When you create an online store much attention is paid to motivate the customer to checkout. First of all – it’s discounts and promotions. But to enhance the effect, most online shops use the countdown timer before the end of the action.
CMS OpenCart allow to create quite functional online store, and in the default features, for each product you can add a promotional price and the expiration date of the promotional price. But how nice and not intrusive to show the user that it’s necessary to checkout today?
To solve this problem, introducing you Product Countdown timer module for Opencart that allows you to display a countdown timer to the end of the sale on the product page.
The module allows you to display a countdown timer on the product page. The extension was written for vQmod, but it’s wont be difficult to move the module in the standard OpenCart files manually.
Attention: new version of product countdown timer extension for OpenCart is available!
Attention: available version for Opencart 2.x: Product countdown timer extension update for Opencart 2!
To edit the output module, you can use CSS styles, or edit the source XML-file. For detailed notes and hints, you can contact me.
This extension in free to use, but uploading it to other resources is prohibited – share with link to this page, thank you for understanding.
Download Product Countdown Timer extension for Opencart: product_countdown_timer_1.0
UPD1: fixed small bug with localization – it generated an error “Notice: Undefined variable: text_countdown“. Also I draw your attention to the fact that the module is applied to the template, and if your template is not default of modifying with vQmod (for example with autocalc_price_option), than you should replace this line in the XML:
<span class="price-old"><?php echo $price; ?></span> <span class="price-new"><?php echo $special; ?></span>
With string after which you want to insert the countdown timer. If you have trouble with the module – write in comments indicating the error text. Thank you for using my modules.
UPD: new version of product countdown timer extension for OpenCart is available!
UPD2: version for Opencart 2.x: Product countdown timer extension update for Opencart 2 is available!