One category is always 20% off retail, and that was what I was hoping I would be able to do with opencart. :ponder:
I love working with opencart and have learned a few new tricks while building my opencart store, but I have categories that have over 100, some even over 200 products in them. It would be nearly impossible for me to put their categories on sale. ( OK not impossible, but by the time I when thru each individual product in a category to put them on sale, it would be time for next months sale category ! )
Can I put a fire under this request & get the discussion going again ?

Considering OpenCart once again :)


User avatar
New member

Posts

Joined
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:59 pm

User avatar
Administrator

Posts

Joined
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 am

Post by bewitching » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:03 pm

Thanks for replying Q.
The first mod you mention just eliminates a step. It creates a list that you can filter by category, but you still have to modify each product one at a time. It would save me a few hours, but not really what I am looking for, as you can only discount in dollars, not percentage.
The second one would be perfect, (and I played with it for awhile). You can select a category, or sub-category, and select a few products, or the entire category and put them on sale, either by a flat $ amount off, or a percentage off.
BUT, one you create a "special", save it and close, you have no way of viewing what you put on special, or modifying what you put on special from the back end.

I thank you for some guidance, but there just isn't anything out there that does what I need it to do, and be able to view and modify it afterwards. :-\

I really think this need to be implemented in opencart itself. not as a mod.
Or, if as a mod for now, be added to opencart as a regular feature in the future.

Considering OpenCart once again :)


User avatar
New member

Posts

Joined
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:59 pm

Post by d7a7z7e7d » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:14 am

I have created an extension that should do everything you want regarding specials. Also, if you have any suggestions for improvement my ears are open.

http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... on_id=1711

Image
OpenCart Extensions, Technical Support & Custom Development | Have I helped you?


User avatar
Active Member

Posts

Joined
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:51 am
Location - USA
Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests