How to Create a Custom Product in OpenCart POS

OpenCart is a popular e-commerce platform. Purpletree provides a robust point-of-sale (POS) system. One of the useful features of the Purpletree OpenCart POS is the ability to create custom products directly from the order dashboard. This can be particularly helpful for businesses that frequently deal with unique or special-order items. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the steps to add a custom product to the OpenCart POS system.

Steps to Create a Custom Product in Purpletree OpenCart POS

Step 1: Navigate to the Order Dashboard

First, you need to log in to your OpenCart admin panel and navigate to the POS order dashboard. This is where you can manage your sales and orders efficiently.

Step 2: Add a Custom Product

On the order dashboard, you will see a plus (+) sign. This icon allows you to add new items, including custom products. Follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Plus (+) Sign: Locate and click on the Plus (+) icon on the order dashboard. This will open a new menu.

  2. Select "Add Custom Products": From the menu, click on "Add Custom Products." This will open a form where you can input the details of the custom product.

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Step 3: Fill in the Custom Product Details

Now that you have the form open, you need to fill in the necessary details for your custom product. The fields you need to complete include:

  • Name: Enter the name of the custom product. This should be a clear and descriptive name that makes it easy to identify.

  • Price: Set the price for the custom product. Ensure that this is accurate, as it will be used in the transaction.

  • Quantity: Specify the quantity of the product you have available. This helps in inventory management and ensures you don't oversell.

  • Tax Class: Select the appropriate tax class for the product. This will determine the tax rate applied to the product during the sale.

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Example Form

Here's an example of what the form might look like:

Name:Custom Product Name
Tax Class:Taxable Goods

Step 4: Save the Custom Product

After you have filled in all the required details, click on the "Save" button to add the custom product to your inventory. The product will now be available for sale through the POS system.


Creating custom products in OpenCart POS is a straightforward process that can significantly enhance your ability to handle special orders and unique items. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily add custom products to your inventory, ensuring that your POS system remains flexible and responsive to your business needs.

Whether you are managing a retail store, a pop-up shop, or any other type of business, the ability to quickly and efficiently create custom products can help you provide better service to your customers and streamline your sales operations.