I have a problem. I have 1000 T-Shirts that each have 7 size options, 10 colour options and 7 print options. I create a configurable product and then add each simple associated product for each option.
Lucky I have an extension that creates all the associated simple products for each of my configurable products.
However, this adds up to 700 simple products for each of my 1000 T-Shirts. or 7 million unique simple products. Which I think you will agree is a lot. OK each of the simple products is not visible on the front end but nevertheless, that is a lot of DB records.
I know that I can use custom options for this task as I dont need to manage stock as each T-Shirt is custom made. However, I am using M2ePro to sysc my product cat with ebay and this appears to need configurable products in order to create product variations
Any ideas would be great Thanks