Magento 2 – Sell on Credit to Business Customers – Is this possible?

Hey Magento Fam,

Back again requesting some help. My partner recently came with a out of left field request to me.

He mentioned that often other shop owners will come to our retail store and buy product from us on ‘Credit’ which means that they will pay us for it in 30 days. It is a fairly common practice in India so that our stock keeps rotating out and the brands we carry get spread in the market.

As we are thinking of using Magento for our POS software I was wondering if there is any way to make this happen in Magento where the order is almost akin to an IOU so that when we need to settle payments with the other shop owner we can tell them how much they owe us.

Thanks in advance!

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Auto-generating sensible numerical SKUs to assist with warehouse organization

I’m a store owners, right now my warehouse is 3,000 SKUs and growing. I’m planning to add 1,000+ new products over the next year.

Finding product on the shelf is getting to be a challenge. Customer orders a widget #3346, where is that? Experienced employees know, but a new person doesn’t. High cost of training to get somebody to learn where everything is.

I’ve tinkered with assigning ‘location’ type attributes for each product, like rack number, shelf number, bin number, etc. but that means somebody has to input the location, and update it if the product moves to another shelf for whatever reason (e.g. run out of space). A recipe for failure.

I got the idea to organize the warehouse by SKU. If the SKUs are numbers, then you just sort all products in numerical order on the shelves, like books in a library. Any new or temp employee can figure this out and find any given product. It’s also easy to restore order in case moving to a new building or shuffling product down the shelves to make space.

Simple enough to have my developer write a script that assigns new SKUs based on a numbering scheme, and then generate new bin labels and resort the warehouse. What about tomorrow when 50 new products show up on the dock and my employee wants to create magento product entries? how does he know what to number the new products?

out of the box, magento creates a SKU that is identical to the title. I know there is a configuration setting for the ‘mask.’ I’m thinking to modify this mask so that the SKU is generated automatically when the product is created.

suppose my desired SKU numbering scheme is [department number]-[supplier number]-[5-digit unique number]. example 105-345-45739 . 105 means shirts, 345 means ShirtCo, and 45739 is an arbitrary identifier.

proposed method: when creating a new product the user must select the Department from a drop-down (in this case, Shirts). I already have a custom module in my product page that associates one or more Suppliers for each product, and each supplier has a unique 3-digit Supplier number; so let’s say that at least one Supplier must be selected. Using my example in the previous paragraph, the new SKU would be generated as 105-345-[next available unique number]. this would need some custom module to map the Department “Shirts” to the department number, or the human needs a list taped to his monitor with a list of department codes and the dropdown is just the digit code itself.

looking for reactions, does this sound like a smart way to go about this? Can anyone suggest something simpler/better?

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Best MSI Training / Implementation Pro’s

Hey guys,

I’m doing a bit of background research on MSI at the moment.

We run a reasonably complicated inventory system which is currently configured in a third party inventory management software. A huge percentage of our products are linked to each other. Customers can buy in multiple quantities and a high percentage of purchases will affect the stock levels of another SKU. So our system is basically pinging back and forth via API and keeping all the stock levels correct. We’re on M1 and I did scope out building a custom module to manage this purely in our Magento backend but we decided to go the third party route at that time.

Anyway, one of the big pluses for us of upgrading to M2 would be to be able to configure MSI to some of our needs and possibly drop our inventory system and run it all through a customised MSI setup. That’s my thinking at least, but I need to do more research on it and also speak to someone with deep expertise with it. I’de like to figure out how much customisation would be required and if what I am thinking would even be possible.

A long time ago I read somewhere that the MSI project was born out of a pre-existing warehouse/inventory extension, was that correct? If so does anyone have details of this? I would like to contact that extension developer and ask about our particular requirements and look into a POC.

I’ve read a couple of blog posts:

https://amasty.com/blog/multi-source-inventory-guide/

and there are a fair few posts listed here:

https://github.com/magento/inventory/wiki

They are all mainly a kind of “overview” whereas I’m trying to find out more specifics.

Could anyone point me in the direction of someone who could possibly help out? Or provide any guidance?

All input is greatly appreciated 🙂

Thanks!

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New to the Magento world. I need resources and suggestions

Hey Starting off my new side project based on magento, pretty new to this so I need some resources to get better quick and some suggestions/tips/tricks. The project is a online e-bike shop I’ll start with a few bikes then scale it up. The setup is AWS + Magento 2.3 x still developing/poking around so no link.

  1. Analytics what do I use? How do I implement Google Analytics into it?
  2. SEO – what do I need to implement schema rich snippets
  3. Any marketing related resources are welcome

Thanks a lot.

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Free thanks to Magento php[architect]’s March isses focuses on it’s evolution [OC]

The magazine I edit and publish has four features on Magento this month and it’s free (with a registration): March 2020 – How Magento is Evolving

  • The State of Magento By Ben Marks
  • Asynchronous Magento By Oleksandr Lyzun
  • From Monolith to Service Isolated Architecture By Igor Miniailo
  • Alternative Checkout Flow By Yevhen Sentiabov, Alex Paliarush
  • Magento Inventory and In-Store Pickup By Oleksandr Kravchuk, Eugene Shakhsuvarov

You can download one article PDF directly, it’s the Asynchronous article.

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What team members I require for a big Magento project?

I plan to create an ecommerce store with lots of custom functionalities. The platform I have decided to build is Magento. I just want to know what are the team members that I am required to hire. I want individual team members for different tasks as i require them to be an expert. So, could you please suggest me different team members and a basic cost estimate

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Display Simple Products but link to Configurable – M2

One of my clients have a catalog with few configurable products with lots of options. He wants to display all the simple products in the category page in order to have the category look more populated.
So, my thought to fix this by displaying the simple products, but link to the configurable product. I have done this solution for another client, but it resulted in bad performance and almost all modules does not work out of the box.

Anyone out there made a solution for this, that actually worked?

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Best Magento 2 Checkout Extension

Hello Everyone,

In order to save some time, Im trying to find a checkout extension. What do people recommend? For M1 I used OneStepCheckout, however when looking at the options now, Im considering:

Amasty OneStepCheckout

AheadWorks One Step Checkout

FireCheckout

Any pros/cons for the options above, or other options I should look into?

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Magento 1.9 – How to update table values using CSV?

I want to add alt tags to my all 50K products so that i plan to update table catalog_product_entity_media_gallery_value. After created csv

https://i.stack.imgur.com/oHTU9.png

and directly imported to the table catalog_product_entity_media_gallery_value.

The value is not updated return error like INSERT INTO catalog_product_entity_media_gallery_valueVALUES (‘7653’, ‘0’, ‘951 Rose P’, ‘1’, ‘0’) Actualy i want to update, how to do that?

FYI: Value_id is Foreign key

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Anybody running a dockerized local instance (that’s able to switch php versions) for their company?

I’m looking for an easy docker implementation that doesn’t require users to type in a bunch of commands but perhaps an app that has menus or a list of commands that automate some processes. I’ve tried devil box and I like it, just might be bloated. Is there a bundled app just for Magento 2 that comes with an easy to use UI or commands that you can change php versions ? Or better yet run multi php versions?

Thanks

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