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Muhammad Faizan

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August 8, 2014 - 12:58 am
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Hi Guys.

We are camera business in USA and managing three sites with Magento.

Recently, we have requested to start selling warranties along with camera.

And the best way we have figured is to create bundle product for it.

We have our camera catalog both in simple and configurable products.

But it appears that we can’t have configurable bunfle product in Magento.

BTW I have just joined the forum and wants to appreciate the admin efforts for nice content s and tutorials all togethet :).

Thanks.
FD

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Matthew Ogborne

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August 8, 2014 - 11:05 am
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Howdy FD,

Yea we ran into this one quite some time ago, it’s a shame we can make configurable bundles, that would be super cool in Magento!

There are two extensions that we’ve been investigating this, one from manadev and another here http://www.magentocommerce.com…..kunde.html the Manadev one has limitations of about a dozen products using the same simple product for it’s stock levels and the latter one from wizkunde haven’t confirmed that this will work with M2EPro which is a requirement for the vast majority of business here because they also use Magento to sell onto eBay & Amazon.

Matt

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gingebot

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October 1, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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Hi,

Any update on these plugins? Seems like I need configurable bundles :)

The Wizkunde extension looks like it should do the job, have they got back to you yet?

Thanks.

Gingebot.

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Dave Furness

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October 1, 2014 - 7:34 pm
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Hey Gingebot,

Unfortunately we haven’t heard of anything further on this functionality :( As you may have heard we now have a full time developer on board here at UE so I am going to speak with Matt and the developer and see if this is something that they could possibly develop.

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gingebot

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October 3, 2014 - 10:14 am
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Hi,

The term “configurable bundles” is a bit open to interpretation, it could mean 2 different scenarios;

1. A configurable product that allows bundles to be added as it’s associated products.
2. A Bundled product that allows configurable products to be added to it’s bundled items.

I am after type 1 (Although type 2 may come in handy at some point :) ).

one of the variation types we list are pack sizes, for instance 1, 2, 5, 10 packs of coke – We would have a master sku which holds stock (SKU COKE) then create bundles with a fixed quantity for each pack size, using the master sku as the bundled item (SKUs COKEx2, COKEx5, COKEx10), Then we would want to make a configurable product out of all the bundles so we then end up with a variation listing which takes the stock from 1 location.

It looks to me that the wizkunde extension produces type 2 functionality (http://shop.wizkunde.nl/config…..undle.html) – Images show 2 configurable products as a single product on magneto frontend page and the descriptions says “you are free to add as many simple and configurable products as you like”. I have emailed wizkunde to confirm, but no reply as yet.

Please can it be clarified what type you guys are looking for?

Thanks.

Gingebot.

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gingebot

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October 7, 2014 - 10:32 am
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gingebot said
Please can it be clarified what type you guys are looking for?

Bump :)

Wondering if people are after the same configurable bundles as me?

i.e. A configurable product that allows bundles to be added as it’s associated products.

thanks.

Gingebot.

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gingebot

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October 7, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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gingebot said

It looks to me that the wizkunde extension produces type 2 functionality (http://shop.wizkunde.nl/config…..undle.html) – Images show 2 configurable products as a single product on magneto frontend page and the descriptions says “you are free to add as many simple and configurable products as you like”. I have emailed wizkunde to confirm, but no reply as yet.

Wizkunde have got back to me. their module is type 2, A Bundled product that allows configurable products to be added to it’s bundled items. Unfortunately this isn’t what I am after but may be helpful to others. I am awaiting their reply as to if their module is compatible with m2e pro.

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gingebot

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October 8, 2014 - 10:24 am
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Just got a reply from Wizkunde:

Our Configurable Bundle extension is not compatible with the m2e pro extension. If you want we can scope a integration between this extensions? From a rough estimation this will be between € 2.000 and € 10.000, depending on the complexity. It wont be a cheap one I am afraid.

Gingebot.

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Matthew Ogborne

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October 8, 2014 - 12:09 pm
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Annette Winter
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May 10, 2015 - 10:31 am
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Interested to know if you were able to find a solution to this issue? I have a similar situation coming up.

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Dave Furness

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May 10, 2015 - 11:48 am
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Hi Annette,

Sadly not, we still see this functionality being requested but as of yet no extension to bridge this gap in Magento functionality

Dave

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Annette Winter
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May 10, 2015 - 9:34 pm
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Thanks Dave :)

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Anyone come across anything that will help here? I also need gingebots “type 1” to deal with pack sizes

Widget < configurable product

Widgetx1 < simple product (a single widget). Stock level = number of widgets on the shelf and is editable

Widgetx5 < bundled product (5 widgets). Stock level = Widgetx1 divided by 5, rounded down. Non editable as stock level is calculated on how many Widgetx1 there are

Widgetx50 < bundled product (50 widgets). Stock level = Widgetx1 divided by 50, rounded down. Non editable as stock level is calculated on how many Widgetx1 there are

Carl Barnard

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October 16, 2015 - 10:01 pm
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I also need type 1 functionality but sadly have had no luck finding it :/

Ian Young

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Hi,

Yes, any updates? I would also like the ‘type 2’ configurable bundle. i.e. a parent configurable product with bundle products as the child products.

