I have an online store up and running. The functionality is quite good and I am happy with the overall production of the site. However there is an important development that needs to be made.
THE CURRENT SHOPPING METHOD
Customers can browse product pages ordered by category. When they see a model that appeals to them they click and only then they can see if their size (variant in Hikashop speak) is in stock. This is a rather cumbersome method especially if the customers size is 'normal' as they will find many models with no stock in their size.
THE DESIRED METHOD
I want to have a search module that I can publish anywhere on my Joomla (1.7.0) site that does the following:
Drop-down menus that allow the customer to select the model and another to select the size AND a text box that allows for direct searches
A display of the results -- identical to the current display on the category pages -- of only the models that are in stock according to the search/filter criteria.