Is it possible to have variant product options with a wholesale pricing app?

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Work24X7
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Hello All,

 

Like many of you, I'm a struggling and hard-working entrepreneur trying to grow my business. I'm looking for help in determining if there are any wholesale pricing apps that are compatible with variant product options? I currently use "ADVANCED PRODUCT OPTIONS" by mageworx to offer customization and upsells on products I sell on my site. The app allows the customer to customize the options they want to order - and it automatically adjusts the prices accordingly. It works by creating a product variant for each customization a customer creates.

 

But I now need the ability to offer wholesale pricing to my clients, and magework has been very unhelpful in letting me know if there are any compatible wholesale pricing apps. The company sent me a vague answer that implied it wasn't compatible with any due to the variant pricing issue. I tested one wholesale pricing app, Wholesale Club, and found it wouldn't work due to mageworx.

 

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience or advice to offer? The only solution I can come up with is creating a second wholesale-only store, but that's a pricey solution.

 

Thank you.

 

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PaulNewton
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Hello @Work24X7  welcome, you generally need to find apps from the same developer to expect things like this to interoperate. Example Boldcommerce options app and discounts apps. 

 

If options do not affect prices or skus get rid of the variant options app and bake it into the theme as a customization. https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-design/product-pages-get-customization-information-for-produ... 

 

There are also automation apps like usemechanic that could be scripted to create draft orders with specific pricing or generate custom discounts.

https://tasks.mechanic.dev/create-a-draft-order-from-the-cart 

https://tasks.mechanic.dev/generate-a-discount-code-when-a-certain-product-is-purchased 

 

 

The only solution I can come up with is creating a second wholesale-only store, but that's a pricey solution

 

If the wholesale offering isn't profitable why are you doing it?
It's much saner to sync inventory on the backend of two different shopify stores than it is to get various random frontend apps to  work in tandem with other random backend apps.

 

Not to mention user mgmt, content mgmt, marketing, discounts, design, etc etc.

 

You can also always try to negotiate a lower rate for having multiple stores.

 

If a store is on the enterprise Plus plan either use checkout-scripts, the dedicated wholesale channel or an expansion store covered by that plan.

 

Finally Combinable Discounts - EARLY ACCESS ONLY - Use Free Shipping With Other Discounts

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PaulNewton
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4209 303 901

This is an accepted solution.

 

Hello @Work24X7  welcome, you generally need to find apps from the same developer to expect things like this to interoperate. Example Boldcommerce options app and discounts apps. 

 

If options do not affect prices or skus get rid of the variant options app and bake it into the theme as a customization. https://community.shopify.com/c/shopify-design/product-pages-get-customization-information-for-produ... 

 

There are also automation apps like usemechanic that could be scripted to create draft orders with specific pricing or generate custom discounts.

https://tasks.mechanic.dev/create-a-draft-order-from-the-cart 

https://tasks.mechanic.dev/generate-a-discount-code-when-a-certain-product-is-purchased 

 

 

The only solution I can come up with is creating a second wholesale-only store, but that's a pricey solution

 

If the wholesale offering isn't profitable why are you doing it?
It's much saner to sync inventory on the backend of two different shopify stores than it is to get various random frontend apps to  work in tandem with other random backend apps.

 

Not to mention user mgmt, content mgmt, marketing, discounts, design, etc etc.

 

You can also always try to negotiate a lower rate for having multiple stores.

 

If a store is on the enterprise Plus plan either use checkout-scripts, the dedicated wholesale channel or an expansion store covered by that plan.

 

Finally Combinable Discounts - EARLY ACCESS ONLY - Use Free Shipping With Other Discounts

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Work24X7
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I would like to thank you for responding to my question. You made me realize that I shouldn't proceed with a wholesale site because I have too many doubts about its success. Why make life even more difficult and add technical issues? I've decided to shift gears with my business as a result. Thank you!!