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Additional Cost Per Product Variation (to make it easier for combo variations) (25 posts)

  1. jordash56
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The way WooCommerce works is good for a limited amount of Product Variations, but if you have over 3 product options then the pricing get's extremely complicated as you can literally have hundreds of product variations.

    It would be much easier to have it allow you to set a base Product Price and then have each variation allow you to set the additional cost.


    Base Price: $25
    - Small: add $0
    - Medium: add $15
    - Large: add $20
    - Blue: add $0
    - Green: add $10
    - Purple: add $25

    Is there any way to do it that way in WooCommerce? Instead of the default way. Would make things much easier. I don't need to keep track of the stock of the items.


  2. sixemkay
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am with you on this! It would be SOOO much easier to create variable products if WooCommerce could assign a price to each variable and then add them together for the product cost.

    I have found that if I don't specify a quantity of items of a certain variable (despite disabling "manage stock" and selecting "in stock" from the drop down) it will not appear as an option on the product page.

    Have you created any Attributes with child Attributes? I attempted to, but things are not working as I expect (instead of a dropdown of variables I just see "select an option" but can't click on it). The documentation on the Woo site is not detailed enough and their "Support" seriously sucks.

    Good Luck!

  3. Bregens
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is possible with the Product Bundles plugin.
    You can make Size and Color separate variable products and the bundle will add their prices together.
    Kinda like this-

    Product Bundle:
    Product 1 - Base price: $25
    Product 2 - Size
    - Small: $0
    - Medium:$15
    - Large: $20
    Product 3 - Color
    - Blue: $0
    - Green: $10
    - Purple:$25

    Total Price: Products 1+2+3

  4. mike1394
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had this same problem. Woocommerce sells these extensions:

    (requires a gravity forms license but is awesome)


    Hope this helps.

  5. johnlanglois
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Lucas Stark has a plug-in coming on May 2nd that will permit you to order varying quantities and attributes of products. See http://lucasstark.com/woocommerce-bulk-variation-forms/cart/
    I am still not sure how to put that into a bundle, but it seems to be on the right path.

  6. cloudy1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This same flaw was raised 2 years ago here in point 1:

    Too bad it's still overlooked in woocommerce 2.0. It's crazy to have to set prices per combination. I have dozens of them!

    The new plugin does not sound like a solution yet, but thanks, I will check this one out when it is launched.

  7. FreeFrog
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Having similar issues with needing unique variables PER product and to be able to set a base price for a variable product.

    Each of my products have 3 totally different pricing variables, plus a base price (as in no 2 products have the same variables pricing). It's odd that once you make a WooCommerce variable product there is NO base price field anymore.

    All I need is to have the BASE PRICE show as the default, and my variables to be listed, and the price reflected/updated with the variable chosen. For instance:

    Product A:

    Base Price: $10
    Variable 1: +2
    Variable 2: +5
    Variable 3: + 12

    Total with variable 2 chosen would be $15.

    For product B the variables are completely different. Is there a way to add a base price back in and have it replace the "From $" displayed?

  8. FreeFrog
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ignore my previous post. Mike1394's recommendation of using the http://www.woothemes.com/products/product-add-ons/ extension resolved everything and does exactly what we need and quite elegantly I might add. I'd recommend the page for that extension show a few more screenshots or a video, as that would probably make it clearer on the options/functions and it would sell more.

    Especially nice to find a 30% off coupon on WooCommerce stuff today.

  9. ericjt
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That product addons addon is great if you have only one variable addon. I Have four for each product and would like to have them add their "surcharge" added to a base price. Seems Woocommerce doesn't do math on the product page other than quantity. A variable needs to be the sole source of the item pricing and only one variable can have a price - others must all be just no-charge options. I find that if all my variables have prices the last variable sets the item price in the cart. The Gravity forms plugin and the addon that goes with it sounds like the solution if you want to pay the price. About 90.00 total.

  10. w33zy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have just hit this glaring omission from the woocommerce e-commerce plugin as well. I can't believe the absence of a system that automatically calculates product variations and the their prices.

    I have set up a shop where each product has the 3 options, each with 10 sub-options. So that i have to manually calculate the the price variation for 300 combinations, for 20+ products.

    This should be done automatically, i am coming from PrestaShop which does this automatically.

  11. plugger2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using gravity forms + gravity forms product add-ons, which works OK, my only reservation is that it seems a bit s-l-o-w to update a price when an add-on option is selected or unselected for a product on the product page. You see a spinning "hourglass" icon appear for a few seconds while it is thinking about how much $3 + $2 is (!), and it kind of worries me that under load this might bog a system right down that is not on high-end dedicated hosting. Have to try it out and see, I guess.

