Pincode Extension For Opencart : Help Guide

(Last Updated On: September 6, 2018)
Advanced pincode extension for Opencart
Advanced pincode extension for Opencart

This topic shall help you understand how can you use advanced pincode extension for opencart.

Purchase link for pincode extension for opencart:

  1. CartBinder.
  2. Opencart

Once you have installed the extension you can check different features and how to use it.

Where to find the extension in Admin Panel:

For 3.x version:

You can go to Admin – Extension – Modules – Advanced Pincode Manager.

For 2.x version:

You can go to Admin – System – Tools – Advanced postcode manager

How to use Pincode extension for opencart:

Add postcode search text in different languages from admin :

  1. Go to the postcode settings page within advanced pincode manager.
  2. Check the option to Enter Text in different languages.
  3. You can add your own text here. Ex: Check delivery, Checking Shipping, Enter Zip code, etc…
Add custom text for your postcode search box
Add custom text to your postcode search box

Choose colors for postcode search box:

  1. On the same page.
  2. Check the option Choose a color scheme.
  3. You can select your color as per your theme.
  4. Try to have contrast color for the best look.
Pincode extension for opencart color selection
Pincode extension for opencart color selection

Choose fields to display on postcode search in the box:

  1. Go to postcode settings page.
  2. Check the option “Fields to show in postcode results”.
  3. Ex: Success Message, Area, Zone, Payment methods, Shipping methods, etc
  4. So you can select the options as per your need.
  5. This is completely optional. It depends from store to store.
  6. On the demo site, all settings are On. Hence you can see every detail about the postcode.
  7. There is one option called “Ask for email“. This option is shown to customers when customers search for postcode and not found in our list. So we ask for customer email to track them. And you can also know which new postcode customers are searching.
Choose fields to display in postcode search box success
Choose fields to display in postcode search box success

Payment methods based on postcode and when postcode not found:

  1. If your payment methods are based on postcode then you must enable this feature “Payment Based Postcode“.
  2. We will explain to you two ways to add a payment method to postcode that is through import and manual method.
  3. If you also want to allow the customer to check out when a postcode is not found, then you can use the option “Payment When Postcode Not found“.
  4. You can add payment methods here that should be shown to customers when a postcode is not found.
Payment method based on postcode control
Payment method based on postcode control and when postcode not found

Shipping methods based on postcode:

  1. If your shipping methods are based on postcode then you must enable this feature “Shipping Based Postcode“.
  2. We will explain to you two ways to add shipping method to postcode that is through import and manual method.
  3. If you also want to allow customers to check out when a postcode is not found, then you use the option “Shipping When Postcode Not found“.
  4. You can add shipping methods here that should be shown to customers when a postcode is not found.
Shipping method based on postcode and when postcode not found
Shipping method based on postcode and when postcode not found

Extra features settings:

  1. Check Postcode On Registration: The field is used if you want to check the postcode when a customer registers your site.
  2. Check Postcode On Checkout: This field is used if you want to check the postcode when a customer wants to check out.
  3. Postcode Search Box Above Add To Cart: This is a special setting to directly show the postcode search box above add to cart button on the product page.
  4. Display Cod message on the product page: You can display cash on delivery message on product page based on pincode with this feature.
  5. Postcode Popup when the customer visits: This field is used to display the postcode search box in a popup when customers visit the site. It is only shown once so customers are not irritated and are responsive with all templates.
  6. Wildcard check: This field is added specially for UK/US customers when a postcode is in format LS 121. So they can just enter LS in postcode list to allow checking for all variations of LS.
  7. Auto Fill Other Details: This field is used if you want to fill city and state automatically on register/checkout page. It works when a customer has entered postcode on postcode search box before going to register/checkout page. This does not work if you are using one page checkout. As most of the checkout does not support it.
Pincode extension for opencart extra features
Pincode extension for opencart extra features

 

Steps to use export/import tool for postcode :

Import export pincode easily opencart
Import-export pincode easily opencart

Exporting the reference template which can be used for importing.

  1. Go to the import/export postcode within advanced pincode manager.
  2. Click on export postal codes button. One file shall be downloaded on your system.
  3. Open that file. This is your reference file. You need to add your postcodes here.
  4. You can add fields like zip code, message, zone, area, etc
  5. For status, you must keep it as 1.

Importing the edited reference template:

  1. Now once you have made the file, it can be imported into the system.
  2. Go to the import/export postcode.
  3. Click on Import postal codes button. You should now see the popup.
  4. If you have enabled payment based postcode and shipping based postcode, then those options can be seen in popup import.
  5. Select the payment and shipping methods for this list which you are uploading.
  6. So this methods shall be applied to all postcodes that are getting uploaded.
  7. Select the file which you had just edited.
  8. Click the Upload button to import it.
  9. Don’t use special characters like quotes, the comma in the csv file.

Steps to modify each postcode :

  1. If you want to further edit the postcodes you can use postcode diary page.
  2. Go to  Postcode diary page within Advanced pincode manager.
  3. Here you can add manually postcode by click on plus sign and filling the form.
  4. You can also filter the postcodes using postcode, area name, payment method, shipping method etc
  5. Click edit if you want to modify single postcode details.
Pincode form page opencart
Pincode form page opencart

 

Payment, shipping, store as per pincode
Payment, shipping, store as per pincode

Steps to add postcode search box at different locations :

  1. If you have been reading this post since start you will know you can add postcode search box above add to cart button using postcode settings page.
  2. But if you want to show postcode search box on the home page, category page or information page, etc. then this steps shall be used.
  3. We use the default open cart layout system for this.
  4. Go to admin – extension – modules – Postcode Check plus Manager.
  5. Click install and then click edit.
  6. Enable the status of Postcode manager.
  7. Now go to admin  – design – layout.
  8. Now if you want to display the postcode search box on say category page.
  9. Click Category – edit – select postcode manager from the drop down and click save.
  10. Similarly, you can show the postcode manager at the different location.

 

Postcode search box category page opencart
Postcode search box category page opencart

 

Steps to add postcode search box with a background image :

  1. If you want to show the postcode search box with a background image.
  2. Go to admin – extension – modules – Postcode Check plus Manager with a Background image.
  3. Click install and then click edit.
  4. Enable the status of Postcode manager.
  5. Add the image you want to show in the background. If small in size it shall be repeated across the width.
  6. Now go to admin  – design – layout.
  7. Now if you want to display postcode search box on say home page.
  8. Click Home – edit – select postcode manager from the drop down and click save.
  9. Similarly, you can show the postcode manager at a different location.
Location search box with background image
Location search box with a background image 

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