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    Default Selling date specific events using Zen

    Hi,

    Our company is looking for a shopping which can be used in our new website.

    This not the regular kind of shopping carts where we sell products, here we would be most of the time selling events/services eg. Cruise, Boat Ride, Go Karting, Events happeing on specific days of the week, etc.

    I am not sure where I Zen Cart is customizable (with different kind of discounts, etc.) and functions as above.

    Would appreciate a reply in this regards

    Thanks and regards

    HM

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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    The simple answer is yes. Download ZenCart, install it on a test server (including the demo store) and play! Your items are still just "products" at the end of the day!
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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Anyways the produts we want to sell has to have an additional attribute for selection i.e. the date required, along with the number of tickets.

    Can't seem to find that option in any of the shopping carts around.

    Can you please advise.

    Thanks and regards

    HM

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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    you can create attributes listing the available dates in a pulldown, and the customer can select their preferred date from that.
    Then they can select the quantity they want to purchase (same as buying 3 t-shirts of the same product) and add to cart.
    When they checkout, they'll have an order showing their tickets with the quantity and date selected. You'll see the same in the Admin area for order-fulfillment.
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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    Hi,

    I did see adding the attributes for a product but the problem is how will the tickets be counted.

    I mean we have a bus tour which can accomodate only 40 ppl hence, the each day ticket sale should not go above 40. By adding date attribute to the product can we also limit the sale by the attribute as well.

    Hope you got my point.

    Thanks

    HM

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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    Hmmm ... product-stock-by-attribute isn't built-in to Zen Cart yet, but is in development for an upcoming release. There is a contribution kicking around that has done something with it, which you might want to try out.
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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    Thanks.

    Where can i find it? Do you mean that somebody has already worked on it before and it will be eventually added to the new release?

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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    Alternatively, why not just create each date's journey as a separate product with a stock quantity of 40?

    You can simply duplicate one then edit the necessary sections.
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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    The events we are trying to sell are daily ones almost through out the year.

    We have a events & happenings website for the City and we would want people to see where they can go and what they can do while in the city and accordingly book for various rides, shows, etc. going on.

    Creating an entry for each day would flood the products page with hundreds of entries for only the Bus Tour, leave about the other offerings.

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    Default Re: Selling date specific events using Zen

    12 categories (Jan-Dec), Sub-categories for each day, events for each day... may seem cumbersome, but an easy visual selection for your visitor...and because all events for a day are in one place, it's easier for your customers to locate and book multiple events for a day.

    Just a thought.

    In fact, if you use the BetterCategories to utilse the flyout, then they get to any day with one click!
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