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System for ordering samples of main products needed


scotch33

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Hi,

 

I have asked a similar question about this in the contributions forum, but it occurred to me that it was quite an interesting problem and would be possibly useful as a thread in general support.

 

Here's the problem...

 

Customer sells laminate flooring. His shoppers often request samples of flooring by e-mail. Now he has decided he wants to charge for them (at a small price) to cover his costs. He has l;ots of products in his shop and does not want to have to spend ages setting up 'samples' categories. Rather he would like to do one of the below.

 

Get a 'request a sample' button on each product page that would calculate a price based on a % of the real price - this could perhaps use attributes (problem - can't get a minus % calc as a price option)

 

or

 

The button always goes to a 'samples' product which includes a text box where the shopper can write what the sample required is (problem - how to get the text box in)

 

or

 

another method I haven't thought of! (problem - i haven't thought of it!)

 

So what do you guys think? has anyone tried this sort of thing before and what solutions have you found. Any ideas appreciated!

 

Thanks!

 

John

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Why not use an option?

 

Buy full product, buy sample. Sample price can be set as percentage. Think you need a contribution to allow percentage in options (only allows +/-)

 

You can add the option automatically to all products for him using SQL in the database.

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