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Packaging and USPS charges question

Thread began 6/04/2012 2:28 am by lr_leal239405 | Last modified 6/05/2012 10:56 am by Jason Byrnes | 372 views | 1 replies |


Packaging and USPS charges question

On my checkout I have it working with the USPS calculation. The post office limits the package to 70 lbs. On my checkout, if the order is over 70 lbs. it simply charges $0. On the shipping behavior there's only two options: to ship everything in one package or to package every item separately. However, neither one applies to this website. They package up to 10 items and then another package is used. Therefore the 70 lb. limit would never apply since no package weighs anything close to that. What do I do since neither one of the available options is true?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

One of the settings on the last page of the shipping behavior is Quantity, this is the quanity of boxes that will ship.

You could use a calculation to dynamically break the shipment in 70 pound intervals, for example:

<?php echo ceil($yourCart->TotalColumn("TotalWeight") / 70); ?>

would set the quantity to 1 if the total weight is under 70, if it is over 70 lbs, say 90 lbs, it will set the quantity to 2

then for the weight, you could use this calculation:

<?php echo $yourCart->TotalColumn("TotalWeight") / (ceil($yourCart->TotalColumn("TotalWeight") / 70)); ?>

which would set the weight for each box dynamically, your 90lb cart would now ship in 2 boxes, each would weigh 45 lbs

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