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eMagicOne is Providing Limited Support on August, 24th

Dear Customers,

We want to inform you that on Wednesday, August 24th eMagicOne will be providing limited support. If you have a question or problem, the best way to contact us for assistance will be via e-mail.

Please note, phone support and live chat will be unavailable.

Your requests to our help desk received during that day will be replied according to the queue. Though, it may take a bit longer than usual to get back to you with the support response.

Your patience during this period is greatly appreciated. We will be back in full force and ready to help you on Thursday, August 25th when usual support hours resume.

Thank you for understanding.

During this period you will still have full access to your licenses and software will be available for purchase at -

Do not forget that our 24% off coupon code EMAG-9H1A-IND expires at midnight on August 26th!

eMagicOne Team.

Magento 2. Where Has Group Price Disappeared?

The advent of Magento 2 is associated with amazing key shopping cart updates and exciting features that make it more scalable and user-friendly. There is also a significant number of changes that are worth highlighting, among which we can distinguish Magento product pricing.

magento 2 group price

Since the time Magento 2 appeared, many store owners come curious to know where group price option disappeared. Indeed, we have completely re-designed product edit form with refurbished tabs and Advanced Pricing settings.

Magento Group Price in 1.x

Traditional Prices tab has been substituted by Advanced Pricing page, which, in comparison with Magento 1.x, does not have Group Price field.

Magento Group Price in 2.x

If Group Price function is no longer there, it is impossible to determine prices based on customer group, you might have come to this conclusion. This is actually not true.

Advanced Pricing configurations in Magento 2 define the conditions for special pricing depending on customer group and website. Magento 2 group price intersects with tier prices and can be set via it.

Adding Magento 2 Group Price

Tier price allows you to set quantity discounts to a member of specific customer group within chosen website or to all customers notwithstanding the group. When customers that belong to this group, visits product page, they are notified about possible discount.

The implementation of tier prices has been amplified and now you can create tier price with quantity 1, what automatically converts it to Magento 2 group price. Let’s configure the one to check how it works.

  1. Navigate to Products->Catalog in Magento 2 admin sidebar, access the product grouped price should be ascribed to and open it in edit mode.

  2. Expand Advanced Settings submenu on the left and switch to Advanced Pricing tab.

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  4. Click on Add Price button under tier price and specify the following:

    • Website - if you have several websites, select the one Magento 2 group price will apply to;
    • Customer group - expand the dropdown to see all the customer groups you have;

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    • Quantity - specify 1 value in this field;
    • Item price - set Magento 2 group price that will display for shoppers from this customer group at product page
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  5. Press Save button in the upper right corner of the page to save the price settings.
Whenever you need to price the product differently for different customer groups you need correspondingly to designate several group prices, individual for each customer group.
magento 2 group price

Group price is the way we can change the price for individual product depending on customer group looking at this product. You can configure it manually for products you need or add in bulk with Store Manager for Magento application.

Download Free Store Manager and Bulk Add Magento 2 Group Price

Associating Cross, Up-Sell and Related Items to Multiple Magento Products

Maintaining of Magento upsell, cross sell and related products is crucially important for your online business, since these techniques can significantly boost your sales.

Though with growing number of products, it becomes difficult to associate related items and cross/up-sells throughout your existing catalog, especially when you want to add relations to multiple entities.

How to Add Cross/Upsells and Related Products in Magento

In Magento back-end you need to go to Catalog -> Manage products and open edit form of the product you want to add associations to.

After that open one of the Magento tabs ‘Related Products’, ‘Cross-Sells’ or ‘Upsells’ depending on relations you want to establish.

See ‘No records found’? Do not worry, just press Reset filter button and you will get the list of goods.

You can also use column headings to find necessary products by ID, name, type, attribute set, status, SKU, visibility, price etc.

Tick the boxes next to necessary products and save changes.

In case you need to assign the same products as related or cross/up-sell to multiple products in Magento, it might be tedious to edit one product at a time and perform changes.

Wouldn’t it be nice to select a group of products and perform an action like 'add associated items' in bulk? Such a functionality is not included in default Magento admin panel, though there is an easy way to accomplish it with Store Manager for Magento application.

Haven’t used Store Manager yet? Download it free and add product relations massively

One-Page Bulk Products Relations (in Grid)

With Store Manager you can add related products and cross or up sells to selected items directly from lower grid.

Imagine that you have a range of novelties recently added and you would like to link them to other goods of your catalog.

