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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 -

www.mag-manager.com/useful-articles/how-to/how-to-export-products-by-category-in-magento

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 3.3.0.1802 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.3.3.0.1802 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 3.3.0.1802) version of the main application, you need to update to v.3.3.0.1802 (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 (3.3.0.1802) 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!

Export Magento Products by Selected Category [Video]

Magento export is the quick way to pull out products and related details to .csv file. You might need to export complete list of merchandise you have or for some reason, transfer products from specific category or categories to .csv.


magento configurable product price video tutorial


The video tutorial attached below, shows how export is run through default Magento export tool and in what way it can be enhanced.



As we have outlined in the video tutorial Magento backend export possesses filters by various fields, for example you can sort products by manufacturer, cost, active from/active to field, icecatcode or some custom attribute. Although there is no category selection and, respectively, you can not retrieve products from certain category before export.

magento export products


To make export more flexible, consider Store Manager for Magento functionality. This solution makes data management more approachable and lets quickly export Magento products from specific category. Here are the steps to be fulfilled:

  1. Select desired category (products should be export from) in Store Manager.
  2. Expand filter dropdown on the product toolbar and opt for 'Show product from selected category' filter option. Only items of selected category will show in the grid.
  3. Choose all the items and launch product export wizard.
  4. Configure Magento export settings within all the steps of export wizard.
To export Magento from specific category, you have selected in Store Manager beforehand, you need to select 'Only selected products' filter on 'Select Products to Export Step'.

choose magento product export filter

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

www.mag-manager.com/useful-articles/how-to/how-to-export-products-by-category-in-magento

As it is shown in the video, all the products of selected in Store Manager category, have been listed in the export file.

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

Store Manager Connector For Magento 2 is Now Available at Magento Marketplace!

Good news for Magento 2 retailers!
eMagicOne is excited to announce that we are extending the range of our Magento solutions with a new seamless way to connect Store Manager application to Magento 2 database.

Store Manager Connector module for Magento 2 has been verified and is now available for download at the new official Magento Marketplace. The extension has been approved by Magento team as it meets Magento’s high standards for coding, performance, and scalability.

So from now on, merchants can easily setup connection between Store Manager application and their Magento 2 shops directly from the admin panel.

To get more information on Store Manager Connector for Magento 2 and download it, visit
https://marketplace.magento.com/emagicone-module-bridgeconnector.html

Key Features & Benefits

Store Manager used via Connector, enables users to work offline with Magento catalog, automatically update inventory, customers, orders, and other data across multiple sales channels and suppliers.

The key functionalities allow users to:
  • Adjust data using Multi Editors in 2 clicks - for seasonal sales, offers, etc.
  • Import any Excel, xml, csv, txt file you have (no limitations)
  • Add orders via POS with barcode scanner (good for offline stores)
  • Automate recurring tasks with schedulers to get up to date
  • Diagnose your store for missing images, broken products, etc and find solution
  • Synchronise with eBay, Amazon, QuickBooks and other systems
  • Create barcode labels for multiple products at once
  • and much more.

Just keep in mind that in order to get the benefits of Connector module it should be used in combination with Store Manager for Magento installed at your computer.

How to Install Store Manager Connector

All you need to do to get started is:

  • Register your account at Magento Marketplace
  • Download FREE Connector module
  • Log in to your Magento Back-end, install the module via Web Setup Wizard
  • Change necessary settings (the same will be used in Store Manager)

The complete step-by-step installation guide you can check here -
http://store-manager-for-magento-documentation.emagicone.com/quick-start-guide/1-magento-store-manager-connector

And One Last Thing…

We are very excited to see our Store Manager Connector at Magento Marketplace and hope merchants like and make the best use of it.

We are open to comments and would appreciate if you share your feedback in Reviews section of the module.