Product with different prices based on time

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1 week 6 days ago #304651

Hello,
I have to setup a shop that sells products whose prices change based on a timetable and would like to understand if there's an easy way to do it.

The shop sells fruits.
Each product can be bought even before the seed get planted so to have the maximum discount on final fruit.
So, for example, if the strawberries will be planted on 1st of April, till that date their cost will be 1 euro.
Then, after from the 2nd of April till the next 2 weeks, the strawberries's price will be 2 euros.
And so on, for third and forfth week, the price should be 3 euors.
At the end, the real strawberries will cost 5 euros.

Morevoer, each type of fruits has 3 weight varinats: 1kg - 5kg - 10kg

So, for the moment, I've planned to create a product for each step of the process, define a time range when the product is published and added 3 variants for the weights.

Is quite complex and I'm wondering if there is a better and easier solution that doesn't require to create so many products. (If the number of steps of the process increases to 12 this can be a mess with 12 different productfor each fruit).

Thanx in advance! :)

In the attachement a simple table with the price for just one fruit.

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1 week 5 days ago #304653

Hi,

In HikaShop, you can have several prices for a product (you can see the + icon on the prices listing when you edit a product).
And for each price, you can set a start and an end date.
So that way, you could have only one product with your 3 weight variants (using a characteristic dropdown for the variant selection on the product page), and in each variant add the different prices with start/end dates.
That way, the customers would only see the current price.

Now, I'm not an expert of selling fruits, but as a customer I think it would be better to have different products. For example, I would be happy to see the mention of the readyness of the fruit I'm buying. And I might want to buy seeds even when fruits are available.

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1 week 5 days ago #304701

Hi Nicolas.
Thanks for reply

I've checked, but on my installation of HikaShop I can't see the date restriction as I add a new price.
I attach an image of that panel with a couple of prices. Of course this happens on main product page and on variants pages too.
Same on new local installation.
After some researches on forum (that talk about server timezone config) I've checked the demo version on your site and found what you talking about.
Is maybe a business version features?

Thank you.
Davide

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1 week 4 days ago #304716

Hi,

The restrictions by date of prices are indeed only available with the Business edition.

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1 week 4 days ago #304749

Thank you, from the comparison page wasn't so clear, or maybe I've missed it.
That solves and close the question.

Best regards,
Davide

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