Configurable products with multiple individually priced attributes/options
I think I'm probably going to ask a question that has been asked a lot already - but here goes!
The site I am trying to build has various 'base products' that have extensive options for customising those products.
Imagine a luxury toy car - the basic product is the same - and you can choose the colour and finish of body parts and some options (e.g. wheels)
So you may have something like this:
BASIC PRICE: $400
- Gloss Red: $40
- Pearlescent: $80
- Brushed Aluminium: $100
- Spokes: $50
- 3-Spoke Alloy: $100
I only really want to have one product (one SKU) - and for the selected attributes/options to alter the base price on the fly.
Additionally each option would have an associated image. I could create a custom field for this in a standard 'entity' but I am not sure how this ties in with pricing.
There was some discussion here about this kind of thing:
I'm pretty confused about what is the most straightforward way for this. I can't create separate products for each variant - this would soon become unmanageable. Each product will have around 20 'attributes' that can be altered - and each attribute around 20 options each with potentially a different price attached...
Any help or guidance would be much appreciated!!!
Thanks in advance, Kester