I am looking around magento and thinking to start using it for my website. But I'd like to check if an option I have on my current website, can be applied to magento too.
I have products, which are the same, but from different suppliers. The product codes are different according to the supplier.
Lets say I have a two products which are the same but have different suppliers and different codes
Now lets say that a client who already bought "item 1", now wants to buy another one, and he search the website by the item code in the search bar.
The problem is that right now Item 1 is out of stock and not available, so the client will get no results.
Currently in my website I have a field in the database, which I set all alternate product codes so when a visitor search with the code on the website and the search have no results (because the item with that particular code is not available) it will search for the alternate code and display the other alternate products if available.
Is something like this possible in magento?
There is no such direct feature in Magento. However, you can try the following:
- add a custom product attribute
- for an item item 1 code: 4040587 add the code of the item 2 to this attribute
- enable the feature to use your custom attribute in the site search
That should work for you.
thanks for your reply.
I will test to do something similar and see what I manage to do.
Yes that is very much possible using https://marketplace.webkul.com/magento-2-multiple-suppliers-single-product/