Odoo E-Commerce Module Guide
Odoo E-Commerce Module is the best solution for the businesses that are looking for reaping benefits from online sales. Odoo provides its users with the feature of easily building and adding products to their websites. Further, Odoo E-Commerce integrates with all the other applications that are available on the Odoo applications platform.
Push Digits Global is the leading Odoo Consultant in Dubai providing Odoo consulting, training, and implementation services to a wide range of clients. In this knowledge based blog post, we’ll discuss that how the following tasks can be performed by using Odoo e-commerce module:
- Create a website
- Create or add products on the website
- Manage multiple websites
- E-commerce connectors (Magento, Amazon, etc.)
- Odoo E-commerce features
1. Creating an E-Commerce Website
The website module of Odoo makes it easier for its users to create as well as manage their websites. The website builder which Odoo provides to its users for the creation of websites uses a drag and drop interface. The website builder offers beautiful and attractive templates for modern online stores.
The website module also offers the users with inbuilt analytics which makes it easier for users to see KPIs that matter to them. On a click of a button, you can add a contact form, blog, and more. The best thing about the E-Commerce module is that most of its functions and features are integrated with other ERP modules and applications. For example, the contact form in the E-Commerce module is integrated with the CRM (only if the user has the CRM module) and directly sends leads to the relevant department/persons.
2. Creating or Adding Products on the Odoo Website
Once the website has been created, you can create your online store. Click the Products button on the top navigation bar to start adding products or items.
When you are creating an item or a product using the Odoo E-commerce module, you will have many options related to configuration such as changing the name of the product, the product type/category, the product barcode or the price of the product, etc.
You can also add different variants (e.g. sizes and colors) as well as different discounts. For the purpose of inventory, users can easily change inventory on hand, as well as track your inventory’s location.
Because of different shipping and payment integrations that Odoo offers, customers can use a number of different payment methods for making payments against their purchases e.g. stripe, paypal, wire transfer, credit card, etc.
3. Managing Multiple Websites
If your business has multiple brands or products and you want to have different websites for each brand or product, the latest version of Odoo allows its users to create as well as manage multiple websites through one ERP system. You can have different themes, products, etc. for every website, but each one is connected to your ERP system and therefore to your sales, shipping, inventory, and so on.
4. E-Commerce Connectors
So far we have discussed Odoo E-Commerce and some of its functions and capabilities, but what if you want your products to be displayed on marketplaces like eBay or Amazon? Alternatively, what if you have your products on Shopify or Magento store and you want to integrate them with your ERP?
You can use different connectors to integrate different marketplaces/stores with your ERP such as:
- BigCommerce and more
So whatever combination of marketplaces/stores you have, you can integrate any or all of them with your ERP, inventory management, shipping, functional sales order generation, etc.
4. Odoo E-Commerce Features
Odoo E-Commerce module offers a number of features to its users, some of the most important features are as follows:
Online editing: Create pages for your products using Odoo’s unique ‘edit inline’ approach. No coding is required; you really get what you see.
Building blocks system: Create pages for your product from scratch by just dragging and dropping fully customizable building blocks.
Multi-store E-Commerce: Launch and manage different online stores with unique design, price list, currency and language.
Professional themes: You can change your theme by selecting any theme that is available on Odoo’s catalog of themes which you can get from Odoo application store.
Selling digital items/products: The E-Commerce module of Odoo allows users to add digital items or products like eBooks to your online catalog.
Product variants creation: You can create an item or a product in several variants such as colors, size or other attributes.
Price-lists, products and stores: Create flexible price-lists, add variants to add to products options, and create multiple stores under one environment.
Word processor text editing: You can easily create as well as update your content through the help of the editor that has been designed especially for replicating the word processor experience.
Options to boost sales: Classify products in different categories, focus on promotions, use attribute search, gift certificates or coupons and push the best products/brands on the top half of your website page in order to increase your sales.
Online form builder: This feature allows users to build appealing and attractive customizable web forms in order to capture information from website visitors.
Coupons or promotions: Attract potential clients by using coupons or promo codes.
Search system: This feature makes finding products easier by setting attributes on products (color, size, power, etc.).
Guest and registered user: This feature allows customers to create a user profile or log onto the website as guests. Registered users can retrieve contact information as well as access a portal including orders, invoices, related messages, registered claims, etc.
Live chat embedded: With this feature you can provide your visitors with real-time information and instant customer support via live chat.
Customer portal: Users can access advanced shipping rules, tracking of orders, and return management through the customer portal.
Wishlist: Visitors or potential customers can add multiple products to their wishlist. Returning customers will use this feature to buy their favorite items faster.
Allows customers to receive payments: This feature allows users to receive payment from customers using different payment platforms such as Ogone, Paypal, Adyen, Authorize.net, SIPS Worldine and Buckaroo.
Other payment methods: Users can also create other payment methods such as cheques or bank transfers so that your customers have more payment options.
Shipping methods: Speed up your shipment process and track your order from Odoo with FedEx, DHL, La Poste, USPS, and UPS shipping connectors.
Calculate and bill shipping costs: Get delivery costs automatically calculated using Odoo’s embedded Delivery Method configurator.