As linnworks has now integrated the use of Royal Mail Direct it’s thrown up a bit of a dilemma (reading the docs for it) bearing in mind that we haven’t installed linnworks yet but had every intention for doing so.
Looking at the docs it appears that you need to have a product weight for every item that you stock so that it can generate the shipping label (unless you want to enter the weight manually each time you need to generate a label which is counter productive)
We haven’t been entering weights as we didn’t know this at the time but from now on will be wanting to enter the weights when we create the products.
Thing is though the way we’ve been working in creating products in magento is that we create our configurable product first and then go to associated products and use the quick simple product creation to generate the simple products for that configurable product (as it usefully copies over the majority of the information)
Thing is though when you create a configurable product there is no weight input field. The weight input field only appears on simple products which means you have to input it each time which is crazy for us as the weight of each simple product (assigned to the configurable) will be exactly the same weight (as it’s only a change of colour or size). Whereas if we could input it into the configurable product then it would auto generate when we create the simple products.
Anyone else have the same problem? and what do you do?