Our business is operating an ecommerce application that is currently utilizing Zen Cart open source software. Zen Cart natively provides the capability to link products to a different category, using the identical product information, and the master product's inventory is decremented whenever a sale occurs within one of the linked products. We like this feature, but find that it doesn't suit our true needs. If a product is compatible with several different computers, for example, we would like to be able to display links within the same category that all draw from the master product's inventory count but that display a customized title and description for the linked product, thus showing the product as working for just one computer within each listing. Most likely, the master product would also draw its title and description from the linked products table in order to keep things working smoothly. This customization would make it easier for our customers to find their product within a list of products and would also make the product listing appear more relevant to search engines.
If someone knows if this is possible, please let us know and we can provide further details as required to reach a reasonable bid amount.