We sell print products online using a magento store (template is smartwave porto)
The issue is we need to have 5 different attributes & around 40 variables between them on a product page & the price varies for each product option we offer.
We have tried using a magento module to create combinations of every product and then putting the price in manually but it would not alter the price on the actual product page.
Due to this issue we've had to have many more products on the website with just 3 atttributes, this means we've had to design images for each. This has made the website very image heavy & affected load times.
We could do this with around 6 images if the attributes & variables were set up correctly but at the moment we have around 70 different product pages & associated images.
Which module did you try to use? Could you provide an example of the product type?
From what I've read, we did something simmilar for a client; here's an example http://goo.gl/v8Nw8z depending on the complexity of your product options i'm pretty sure we can advise of a way forward for you...
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