# How to create a set of products?

A customer of mine sells ink-cartridges.

Example: He sells all colors for a certain Printer

separate (f.e. red and blue and yellow).

These 3 colors are 3 different products.

These cartridges are now sold separate,

but he is looking for a way that he can ALSO offer this as a set,

so all 3 together (and then also for a special price).

Related products isnt an option as you understand, nor is

secondary categories. It needs to be a set of the 3 products,

without adding these products again! (So that when i change the info

on 1 cartridge, the set is also changed).

Is there a way to realise this, or is there already a way to realise this

with the options offered in cs-cart?

Thx group!

i think there may be something for this is the update if i am not mistaken

ah, you mean the product configurator?

yes, i had looked at that, but that cant make sets as far as i can see…

Hmmmm Hi nwsco

You mean one item sold as a single for say Â£1.00

Then say a set of 6 sold for Â£5.50

Then why not just create in say your ink category, single ink’s Â£1.00 or buy the set of 6 Â£5.50 as two seperate products.

Is that close to your thinking?

Hi John!

Thanks for the input!

No, thats not it:

imagine the ink-cartridges: these are all also different colors as well.

A whole set would consist of f.e. black, magenta, yellow and a blue cartridge.

The thought is that each cartridge should be entered as an individual product,

but also could be in a set (all 4 colors), while using the same productsnumbers.

Maybe i’m not clear enough…then let me know

Thx!

Hi nwsco

So the main problem is in the product number being the same for a single or set of items. :rolleyes:

Hi John! Exactly! :-))

yes, the Configurator (when it’ll work perfectly is the way to go!

yo ucan create products with “fixed” configuration.

If I’m understanding you correctly, what you want to do is offer something like this?

a) #123 - Blue Individual = \$X

b) #124 - Red Individual = \$X

c) #125 - Green Individual = \$X

d) #123 - Blue, #124 - Red, #125 - Green Set = \$Y

rather than

d) #126 - Blue, Red & Green Set = \$Y

Do I have that right? Honestly I don’t think that’s possible right now, though I wish it was. I have pointed out a similar needed function, to be able to add individually defined products, each with their own product number (product_code) as options w/in a generic product here. I think your suggestion would be a very good addition to mine. I would also like to offer a product + an accessory as an “option” w/in a single product’s page, but need product numbers to be maintained for inventory tracking, ordering, etc.

Right now you could set up a ‘set’ and the cost changes in the product options page, but you only have one product number available. I hope this is something taken seriously for the next release, or as a mod offered soon as its not there now and the new stable release is anticipated in a couple days.

hey arlen!

what you explain is what i need yes. (as in line d)

this should be possible in a future release yes!

let’s see what we can do with the new configurator?

thx!

i agree… i see the “new/modified price” for combo products as very important feature (quite a must) !

hope to see it soon!

I have heard this called Product Kitting. Here more that one products are sold as a kit. I seen this where you create a kit in the admin, say a kit of 4 products, and it has one price. If I remember right it added 4 line items to the cart, but I don’t remember what it did with the price.

thats what i want…in cscart that is

I did this in Cube Cart and used a seperate category for it. Along with selling seperate items in a category I put together packages in a category called Health Packs. Now switching over to CS Cart I would be interested in the same feature.

Very usefull functionality for marketing purpose !!

At least as much as the Promotion or other functions

Rgds

K.