On behalf of a customer I would like to discuss the following topic:
There is something going on with our project that I would like to share with the community and check if someone has faced something similar and hear from people more experienced then us which ways we could follow.Our store has two kind of products: "basics" and "news". Following internal comercial strategies, these products have diferent comercial conditions (delivery date, minimum order value) reason why our ERP create one order for each kind of product. On the front, they can be bought together, but there are some verifications we need to proceed before the order be placed and the user need to select two shipping methods and make two payments.. resuming, we need to have two orders on OCC aswell, so we can use the verification schema already implemented to check these 2 orders.The problem is that we have no clue how to split one shopping cart in two orders before the checkout process. We could customize some widget to split the products in 2 orders using some product property and apply all the verifications on each order, but it will be really expensive and we will have a problem with site performance, as a B2B we have really big orders.Has somebody ever seen something like this? Maybe someone has experienced something like and can share the lessons learned.Thanks in advance for your help.
Here some additional information form the customer:
"We need to split the order in all the order process (webpage, cart, checkout and placing order - I need to orders as a result of one order process)."
I would love the B2B split order capability at cart and all the way through checkout for Carolina Biological. It would create a much improved customer experience. We have 2 situations where this would be helpful.1. Right now, we have district level people or school level admin. people that do the ordering for multiple areas on the same campus or different campus locations. Right now they place one order after another in succession, rather than placing one order, becuase they need multiple shipping destinations and separate orders for each department.
2. We also have restricted items,required shipping dates for certain kinds of living materials, and seasonal items. It would be great to split those items into separate orders for tracking purposes for the person doing the ordering of behalf of the end users. Often they get notificaiton of the items that ship immediately, and they communcate to the end users. When they get future commmunication about the same order shipping the items that were "future/special" at the time of the order, it is often missed or deleted from inbox as they remember it already shipped. The end users are of course not happy with Carolina. We are seen as falling down on the job.
I would hope value would be seen for including in on Prem and Cloud.