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…see my problem?

No - not really

If you have 20 options for each that means you can have 20 sizes, 20 colours and 20 styles for each buy button.

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I was hoping to have all four styles of shirts on one page. Is there a way I get a new set of twenty for a different shirt type?


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For each buy button you can have a selector for style, one for size and one for colour - I don’t see your problem!

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I’m trying out the mal’s e-commerce suite from freewayactions. I haven’t found a way to assign this info from the buy button yet.

I’m using the multiprice selector for the size & color selections, but I’m still confused on the actual buy buttons for the shirts.

The other buy buttons are a piece of cake.


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If you go back and look at the Tartan example you will see the top one has a selector for quantity, Tartan and colour

So for yours you could have style, quantity, size and colour and the buy button is auto generated by the action.

I am not at my Mac just now but can do you an example later.

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I’ve been following the example that came with the mals-ecommerce action for a few hours and I am still having trouble. I would be most grateful for any help you can offer!

Thanks!
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OK another example - http://www.deltadesign.co/odds/tartan.html

Now the only drawback is that the variations still have to cost the same amount.

If your products are different prices then you will need to create a unique product.

So if a long sleeved hoodie is $25 and a short sleeved one is $24 then you will have 2 different products - but both with the same size colour options.

But if a Mens hoodie is $30 and a ladies $28 then again 2 products

So you really need to work out what products/variations have the same price to maximise efficiency.

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Thanks, Dave. Most of my products are different prices, but I will see how much I can streamline it. I came across this site yesterday and I thought the way they did it was really nice. I especially like how the price changes when you select the xxl shirt sizes. I need to do this as well. All xxl sizes cost $3 more for my shop also.

http://www.lostabbey.com/shop/apparel/

Is there any way to do the prices like they did in FWPro?

Thanks again!
Doty


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Have a look at Tim’s Mal’s E-Commerce Suite of actions. It contains a multiprice select action that may well do all that you need FreewayActions.com | Mals E-Commerce Suite

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Just catching up on this thread somewhat late…

It looks like Doty is using my Mals actions. Doty, as Dave suggests
you need to use the Multiprice Select action to vary the product price
depending on the garment options.
The trick is that some options won’t affect the overall price
(typically a color of a garment won’t change the price) but sizes
certainly can. In this example the sizes go in the Multiprice Select
action (because the prices change) but the colors simply go in a
standard select list that adds a comment to the cart.
If you can send me an email with an outline of the sort of thing you
need to achieve with the form then I should be able to dig out an
example Freeway document for you.
For example;
6 t-shirts all in different colors and available in extra small,
small, medium, large and extra large. All of the shirts are $20 with
the extra large ones an extra $3.
Regards,
Tim.

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Have a look at Tim’s Mal’s E-Commerce Suite of actions. It contains
a multiprice select action that may well do all that you need FreewayActions.com | Mals E-Commerce Suite

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Tim,

Thanks for jumping in on the discussion. I am using your actions. You can see my work in progress here:

http://dotyshepard.com/shop/bike.html

There will eventually be 30 different pages with different characters, bike, hike, hunt, etc.

The shirts are the hardest part. There are four styles: mens & youth short sleeve, women’s short sleeve, mens long sleeve, hoodies (adult & youth). Not sure how much detail you need. For example mens & kids tees: YM, YL, YXL, AM, AL, AXL, AXXL all are $16, except xxl which is $18. Sizes and variations are similar for all four styles. Is this the kind of info you were wanting?

Thanks,
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Dave,

I’ve been occupied with other projects for a couple of days and am just now getting back to this one. Your example was most helpful, except today it doesn’t show the freeway layout pic. Would you be willing to let me download that FW page the way you did the shirt page for me? I’m just not getting how the combinations of these actions are supposed to work.

What do I have to do to get a “new set” of 20 items to use for the menu/list item when it’s all on the same FW page? If I re-use a number, I get weird rollover things happening where something is activated when I don’t want it.

I hope this makes sense…
Thanks,
Doty

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OK another example - http://www.deltadesign.co/odds/tartan.html


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Hi Doty,
The Mals Actions are designed to handle pretty much any combination of
items that you can think of when setting up your buy forms. The
downside of this versatility is that you need to stop and think for a
while how best to break the products down so they make the most sense
for the buyer (and you).
In your example (below) I would split the garments into the four
distinct product forms (mens & youth short sleeve, women’s short
sleeve, mens long sleeve, and hoodies). I’ve chosen mens & youth short
sleeve as an example of how I would approach this and the other form
items.

