Need some advice on this one. I have a client that has a store full of all sorts of different things. An example is Jewellery. They have products that range in price from $0.99 to $300.00, with all sorts of variations in between (.95, .99, .14, etc). Without adding all of these variations into a product, is there a way to accomplish this?
I was told by a shopify guru that I could use discounts, so the user adds a $200 item, then discounts it to get it to $194.95 kind of thing. This isn't great as it really screws up reporting.
They also recommended adding custom products, which again isn't great, as the products are then not grouped into categories. You cannot add a custom sale to a product category.
Anyone else have any ideas on this?
See if any of these apps will work. Great company - you might want to talk with someone ...
Patrick, a Shopify Guru here :).
At the moment, the two methods you've described would be the best way to get around creating the variants for each product.
The other option is to try uploading the products using our CSV feature. Depending on how many products/variants your client has it could take a while but at least then you wouldn't have to create custom items or discounts during every sale :).
For more information on how the CSV feature works have a look here:
Hope that helps :)
Our company has developed an app that solves this issue and I'm happy to share that it was just approved earlier today! You can find it here: https://apps.shopify.com/pos-variable-priced-products-1. If this URL ends up changing, please search for "POS Variable Price Products" in the Shopify App Store.
Here is a short video demonstrating its functionality: https://youtu.be/PGQWpaCf5No?t=83
It also features the ability add tax-exempt line items, adjust inventory, and retain COGS reporting.
For any merchants who are specifically selling by weight, we also have another app specifically designed for that use case (currently with a 5-star average rating): https://apps.shopify.com/sell-products-by-weight
I'm the founder and developer - if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email me directly at email@example.com.