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No Tricks, Just Treats

Halloween is coming! This ghoulish season brings multiple ways to enjoy the holiday. In our turn, like every year, we want to make celebrations merrier for online merchants. So as usual, we bring you a great holiday offer with ability to get useful Magento software at discounted price!

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We strongly believe that nothing is scarier than missing out discount on helpful software on Halloween.

While you might be very busy preparing your online store for this special day, we have decided to run a promotion until October 31st.

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What Do you Get with Our Extensions?

We have not only built a range of helpful Store Manager desktop applications for multiple e-shopping platforms already used by more than 100,000 users, but also have implemented top-notch features for Magento store management like:

  • Mass data adjustments using Multi Editors in 2 clicks - for seasonal sales, offers, etc.
  • Import of any Excel, xml, csv, txt file you have (no limitations)
  • Adding orders via POS with barcode scanner support (for offline stores)
  • Print of barcode labels
  • Automation of recurring tasks with schedulers to stay up-to-date
  • Diagnostics of your store for missing images, broken products, etc and ability to find solution
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We wish you all a very Happy and a Haunting holiday. Enjoy the Halloween atmosphere!

eMagicOne Team


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Magento 2: Configurable Product Price Calculation. What’s Changed?

The advent of Magento 2 is associated with notable changes, starting from software architecture to completely redesigned backend. Whenever you have just started to deploy Magento 2.x versions or explore its functionality from the day renewed versions appeared, you come across different, compared to Magento 1.x, logics.

One of these multiple shifts refers to Magento 2 configurable products price settings. Comparing to Magento 1.x, its successor boasts of new approach to configurable product price handling. In a next few lines of this tutorial, we’ll cover this difference and explain how to price configurables in Magento 2.

Configurable Product Price Calculation in Magento 1.x

When you create configurable product in Magento 1.x, it does not matter what price you specify for associated simple products, since their prices are completely ignored. Instead, you need to set price mark-ups for configurable attribute values (super attribute) if some selection should cost more and some should be cheaper.

magento superattribute price

Super attribute is defined as Magento product attribute, on the basis of which configurable product selections are created. In other words, this attribute stands for characteristic, the product vary by (color, size, material).

Whatever price value you add for simple associated products, configurable product price will override associated product price. If super attribute values have mark-ups, it will be added to configurable product price.

magento configurable product at frontend

Detailed tutorial on Magento super attributes is available by this link - What Are Magento Super Attributes? How to Add Super Attributes?

How to Set Price for Configurables in Magento 2.x

The notion of Magento super attribute price became a thing of the past. Magento 2 does not calculate price mark-ups on the basis of super attributes (Magento configurable attributes). Now configurable product price is absolutely ignored, only associated items cost is taken into account.

In Magento 2 each of associated product has its price and this price displays at the frontend when customer selects options from dropdown. Simple product prices override main configurable product price.

When creating associated simple products via admin generator, you can set different prices for them by one of the attribute. When you select this attribute, there will appear price boxes for each of attribute value you selected on previous step. As you can see at the screenshot below, we have chosen color to differentiate prices and input cost for each of values.

price of configurable products in magento 2

After generation completes, you can view prices of associated products.

By default the lowest price if shown at the storefront. For example, the lowest price in our case have blue belts ($11). When visitors open product page, they see $11 as product price. Although Magento 2 configurable product price will change, depending on combination of attribute values, customer selects.

magento 2 associated product price

Magento offers you also to set identical price for all selections. If you assign already existing simple products, they most likely have the prices specified.

If you need to massively set absolutely different prices for Magento products variations, consider Store Manager for Magento. It allows to edit associated simple product price within generator or via import.

How to Bulk Add Group Price to Magento Products [Video]

Magento group price is the way to set promotional prices for customers who belong to different groups within your store. Respectively, you can configure as many group prices for each product in the catalog, as customer groups you have. That's why it would be nice doing it in bulk.

magento configurable product price video tutorial

The video tutorial attached below, shows how to assign multiple group prices to products via import.

As we have outlined in the video tutorial you can add prices manually in Magento backend. It might take hours when you have numerous customer groups.

magento price for customer groups

To simplify this process and cut down time spent on it, you can bulk assign Magento group prices with Store Manager for Magento. Having price details specified in the file, as the video shows, you will instantly add them through import in the following way:

  1. Prepare import file that will be used to bulk assign Magento group prices with Store Manager.
  2. Launch the import wizard (from the toolbar or via Tools->Import/Export->Import/Export Products)
  3. Configure import settings within each wizard page.
  4. Check results in Store Manager.

magento price for customer groups

Step-by-step tutorial covering all the steps is available by this link -

Use Store Manager for Magento to make data management more approachable and perform tasks quicklier.

