Post by magnus369 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 pm

i am planning to start an ecommerce for selling wall posters and cushion covers.

the cushion cover section is going to be a product without any variation but there are going to be variations in posters, which are as follows.

there are going to be more than 10K designs of posters.

every poster is going to be offered in options of 5 different sizes and 5 types of paper options. this means that for every design, there will be 25 variants which also means 50 different prices and weight values (in grams).

feeding each value for each variant of every design is going to take forever.

is there any solution or a code or extension that can be made with which this process can get automated, maybe an algorithm with which the price and weight value can be fetched automatically (pricing and weight is same for every variant and based on a formula) ?

based on the replies here, i will decide to either go for a standalone PHP based ecommerce or an OPENCART based ecommerce.

waiting for reply. please help.

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Post by IP_CAM » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:32 am

Well, there is no short-cut solution, to build something as comprehensive as that.
It requires a fundamental concept, by creating some basic Options, to then copy/paste
them into existing Products, to then individually create product pages.
But that's still gonna take a lot of time, some months at least, to get it all done.

And you'll have to decide on an OC Version, known to be relatively stable, or you will end
up in tears, it you plan, to ever change a Version again, to then be confronted with a lot
of adaptions again. So, better find out first, which Extensions match best, and decide on
an OC Version, able to work with those Extensions, not in reverse ...
And better don't rely on OC Forum Help, when it comes to such comprehensive setups,
since nobody will invest many 'free' hours, just to make someone else rich & famous.
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Post by straightlight » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 am

The latest published OC version (v3.0.3.1) does use product variants (as master keys) with the product options. Less work on that end would be required for you by using this version since this concept has already been integrated in the core.

The most generated errors being found on Opencart forum originates from contributed programming. The increased post counters are caused by redundancies of the same solutions that were already provided prior.

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- viewtopic.php?f=176&t=200480
- viewtopic.php?f=176&t=200804


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