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When pricing options I am leaving the main pricing Tab empty as the options have different prices, however this mean that on the home screen the price is shown as Zero. Is there a way around this ?

Also for the inventories sake there is no way of adding individual cost prices for each item, is there a workaround for this as well ?

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this module solves the issue with costs of matrix items and provides linked reports for price/cost analysis.
https://www.cubecart.com/extensions/plugins/stock-values-matrix-cost-price-live-analysis-of-your-inventory-values

See also:
https://github.com/cubecart/v6/issues/1094

and

https://github.com/cubecart/v6/issues/1068

 


 

 

 

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I have fixed this for some of my other customers in the past, I simply make it look at the options, find the cheapest and use that as the display price. It does require some changes to the class files to make it work correctly. If you get really stuck I can probably help you out with it

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It requires quite a few changes to update the code and database to allow matrix-level pricing. You can certainly go this route if you wish - I did - but in the meantime, if your options are that distinct, it may be easier / better to have each as its own unique product.

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5 hours ago, Noodleman said:

this module solves the issue with costs of matrix items and provides linked reports for price/cost analysis.
https://www.cubecart.com/extensions/plugins/stock-values-matrix-cost-price-live-analysis-of-your-inventory-values

See also:
https://github.com/cubecart/v6/issues/1094

and

https://github.com/cubecart/v6/issues/1068

 


 

 

 

Whilst this solves the problem of itemised costs in matrix options, it does not solve the problem of displaying a zero value value for matrix options on the home page.

If the only answer is to enter the items individually,then the matrix options is useless ! because you would enter all the costs for the individual products anyway.

I can see a lot of work ahead, taking stock out of matrix options and placing them into individual products.

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That is not something CubeCart supports out of the box - it expects that each product will have a defined price, and options will modify that price. If every option has an absolute price rather than a modifier, then those options should probably be separate products.

That said, you can modify the matrix to allow absolute pricing per option combination, but CubeCart will still expect there to be a base product with a defined (non-zero) price.

In my own store which is modified to allow matrix-level pricing, I typically choose one of the option combinations as the 'default' product for purposes of entering pricing, product code, etc. in to the base product, so there is always something for CubeCart to display.

If that doesn't work for you, then it is possible to modify the code to select the lowest (or highest) matrix price in case the base product's price is zero, but that will require more work and depends greatly on what modifications you have made to your store, if any.

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4 hours ago, bsandall said:

That is not something CubeCart supports out of the box - it expects that each product will have a defined price, and options will modify that price. If every option has an absolute price rather than a modifier, then those options should probably be separate products.

That said, you can modify the matrix to allow absolute pricing per option combination, but CubeCart will still expect there to be a base product with a defined (non-zero) price.

In my own store which is modified to allow matrix-level pricing, I typically choose one of the option combinations as the 'default' product for purposes of entering pricing, product code, etc. in to the base product, so there is always something for CubeCart to display.

If that doesn't work for you, then it is possible to modify the code to select the lowest (or highest) matrix price in case the base product's price is zero, but that will require more work and depends greatly on what modifications you have made to your store, if any.

In hindsight I think that I have to resort back to individual products and create a category tree with greater depth,  because of the niche I am in there is massive amount of products that are available in different scales scales, sizes and therefore prices.

It's best to sort these things out now, rather than another six months down the line when the task will be very tiresome.

What I like about this forum is the willingness for others to share experiences and solutions, to save others making the same mistakes.

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