I am looking to sell the lamps as one single product and not displayed as a bundle in the page or in the cart.
In other words, when a customer selects the colour and makes a purchase, I want the system to deduct SKUs of both the lamp base and the lamp shade on my end, but for my customers they still only see their order as 1 product, in order to avoid confusion.
Is there anyway to set this up? Thanks a million!
You are basically setting up a virtual product which is a bundle of other SKUs. We developed our own app to allow you to achieve this.
The user checks out as per normal and purchased the bundled product. Our system then converts the order into the individual components so your inventory is kept up to date.
We also have the added benefit of being able to calculate the quantity available of the bundled product as it's calculated based on the availability of the component SKUs.
If you need a hand setting it up and testing please let me know.
Either you can use an inventory app to link a virtual product to individual products, or you can use a bundle app to bind several products together.
You can take a look at our article: What are the possible ways to sell products individually and in customized product packs?
Thank you for your responses.
I have been trying out with several inventory bundle apps, but found that none of them calculate in real time as the customer adds item in their cart.
The deduction of stock is only made once the customer purchases the product, which in my case, as I often only stock 1 lamp base, can lead to overselling.
Even for normal products inventory won't be reduced if an item is added to cart as the order has to be processed before stock is adjusted. I think what you need it quicker processing of the bundled item so stock is adjusted as close to when order is made as possible. For example we reduced our processing time to 5min.