Magento Automated Product Import Gone Free

eMagicOne evolves every day with the desire to always put merchants at the center of our decisions. We strive to help you accelerate Magento business performance using our applications, simplify most of routine tasks and develop positive user experience.

free magento automated product import

Driven by these ideas we made a considerable update to Store Manager for Magento application and are thrilled to make an announcements.Since now on Automated Product Import is free built-in Store Manager feature. This change has been introduced in recently released version of Store Manager. Respectively if you download this (or newer) version of Store Manager, you’ll get Magento Automated Product Import registered automatically.

In this way Store Manager v. or newer provides you full access to Magento automated product import functionality. No additional payments are required any more. You are welcome to set scheduled product updates or uploads without any limitations.

If you are using the older (than version of the main application, you need to update to v. (or newer) to take benefit from Magento Automated Product Import functionality free.

Magento Automated Product Import Quick Overview

Automated Product Import is a great tool that enhances Magento data management and fulfills automation of routine daily tasks. Here is the list of advantages you can benefit from:

  • set up numerous independent scheduled tasks, performed at specified time
  • use .csv, .xml, .xls/.xlsx, ods, .txt files for automated import
  • multiple supplier cooperation is being accomplished swimmingly (using local files provided by suppliers, HTTP URLs to the file or FTP paths)
  • on-the-fly data adjustments right in the course of Magento automated product import setup
  • regular catalog uploads and updates help you maintain Magento inventory, imagery, pricing, etc

How Does It Work?

To set up automated Magento product sync you are supposed to cope with several simple configurations:

  1. Create import configurations for automated Magento product sync
  2. Designate scheduled task basing on this configuration
  3. Check import results in Store Manager

In order to access detailed tutorial on automated data import setup, visit this page - How to Perform Automated Product Import

Please note, in order to use Automated Product Import, set scheduled Magento updates or uploads, you should have Store Manager for Magento application installed.

Beside the advantages that relate to batch data uploads, you get access to free Automated Product Export (Beta), since automated import and export functionalities are merged into one addon. Scheduled export feature has been implemented in the latest version ( of Store Manager for Magento.

Magento Inventory Management with Barcode Scanner

Still keep up to default way of Magento inventory update?

If yes, it means that the workflow is the following:

You search for the product, click on it, wait till edit form opens, then you navigate to ‘Inventory’ tab -> do some math and input necessary quantity value -> apply changes -> wait while the product is saved.

Wait! The product was out of stock and you forgot to make it in stock again. So you return -> go to the same location again -> and update Stock Availability - Save. Done? Oh, the product was disabled, so it should be activated again: go to ‘General’ tab -> find ‘Status’ field -> put ‘Enabled’ -> save -> wait will it is saved -> return to product grid -> wait till page loads.

Hold a sec, darn, you’ve edited the wrong product!!! Oh no, and someone has purchased it already...

Well, who hadn't been in this is similar situation updating Magento stock manually? Such cases make stock-checking a pain with Magento. This is definitely not very efficient, especially for websites with high volume of entities on offer.

How to Simplify Magento Inventory Control?

Store Manager for Magento with barcode scanner support is made so you could handle your inventory faster and standardize the product lifecycle using a simple and fast methodology for retrieving and updating products using barcodes.

Update your stocks in one go with the combination of
a barcode scanner, Store Manager and Magento

Quick Product Monitoring and Stock-Checking

Products, stock, and inventory do not stand still. So from time-to-time, you need to detect discrepancies in stock counts. With barcode used via Store Manager you can closely monitor quantity count, scanning a code to quickly find item among a multitude of goods you sell.

magento barcode scanner

Magento Barcode Inventory Update

Whenever you need to update stock levels - be it after a sale, return, stock movement or supplier delivery - you simply scan the barcode and let the software find the necessary item in seconds! The update of quantities will be made with 3 clicks, saving you time considerably.

Moreover, you can use any attribute you have barcode value in for the search if you setup barcode option to handle it as a keyboard in Preferences window of Store Manager.

Editing stock on the fly with barcode scanner you can this way:

  1. Select filter to show all products and enable row filter
  2. Put cursor in column with barcode values and scan the product code
  3. Product will be found you can perform qty corrections

magento barcode inventory

Barcode Labelling: Create&Print

A barcode scanner can save you a considerable amount of time if your products are labeled with a barcode on the packaging. Though what is your products don't come with a barcode label? You can create your own labels using Store Manager!

magento generate barcode labels

You need just to select goods for which you want to generate labels, right click and select ‘Reports -> Barcode labels’. Every product will need its own unique barcode but, unfortunately, you know that the process of generating unique barcodes always seems like a trouble, but not for Store Manager!

With Store Manager you can create labels of the basis various parameters: EAN or UPC to be recognized worldwide,and also SKU or ID for internal usage. Generated labels you can massively print and stick to your product.

Fast Order Fulfillment with Barcode Scanner

Store Manager for Magento includes POS functionality that supports barcode scanner and can be used as cash desk for creating orders offline.

Using the hotkeys and scanning the barcodes, new orders can be added in seconds.

Magento inventory with barcode scanner is much more convenient to handle!