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xantian15

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  1. This mod is fantastic but for what my business requires it needs an update, i am a little surprised no one has implemented it. I currently run a shop with around 5000 products (nightmare to keep track of) and when orders are placed for the larger items such as furniture we inturn place orders with the supplier if we do not have it in stock. We try to keep all the smaller items we sell in stock. The present OsCommerce system can prevent orders being placed if the item is currently out of stock, which is good for the smaller items. But when placing orders with our suppliers it is nearly impossible to know whether at the time the customer places the order that the supplier is out of stock or not. When a customer places an order for an item that you do not have instock but is ordered from the supplier there should be an option to allow the customer to proceed to checkout informing the customer it is to be shipped from a different location. If the item is in stock then obviously you can send it out. In this scenario a problem can occur when the customer orders more items than your present stock amount. It probably would be cheaper in postage to send the complete order from the supplier, and the quantity should not be deducted, but this is ambiguous and someone else might prefer it to be different. Also it might be a good idea to have a returns information field added to the database for each vendor to inform the customer that if they wish to return the product they need to send it back to the supplier. Different vendors have different returns policies. Again a nightmare to try and remember. Hope you like the ideas Dave
  2. This mod is fantastic but for what my business requires it needs an update, i am a little surprised no one has implemented it. I currently run a shop with around 5000 products (nightmare to keep track of) and when orders are placed for the larger items such as furniture we inturn place orders with the supplier if we do not have it in stock. We try to keep all the smaller items we sell in stock. The present OsCommerce system can prevent orders being placed if the item is currently out of stock, which is good for the smaller items. But when placing orders with our suppliers it is nearly impossible to know whether at the time the customer places the order that the supplier is out of stock or not. When a customer places an order for an item that you do not have instock but is ordered from the supplier there should be an option to allow the customer to proceed to checkout informing the customer it is to be shipped from a different location. If the item is in stock then obviously you can send it out. In this scenario a problem can occur when the customer orders more items than your present stock amount. It probably would be cheaper in postage to send the complete order from the supplier, and the quantity should not be deducted, but this is ambiguous and someone else might prefer it to be different. Also it might be a good idea to have a returns information field added to the database for each vendor to inform the customer that if they wish to return the product they need to send it back to the supplier. Different vendors have different returns policies. Again a nightmare to try and remember. Hope you like the ideas Dave