It is possible, in Magento backend, to add different products to the order in one step: select the products, set the quantities, then add them to order at once. I always used simple products for this.
Anyway sometimes you have to specify product options. I have a few products with a custom text option. The text is always different: there are infinite possibilities and it depends by both the stock and the customer. I sell a lot of this items to the same customer. To place an order from the backend I should:
- click 'add products'
- select the product,
- specify the option
- add the product to the order
(that is the usual flow), but then click 'add products' again, select the same product again, specify a different option, and so on.
I saw an ajax call made after third point (specify the option). Is there a way to show the duplicate the product in the search grid, to let me choose a new and specify a different option?