Hi, I have a general question about how to frame a problem.
I’m building a shop for art prints and cards. The prints and cards tend to be in a limited number of standard sizes but not all the paintings are available as prints and cards. So I’d like to make a library of print sizes and options, and then be able to simply turn that option on or off on the painting’s page.
At the moment I’m filling all the details in for each painting but it’s horribly un-DRY
I’d thought of making a page with a list of all print options and then choosing which one to include via a dropdown, but I’m wondering if there isn’t a more intelligent way to do it - maybe with Flex Objects. I’m unsure how one associates Flex Objects across categories, however.
Hi @joejac, thanks, I’ve seen these and I’ve also already built a couple of shops with Grav. My problem is just that this one is slightly more complex - and would benefit from a slightly different approach. I don’t think I explained the problem very well, but I’m still working on it and will publish the solution when i get it.
Essentially I want to have some fixed templates and parameters for certain categories, so that if I’m selling printed cards of, say, 50 different images, and I change the pricing, I can change it only one place, not have to go to every card’s page.
I think it’s relatively simple but I haven’t had tim to just sit down and work it out : )
Thanks. Snipcart has been great so far. I didn’t use the plugin but just coded the snipcart requirements into the template. I changed the blueprint for each item to add fields for price, code, weight - all the bits and bobs that snipcart buttons need…
I have been looking around the shop question a few days ago, trying to find a simple solution to be used on Grav as well as hand coded websites.
I have tested Ecwid. I managed to easily integrate their scrips in markdown. The shop can be live in just a few hours. They have a free plan up to 10 products for you to test or for production. Just need to add Stripe costs. This is a cheaper and easier solution than Snipcart, though not as flexible for developers.
It depends how many items you have. I have over a hundred, so would be spending £35 a month with Ecwid - Snipcart definitely works out cheaper for me. I also like Snipcart because it’s fairly unopinionated, it leaves all the actual store layout to you.
But it’s great to have another contender on the block.
The N° of items do not seem to influence much the costs .
The turnover have an influence.
It seems that above 18000€/year, once you add a Stripe or LyraConnect type of payment solution, Ecwid becomes cheaper than Snipcart even at Ecwid’s highest plan.
But above this turnover, it becomes soon more interesting to look at alternatives like Ogone/Paybox/Payzen or your bank’s solution, at least on French market. But these do not seem easily available on Grav.
Of course, these money matters do not factor in the development time, costs, requirements and preferences.
Even if more expensive, I understand Snipcart will be more suitable in some situations.