Here’s the (very basic) example;
http://www.freewayactions.com/test/mals/index.html

First I sketched a standard HTML box to the page and applied the Mals
Buy Form Setup action to it. This action will define the base store
properties and a default product for the box (this will get
overwritten in this example but it is good practice to add it anyway).
Within this HTML box I’ve added a standard Menu/List item (labelled
size). This has the Mals Multiprice Select action applied to it as the
price varies depending on the size of the garment. Add the products,
descriptions and prices to the action.
Below this we have another standard Menu/List item that holds the
color information for the shirts. Now because the color doesn’t change
the price at all we can simply add the color as a note to the item in
the cart. Simply name the menu item in the inspector palette
‘product1[]’ (without the quotes) and the selected menu item will get
appended to the product description in the cart. If you called the
menu product2[] then it would add a comment to the second product in
the form, product3[] for the 3rd, etc, etc.

Lastly you just need to add a standard submit button to the form and
you are set.

The second example is exactly the same as the first but I had a play
with a bit of JavaScript to swap the images over when you change the
shirt color in the menu. It is all hand coded and because of this is a
little fiddly to set up but you should be able to see how most of it
is constructed.
http://www.freewayactions.com/test/mals/example2.html

I’ll send over the example Freeway 5 Pro file to you in a separate
email.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Regards,
Tim.

On 2 Nov 2010, at 20:58, Doty wrote:

Thanks for jumping in on the discussion. I am using your actions.
You can see my work in progress here:

http://dotyshepard.com/shop/bike.html

There will eventually be 30 different pages with different
characters, bike, hike, hunt, etc.

The shirts are the hardest part. There are four styles: mens & youth
short sleeve, women’s short sleeve, mens long sleeve, hoodies (adult
& youth). Not sure how much detail you need. For example mens & kids
tees: YM, YL, YXL, AM, AL, AXL, AXXL all are $16, except xxl which
is $18. Sizes and variations are similar for all four styles. Is
this the kind of info you were wanting?

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I will assume that now you have Tim’s ear you will not require an example from me.

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Hi Dave,
The beauty of your example is that Doty can use all of the tools built
into Freeway to do these rollovers without looking at any code. The
example I posted, although integrated with the buy form, requires she
dabble in a bit of JavaScript to get this done.
When I get time I’ll see if I can integrate the current Mals actions
into the Target actions so that making selections like this can drive
layers and other effects.
Thanks for your hard work on this so far Dave.
Regards,
Tim.

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I will assume that now you have Tim’s ear you will not require an
example from me.

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OK - go back to here http://www.deltadesign.co/odds/shirts.html and download the FW file

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David,

I’m making some progress! I have a couple of hangups though and if you could take a look I’d greatly appreciate it.

http://www.dotyshepard.com/shop/bike.html

versus

http://www.dotyshepard.com/shop/bike2.html

The buttons don’t work right on the bike2 page. It’s like the outside box is on top of them somehow. What I don’t understand is the shirt hover swatches work on that page.

Also, my buy buttons are getting an error on the shirts. I have a question into Tim about it, but I haven’t heard back yet.

Thanks! I hope I’m getting close!
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On Bike 2 you are using the same target groups for all the shirts (all Indigo)

Use a different target group for each different set ie indigo - hoodie, cadmium - long sleeve, Aqua - ringer etc. etc.

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Dave,

That is something I fixed in a later version. I will duplicated my page and re-upload so it is more clear.

Thanks,
Doty

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On Bike 2 you are using the same target groups for all the shirts (all Indigo)

Use a different target group for each different set ie indigo - hoodie, cadmium - long sleeve, Aqua - ringer etc. etc.

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Dave,

Take a look now. The only difference between

http://dotyshepard.com/shop/bike.html

and

http://dotyshepard.com/shop/bike2.html

is the outer red box on bike2 page. The hover links are not working on the bike2 page. (Red buttons top left)

Does that make sense?

Doty

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On Bike 2 you are using the same target groups for all the shirts (all Indigo)

Use a different target group for each different set ie indigo - hoodie, cadmium - long sleeve, Aqua - ringer etc. etc.

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