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question about shipping per order value (#7)

    Mar 18 2010 15:41:23

    #1

    formulawerks

    Join date : 2010-03-12      Posts : 18

    i was wondering if one of you lovely folks could help me out with this...

    we currently have a paypal cart, and our shipping is set up by order value. as we're switching to mal's premium, i've been trying to set up shipping in the same fashion. i read many forum posts, and looked at someone's own mal's support site (i think his name was alan?), but i still haven't cracked it.

    basically, this is what we have for a zone in paypal:

    From To Rate

    0.01 11.00 3.00
    11.01 52.00 5.00
    52.01 85.00 6.50
    85.01 120.00 8.00
    120.01 and up 0.00 (free)

    i tried this in mal's but it's not working the way i thought it would. more on that below...

    this is with option 7, box checked for "automatically set units to equal price (shipping by value)." i also tried it without, and got the same results. oh, and we're using html forms.

    UNITS COST

    11 3.00
    50 2.00
    80 1.50
    120 1.50
    the rest 0.00

    i don't really need to have free shipping for the highest dollar value, i'm more concerned about understanding how this works for what i need.

    the problem i ran into is that, on an order of $130.00, for example, it's showing a shipping charge of $6.50 in the cart. according to what i thought, or what i think i see above, the shipping charge should be $8.00.

    so i guess i haven't really figured it out. i'd appreciate it if someone could help me understand how to set the shipping by value to get what i'm after.

    thanks!



    Mar 18 2010 17:38:22

    #2

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3207

    My understanding is that to reduce shipping to zero, you place a zero value, in this case -8.00.

    Have you tried option 5?

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    Mar 18 2010 18:04:36

    #3

    formulawerks

    Join date : 2010-03-12      Posts : 18

    GT said My understanding is that to reduce shipping to zero, you place a zero value, in this case -8.00.

    Have you tried option 5?


    thanks regarding the 0 shipping. i'm more concerned about the issue at hand, though.

    as for option 5, that means i'd have to set a value of units (in this case, dollars) for each product in the html forms, no?

    i honestly don't care what i should be using. whatever will work is fine with me. however, everything i read here and on that other site i mentioned said that #7 should be used for by-value shipping.

    so then, i'm looking for help on what to do.



    Mar 18 2010 18:34:01

    #4

    Debbie Q

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    Shipping is far from my specialty but I think it would be like this. (give or take an unit)

    11 - 3.00
    41 - 2.00
    33 - 1.50
    35 - 1.50
    the rest 0.00

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    Mar 18 2010 19:30:50

    #5

    formulawerks

    Join date : 2010-03-12      Posts : 18

    Debbie Q said Shipping is far from my specialty but I think it would be like this. (give or take an unit)

    11 - 3.00
    41 - 2.00
    33 - 1.50
    35 - 1.50
    the rest 0.00


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    i'm honestly confused at what the values are on the left. oh wait, the unit values add up as well? sheesh. haha, i will try this. thanks!