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Magento Wine Shop, winegiants.com
 
patriveri
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Winegiants is now open!

Most of my efforts were spent loading and manipulating data, with some changes to the default design.  Any comments are welcome.

 
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Bruno LAFITTE
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I have also a french wine site : http://www.chateauxdirect.fr
For me big problem, no possible to sell bottle by 6, and you ?

Bruno

 
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patriveri
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Bruno,

I don’t understand your issue. Can you elaborate?

 
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Bruno LAFITTE
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My wine is packaged in a box with 6 bottles.
I dont want sell 4, 5 ou 7 bottles but 6, 12 ou 18 (= 1, 2 or 3 box).
I want to indicate a prix for 1 bottle but sell by 6.
Why ?
You understand ?

 
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patriveri
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Bruno,

Ok, I get it now. It sounds like you need a bundled product, 1 bundle of 6 individual wines. I don’t know how to implement it in Magento.

We sell the wine by the bottle, so I did not encounter this issue. I did have to customize the handling fee since the boxes have different costs.

Regards,
Patricio

 
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zhou
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Hi patriveri,
Your site looks very good.
Do you mind to share how did you create “HOME” category? and it really go “Home”.
Thank you very much!

 
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patriveri
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Zhou,

Thanks! Not sure if you mean a home button or the featured items category.

For the home button check: http://www.magentocommerce.com/boards/viewthread/7535/. The ‘home button hack’ to edit is /template/catalog/navigation/top.phtml

To display the items in a particular category on the home page, you need to:
- add the category (note the category id in the admin menu)
- assign some products
- edit the cms homepage.

Here’s what my home page looks like:

{{block type="cms/block" block_id="left_column" name="Left Column Images” }}

<div class="home-spot">
<div class="box best-selling">
<h3>Featured Wines</h3>
{{block type="catalog/product_list" category_id="87" template="catalog/product/list.phtml"}}
</div>
</div>

-patricio

 
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patriveri
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Fellow Magentoers red face

No comments about the design? Is it too bland? What will it take to elicit some feedback?

-patricio

PS, this is my first e-commerce site, and I’m a bit apprehensive.

 
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zhou
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Hi patricio,
Thanks a lot for your kind and detailed reply!
What you explained was what I needed. It really helpful.
Happy ecommerce!

 
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zhou
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Overall, your site looks very nice. I am not an artist, from my point of view, will it be better if the wine picture brighter (esp. the two on top left side)?
What do you think? and other dear Magentoers ?

patriveri - 04 June 2008 09:26 AM

Fellow Magentoers red face

No comments about the design? Is it too bland? What will it take to elicit some feedback?

-patricio

PS, this is my first e-commerce site, and I’m a bit apprehensive.

 
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First of all - I REALLY like your logo.  I think it would make your site stronger if you brightened it up a bit like the logo.  Maybe pulled out some of the orange and black instead of so much muted blue.

Overall it’s a pretty good first site.

 
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JoshBelke
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I think the Cart looks very nice.

“Any Comments”

header and footer backgrounds don’t seem to flow.

header-top-container {boxes.css (line 403)
background-color:#496778;

^-- id like to see it removed from the left / right extentions

see the blue at the bottom lightened.

 
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patriveri
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I appreciate the feedback and will look into it.

Sherrie, do you mean use more muted blues (instead of the oranges)?

-patricio

 
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zhou
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Hi patricio,
Your site loads very fast. Can you please tell me which hosting you are using?
Thanks again!

 
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patriveri
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Zhou,

It’s a dedicated server (dual opteron with 8GB of memory). I modified .htaccess so it would use more memory (php_value memory_limit 256M).

I also tweaked apache to use deflate (this speeds up the loading of css files, although I did not test it to make sure this was the case) and
changed mysql to use query caching.

-patricio

 
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zhou
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Thanks a lot patricio !

 
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