I have just noticed that OpenCart have a new release, OpenCart 1.5.6. Nothing much has changed really but there are some new additions, which I know will be a big hit with some of my clients.
The main feature for me is the OpenBay Pro integration meaning you can now list products on eBay, Amazon & Play all from your OpenCart admin system. It was pretty easy to set this up previously but having this ability built in will no doubt add to its attractiveness amongst online traders.
I have tested OpenBay Pro with one of my client’s websites. It was extremely easy to send products to eBay from the OpenCart backend making it an ideal way to test whether it is worth given eBay a try.
OpenBay Pro / OpenCart handle all aspects of the sale of your products on eBay and is almost too easy!
You can also use it to populate your OpenCart store with your eBay products making it a great way to test selling products from your own website if you are an eBay trader. I am really looking forward to using this new tool with a few upcoming projects.
Other new additions are a number of new PayPal commissioned payment modules and Amazon payments.
Its good to know PayPal have commissioned the new PayPal Pro Iframe / Payflow Pro iFrame & PayPal Express Checkout payment modules, making them free. I have previously had to buy these modules for a number of sites so this is a refreshing addition.