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December 4, 2010 at 11:40 pm #2327HawkensMember
I have a shirt offered in different sizes (Med, Large, XL) For each of those variations I’d like to limit the inventory available. Is this possible with WP estore and if so how would you go about this. ThanksDecember 4, 2010 at 11:56 pm #27088
Update: The following eStore extension can do inventory control on variations:
Unfortunately, eStore do not have any option to limit inventory per variation at the moment. This is stated in the “Limitations” section of the variation control documentation:
http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/how-to-use-variation-control-in-wordpress-estore-plugin-345December 5, 2010 at 12:26 am #27089HawkensMember
Thanks for the quick response. I did read the link earlier and missed the inventory part at the end.
Curious what creative solutions others with similiar requirements that are using WP estore. Are they breaking out the varations into separate products?December 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm #27090
You can break out the variations into individual products but if you have a lot of products with variation and have limited inventory then this would not be realistic.May 10, 2011 at 2:49 pm #27091PJV2097Spectator
I know this is likely to be a difficult question to answer, but …
Would it be possible for a skilled PHP coder to modify the plugin so that it did allow inventory control for variations, as in the original question? I am a user of the plugin and find it brilliant, but this one limitation is causing me difficulty (so I am thinking of hiring someone to help out!).
Any advice much appreciated.May 11, 2011 at 2:19 am #27092
Yes it is possible but be aware that it is not a trivial task. The permutations and combinations become very complex as the number of 2 or 3 level variations you use. So for example. If you have the following variations as your first, 2nd and 3rd level variations:
1st – Small, Medium, Large
2nd – Red, Green, Blue, White, Black
3rd – Half, Full
you essentially need to keep track of the following individual counts:
Small, Red, Half
Small, Red, Full
Small, Green, Half
Small, Green, Full
This number will increase depending on the number of variations you have.June 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm #27093johngraybealMember
I also need this option!
Update: The following eStore extension can handle this:
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