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OpenCart 1.4 Beginner's Guide by Murat Yilmaz

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Chapter 8. Understanding Order Lifecycle

OpenCart order processing is much simpler than other commercial and open source software. Eventhough the features are not advanced, they are sufficient to manage the orders successfully without headaches.

In this chapter we shall learn:

  • The steps on a typical order flowchart
  • Order tracking on administrative side
  • Order tracking on customer side
  • Generating Invoices
  • Changing order statuses (Pending, Processing, Shipped, Completed)

Order flowchart

Before starting the order processing details on OpenCart, let's understand what an order flowchart is. The following flowchart shows the main possible ways from the placement of an order by customer to the completion (successful shipment) on administrative side. We have especially ...

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