I'd like to reopen this discussion.
A client came to me wanting to transition his cubecart store to lemonstand store. He sell undershirts, and his product page is http://www.ribbedtee...ong/prod_2.html
. He wants to consolidate his product on one page in lemonstand. His product will have 3 variables
- color, size & style. And when you select the options it dynamically appends the base SKU.
To pull this off in LS, I could use product "Options" for those because you can have multiple groups of options and they don't affect the price, but options don't give you unique SKUs or inventory tracking.
Or I can group products by 1 variable -- "size". But that means, instead of a single master product I would need 6 master products (black/crew, black/vneck, white/crew, white/vneck, grey/crew, grey/vneck).
I don't know the solution. It would be interesting if in product options you could add a code that would be appended on the master SKU. Of course, this would create totally new SKUs. In my case (3 colors * 2 Styles * 5 sizes) it would create 30 SKUs for one master product. A new inventory system would have to be created to manage these dynamically generated SKUs
I hate to say it, but maybe you need a 4th way to configure products besides (options, groups & extras). Something that lets the user build their product (based on predetermined parameters/options) and creates a SKU. With inventory management of of all possible outcomes.
Any thoughts on the matter?
This post has been edited by pmeissner: 10 August 2010 - 02:44 AM