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Hi all

I'm helping to add a store for a client that sells in person skateboarding workshops that run for a semester. After a person selects the workshop they want, they then must select the number of times a week they want to come:  1 day a week, 2 days a week, or 3 days a week (all are different prices) for the semester, and then they must select the day(s) of the week they want i.e Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.... (the class runs the same day every week for the semester), but there is a max capacity for each day's workshop of 10 people (as opposed to a max of 10 spots of the workshop itself) so the client is actually selling/keeping inventory of weekdays and not workshops.

Now obviously, I could make every combination of purchase possibilities and make each one a unique item (ex: a mondays only "item", a mondays and tuesdays only "item", a tuesdays only "item") which will be a lot, hard to sift through, and ugly. So... I'm wondering if there is way to allow a user to select various options which calculate the cost accordingly and track inventory of the days and not workshops. 

I think a similar example would be selling one t shirt and you have to pick the color and size but there are only 10 XL irrespective of the color chosen (if that makes sense even though that's impossible in this scenario)

I think I could just sell all the mondays for x class as an item and all the tuesdays for x class as another item, but then someone could buy 4 or more days a week rather than the max limit of 3 days a week.

 

Thanks in advance for all your thoughts.

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12 hours ago, selbot3000 said:

After a person selects the workshop they want, they then must select the number of times a week they want to come:  1 day a week, 2 days a week, or 3 days a week (all are different prices) for the semester, and then they must select the day(s) of the week they want i.e Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.... (the class runs the same day every week for the semester), but there is a max capacity for each day's workshop of 10 people (as opposed to a max of 10 spots of the workshop itself) so the client is actually selling/keeping inventory of weekdays and not workshops.

Squarespace has not been designed for this scenario.

However, as you mentioned, a possible workaround is to add a service 'product' for each day of the week, with an inventory of 10 for each. You could show each of these 'products' on the same page by using Product Blocks, each configured to show only the Add to Cart button. In this way, customers could easily add the required days to their cart. 

You can prevent customers accidentally buying more than one of any day. To do this, go to the Checkout settings and uncheck Let customers buy multiple service products.

Of course this is only a workaround.

  • Each day will have the same cost. The cost per day will always be the same. It will not reduce as more days are added.
  • You cannot prevent users from selecting more than three days.

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