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Hawker

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Combining digital and 'real' products
« on: April 20, 2019, 16:39:03 pm »
With e.g. the 'Shipment for Virtual Products' plugin, is it possible to combine real and virtual products into a single product?
- For example to sell a downloadable PDF and a hard copy of a book as the same, bundled product.  ???
Thanks in advance for your advice guys.
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Re: Combining digital and 'real' products
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 19:13:19 pm »
Of course, the plugin only add the ability to download file(s).
You have perhaps to add a specific order statut when the file is downloadable, but nothing hard to do.

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Re: Combining digital and 'real' products
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 12:06:32 pm »
Merci Studio 42.
How do I 'add a specific order statut' using VM3's interface, to make a saleable item comprise both a digital download and a sent product?
I am not a programmer, but have learned to use the VM3 interface as it is.

Thanks to all for their advice at this questions board.  :)
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Re: Combining digital and 'real' products
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 18:49:45 pm »
My easy approach would be to have three products.

1. hardcopy
2. downloadable
3. combination of the two.

So product 2. and 3. use the download plugin.
Product 3 is just called: Bundle of hardcopy and downloadable! You just have made a combined product by using language.

No tweaks necessary, you can display the other two products in product details as related products, so all is visible in one view, if you want to sell separately too.

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Re: Combining digital and 'real' products
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 20:55:50 pm »
Thanks Stefan. Yes: this would be 'three products', but still confused though...

1. The download plugin does not collect customer address (because it doesn't need to, it's designed for downloads).2. I'm not sure what you mean by 'by using language' - do you mean programming code, or just text of product description?3. How can the download plugin be used to sell hardcopies?
Thank for your advice guys.  ???
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Re: Combining digital and 'real' products
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 10:36:10 am »
Hi Hawker,

a little more detailed.

Product 1: "Moby Dick - Hardcopy"
Product 2: "Moby Dick - E-book" -> custom field download plugin
Product 3: "Moby Dick - Hardcopy and E-book bundle" -> same custom field via download plugin.

1. Customer chooses Product 1, goes to Checkout, pays, you send the product via courier.
2. Customer chooses Product 2, goes to Checkout, pays, he gets a download link for the E-book via download plugin.
3. Customer chooses Product 3, goes to Checkout, pays, you sen the hardcopy, he get's the download link. 1 + 2.

The download plugin does not collect the customer address, the checkout process does. You need a billing address for your invoice.

With languge I mean the description of the product or the product name. The product is what the name says.
Moby Dick Hardcopy, Mobi Dick E-book, Mobi Dick - Harcopy E-book bundle, Mobi Dick newsletter subscription, Mobi Dick Haircut.

I hope that was easier to understand.

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Re: Combining digital and 'real' products
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2019, 18:06:14 pm »
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question StefanSTS.
That's the key thing then: checkout process collects customer address for invoice.
Problem solved. You're a star! Thank you  ;D .
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