Folks, I have been working on my store for several weeks now and have finally decided that Zen Cart is just not going to work for me. The lack of "conditional" attributes is just a killer for the type of products that I am selling.
I have seen a lot of very helpful folks here and I truly hate to give up on this but I'm not a programmer and I need to get my store up. I've wasted a lot of hours, my own fault, but need to just get over it and start over.
Can any of you recommend a decent system which utilizes conditional attributes. It looks like X Cart may but I can't tell for sure.
When I say conditional attributes, here is what I mean.
I sell letters. There are hundreds of different fonts, sizes, finishes, etc.
Let's say the letter style is Helvetica. The customer clicks on that product and then he has a drop down box with the sizes...2", 3" 4", etc. all the way to 72 inches for some styles. Each size is a different price.
I then have a text box attribute where the customer types in the exact text that they wish the letters to say. I need the number of letters in that text box to multiply by the price of the letter than they selected in the size dropdown box.
If they picked a 3" letter and it is $5.00 then they type TEST into the text field, the amount added to the cart would be $20.00. There are also finish options. The $5.00 for the 3" letter is for a standard finish. There are options for other finishes. Let's say for example that they choose a metallic finish and that is a $2.00 per letter addon. Then the price added to the cart would be $5.00 + $2.00 = $7.00 X the 4 letters "TEST" for a total of $28.00.
I've tried a lot of workarounds but there is just no clean way to do this without conditional attributes. PLEASE recommend a software solution that will do this if you have seen something that will work for me.