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zebrafilm

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Complicated price structure,pls advice
« on: April 13, 2012, 11:58:06 am »
Would love to here your suggestions how to solve the following problem:

For a travel site I have three types of visitor/users lets call them A,B and C (where A is de anonymous/default)
Each group should see their own price level.

But my client also wants to give 'group prices' all different for each group.

Group A can register a (single) amount for a fixed price but B and C can register also groups.
A could order 1 or 2 trips for 1200 euro a piece
B and C group have prices like 10-20 travelers 1000 euro, 21-30 travelers 900 euro, 31-40 travelers 800 euro.
Where the prices for the group C are different from B
The groups should also not see each others prices.
Of course group B and C are logged in users groups and in Joomla ACL as seperate groups.

I have no clue how I can combine these things. :-(

Please help me.

Bastiaan

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Re: Complicated price structure,pls advice
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 11:25:24 am »
Zebrafilm,

hi the structure is very similar to selling by volume- and price

You can always make a product and clone it say 4 times - make the same product with different prices only visible to different groups and also make one product seen by all buy adding all groups to the same product.

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Re: Complicated price structure,pls advice
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 10:04:45 am »
John, glad someone replies....Much appreciated.

I am a Joomla builder for a long time but VM2 is new to me so, sorry for the dumb questions. There are not many Docs available yet....

Let me split it up in parts so I understand:

1. If I want different groups see different prices, do I setup clones of the same product or do I need to use child products. (Still have no real clue why they are there)

2. I assume I have to create a price rule for some groups but I haven't found any example how to do this with 'group amounts'.

How to translate this into proper Vm2 lines/rules?
10<Amount<20=> price= 1000*amount
21 Amount<30=>price=900*Amount

etc.

Thanks Bastiaan


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Re: Complicated price structure,pls advice
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 10:20:26 am »
Just a quick reply ,

People often make a product and find that they have products very similar - and only want to change one setting.

So they create a product and then clone it - you have two products - exactly the same  - except they have changed just one element -
* you must give the product a different name or call it ****2 , ****3 etc . the sku must be different and then save it.

now in yourcase you are going to change the price of your clones and add a group.

* the result will be that just that group will see that product - it is exactly the same s the rest but with a different price - No children etc.  You can get complicated like that but - just leave it - no child anything prodducts try one or two and then use two different users to test - make one user public like normal and the other a person who is give a gold user level as an example.

* you cannot do exactly 2. The only simply way is to purchases this ectension:  http://extensions.virtuemart.net/extensions-virtuemart-2/quantity-related-calculation-detail

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Re: Complicated price structure,pls advice
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 10:23:26 am »
John great!

Both helped a lot.

Bastiaan