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Multistore with single product base and single URL Magento configuration

Hi,

 

I am looking to create a multi store, single product base, single customer base, single URL Magento installation.  Product specifications will be shared by multiple store.  Only the cost, inventory and probably image will be store specific.  Is this something possible with Magento?

 

Here is the scenario

Adidas brand shoes will have the same product specifications.  But will be available in multiple stores. 

The price, inventory will be different in each store.  Store would also want propagate their own image of the shoe. 

The user should be able to select a model.  After they select a model, the stores that carry the specific model will be listed in the right.  The user can click on the store to get the price and inventory available.

 

This is the setup I want to do. Is this possible?  Please help

 

Regards

Srikanth

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Re: Multistore with single product base and single URL Magento configuration

Hi srikavmagento,

 

Please refer the following link for more details and see the answer by Tim Bezhashvyly.

http://magento.stackexchange.com/questions/4339/is-it-possible-to-have-different-price-and-currency-...

 

Prices can set per website basis and by default inventory is global. To manage the inventory at website level you can use following extension http://www.aitoc.com/en/magentomods_multi_location_inventory.html#demo

 

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Re: Multistore with single product base and single URL Magento configuration

Hi @srikavmagento,

 

Yes that is possible. Please see my comments below: 

 

multi store

Create a website, store & a store view for each new store. You can do this by follwing the below steps: 

  • In System > Manage Stores > Create Website - Fill in the Name and code. Do this for each new store.
  • In System > Manage Stores > Create Store - Set the Website as the one you just created. Fill in the Name, and select one of the Default Root categories you created (because you want to use the same product structure, if you wanted different categories you would need to set up a new Root Category for each new store in Catalog  > Manage Categories). Do this for each new store.
  • In System > Manage Stores > Create Store View - Chose the Store you just store you just created, give it a relevant Name & Code, Status of Enabled. Do this for each new store.

Once you have these set up you can go about configuring the other points you wish to acheive:

 

single product base

Simply include products in all webites (Catalog > Manage Products > Click a product > Websites) and it will use the default category structure (unless you have set up new root categories for each)

 

single customer base

System > Configuration > Cutomers > Customer Configuration > Account Sharing Options - Set this as Global

 

single URL

You can use the same domain with 3 different websites by doing the following: 

Go to System > Configuration
Change "Current Configuration Scope" to "Second Website" in the top left
Select General > Web.
Edit the Unsecure tab uncheck the Use default box "Base URL" and "Base Link URL".
Enter Base URL "http://yourwebsitename/".
Enter Base Link URL  "http://yourwebsitename/second/".
Save Configuration. 

 

 

As for "Only the cost, inventory and probably image will be store specific."

 

Cost:

Go to System > Configuration > Catalog > Catalog > Price > Catalog Price Scope > Per Website

 

Inventory:

Magento does not allow setting a per site inventory as the scope is Global. However, there are probably some extensions which will allow you to. 

 

Image:

Go to Catalog > Manage Products > Select the product you wish to have a different image 

Change "Choose Store View:" to the website you wish to have a different image

Under Product Information > Images > Browse Files & Upload the new image > Untick "Use Default Value" and select the new image for the Base, Small & Thumbnail > Tick exclude for any images you wish to not be shown on this store > Click Save

 

Any futher questions, let me know by updating this post. 

 

Rebecca

 

 

 

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