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adding "handling charge" to shipping total

Thread began 7/18/2011 8:00 pm by James L | Last modified 7/24/2011 5:19 pm by James L | 851 views | 2 replies

James L

I figured it out -- so simple

I was making the whole thing too complicated. Only one box size used, it weighs 7 oz. Each item weighs 18 oz. So in eCart calculations I changed TotalWeight from [Weight]+[Quantity] to add in the box weight: TotalWeight = ([Weight])+[Quantity]) + 7.
So, one item in the box weighs 25oz (18+7), two items weigh 43oz (18+18+7) etc.
Seemed too easy, but it works perfectly. Returns the exact USPS postage that I get from checking it with the USPS website "Postage Calculator."

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