Previously we reviewed OpenCart and five other top ecommerce platforms to compare features, pricing, hosting, and support. If you have opted for an OpenCart solution or are considering an OpenCart site, your first question is likely how much development support you’ll need, either to get you up and running or to level up your existing installation.
Here are a few improvements and customizations you can make with the help of an OpenCart developer.
Some OpenCart Programming Basics
8. Create a native Android or iOS app from your OpenCart site
By using the integrated OpenCart API, a developer can help create a native app version of your OpenCart site that syncs up a catalog of products and categories from your site to a mobile app that’s fast and convenient for customers. Add in features such as push notifications to boost engagement.
9. Maximize SEO of your multistore mode with subfolders (not subdomains).
Multistore is an awesome way to manage multiple online stores from the same dashboard—even cloning certain shops and products and offering them in different languages and locations with per-store pricing, extensions, banners, and order flow. However, from an SEO standpoint it can difficult to increase the rank of subdomains because they’re treated as separate websites, even if they have one shared parent host. To solve this issue, a developer can create a subfolder model of your multistore. Check out this tutorial for Creating an OpenCart Multi-Store Sub-Folder.
10. Fix bugs or errors with patches.
Even the most turnkey CMS installation is going to run into an error or two (or more). OpenCart is no different, and if you’ve got a bug that’s hurting sales, you’ll want to address it as soon as possible.
11. Increase your store’s performance and speed.
Clients and search engines love fast websites. If your online store based on OpenCart is not one of them, which you can determine with a speed test, you’ll want a skilled developer to make the upgrades that will improve your site’s performance.
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