Can anyone help us?
Our not for profit social enterprise sells reclaimed carpet tiles but we have to sell them in batches of 20 (1box) due to shipping costs, BUT we also want to be able to offer free samples so customers can check that the colour is right for them because it is impossible to get accurate colour rendering on monitors.
The reclaimed carpets come in different conditions and we sort them 'Grades (A-D)' so a particular tile (e.g. Sunset Yellow) might have up to 4 variations of quality A-D. Currently we just have simple products setup so Sunset Yellow(gradeB) Sunset(gradeA) etc. Each of these has a minimum qty of 20 and increments of 20 setup so that they have to buy at least 20 and then order in increments of 20.
BUT we are wondering how we might allow ordering of 'sample' pieces of each product.
Perhaps 'sample versions of each product? (e.g. Sunset Yellow(gradeA sample), Sunset Yellow(gradeB sample)available but not with it's own stock qtys in the inventory. I know we could duplicate every product and have a 'sample' version but this would be an admin nightmare, hoping there is a smarter way to do this.
This would make a really big difference to our store so any help or thoughts would be gratefully received.