The inventory control plug-in is used for database driven
stores ONLY, where items may have limited availability.
The inventory control plug-in ONLY updates line item quantities.
It CANNOT update option quantities.
Example: If you are selling a t-shirt in several sizes,
it will only update the count for that specific product ID. It cannot
tell if the user bought a small or large t-shirt.
Identifying inventory items in the database
To begin, an available quantity (quantity on hand) is entered into
one of the USER DEFINED fields in the database by the store owner.
This number will be automatically adjusted by the program when the
product is purchased.
Adding To The Cart
When a user tries to add a product to the cart, the quantity entered
into the "available quantity" field is checked. If the quantity
they are trying to purchase is below the available quantity, the
item is added to the cart normally. If the quantity the user is
trying to add to the cart is more than the available quantity, a
message is displayed stating that the quantity is too high. It also
directs the user to go back and lower the quantity.
Modifying The Cart
If the user tries to modify the quantity once the item is in the
cart, and the quantity they are entering is too high, they receive
a message that tells them that the quantity is too high and directing
them to go back and correct it. QuikStore will not change the quantity
until it is less than or equal to the available quantity.
At checkout, the inventory control system will go through the list
of items purchased in the users cart and look for a matching inventory
NOTE: Not all items have to be inventory items. If a product's
USER DEFINED inventory field is left blank, it will not be counted
as an inventory item.
If the program finds an inventory item, one with a number in the
selected USER DEFINED field, it will subtract the quantity purchased
from the quantity available in the database.
When the items from the database are displayed to the user, an
"Available Quantity" is also displayed to let them know how many
of each item are available for purchase.
Once the available quantity for a product equals zero, the store
owner has the option to either display the item as "Sold Out", or
not display it at all.
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