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Tips and Tricks / Adding new products in bulk
« on: June 15, 2020, 09:08:35 PM »
My question is:
Is it feasible to add a large number of products by using the import method?

I have 6 products, and I need to duplicate them 7 times, while changing their product code and destination.
Then I need to duplicate that set and put in a different price, giving me 84 products.

I created the first 6 products and exported the list to Excel.
It would be a simple matter to put in the required formulas to create my desired list.

Then I will import the new product list into Abantecart.

Does that sound right?
I know it's intuitive: import means import, but I just want to be sure.

I'm concerned about product id's, if there is any cross referencing I'm not aware of, do I have to delete existing products from the import list to prevent duplicates, etc.

Thank you.

Morning bus ride is $850/year.
Afternoon bus ride is also $850.
Buy a morning seat at $850 and add an afternoon seat for $350.

If I use the Related Products method, someone (who doesn't actually want a morning seat) can go to the morning product, and click on the afternoon add-on product and purchase an afternoon seat for $350, without having to buy a morning seat.

If I use the product option method, information about the afternoon product is not displayed because it isn't really a product, it's just an add-on.
Furthermore, I assume that the inventory counts for optional add-ons and actual products are not linked, so controlling capacity would be a manual operation.

My question is: How to make the purchase of a product dependant on the prior purchase of another product?
For instance, a discount for the afternoon product if you order a morning product.

Hi All,
I've looked around and can't find a similar problem, but I hope someone can help.
I believe I've got myself turned around and the answer may be right in front of me, but I can't see it.

I started developing my store, leaving it named "default".
Then I wanted to open a new store, which is a sub-set of "default" and called it "BCM".
My intention was to simply assign the product categories to one or the other.
I created the BCM store, and set up a subdomain as instructed.
Then I lost access to "default", but the BCM store looked just as I expected.
I deleted the BCM store, and "default" came back.

Then I thought, how about having "default" act as the main holder of all system wide attributes and assign them to the appropriate store as needed. I do need to eventually have 3 stores: THL, BCM and MYN.

I recreated BCM, then created THL (leaving MYN for later).
I assigned the product categories, but now all three stores: "default", THL and BCM look the same.
As they should, because when I click on "View the store" the URL comes up the same: ""
Attached are some screen shots of C-Panel and the store attributes.

At this point, I am just so confused.

How-to questions / Discounts for multiple product purchases
« on: June 03, 2020, 01:59:41 PM »
After paying full price for the first purchase, we offer discounts for each subsequent purchase.
I could have multiple copies of the same product, each with a different price, but how would I make sure they purchase the 1st, second, third?
Obviously, everyone would buy the third one.
I could have discount coupons, but again, I don't see how to make sure they will use each coupon in sequence.

I guess it's very similar to Buy-one-get-one.
Has any else come across this usage?

Tips and Tricks / How to add customerid to email templates
« on: May 31, 2020, 10:34:21 PM »
I would like to add the customerid to all emails that are sent out.
I can't seem to figure out how to modify the template.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

How-to questions / Display options from a list
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:28:58 PM »
After choosing a service (product), the customer needs to specify which of his children will be using this service.
In order to avoid typos or other mistakes, I would like to list the names of the children that were added during registration.
I have the customer attributes extension installed.

Is there a way to pull the list of names and display them so the customer can select one, either radio buttons, or dropdown box?

Templates / Create / modify customer registration page
« on: May 25, 2020, 05:18:44 PM »
Background: I'm new to e-commerce configuration; conversant with Java, been developing with other languages for many years, I don't know much about PHP.
We have a school bus company and we are selling transportation for the children to and from school.
I've got most things sorted out, but where does the parent (customer) the regular things about the family like name, address, phone, etc.?
And also, we also need to know how many children are registering, their grade, age, school, and names.
This being child related, we also need to figure in alternate addresses and contacts.

I've searched around and I can only figure out that after registering, the parent will be directed to a custom form that would need to filled out, asking for all the data bits I need.

I have a bit of a workaround where a parent will purchase a service and then be asked to fill in an option block with the child's info.
But that means an awfully long option block with many fields, and then they would have to purchase each seat individually. They wouldn't be able to say: 3 seats on the 3PM bus.

Is there already a form that I can modify and use?
Is there a built-in function that I can extend by adding fields?
Maybe create a whole new page, perhaps?
If using a template, where would the data be stored so I can access it for the invoice?

Thank you very much.

Hello everyone,
I'm just in the process of configuring my AbanteCart e-commerce site and everything is going great.
It is my first experience in installing website extensions and it's been quite an interesting.
Here are the key points I'm working with:
- We run a school bus company that services private schools
- I set up registration at the family level
- Product categories correspond to the major bus routes
- There is a product for each school
- There can be any mix of children to schools in a family

My question is: we need the children's names attached to each product (seat on the bus) that is purchased.
Even if it's more than quantity 1, each seat has to have a name.
Can I extend the parent registration to include sub-registration for all the children, then assign a child to each product using options?

I could write some programming, but I hesitate to do that because of maintenance concerns.
Perhaps there is an extension to the registration process that might help?
Thank you

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