Simple products for variations
We have some magento stores... and now we are going to use woocommerce also for one of our stores. In Magento there is a possibility to make a configurable product that uses simple products for the options/variations.
SKU 115500 (configurable)
SKU 115500-S (SIMPLE)
SKU 115500-M (SIMPLE)
SKU 115500-L (SIMPLE)
SKU 115500-XL (SIMPLE)
The simple products wil be shown in the variations dropdown to select the right size for the product. Each simple product can be populated seperatly for stocks, prices... etc etc.
This is easier when the store works with data feeds from suppliers.
The meaning is that you make the configurable and also the SIMPLE products..
Then in the configurabel product you select the SKU's of the simple products for a variation.
Then this variation uses the fields like stocks, prices... etc etc.... from the SIMPLE product.
So for example... you make 5 products.. 1 conf and 4 simple.. and you combine them in the dropdown for variations.
This is the strongest en best thing in magento. Having this in Woocommerce wil make Woocommerce a much serious competitor
I think your mistaking or not getting the point... See below also
Thank you for contacting WooThemes, I'm happy to help you with this.
Unfortunately this is not yet possible I am afraid for having dropdown variations using simple products. Please do put your request here http://ideas.woothemes.com/forums/133476-woocommerce for future possible inclusion though as our developers and 3rd party devs regularly check this area for popular ideas.
For a more immediate solution... We don't do any custom work such as site design/migration/customisations so if you need someone to do this for you then I would look to
Affiliated Woo Workers: http://www.woothemes.com/affiliated-woo-workers/
You could also look through the extensions that we have on our site and then contact the 3rd party developers of extensions directly. (some extension pages have the developer name marked on the right hand side)
Hope that helps.