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## Re:Mals shiping so confusing...need help!!

Dec 07 2009 16:33:53

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Join date : 2008-09-18 Posts : 164

Hi,

Option 3 is a very simple shipping option, but as you've found, is not really suitable if your customers will be ordering multiple items.

We use option 7 which uses the same basis - i.e. a shipping unit for each item relative to its weight. The cart then totals the values up depending on the number and items ordered, and charges according to a scale you set up.

So you may say the shipping units that total up to 10 could be £5.00 shipping, the next 10 (so between 10 and 20) is £6.00, etc etc.

You can set up to 5 different scales of charges (i.e. we are in the UK so use 3 - UK Mail, Europe, rest of the World). So the same units are used, but you may say that the first 10 units incurs a £10.00 carriage charge for foreign orders.

The only draw back we find is that you can only have 4 ranges units - a few more would be very useful.

Hope that makes some sense!

Ian

Option 3 is a very simple shipping option, but as you've found, is not really suitable if your customers will be ordering multiple items.

We use option 7 which uses the same basis - i.e. a shipping unit for each item relative to its weight. The cart then totals the values up depending on the number and items ordered, and charges according to a scale you set up.

So you may say the shipping units that total up to 10 could be £5.00 shipping, the next 10 (so between 10 and 20) is £6.00, etc etc.

You can set up to 5 different scales of charges (i.e. we are in the UK so use 3 - UK Mail, Europe, rest of the World). So the same units are used, but you may say that the first 10 units incurs a £10.00 carriage charge for foreign orders.

The only draw back we find is that you can only have 4 ranges units - a few more would be very useful.

Hope that makes some sense!

Ian