I LOVE LOVE LOVE Apsona, and it's FREE !!! Been using it on my Zencart store for months. When I started an opencart site, I knew I would miss this app. Well, here it is. Very happy about it too !
Only works with Google Chrome for now. Other browsers coming soon.
VERY IMPORTANT: ALWAYS do an export of all your products and customers in the demo store FIRST, so you know the column headers that are required to import your files for products and customers.
Already have a store up and running? No problem. Export 1 product and 1 customer for the same reasons stated above.
A few small files ftp'd to your site and you're set.(Make sure to authorize it under user groups). Open your admin panel. Go to your system tab. At the bottom you'll see Apsona ShopAdmin. Click it, another window opens and there is your new best friend !
What this program can do for you/ Why you NEED this program:
Mass import/export of products. (not images, but I just ftp them. Just make sure to add "data/" <or where ever your have your images stored> to your image names on your spreadsheet)
Also: make sure you have the store and the stock status filled in on your sheet too: ie stores: default ...... stock status: In stock.
You columns don't have to be in the exact order, you sort that out in step two of your import, but the REQUIRED ones have to be there.
Mass import/export of customers. All their info in one easy to use CSV file ! (Also can be customized to what info you require. Just name and e-mail? Sure ! Everything you have on every customer? Bring it on!)
Add a new category/subcategory easily.
Updating current products is a snap. Just import a CSV file with your updated product info..
Generates ANY kind of report you can think of. Just tell it what you want, and it will generate it for you, Sales.....Items sold....best sellers.... who spends the most $$$ at your site.... you name it, it will tell you all.
AND you can export it if you want/need to. Use simple filters to create the report YOU want.
EXCELLENT customer service. ANY issue I've ever had has been responded to within hours !
Once you use this great app you'll wonder how you ever did without it !
Saves HOURS ! Litterally !
Interested on how it works ? Check out the videos they have on their main site: http://apsona.com/pages/ec/tour.html
I am NOT an employee of Apsona, just a VERY satisfied user !