Hi all, I'm looking to build a store on Shopify selling products with complex pricing rules. I have strong experience with Shopify and custom builds/theming however this one's got me stumped.
The products will be acrylic tiles with an array of variant options:
Most values will be user entered, aka fully variable (with rules for min/max) not preset dropdown/select options.
Any combination of the above will affect pricing, defined by a set of rules.
From my research:
I wish to utlise Shopify for the customer info, reporting, security, checkout and payment processing. I itend to host this website on separate servers to Shopify and to utilise Shopify's API for product listings and add-to-cart. I have done this before, see here →
I did see a suggestion on a separate post. When the user clicks "Add to Cart" programatically create a new Shopify product with the correct price and all the chosen options as notes. Then automatically add that item to cart. This actually doesn't sound like bad idea, however obviously we'd end up with a huge number of products and it would mess with reporting.