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    Jan 16 2014 06:25:50

    #1

    dwight

    Join date : 2010-05-06      Posts : 18

    My client has sent me this info:

    MOST ITEMS NEED CUSTOM FREIGHT QUOTES BASED ON WEIGHT, LOCATION, SHIPPING CONDITIONS, ETC.

    In addition he said:

    WE WILL ALSO HAVE TO NOTE ON THE ITEMS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING THAT ADDITIONAL FEES WILL APPLY

    He did not tell me what they are or how they'll be figured.

    Where is there a complete list of the variables that I can send to the cart?

    Thanks



    Jan 16 2014 08:26:57

    #2

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3207

    Basing on weight it is easy, just pass a units (weight) value with each product to the cart.

    Based on the total units (weight) of the order, you can use standard or advanced shipping (premium cart) and get the buyer to choose their location, you will set up different zones to cover each location.

    By shipping conditions, are they meaning next day, three days etc?

    If shipping isn't selected by the buyer, the order will not be processed by the cart.

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    Jan 16 2014 17:42:34

    #3

    Alan

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2951

    If the shipping complexity requires hand calculation, the customer could first enter the order details without making a payment.

    When the shipping cost is known he could order two 'products', this time paying with a card.

    1) Enters the order number and value
    2) Enters the shipping cost

    Alan
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