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Three separate shipping scenarios and cart display

Thread began 9/28/2012 5:26 pm by info185511 | Last modified 4/11/2013 11:32 am by info185511 | 896 views | 7 replies |

info185511

Three separate shipping scenarios and cart display

I have an ecommerce web site which was done with an earlier version of eCart with coldfusion. Client wishes a major overhaul of the site and this includes switching to eCart with php. Presently shipping is only to the lower 48 and is based on weight,
orders less than 16 ounces
orders 16 ounces to 32 ounces
orders 32 ounces to 48 ounces
orders 48 ounces to 64 ounces
shipping is a custom rate set by the client. Now the client wants to introduce a fixed rate regardless of weight to Canada and another fixed rate regardless of weight for Europe and Asia. Is there an example of this scenerio and if so could someone direct me to the page.

Also the client wishes a display of the number of products in the cart at the top of certain pages which would upate as more items were added similar to what other online retailers have. Again is there an example of such.

Many thanks. John

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

So the weight based shipping rate would only apply to shipping to the US?

The shipping country is stored in a session variable named "eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_country".

In your shipping rules, you would need to add an additional trigger for:
Based on Session Variable value

you would need to use the session variable 'eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_country" "=" a value of "US" for the wight based rules.

and create other shipping rules for the other countries, using the eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_country session variable as the trigger.

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info185511

Cart display with three shipping scenarios

With your help and links to other areas of the forum I have create three shipping scenarios, one based on weight for US, one flat rate of $32 for Canada, and one flat rate of $45 for the rest of the world. When an item is added to the cart the shipping line shows $45 on the cart page. However once you proceed to checkout and select the shipping country and proceed to the confirm page the correct shipping shows. This is understandable since the shipping scenarios are ultimately based on shipping country, US, Canada, and the rest of the world.

Is there a way to offer the option of selecting the "shipping country" in the shipping line of the cart page. The customer could then see the correct amount, or should I remove the line if it is impossible to do.

Regards
John

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It would take a considerable amount of hand coding to accomplish this, it's not impossible, but it is also not easy.

it would be easier to remove the shipping line and only show the shipping on the confirm page.

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info185511

What would the cost be to do, have been trying without success.
Thanks John

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

We Offer a premier support service to assist with Custom Development at $99 / 30 Minutes. It could probably be done in one session, but may take 2.

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info185511

Adding option of selecting the "shipping country" in the shipping line of the cart page

Thanks for the info, unfortunately the client wishes the option on the cart page. What would you require product page and related files. Do I send the material as an attachment through this posting.
Regards
John

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