The readme provided is barely sufficient. It's fine if you're doing a straight install, but when the time comes to upgrade the documentation is non-existent.
Support was once excellent, but now appears to be extremely patchy.
Non technical users will have difficulty with the installation. I've got many years of Joomla work under my belt, but the latest updates to VM & Inventory Control render my client sites unusable and I've been unable to rectify the issue. So moderately skilled people may also have difficulty.
Thank you for your feedback. Documentation has been updated to help novice users. The consistent feedback about this component states that when it is installed properly, it solves alot of headaches and problems as far as inventory is concerned.
It is now possible to set a stock value for an item with attributes without having to use the child/parent item relationship as per current VM. Virtuemart's system is unwieldy, complicated to use, counter-intuitive and results in thousands of child items. Some shops have items with 30 sizes, 5 colour variations and other attributes. With hundreds of products in your shop this could end up with thousands of child products and a requirement for a dedicated server...
The idea is simply that you can have a stock level for each and every variety of item that you wish to have in the shop. This extension accomplishes this and does what VM should have had all along.
First of all the program let you controll that your customers don´t buy more of a product then you have on your stock. Thats perfect, but it stops there.
The demo video is showing the old version of the program and there is a large different in todays version instead of the video. That complicates thing when there is no good documentation of the new version.
In the webstore a t-shirt in ex. red will show the total numbers of product in that category. Ex. if you have 3 Large og 2 Medium will the store show that you have 5 products anyway of which attribute the customer choose.
There is no easy way to check how many products of different attributes in stock. You have to go into each product. If you have a lots of products it will take a lot of time. Instead it should have been a list where each product/attribut was shown:
Red T-Shirt red medium: 3
Red T-Shirt red medium: 1
instead of Red T-shirt: 4
Another thing is that you have to make 2 products for the 1st attribute, and for the 2nd attribute you can put it under each of the products.
A good way to solve this issue is to let us choose 2 attributes of a product instead of just 1.
This product is not worth 80 dollar at this version. Great improvement to this extension must be done before it works for the most of us.
This component extends the current virtuemart workflow as far as adding products with different attributes is concerned. You have to add numerous child products with the original virtuemart configuration. This addon cuts that down drastically. In any inventory system whether ecommerce or physical location, seperate products MUST be added to inventory in order to crosscheck the stock PERFECTLY as you stated. That is exactly what this component does.(Separate product ids for each color, which are then grouped together on the frontend so that the customer can switch back and forth and view different colors for a given product. I am happy that you pointed out that I solved the distinct major issue this component was made for PERFECTLY. I am sorry this component was not made to solve all of virtuemart flaws. Please post in our forum and we will see what we can do to solve additional problems in the next release.
I had a support request cause I had upgraded Virtuemart (VM) from 1.7 to 1.8 online and a client-shop stopped working after that upgrade.
I got help in express from Next Phase designs.
Superb support and I was up and running within minutes. I am impressed.
Because it is a patch the Installation has some manual steps but it's all easy to do.
It works fine and the support was good, quick and friendly.
I made it by myself but a K2mart Patch would be welcome in the next release!
However you pay more than an everage good solution for Joomla/virtuemart and this company won't give any support. I had some presales questions, I bought it in good faith.
Now that I got it, some things aren't working and no answer for months on my questions.
I really hope the devellopper will spend more time at his forum.
Thank you for purchasing. The things that are not working is based on incorrect configuration of your sef components. I have answered in the forum, and I am always helping. My forum is full of posts, and replies by me.
This is true, It cross checks for t-shirt and clothing websites perfectly and other ecommerce shops that needs to keep inventory for size and/or color.Custom coding can be also done to satisfy each case. More attribute options coming soon.
It allows you to have stock levels for individual sizes of a product, as well as link up different coloured versions of the same poduct throughout the shop.
I had a problem with upgrading, left a post in the forum and Gary personally helped me solve the issue within a few hours. Great support, great product, worth the money!