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## shipping calculator problems with items under 1lb.

Feb 04 2016 14:01:30

#1

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.

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

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?

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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Feb 04 2016 15:23:54

#3

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.