Are there any extensions that would create this functionality? What about Magento 2 – is it any different in this respect?

Thanks,

Ian

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June 23, 2017 - 10:49 am

Ian Young said
Hi,

Yes, any updates? I would also like the ‘type 2’ configurable bundle. i.e. a parent configurable product with bundle products as the child products.

Are there any extensions that would create this functionality? What about Magento 2 – is it any different in this respect?

Thanks,

Ian  

Hello there Ian. As of now there are no new updates yet for this one.

Rodney

Ian Young

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June 29, 2017 - 2:53 am
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Thanks Rodney

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John Peden

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June 30, 2017 - 9:40 am
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Hi everyone,

I was out for a bite to eat with Dave last night and we were discussing this issue as I mentioned I was looking for a new project to unleash my development team on.

I understand the ‘type 2’ configurable bundle mentioned by Gingebot above. You might have a t-shirt (select colour and size) and jeans (select colour and size) as two configurable products in a single bundle.

Assuming it’s still an issue, I have a few questions:

  1. Under what circumstances would you want a configurable product to have bundles as options within it? Using the t-shirt analogy no longer makes sense as you can now select colour, size and an additional bundle as a variant of the main product.
  2. Based on question #1, could the customer not be presented with the option of adding the bundle as an additional line item in their order?
  3. The issues of stock control I understand, but is this not a separate request about improving Mangeto’s inventory control?

Thanks!

Ian Young

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June 30, 2017 - 12:59 pm
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Hi,

Thanks for your interest John.

Sorry, I made an error in my above post. I should have said that I would like ‘type 1’ configurable bundles, NOT ‘type 2’.

Like Gingebot, I am after “A configurable product that allows bundles to be added as its associated products.” I too want to create Configurable products with Lot Sizes.

As Gingebot notes –

“We would have a master sku which holds stock (SKU COKE) then create bundles with a fixed quantity for each pack size, using the master sku as the bundled item (SKUs COKEx2, COKEx5, COKEx10), Then we would want to make a configurable product out of all the bundles so we then end up with a variation listing which takes the stock from 1 location.”

A more lengthy description would go something like this –
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Imagine that I have a box of 200 widgets. I sell widgets in lots of 5, 10, and 100 (with better pricing for larger lot sizes). When an order is placed I go to my box of widgets count out the 5, 10 or 100 widgets that have been ordered.

For inventory management one option would be to list 10 x (5 Widgets), 5 x (10 Widgets), and 1 x (100 Widgets). The problem is that if somebody wants to buy 70 Widgets they are unable to buy more than 5 x (10 Widgets). If somebody wants 200 Widgets they are unable to buy 2 x (100 Widgets) even though I have 200 in stock.

The only way I know how to get around this problem is to use Bundle products. I first create a Simple product for Widget x 1. I can then create three unique Bundle products with the Widget as the ONLY product in each of the bundles, with 5, 10 and 100 chosen in the ‘Default Qty’ field when creating the bundles. I list each of these Bundle items separately. Now my total quantity of Widgets is always reflected in the Widget x 1 product and the available quantity of each of the bundles dynamically updates when Widgets are sold. In the above example with 200 Widgets in stock I can now have 40 x 5 Widgets, 20 x 10 Widgets and 2 x 100 Widgets as the available quantities.)

So far so good. However now I want to create a configurable product with a dropdown menu option of 5, 10 or 100 widgets (and have this synced to eBay with M2E Pro). To do this and have dynamic inventory management I need to be able to select my Bundle products as associated products when creating the configurable product. However, Magento does not allow bundle products to be added as associated products for a configurable listing. Only simple products can be added as configurable options.
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This is causing me major problems with inventory management. If there is another workaround to this then I would love to know. I list mostly on eBay, and eBay is full of examples of products with Lot Sizes. It just seems that Magento does not handle inventory management very well when it comes to Lot Sizes, particularly in regard to configurable products with Lot Size as the configurable attribute.

Cheers,

Ian

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John Peden

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June 30, 2017 - 1:19 pm
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Thanks for the response Ian. Would this work?

Within Magento

Display variable pricing in the item description and allow the customer to order X widgets via an input? Magento could then calculate the price of their order dynamically and allow them to add X widgets to their basket as a single item, with the quantity field correctly populated and the price of each item adjusted accordingly.

Using M2E Pro

You no longer need to bundle your products as the user can specify the exact number they’d like. The product is imported into eBay and the user can specify as many as they’d like when they order (assume eBay can handle variable pricing as well).

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