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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:51 AM #1

Hi All,

I've put a significant amount of thought into this but would appreciate a second opinion.

At the moment we have products that suit the USA/Canadian market but are fielding requests from as far away as Russia, India, Africa etc. A new website is currently being developed to accommodate these requests hence the following question.

Would it be feasible to create conditional product features based upon location/localization?

Example: The product has both US/Canadian Electrical certification AND International certification.
US/Canadian customers couldn't care for the international certification, just as much as international customers care about US/Canadian certifications.

At this time I have to apply two product features to a product, whereas the target audience would only care for one feature only. Bare in mind also that this adds a significant layer of confusion (220v/50Hz vs. 120v/60Hz) for the customer.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:32 AM #2

Jesse,

Not absolutely sure what you are looking to accomplish.

However, have you considered creating an "Option" for these particular products such as "Select Voltage" for example, and making this a mandatory selection for customers to choose the available voltage configurations from?

This way you could just list the various electrical approval marks/certification details on a single product page covering all available markets, yet still clearly display the various voltages each of your products are available to be ordered as. I am also assuming that the voltage selection is the most important detail to be determined other than the base product design.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:30 AM #3

It's difficult to explain on paper honestly. Basically I would have liked to display product features based upon the target market.
I've worked around this subtly by providing a product feature called 'Electrical Certifications' via multiple-checkbox with the related options.

You can see what I've done via the image contained within my bug report:
http://forum.cs-cart...re-mis-aligned/

In terms of using a product option, I want to minimize what customers see - No point giving a customer a selection for 220v when they will be installing it into a 120/110v mains supply.

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J.
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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:38 AM #4

I am seeing that you are creating a new store for these other areas more over towards our side of the world and beyond, so you will have 1 for US and Canada etc and 1 for the rest, right? And for this other store can you not have a selector for "choose your area/country" and then have the sequential option combinations/forbidden combination only show that relate to the country selected.

I am guessing you would have already thought of this and are really looking for a way for it to be handled auto something like ip geo locate but for the options.
Another shot is could IP locate be used to redirect to a subfolder site.

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