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April 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm #1150
Can you setup a product using variations that the price shown is the actual price (in the drop down/options list) as opposed to the priced ADDED to the main price.
For example…I am selling a service, not a product. I would like the cost of the service to be, for example, $10 per month. I would like the options/variations in the dropdown list to say One month $10, Two Months $20, Three Months $30
NOT>>>> One month, Two Months +$10, Three Months +$20.
Is this possible? I realize I’m splitting hairs here, but I’m giving you a simplified version of what I’m actually trying to do. I want to make it as easy as possible for the customer to choose what they want and I’m afraid that the +$10, etc. will be too confusing.April 29, 2010 at 12:11 am #20222amin007Participant
You could do the following:
Base price set to 0
Then One month +$10, Two Months +$20, Three Months +$30
I understand, you want to show the total amount beside the variation and not the incremental amount but that’s not how variation control works. It may work if you have one variation but what do you do when you have multiple variations that needs to stack?
Why do you think sites like http://www.apple.com, http://www.dell.com etc uses incremental variations rather than the total amount next to the variation text?April 29, 2010 at 12:41 am #20223
I did figure out the solution you proposed above, and it is working to some extent. Its not the most “elegant” thing I’ve ever seen, but at least the amounts are adding properly in the shopping cart.
Here’s one thing I’d like to understand: I see that I can use the simple shortcode (not fancy) to display my variation drop-down and “add to cart button”. With this method, no one is confused by seeing a base price of $0. So my question is this…is there a way to display a “fancy” shortcode and NOT have the base price display? Maybe just the title of and description of the product.
Barring trying to do what I’m doing…is there just a way to add a QUANTITY to a product on the product page? I see you can do it inside the shopping cart itself..but can’t figure out how to do it on the actual product page.
Working with inventory isn’t appropriate for this scenario because I’m not dealing with an actual product…it is a service so the inventory is unlimited.
Thanks again…April 29, 2010 at 4:26 am #20224
It is still a major work in progress…but perhaps this will help you to understand what I’m talking about.
In the second listing, I’d like to be able to do some things I realize are beyond the scope of this plugin.
So what I’d like to know is if either of these are possible:
(1) Is there a “fancy” code that doesn’t actually SHOW the base price amount? I’d rather not have the base price show $0.
(2) Is there a way to place an order for a QUANTITY of something outside of the shopping cart itself. I don’t know if this will work…but I’d like to try. I realize you have an inventory control in your system and that might work. But for my example, there is no inventory here.
I honestly don’t think #2 will work for my case because someone buying 2 months of service will pay a different price than someone buying 6 months of service.April 29, 2010 at 8:21 am #20225amin007Participant
1. As I have explained on this post… if you specify what you want then i can code the fancy display for you:
2. Nope, quantity amount can’t be added outside the cart.April 29, 2010 at 8:29 am #20226iwong123Member
Excellent site, keep up the good work. I read a lot of forums on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your forum. Thanks.April 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm #20227
Basically a shortcode that will put everything in the product display EXCEPT the base price – since in this scenario the base price is $0. It might look like the image below
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