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At moment of purchase product variant unknown

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Patrick110
on 12/2/15, 7:35 AM 676 views

Hi there, 

I was wondering if there is a solution for the following issue: 

Assume that 'product A' has 6 different variants (hence, product A only has 1 attribute with 6 different attribute values). Suppose that company X want to purchase 10 units of 'product A'. However, company X does not know what the distributioin of products in terms of attribute values will be at the moment of purchasing the products. After a couple of days the 10 units will arrive and only then the distribution of products in terms attribute values becomes clear. How should company X 'move' his products into the warehouse in such a way that the purchase order is correctly finished and that Odoo knows how many units of each product variant came in? 

Someone faced the same issue before?

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Steve turri
On 12/2/15, 3:42 PM

It is possible to modify the order items after the sale is confirmed.  Say if you sold 10 units of a product in white variety, then at the time of ship, you send them 5 yellow and 5 black, you can edit the invoice and delivery order to include the additional product variant and the quantities of each.

It does seem like unusual behavior to ship unknown variants to a customer, but I am sure the is a business case for how it works.  Are you using the built in eCommerce or POS?  Is it possible to leave the order in a quotation state until the final order items are determined?

Thanks for your comment. I think I could have been a little clearer. By company X i ment our company. So it is all about a purchase order at one of my suppliers. So, hence I will buy 10 units of Product A at my supplier. At the moment of purchase I do not know what the distribution will be of the units in terms of attribute values. So, let's say that I came to an agrrement with the supplier that I always will order the units in white color but the supplier is free to choose what colors he will send to me. For instance, when I unpack the incoming goods I notice there are 3 red, 4 yellow and 3 white units. What is the best way to accept the incoming goods in such a way that the purchase order matches the incoming goods (despite the different colors) and that the stock is up to dat in terms of the product variations?

Patrick110
on 12/3/15, 3:28 AM

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