I apologise if I ask or say anything seemingly ignorant or stupid however I am very new to Magento.
I work for a company that sells laptop LCD panels all over the world. We have been selling on websites such as Amazon and eBay for many years now and I've recently been tasked with setting the company up with our own online shop.
So far it all seems fairly self explanatory, and there's a wealth of knowledge available which is great. However...
We have thousands of eBay listings for one stock category on our database. Say one type of laptop LCD might fit 300 or different models of laptop, we would have an auction with each model in the title so that buyers can find the screen they need easily.
What I'm hoping to find out how we could possibly replicate this situation on Magento Community 2.3.1.
Ideally I'd like to be able to set up multiple products(?) that link to one category on our database, but with the added functionality that a purchase from any of these products reduces the stock level of the category as a whole.
Is there a way to do this with something like product options (1 product with a massive amount of options) or another way this can be done using an extension maybe?
Any information would be great as I would really like to get the stock management as accurate as possible.
Any pointers with this would be fantastic.
I'm not sure it this will work for 1000s of options but here is the dev docs for configurable products.
Magento 1: https://docs.magento.com/m1/ce/user_guide/catalog/product-configurable.html