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I don't know if I need to fool with the attributes or not. Maybe someone can help me understand them better?

 

I will be selling different sizes of products. Wouldn't I want to inventory each as it's own inventory item? IE, i will be selling 500grams of a calcium product. Well, I will also offer 1Kg of the same thing. Just a bigger bottle. Wouldn't I need to enter those as seperate products? Or is it better to enter in one product and create an attribute for 500grams and one for 1000grams and do that?

 

I don't fully understand this system so maybe I'm missing the big picture.

 

Thanks :D:D

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Or is it better to enter in one product and create an attribute for 500grams and one for 1000grams and do that?

 

Thanks :D:D

yes. it saves click clicks and backing up and searching.

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cool...so lets say I have 100 units of my 500g items, 300 of my 1Kg item, so on so forth, I would only need to create one entry in the products list and then goto the attribute to set the others?

 

How does that affect inventory? I'm concerned that I might end up in a pinch if my inventory isn't updated accordingly. Is this a problem with using the attributes?

 

A related question...when defining a product, what is the 'model' for? I noticed that is listed under the product name while looking at it in the catalog.

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You can't set stock levels on attributes, but try this.... Set your stock notify level on about 10/15, that way whenever it gets low, it will notify you and you can just order the calcium product that has sold the most....

 

Model nr is for keeping inside track of your products, say you're selling Calcium Tablets and Calcium Powder Supplement, you can make the model nr's CalC-T for the tablets and CalC-PS for the supplement... hope that helps

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That really helps a lot...both of you ;)

 

I'm gonna have to think long and hard about how to implement this I guess. Maybe some others could chime in here with their experiences with attributes. :D

 

Here's my development site right now...I'm playing witht he attributes on what little dummy inventory I have.:

 

http://www.chattanoogatanning.com/shop/

 

fyi...the store and the tld have NOTHING to do with each other LOL...i'm just using that site cause my client isn't using it right now ;) ( my client being the tanning salon and I'm developing that for him as well )

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