Bigcommerce product rules can now be managed from SureDone. Users will have the option to continue managing product inside Bigcommerce, along with their option set rules, with no change in current SureDone functionality.    

    

Product rules will only be applied to variations (base products with multiple SKUs in Bigcommerce), because Bigcommerce manages the differences between variations using rules.    

    

Using product rules from SureDone, you will be able to change the price, weight, and images of variations of a base product. These rules will all be of a fixed type, rather than additive, meaning that it sets the price or weight value directly, rather than using a relative value (e.g., “+$5” makes the price $5 higher, whatever the price was before the rule was applied).    

    

Managing Product Rules from Bigcommerce

   

In Bigcommerce settings (Settings > Plugins > Bigcommerce), users will have access to a new setting, Manage Product Rules. It may be set to either ON or OFF.    

    

    

    

Setting it to OFF means the user will not be able to manage Options Sets and Options from inside SureDone, and will have to perform all of their management of Option Sets and Options from within Bigcommerce.    

    

Turning this setting OFF means the user will not be able to manage product rules from inside SureDone. All management of product rules will have to be done from within Bigcommerce instead. This means that regardless of what images, price, and weight are in SureDone for the variants/children; we will only send the information from the parent to the base product in Bigcommerce. Altering this information on a child-SKU level will be managed directly in Bigcommerce only.    

   

Managing Option Rules from SureDone

    

In Bigcommerce settings (Settings > Plugins > Bigcommerce), users will have access to a new setting, Manage Product Rules. It may be set to either ON or OFF.    

    

    

    

Setting it to ON means the user will be able to manage prdouct rules from within SureDone.    

    

On the Editor page, there is a reminder in the Bigcommerce section, when you are in the parent of a variation, that lets you know whether your product rules are managed by SureDone or by Bigcommerce.    

    

When your products are imported (or created with this setting OFF), we will leave them so that the rules are managed directly in Bigcommerce (See here). If your product rules are managed by Bigcommerce, you will see this in the Bigcommerce section:    

    

    

    

While this setting is ON, new products will have their rules managed by SureDone and editing existing products will move the rule management to SureDone also. If your product rules are managed by SureDone, you will see this in the Bigcommerce section:    

    

    

   

When rules are created  on SureDone and pushed to Bigcommerce it will now create absolute product rules for the product, and any variations that may be part of that product, on Bigcommerce.    

    

These product rules will supercede any option rules that may conflict with them because they are absolute, this is part of Bigcommerce’s normal behavior for product rule and option set rule interactions. However, we will not remove any existing rules and if other rules exist for settings not controlled by SureDone (such as availability) they will remain in effect.    

    

Each item in the variation (represented by a GUID in SureDone, or a SKU in Bigcommerce) will receive exactly one product rule that alters its price, weight, and/or image each.