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Different Flat Rate shipping for each item, then discount.

Thread began 2/13/2012 6:56 pm by troyd | Last modified 2/15/2012 12:10 pm by troyd | 1051 views | 4 replies


Different Flat Rate shipping for each item, then discount.

I have studied, and even tried several of the shipping steps found here within the forum. But I am stumped.

My client ships at a flat rate, but each item has a different rate?
Shipping rates are stored in a database table. Oh, and this is for a PayPal Standard shopping cart.

The client wants to discount the flat rate by 50% for each item after the first one. AND not start over on a different unique item.

So for example.

Widget 1 = $10 shipping for the first one.
Then the second, third, fourth would be $5 shipping each

Widget 2= $3 shipping
Then the second, third, fourth would be $1.50 shipping each.

So if they order 2 of Widget 1, shipping would be $15 total.

But, if they order 1 each of Widget 1 Widget 2, then the higher shipping of $10 should be applied first, and a discounted shipping of $1.50 would be added for widget 2.

I'm confused about where I bring this shipping into the calculation and what the rules would be.
Should I use a hidden input and populate it with the shipping amount in the recordset to start with? If so, then what?


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