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sizes, colors option inventory.

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2012-08-13 2:24 pm EST

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I need to have a shopping cart that will keep inventory for individual items with multiple options, ie size and color. Up to 10 colors and 16 sizes per item. I have noticed in one cart that if an item is out of stock the customer can not tell until they try and checkout. This is not customer friendly, items should show 'sold out' or not show up at all if out of stock. I would prefer an open source cart if one exists. I would appreciate any help or comments.

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2012-08-13 2:51 pm EST
hello PaulsBodyJewelry,

You did not state in your description which cart you are using, but I'm going to assume that you are using OpenCart since that is in your last account note. OpenCart does have the option to add attributes to the product, but it doesn't appear to track different levels UNLESS you enter each as a different product. Then you could set inventory levels for each size and color. There's no other way to do that unfortunately. And in general, if you are tracking inventory - you will need to list each item separately. There may be an extension available that someone has developed, but it is definitely not open source. If you want to try some opensource solutions, you may want to look at PrestaShop (, or even at older solutions such as ZenCart or OScommerce. We unfortunately cannot help code the pages, but we can hopefully point you in the direction of a decent solution.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.


Arnel C.

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