Posts Tagged ‘attributes’

New Features – Attributes

May 28, 2010

The attribute view/edit and add screens have been updated to the new format. Please note that this applies to all merchants who are using the new item edit screens. At this time all merchants who are using the old item edit screens will still see the old attribute edit screens.

New functionality and enhancements include:

  • Automatic data checking before hitting save
  • Hiding of fields that are not applicable to an attribute
  • Use of the settings link to permanently hide fields that are not used for more simple editing
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Attribute Quantity in Stock

November 17, 2009

In addition to the attribute changes described yesterday for tracking stock on the intersection of attributes we have also added support for keeping track of the quantity in stock for a single attribute.  The attribute in stock is managed from the attribute edit screen. Please see the figure below with the quantity field highlighted.

Please note the following important points for this feature:

  • Leave the field blank if you do not wish to track stock for this attribute, this is the default for all existing attributes.
  • Quantity control must be enabled on the item or the quantity in stock will not be checked.
  • The attribute cannot be purchased once the stock level reaches 0.
  • The quantity will be updated upon purchase if your store is setup to automatically update inventory.

New Feature for Attributes

November 16, 2009

We have added an exciting new feature for merchants who want to track their inventory in stock for items with multiple attributes.  For instance lets say you sold t-shirts and you have 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large and 3 colors, Red, Blue and Green.  You have only 1 of each color and size combination and you dont want to sell more then you have.  Up until now you could not use the store to keep track of the fact that you had 1 small green and 1 small blue and 1 small red and so on.  You can now do so.

This feature is available from Inventory–>Items –>Attribute Intersection

Important points to keep in mind:

  • Quantity control must be enabled for the item or quantity will NOT be checked
  • The quantity in stock for the item should include how many total items you have in stock as it will also be checked before allowing purchase.  Ie in the example above there would be 9 total t-shirts if we had 1 of each option.  If you dont care about the item quantity you can enter some large number there, ie 9999.
  • There is no edit or add screen for this functionality currently.  The only way to insert and/or update records is via the import and export.  Based on demand, we may in the future add an edit/add screen for this functionality.
  • The quantity in stock will be updated based on your stores inventory settings just like it is done for all other inventory quantity in stock.