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Shipping Multiplier?

Thread began 5/30/2011 12:14 pm by codamedia | Last modified 6/01/2011 9:41 am by Jason Byrnes | 1075 views | 5 replies |

codamedia

Shipping Multiplier?

Here are my basic shipping needs.

1: Base rate for shipping up to 1 lb. (easy, and setup)
2: Base rate for each additional lb (easy, and setup)
3: What I need to do now is setup rules based on the province they are being shipped to. Is there an easy way to add a Multiplier to the "$totalShipping" that get's created.
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EXAMPLE
Base Rate "$totalShipping" = $10

Manitoba has a multiplier of 1, so the value is still $10
Alberta has a multiplier of 1.4, so the value is $14.00
etc....
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The way it is now, I know I can add a multiplier in the calculation to the "total weight" - therefore adding a per lb sur charge to each province, but this calculation will not sit well with my client, and it is not nearly as easy to calculate. (It would be great if the $totalShipping variable was stored in one of eCarts calculations, so we could calculate it from within the shipping calculations area. Better yet - add "canada post" as a shipping provider for real time quotes - LOL)

Any suggestions? Or is the above paragraph my only solution?

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CraigRBeta Tester

Heres something that may work for you.

In your database, add a table which contains all of the shipping states, and a multiplier for each one.

When the customer chooses a shipping state on the checkout page, you could use this value to lookup the multiplier from the recordset and set it as a session value.

use this session value in the shipping calculation.

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codamedia

Yes - that is almost exactly what I am thinking, however there is no way to apply this to the "total shipping" variable that gets created. The eCart Shipping dialog does not have this option, as far as I can see :)

I need the first two items I listed, "The Base Rate", then the "Per lb" rate. The multiplier needs to be applied to the sum of those two items.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, since you want to apply this to the total shipping, you cannot do this on the shipping tab of the eCart object. to do it on the shipping tab would create an endless loop, since eaxh time the shipping is calculated, it would end being recaculated.


you can do this on the charges tab though.

set the calculation of the charge to a flat rate and use the following code:


$this->GetShipping() * $_SESSION['yourSession']


where yourSession is the name of the session you create that contains the multiplier.

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codamedia

Thanks Jason - that is exactly what I was needing. I never thought about adding it in the calculations.

Thanks also to Craig for pointing this in the right direction! I see now this is what he was suggesting as well.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No worries, glad to heart it is working.

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