To make this bulk update, select products for which you would like to add related entities by choosing product rows or CTRL+A for the whole list of filtered items.

Next click on Related Products tab of lower grid and press ‘Add’ button. In search form appearing find necessary goods to be added as related. Select them and press Ok to apply.

Now check the results. Move through products list and see that related items were added to all selected products.

The same way you can bulk link cross-sells and up-sells to necessary products.

Import Product Relations

In case you need to pick items to be added to definite goods instead of appending the same cross-sells to all the chosen records, you can indicate relations in the file and import them.

To establish associations it is enough to include in the file SKU and columns for cross, up-sells and related products. For convenience you can also include Product name to quickly recognize the items.

You have just to indicate SKUs for related products separated by comma in appropriate columns. Like this -

When the file is ready, import it via Import Wizard of Store Manager for Magento.

Important settings:
  • Proper delimiter setup for keeping correct file structure

  • Assign of file columns to database fields (they can be auto-mapped in case the headers are the same)

  • Ability to overwrite existing product relations, ticking the boxes corresponding to appropriate options.

Complete import tutorial you can check here -

Increase your sales through cross-selling, up-selling of related products added in bulk!

Display the Most Recently Added Magento Products First in Category [Video]

Oftentimes having added new products to Magento, you want to display them at the top of category. Top positions guarantee, these products will appear first when customer opens category page and most likely will be viewed by this customer.

display newly added magento products first in category magento video tutorial

The video tutorial attached below, shows how to easily change product position and display newly added Magento products first in category.

Magento Admin lets you change product sort order easily. For that you should navigate to Catalog->Manage Categories, open 'Category Products' tab and set desired position for products. Although no creation date shows in the backend and you can only guess which items are newest.

magento product filtering in admin

Here is another, more efficient method of Magento product sorting, via Store Manage for Magento.

Sorting is accomplished in the following way:

  1. Select category, you want to sort products within, and choose 'Show products from selected category' option.
  2. Click on 'Created' column header to arrange products by creation date - from the ones added recently to those, added earlier.
  3. sort magento products be their creation date

  4. Press 'Sort by grid position' button on the product toolbar.
  5. display newly added magento products first in category

Ready, we have displayed newly added Magento products first in category.

Use Store Manager for Magento to change Magento product position and put the newest items at top positions in the category.

eMagicOne’s Birthday

The beginning of July marks the birthday time for eMagicOne! One more year has passed since the company has opened the doors and we can proudly state that growing old does only good to us.

These past years were incredible. We are very happy to look back and recall what we have achieved so far!

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
  • and many more!

This is special day for us and we would like to invite all of our loyal customers as well as new clients and interested visitors to celebrate this anniversary with us.

Thank You for These Amazing Years

Looking back at these past few years, we would like to thank you all for your feedbacks, suggestions, criticism, comments and kind words that have been invaluable to eMagicOne’s development and achievements. They help us grow.

Plans Ahead

We hope to continue improving our products’ quality with new updates, offer you more tutorials (both articles and videos), and provide the best level of support & services to you for many years to come!

We are so proud of where we’ve come so far, and even more excited about where we’re headed. Stay tuned for more great things to come!

Share Your Story

You know our story, now we want to hear yours. How our solutions helped you manage your business? Do you have a favorite moment with our extensions you want to share? Leave a comment in section below or use Facebook, Twitter, Google+ with #eMagicOne. We’d love to read them.

eMagicOne Team

Store Manager For Magento Gets 2016 Shopping Cart Software Awards from FinancesOnline

Our company is really happy to have been chosen as a winner of two prestigious SaaS industry awards given by a review team from FinancesOnline, a popular B2B & SaaS software review platform. The experts who prepared very positive Store Manager For Magento reviews decided that the quality of service offered by our software meets their standards and merits their Experts’ Choice Award for 2016. Their team prepared a thorough analysis of our software and examined how well it performs in typical problem scenarios. In all cases they were really impressed with the results offered by our tool.

magento import of products

FinancesOnline review team found Store Manager for Magento to be a service that really allows its users to administer their stores quickly and efficiently. They appreciated the versatile set of features, the ability to label and group products into categories as well as multi-featured import wizard capabilities.

Store Manager for Magento was also distinguished with the 2016 Great User Experience Award for the shopping cart software category at FinancesOnline. This award is a sign that our software is a tool that is extremely easy to implement. Its clear and intuitive interface makes it a service that is really easy to use and you can quickly train any employee into using to its full potential.

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