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Thread began 9/23/2009 9:17 pm by segalmedia367166 | Last modified 9/25/2009 7:44 pm by Eric Mittman | 1051 views | 5 replies |

segalmedia367166

options for my options

Dear All,

I have a customer that sells coats, coat has options - color, size, monogramming
monogramming has options
thread color
choose 3 intials
font style

monogramming will add $12.00 to coat. Can this be done in Powerstore?

Thanks,
Lisa

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Eric Mittman

I think what you are proposing can be done in PowerStore using the product options. Basically when it comes to the monogramming options you should have all three listed as values for the monogramming. You may want to offer another option of none as well. Then for the other options you would increase the price by 12. This way if any of the options other than 'none' for monogramming are chosen it will use the increased price you associated with the monogramming options.

I did some basic testing of this and I got a result that seems to be what you are trying to do so I think this is the best approach. It can sometimes be tricky to think of like this but basically different option combinations can have different prices for the same item so you just need to differentiate between the monogramming being none and any of the other values that would add the $12.

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segalmedia367166

almost answered

Dear Eric,
Thanks for the reply. You pretty much answered my question, except for one part:
monogramming has additional values
if the coat is the product, monogramming the option, how could I go about adding values to monogramming such as:
font-style
color
Letters (kept to a specific max # of characters)
If I can't do it within powerstore is there a way to do this via form that is generated after the client chooses monogramming and before they pay (the form would ask the specific questions and have some pull down menus with as submit button)? I guess there would then be a trigger to go to the check out page. Am I getting complicated enough?

Regards,

Lisa

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Eric Mittman

I think the approach would work for what you have described but instead of just having a monogramming option by itself you would just list the various monogramming options. Selecting a value from any of these except for the default of 'none' would ensure that the product had the extra $12 dollars added.

So you would have these three options groups:

monogram thread color
monogram 3 intials
monogram font style

Selecting any value other than 'none' will result in having the price of the item adjusted to what you have specified in the product update page, the regular price plus $12. There are some other ways to do this but they are all custom and are not supported within the standard interfaces of the PowerStore.

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segalmedia367166

ok, almost there

Eric,
Thanks for the reply. I want to be clear - are you suggesting that monogramming be a product, then thread color, initials and font style be options? If so, is there a way when a customer orders a coat (that can be monogrammed) that they are then taken to the monogramming page?
This would probably fufill my clients needs. OR, can I put some form items into my description of the coat? I would ask for
thread color
intials
font style
The sale would go through, and an e-mail would get sent to my client.

Regards,

Lisa

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Eric Mittman

I do not mean that you should have monogramming as a product but instead you should have option groups for each of the various monogramming options. So instead of having a monogramming option with sub options you will just have the various monogramming options and if a user choses any one of them it will have the higher price.

You could add it as another item with it's own set of options if you think this would be easier to implement or if it would be more clear to the end user. If I were you I would go for one of these two methods as just having the info in a description would not help to make the process automated.

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