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Update Your VirtueMart Products with Images and Descriptions from ICEcat

Are you tired of adding all the descriptions, images, features and other specifications to your products in your VirtueMart web store and wonder how other web shops get such nice rich product data-sheets in minimum time spent? Try ICEcat - a leading high-quality content provider.

Interested? Great! Now you need to find the way to speed up the procedure of content update using information found there.

There is the one: VirtueMart - ICEcat Integration addon of Store Manager for VirtueMart. Using this extension you can easily fetch data from this catalog and update your goods in a few clicks.

It is compatible with both the free version of ICEcat, Open ICEcat and the paid-for version, Full ICEcat.

With this application there is no need to manually copy the details, as it will automatically loads all product information in your VirtueMart web store database. You’ll have full management on your product information, attributes, images, manufacturer names etc.


What in particular is ICEcat?

ICEcat is open catalog of product content which is used by multiple users all over the world (available in more than 20 languages). It allows to make cooperation of sellers, distributors manufacturer and partners much more approachable. ICEcat is an open catalog, that means that lots of the data are accessible to everyone. In its base there are thousands of brands and hundreds of thousands goods. You can use either Open ICEcat or Full account to it. Open ICEcat offers only limited access to standardized product data-sheets, Full ICEcat has more full listings.


How basically integration works?

You retrieve the data from your catalog and try to find matches on IceCat. It is possible by EAN code or UPC which are universal for products (or any other identifiers like name or product code). Then you will be able to apply found matches and update Product Name, Short Description, Long Description, Manufacturer, Thumbnail Image, Low Res Image and High Res Image. Moreover, you can update entities using different languages.


What are the benefits of VirtueMart-ICEcat integration?

  • Optimized and updated content (accomplished with minimum efforts)
  • Top-notch product data with detailed technical specifications and high-res pictures
  • Descriptions approved by manufacturers including all the important information your customers should know and that potentially will influence their decision to buy
  • Keeping to well-recognized brands by updating manufacturer details
  • Multilanguage support with the ability to select store languages you want to update
  • Avoid mistakes comparing to manual data inputting
  • Save time on other management operations rather than spending it on making up your own description or loading images.

Moreover, you can test before you invest as ICEcat Integration addon is built-in demo mode in Store Manager for VirtueMart. Thus, you can try it out and update a few goods with details integrating VirtueMart and ICEcat.

Stop adding all product-related information manually. Automate this task with ICEcat Integration addon and enjoy fully updated content.


By Maria Kvasnytska