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VirtueMart Inventory Management

To turn VirtueMart store running into profitable and perspective venture online merchants should work hard and make on right business decisions, especially those concerning VirtueMart inventory control. In its turn, web store inventory management is a versatile concept, embracing day-to-day VirtueMart product update fulfilling, stock tracking, product price management, etc.

Taking into consideration the fact mentioned above, it can be stated that accurate and opportune inventory management may turn to real challenge at times for owners of new VirtueMart business as well as for those who have pretty large websites. “Tons” of products, increasing sales rate or price fluctuation can provoke real muddle of things, what forces VirtueMart store owners to fall back upon efficient VirtueMart inventory control techniques.

What principles should one be guided by to maintain accurate inventory level?
  • VirtueMart inventory is of dynamic character
  • VirtueMart inventory control is impossible without constant evaluation - what VirtueMart products are coming to an end, when to replenish VirtueMart product list with new items, what amount of this or that product is left at store database. Price fluctuation is typical phenomenon in eCommerce and can be left unattended - store owners have to regularly adjust product price, taking into consideration seasonal demands or wholesalers’ directions.

  • Analysis is obligatory
  • eCommerce business performance depends greatly on analyzing and good planning. Store owners have to define, for example, what products sell good and are much in demand and what products find no market, etc, what should be taken into consideration when proceeding with further VirtueMart product updates.

  • VirtueMart inventory control can’t be accompanied with mistakes
  • Taking into consideration the fact that store inventory is a dynamic system, mistakes occurrence in the process of its managing is objectionable. For example, some misunderstanding can arise when VirtueMart products are few at store database, but their status is not set as “out of stock” and customers continue to order them. Store owners have to vigilantly bring any change to store database to keep inventory under accurate measurement.

Store Manager for VirtueMart application simplifies and quickens main inventory management tasks, being endowed with workable data management instruments. These instruments help web merchants develop efficient mechanism of store inventory handling and are characterized by:


VirtueMart users can easily change product quantity, price or stock availability in Store Manager lower grid. VirtueMart users have only to find necessary item in VirtueMart product list and bring modifications to the fields, available in product lower grid. No need to switch between windows or fill in dialog boxes - only to insert necessary records and press “Post” button to apply alterations.

VirtueMart Inventory
VirtueMart Inventory


VirtueMart inventory control method, described above is suitable in case VirtueMart users need to manage inventory for one product only. What to resort to if, for example, one needs to change stock status and price for abundance of products? How long will it take to manually accomplish this operation? Store Manager for VirtueMart eases the procedure, offering built-in Mass Product Changer utility and import wizard for uploading data from csv, xml, txt, xls files.

Mass Product Changer foresees smooth and fast data management. The task is to: select necessary items from VirtueMart product list, launch this instrument, input required values in the field and press “Ok” button to carry out VirtueMart product update.

Store inventory can be handled effectively by means of data import. Using Store Manager import wizard web merchants will upload scope of new products to database as well as renew already disposed their items in no time.

VirtueMart Inventory
VirtueMart Inventory


Store Manager addon called Automated Product Import is a progressive tool for spotless VirtueMart inventory control. Making data upload process scheduled and automated, store owner significantly reduces time spent on inventory management tasks, ensuring accuracy and consistency of their performing.

Developing full-featured VirtueMart shopping mall and handling thousands of items is impossible without highly-effective VirtueMart inventory control. Rely upon Store Manager for VirtueMart and its instruments to keep store inventory on sufficient level - http://virtuemart-manager.com

By Ira Svedovetska

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