Options Determine Price - Price Based on Quantity
I have been reading through all of the documentation and posts about having your options drop down menu determine the final price of an item, and I can't seem to find anything about when you are applying it to only certain items in your store.
I have a store that sells individual items, so the basic quantity field works fine - simply type the number of that individual item you would like. However, I also sell greeting cards, and I am trying to figure out the best way to implement them into the cart. I have considered the route of setting the individual card at a certain price and then putting a discount on it once the customer orders so many cards. The only problem with that is the quick cart on the page would show something like "200 items in your cart". It seems a little better to sell the cards in sets - you might order a set of 200 cards, and it will show up as one item in your cart. So, if I populate a dropdown menu with the various set "sizes" and the different prices, I understand that from there I would change my add to cart function to get the total price based on the option the customer chose, correct? However, if I only want this to happen on the greeting card pages, how will this affect my standard single item pages? Should I create a separate item_detail page for greeting cards only?
I'm also considering setting the greeting card at a certain price and then using the drop down list of various sets as "options" that will add a certain amount to the total price. Would this be the easier, more efficient way to go? The greeting card item is $1, if you select the option of "20 cards", it adds $19 to your final price.
I greatly appreciate your advice on this one! It seems as if it should be so simple, yet I am having the toughest time trying to figure out how to make it happen. Thanks!