  12. plugger2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    BTW, anyone know why woothemes decided to bring out their own product add-ons extension after they had already written the product add-ons plugin for the gravity forms? Is the new woothemes extension faster (if less powerful) than the gravity forms solution? (If so, I might be interested in checking it out.)

  13. w33zy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using the wootheme product addons and its way less powerful than the one for Gravity forms. I think the woothemes version came out first, then the idea was supercharged and refined by Gravity forms.

  14. plugger2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The woothemes product add-ons extension I was looking at was only released about a week ago:


    whereas the gravity forms extension was released in Dec 2011:


    Perhaps you are using of a different woothemes plugin or extension? When were you using it?

  15. b4gear
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Has anyone found a good solution to this? I really just need to be able to have an incremental price applied to a base price in relation to which attribute they choose.

  16. mark1121
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes I have the same problem Did anyone find a way around this. All of my products have a base price then additional for engraving and kind of engraving being done.

    Any help would be great.

  17. b4gear
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am starting to consider other ecommerce solutions, not only is there the pricing per variation problem, but when I did add all the variations to my product I had to go through the process multiple times (50 variation limit), it takes for ever to make a change to a product now and the page load is very slow...

  18. storeapps
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wait is over! Bulk Variations Manager released on Store Apps.

    This is exactly what it is mentioned in this thread. Take a look...

  19. socialelement
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just bought your product and it is HORRIBLE! Nobody buy the Bulk Variations Manager. Asked for a refund, hope they live up to their 100% guarantee.

  20. plugger2
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, to be fair, you should at least try to describe what aspect you thought was HORRIBLE! Otherwise, your "review" is pretty much worthless.

    Also, before telling everyone "Nobody buy this product!", since it does come with a satisfaction guarantee, it might be fairer to see how your guarantee claim goes, and if it is as expected, then people have little to lose trying the products out for themselves, and see if they also think it is HORRIBLE!


    Keep us updated. We are all interested in informed views. But the information to typing quotient in your post so far is HORRIBLE! LOL.

  21. dwdonline
    Posted 3 years ago #


    So I have looked at all the above plugins because I'm working with a client that needed better options. We would have had to enter about 20,000 prices. I ended up getting this plugin http://www.najeebmedia.com/n-media-woocommerce-personalized-product-options-manager/. It seems to work quite nicely.

    Here is a screen-shot with how it looks. http://imgh.us/Screen_Shot_2013-08-29_at_2.43.48_AM.png

    Hope this helps.

  22. socialelement
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok lets define horrible -

    causing or likely to cause horror; shocking.
    "a horrible massacre"
    synonyms: dreadful, awful, terrible, shocking, appalling, horrifying, horrific, horrendous, horrid, hideous, grisly, ghastly, gruesome, gory, harrowing, heinous, vile, unspeakable;

    I purchased and downloaded the plugin, installed the plugin, and began using it get to see what results you would get performing a couple of variations. In my case it was selecting the following -

    Setting Base Price
    Selecting 1 of 5 variables in my first set.
    Selecting 2 of 100 variables in my second set.
    Selecting 1 of 3 in my last set.

    I added the prices for those variants so combined they will equal the product price. When I finished it took about 5-6 minutes and when I went into products after it was completed none of the variables I even selected as an option (test above) were in my product variations. Furthermore there was a variation price that wasn't even remotely close that was a fixed price.

    I then tested it again after deleting my 1 and only product, created a new product, added a few more variations from the test above and I had the same result. What was different this time is it only pulled in a maximum of 50 of these inaccurately calculated variations that I had never selected.

    Grasping for anything to make this work because I need it I uninstalled it, and added the plugin for the second time with the same result. I checked for any other plugins that may have affected it and I pulled everything off with the exception of Woocommerce. Still had no bearing on it working whatsoever.

    Conclusion - The product is HORRIBLE, based upon my analysis it is pure gimmickry that gives you check boxes and in the end all it does is activate the linking variations from the actual product variations. I've asked for a refund, I received an email asking for a screenshot of my variations. Bottom like is make 2 variations with 3 options each and you can see right thru it, I will update if I get refund. Looks like a nice product but clearly needs work to get better.

  23. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I purchased and downloaded the plugin

    Please note that these forums do not support commercial products. Only the free plugins downloaded from http://wordpress.org/plugins/. Please contact the plugin's vendor directly with any comments, or questions, about commercial products.

  24. zappyone
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I bought the add on plugin mentioned above which works fine but imo needs a few improvements such as the ability to for global addons to be done by product id vs just by category. If you don't do global you have to copy each one over again and add it(which is just a cut and paste). Not every product is the same so this would be a good improvement. The spacing is also out of wack with my theme the retailer, it pushes the add on drop down or text area(what every addon you choose) further down the page. This could just be a css issue but i have been to busy adding products to mess with it. Otherwise it is a solid. Hope that helps.

  25. zappyone
    Posted 2 years ago #

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