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I'm very interested in finding a way to create a very simple grouped product. This is mostly like a simple product, but is made up of multiple simple products for inventory tracking purposes.

Unfortunately, neither Magento configurable products or bundles work the way I would like. One problem is quantities of items are editable, and the other reason is the order shows a list of subproducts rather than a single product being purchased.

As I mentioned, the reason I want this to be a bundle of simple products is a) for inventory tracking, and b) shipping calculations. Other than that I want the customer to think they are buying a single product rather than see a list of individual products on their order.

Anyone aware of any extensions that support this?

  • Does anyone understand and share this need? This is a way to sell individual products or predefined bundles of those simple products (not really kitting like cameras or computers where there are customer options). This would be truly a new product in the catalog from the customers perspective, but on the backend I'd like the inventory and shipping calculations to leverage the individual products. – MarkE Dec 31 '14 at 23:39
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I do understand your need quite well. We've struggled with how to create these types of products for a long time. Finally got fed up and built our own Product Type. Worked so well, we made an extension out of it: http://goo.gl/76dWD5

We kept wondering why this was never addressed in Magento before, or by anyone else, really. It's such a basic product need for many businesses.

  • looks like a valid solution to this question. Maybe also add screenshots how the extension looks in cart and order mails – Flyingmana Jan 14 '15 at 0:51
  • Woudl be nice if there was a live demo site to see the back-end of this extension. – MarkE Jan 14 '15 at 1:46
  • Does the extension allow the 'package product' to calculate the price as a % off of the compoenent products? Or, even better, a % off of each item in the 'package'. I would also like it to display the customer's savings vs. buying the individual products. – MarkE Jan 14 '15 at 1:53
  • We are working on a demo video and some more screenshots. Thanks for the suggestions. At this time, you cannot set the price as %, only as a price for the complete package. Good idea, though, and one we'll put on the board for an upcoming version. – novusweb Jan 14 '15 at 16:11

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