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    Default Auto parts type of store - hardware, electronic components, etc - how to list on oscMax?

    I have a problem trying to figure out how to expand my store listings. The issue is I have many parts that are variations of a type of part. For example - machine screws. There are many lengths, and thread combinations, but they are all machine screws. So I want to have a way of listing them so you choose the thread and length and head style - but I can't see any obvious way to do it with oscMax's catalog layouts. Setting Product Attributes would be mind numbingly (sp?) difficult when you are dealing with twenty different lengths, five thread variants, and four different types of heads.
    I see that various parts stores have this set up - for example digikey, Mouser, Element 13 and others all have ways to drill down through massive varieties of parts to read the small group you are looking for. however I don't know how to start looking for the process to do this.
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    Hope this is a clear enough description!
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    Lightbulb Re: Auto parts type of store - hardware, electronic components, etc - how to list on oscMax?

    Just an example/idea..
    Categories -> Flanged Head Bolts, Allen Head Bolts, Pan Head Bolts, Conical Head Bolts
    Subcategories -> ZCP, A2 Stainless, A4 Stainless, High Tensile
    Products (Thread Size) -> M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8 <--- note "proper" units
    Attributes -> Thread Pitch, Length

    You REALLY need to work with LibreOffice Spreadsheets and EasyPopulate to have any chance of managing the products. I've found it easier to add in a couple of product varieties, export through EP to see the structure, then bulk update through a spreadsheet.

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    Default Re: Auto parts type of store - hardware, electronic components, etc - how to list on oscMax?

    Yeah, that sounds like a good plan! I do use LibreOffice and EasyPopulate and your suggestions of structure should make a customer easily usable listing. I will share some links as we play with the build...

    Thanks!

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