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Old 02-09-2016, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by matt adika View Post
Thank you so much for your help! I will respond back with exactly what I'm looking to do for my store and I think a lot of people would use the feature. It would streamline being able to offer "packages" for any store. Allowing people a package allows you to up sell them easily by either forcing them in my case to buy the package if they want the product, or giving them a discount for buying it all at once, such as a clothing. "Buy the hat, shirt, pants and choose from these shoes and get 20% off your entire order!"

Would make anyone want to order the package when they really only came to buy the shirt.

Here is what I am trying to do:

Have different products that I can "group" together into one single "product" that displays each peice of the package as individual skus, but doesn't allow the customers to buy the main product separately only as a package.

We sell the fn 57 pistol only if they buy the package which is the pistol+Ammo+holster+mag pouch. Each I sell as individual products on my site, but do not want the customer to go and "find the products and add them manually.

The related products wouldn't work for this unless it forced them to add them to the cart.

I think the easiest way would be just to add a feature called "product packages" and allow us to add individual products to the "product packages" and then when someone clicks a product package it displays each product in the package on the same page and in some sort of a list with ONE TOTAL PRICE.

This would benefit the entire community I know others could use this to boost sales 100%. Right now I am doing it with the options and not giving them a choice not to select one of the options for $0. It works, but there is not real inventory control
Of the Insividual products in the package.

You can see on my website how I am doing it now here:

Thank you let me know!

Thanks for such a detailed response!

Yes, I see exactly what you are trying to achieve and I agree that it would definitely be a good feature to be able to sell some products individually and in bundles too.

Unfortunately this feature is not yet available indeed and there's no ETA for it, sorry.

However there's a workaround I can suggest which assumes creating a custom JavaScript to achieve the same.

The workflow of the script would assume that you have products kept individually:

- The gun itself,
- Ammo,
- Holster... and so on.

Then you create a product with options which represents the same products in a bundle. So that "bundle" product itself would represent a gun with all the other tweaks you are selling for it set as options.

In this case the script would need to track the options selected for this product and when the "Add to Bag" button is clicked, it would not add this product itself, but instead add all the products from your catalog separately: the gun, ammo, holster - all these products would be added to bag as separate products even though all the selections were made on the side of the "bundle".

Also it would be even possible to make an easier thing: the "bundle" can not even have the options, but instead just add all the items which you set as the related to this bundle by default.

To create such a script you can refer to our JavaScript API and hire a developer for this task explaining the logics.

Or just as well our Customization Team can do this for your store individually (it has to be done individually for a certain store right now due to the fact that we'd need to hardcode the product IDs for this or that "bundle"). If you prefer this way, you can fill in this form here and get contacted by our Customization Team manager with all the details:

Hope this helps. If you need to know anything else about the implementation of this feature, please feel free to ask.
Roman I.
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