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Shipping help please

    Dec 03 2009 17:08:03

    #1

    Amy

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 12

    I don't know if this is even possible with a free or premium account. The site uses Option Cart.

    Client has 2 main products. Product 1 ships for 2.95 each. Product 2 is a combo pack and client wants the first one to ship for 3.95, each additional to ship for 2.95. Seems simple enough? I'm not finding where to do it, she has a free account. I don't want to have her upgrade unless I'm sure it'll work.



    Dec 03 2009 17:19:19

    #2

    Alan

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2959

    Technically you can achieve the charge. For example by including 2.95 in the price of each product and charging 1 for shipping if product 2 is ordered.

    But that may not be easy to explain to the customer. I don't see upgrading making any difference.

    Alternatives would be compromises, like charging 3.45 for each of product 2.

    Alan
    Some shipping help documents are available at www.stoner.org.uk/mals/




    Dec 08 2009 15:35:55

    #3

    Amy

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 12

    Thank you Alan.

    I think the client hasn't been sure what they want to do.

    Here's my understanding of what they want at this point:

    1 individual item: 2.95 total shipping
    2 individual items: 2.95 total shipping (same as 1)
    3 individual items: 3.95 total shipping
    4 individual items: $4.95...($1.00 more per each individual item)

    1 combo pack: 3.95
    2 combo packs: 7.90
    3 combo packs: 11.85
    In other words, $3.95 each.

    International shipping, $2 more (don't know if they want that per item or for the total order)

    I don't think I can do this with the free account, can I?



    Dec 08 2009 16:26:26

    #4

    Alan

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2959

    Only by including 3.95 in the price of a combo pack.

    Then give other products a units value of 1 and use option 5.

    UNITS COST
    1 ____ 2.95 ___ charge 1*2.95 for the first
    1 ____ 0 ______ nothing for the second one
    rest __ 1 ______ add 1 for each item over 2

    International shipping is difficult for combo packs. For the rest, just change 2.95 to 4.95 if the charge is per order..

    Alan
    Some shipping help documents are available at www.stoner.org.uk/mals/




    Dec 08 2009 20:52:18

    #5

    Amy

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 12

    Thank you Alan.

    The client doesn't want to do that, so now my question is, will the advanced shipping handle it like they want? They don't mind upgrading if it'll actually work.



    Dec 08 2009 21:16:16

    #6

    Alan

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2959

    I don't see advanced shipping making any difference.

    You'd have to use standard shipping option 8 with a user routine to match his requirements.

    Alan
    Some shipping help documents are available at www.stoner.org.uk/mals/