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shipping calculator problems with items under 1lb.

    Feb 04 2016 14:01:30

    #1

    doug langley

    Join date : 2011-07-26      Posts : 7

    Hi.

    I'm having a problem with the shipping calculator, and I hope someone can solve for me.
    If I need to pay a small bit for the solution, I don't mind.
    I reside in the US, and my main product is under, and around one ounce.
    When I ship international, all the first class rates are rounding up to 1lb.
    I need them to be billed at the one ounce rate
    current USPS rates have the first lb at around $12
    I have added options for international first class, and international first class envelope.
    Since I ship my items in an envelope, there's really no need to charge this much and its costing me business. Shipping on two ounces needs to be closer to $5.
    I do have heavier items that go international as well, so I can't just hard code a flat shipping rate,
    heres the info you need to duplicate my problem.
    http://www.speeddots.com/shop/shop_iphone6.php
    add one to cart from that page.
    to save you from viewing html, weight is set at 0.2 oz
    select a country other than united states and hit calculate shipping.

    I've emailed Mal, and he's not sure why the rates for the international first class envelope option isn't being returned.
    If I could get things working something like this.
    Under 3 ounces international, set a flat rate.
    over 3 ounces, use the default rates.
    I'm not really sure what to do anymore, but if I can't solve this some how, I'm going to have to switch carts, and being here for over 5 years, I'm not looking forward to this prospect.
    If anyone has any solutions, or any reasonably priced hacks they would like to share, let me know.



    Feb 04 2016 15:14:13

    #2

    GT

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 3240

    Currently you have it set at...

    Select shipping from the following list:

    1st class without tracking - $14.50
    Priority with tracking - $50.50
    express mail with tracking - $64.75

    Is this through USPS or your own values?

    Are you using units as the weight for shipping or cost?

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    Fast turnaround, but I do charge :)

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    Feb 04 2016 15:23:54

    #3

    doug langley

    Join date : 2011-07-26      Posts : 7

    GT said Currently you have it set at...

    Is this through USPS or your own values?
    its USPS with a $1 handling fee.

    Are you using units as the weight for shipping or cost?

    I'm using units for weight.



    Feb 05 2016 08:05:43

    #4

    Alan

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2986

    For the moment you might define some non-USPS rates using tables.

    Not sure if this is the rate you want

    First-Class Mail International RETAIL Large Envelopes (flats)

    Canada Price Group 1 looks like

    The first 1 units costs 2.38 the band
    The next 7 units costs 0.22 each
    The next 4 units costs 1.08 the band
    The next 4 units costs 1.08 the band
    etc

    with Mexico Price Group 2
    The first 1 units costs 2.38 the band
    The next 7 units costs 0.70 each
    The next 4 units costs 1.50 the band
    The next 4 units costs 1.50 the band
    etc

    The other two groups are roughly the same as each other
    The first 1 units costs 2.38 the band
    The next 7 units costs 0.95 each
    The next 4 units costs 2 the band
    The next 4 units costs 2 the band
    etc

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




    Feb 05 2016 13:45:01

    #5

    doug langley

    Join date : 2011-07-26      Posts : 7

    Alan said
    For the moment you might define some non-USPS rates
    using tables.

    That looks like it could, and should work.

    When you say units, I'm assuming that you can make the units be a total of the weight and not the total number of products ordered?

    Can you give me an example of what I need to put in the cart, or point me at some examples for entering shipping tables?

    Thank you!



    Feb 05 2016 18:31:44

    #6

    Alan

    Join date : 2008-09-18      Posts : 2986

    Yes, you'd base on weight so units would be the actual weight of a product, both for USPS and for non-USPS, presumably ounces.

    In the table
    The first 1 units costs 2.38 the band
    The next 7 units costs 0.22 each
    The next 4 units costs 1.08 the band
    The next 4 units costs 1.08 the band
    etc

    'The band' is like a charging step. 'Each' is like a slope.

    A total of 5 involves the first two bands, so 5 would cost 2.38 +4*0.22 (a step and a slope).

    If the units total is 9 then the first three bands apply so the charge would be 2.38+7*0.22+1.08. 9, 10, 11 ,12 all cost the same.

    There's a link below.

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




    Feb 08 2016 16:43:49

    #7

    doug langley

    Join date : 2011-07-26      Posts : 7

    thanks much. I got it all setup. its going to require some tweaking, but this is deffinatley workable now.