I am about to start working on a shop that has around 1000 products, which normally is nice and easy. Some are simple products (no problem here) but around half have the possibility to be configured.
Each product has 2-5 sections that the user can configure with colour options. There is a total of 25 colours across the store. Normally I would use a configurable product, but my understanding is I would have to create a simple product for each possible combination of colours. With this set of options that would lead to a massive amount of products.
I have two alternative ideas:
- Create a simple product for the configurable product and add custom options for each section,
- Create a bundle product where each configurable section is itself a product,
Is there any major plus or negative side to custom options on simple products or bundle products?