[ic] Preference for Pricing Scheme?
Loy Ellen Gross
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 15:55:18 -0500 (EST)
For you pricing gurus out there; I've done the basic research and am
looking for an experienced opinion:
I have around 400 items for sale (both kits and individual):
- Kit A contains one each of products X, Y and Z for $39.95
- Kit B contains one each of products W, X, Y and Z for $69.95
- Products W, X, Y and Z are also available individually at
various prices without the Kits: e.g. Product X: $14.95, etc.
- and also available as multiples after the initial Kit has been
purchased, e.g. the first product X is included in Kit A, but a
second product X is $14.95 even with Kit A.
OK. I know I need Order Groups - not a problem. I can use
[loop arg="[item-field related]"] to pull all items together and
build the code on the fly for a one-click, multiple item order
using something like:
<FORM ACTION="[process-target]" METHOD=POST>
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=mv_todo VALUE=refresh>
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=mv_order_group VALUE="1">
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=mv_order_item VALUE="[item-code]">
[loop arg="[item-field related]"]
<INPUT TYPE=hidden NAME=mv_order_item VALUE="[loop-code]">
<INPUT TYPE=submit VALUE="Order Kit A">
Pricing: I know I can do this with CommonAdjust, using an attribute
field "status" and setting that field based on which other products
are in the cart... and I know I can do it on the fly with
[discount [item-code]] perl here [/discount]. Perhaps there is even
a third way that I haven't found.
Are there any preferences among scriptors with experience? My thought
is that since I'm going to have to drop to perl anyway to count
the number of instances of items W,X,Y,Z in the cart that I
might as well use discount. That may also stem from the fact that
although I believe I understand CommonAdjust, I've never been able
to actually get it working :-)
Performance issues? Legacy issues? Simplicity issues?
[Pie in the sky] Sample code?
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