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First off, Fantasy baseball iPage web host question? Looking forward for any answer or 2. Second question.. Situation: I have a client with an embroidery business. He currently sells.

Just.

Patches. He has approximately 14000+ designs, and he will customize.

These by changing colors, sizes and adding text, such as names. He will also.

Embroider your design. He is looking to expand his product line to include.

Clothing items such as hats, jackets, t-shirts, etc. He also hopes to expand.

His market by applying these designs using different techniques, such as.

Silk-screening, iron-on transfers, stickers, etc. This business.

Depends.

On it's ability to customize..

What I can do: I can set up the different categories such as patches,.

Clothing, etc..

What I can't do: As an example, I want to have the following attributes for.

A jacket: left sleeve, right sleeve, left chest, right chest. The attributes.

For different clothing items will be similar. Each of these attributes.

MUST.

Be able to include: nothing; custom text; custom text and a design;.

Or just the design. If there is some custom text, the customer must be able.

To specify the color, font and size, as well as what the text is. Further,.

If there is a design, they need to be able to search, browse and select one.

From the 14000+ existing designs, or specify that they have a design that.

They will supply..

My Questions:.

1. Does anybody have some suggestions for making this work?.

2. Would it be easier to have the customer select a design and then choose.

Where it would go? For example, Team A has a logo that they have had.

Embroidered, so they select their design, then choose to add it to a given.

Item of clothing. This item would have the above mentioned attributes..

3. Would it be possible to do both of the above?.

Any and all input is greatly appreciated..

TIA.

Kent..

Comments (68)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

OK, I think I'm on my way..

I've checked out the "Product Attributes - Option Type Feature" contribution by Chandra Roukema. This should be able to do.

All.

The custom text fields right out of the box..

I also looked at Wishlist by W.I. Benjamin. I should be able to modify this to temporarily store designs that the user has selected. Let's call this the user's 'favourite designs'. I'll use the contents of this temporary storage as a source for the 'designs' custom attributes..

:idea: Here's the gist of how it will work:.

We enter the 14000+ designs into the db. Hooray for SQL statements!.

We select the 'places' that these designs can be placed, e.g. left chest, right chest, and the front of a hat, but not left sleeve or right sleeve because this design is too big :shock: , and not on the back because it's too small.

Users browse the designs, and add the selected designs to their 'favourite designs', which is the modified Wishlist;.

Users browse the products, selecting what they want: jacket, patch, etc;.

Users customize the selected product by adding designs from their 'favourite designs', and by adding their desired custom text;.

Users add this to their shopping cart[list].

Does this seem like a feasible approach? Comments?.

Kent..

Comment #2

A little bit of warning here, I've implemented the Option Type Feature on a Nov snapshot with great help from 'bmcewan' (Barry McEwan). The OT feature was written for a Oct snapshot and needed a lot of work to make it work under the Nov snapshot *thanks again Barry*..

Once it works it's simply.

Great.

, surprised that this is a feature and not part of the standard package! So be carefull there, make sure you make backups first before you start to change the code. It seems that a lot of variables used are changed from $value_id to $value in e.g. /classes/shoppingcart.php..

Just some advice here, took me a while and a very helpful person to figure it out (demo:.

Http://www.knuffelpo...log/default.php.

, almost a real shop!)...

Comment #3

GREAT. I need this option type stuff for my november snapshot. please send it to me!!!!..

Comment #4

OK, PM me your email and i'll send it...

Comment #5

I have this great contribution working, but have a need to add a price value to the text field option so when a customer adds any text to it, the system notices and passes the additional cost to the shopping cart, the same way it does for the other attribute option types..

I don't think this was included in the origianl code or I must have borken it some how. My contribution is slightly customized to also include a textarea, which was not part of the original contribution. Both need this functionality..

If you know how to do this or already have done it, please let me know. I will gladly share my customization with you. Thx. !!..

Comment #6

Situation: I have a client with an embroidery business. He currently sells.

Just.

Patches. He has approximately 14000+ designs, and he will customize.

These by changing colors, sizes and adding text, such as names. He will also.

Embroider your design. He is looking to expand his product line to include.

Clothing items such as hats, jackets, t-shirts, etc. He also hopes to expand.

His market by applying these designs using different techniques, such as.

Silk-screening, iron-on transfers, stickers, etc. This business.

Depends.

On it's ability to customize..

What I can do: I can set up the different categories such as patches,.

Clothing, etc..

What I can't do: As an example, I want to have the following attributes for.

A jacket: left sleeve, right sleeve, left chest, right chest. The attributes.

For different clothing items will be similar. Each of these attributes.

MUST.

Be able to include: nothing; custom text; custom text and a design;.

Or just the design. If there is some custom text, the customer must be able.

To specify the color, font and size, as well as what the text is. Further,.

If there is a design, they need to be able to search, browse and select one.

From the 14000+ existing designs, or specify that they have a design that.

They will supply..

My Questions:.

1. Does anybody have some suggestions for making this work?.

2. Would it be easier to have the customer select a design and then choose.

Where it would go? For example, Team A has a logo that they have had.

Embroidered, so they select their design, then choose to add it to a given.

Item of clothing. This item would have the above mentioned attributes..

3. Would it be possible to do both of the above?.

Any and all input is greatly appreciated..

TIA.

Kent..

Comment #7

Hi,.

I'm sure you can do this with osc. It will just take a bit of work..

(Have a look at the default catalogue and then look at paulharris.com ).

You probably will need to use php to customise the items in question..

I remember reading about a contribution (these are downloads which add features to osc) which enables you to design a computer system ..

You can add certain parts to your system (and choose some parts to be NONE)You will need to build a similar system for your design..

TIP: Do not try and work alone , you will need to work with a couple of othersOtherwise it just gets too stressfull..

Teach the store owner how to add products using OSC Admin..

Add most of the products yourself (and all the catergories) then let the store owner (or whoever is responsible for updates) add all the other remaining products (say about 30 ). This ensures that they are able to use the software (and any problems can be sorted out) ..

Good Luck..

Comment #8


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