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Multi variable order form

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Hi all

I'm looking to sell photographic prints through my site, however I can't work out how to set up an order form that calculates the price based on 3 different variables; size, paper type and mounting options. I know I can have 100 variants per item, however this doesn't really work when you have over 1000 possible combinations per image.

I can see in the product panel there is a form tab, but that doesn't (as far as I can see) calculate price based on variables which can then be submitted to the cart for payment.

If anyone has any advice or knows how to achieve this, that would be greatly appreciated.

Simon

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@Jovianshadow I ran into the same issue when trying to set up a small print website and the answer is that Squarespace is not really designed for variants like that.  Even Shopify is not really a good option since it has a limit on options (although it might be enough for you). I would look at other options like Ecwid which you can embed into a Squarespace site if you want or maybe even check out the new square e-commerce website builder. There are of course other options depending on budget and needs.

There are workarounds if you are determined to make it work on Squarespace; you could try depending on the complexity of your options breaking the options into different products altogether. So instead of having size as a variant, each size becomes a different product. I would also look into setting them all up on a spreadsheet and importing as it  makes setting up all the SKU's simpler. https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000378108-Importing-products-from-a-csv

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9 minutes ago, UtopiaCreates said:

@Jovianshadow I ran into the same issue when trying to set up a small print website and the answer is that Squarespace is not really designed for variants like that.  Even Shopify is not really a good option since it has a limit on options (although it might be enough for you). I would look at other options like Ecwid which you can embed into a Squarespace site if you want or maybe even check out the new square e-commerce website builder. There are of course other options depending on budget and needs.

There are workarounds if you are determined to make it work on Squarespace; you could try depending on the complexity of your options breaking the options into different products altogether. So instead of having size as a variant, each size becomes a different product. I would also look into setting them all up on a spreadsheet and importing as it  makes setting up all the SKU's simpler. https://support.squarespace.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000378108-Importing-products-from-a-csv

Thanks for the response. Squarespace help has also said it's not possible. I find this quite disappointing as the site actively promotes itself for photographers.

I have looked at Shopify and SquareUp, but I think I'll go in another direction.

Cheers

Simon

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