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How do I set one initial price for shipping?

Thread began 1/09/2013 6:47 pm by mrs | Last modified 1/11/2013 2:36 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1094 views | 5 replies |

mrs

How do I set one initial price for shipping?

I think I have misunderstood the shipping function of the Add to cart button... I hope I haven't though!

I watched the tutorial on how to build a paypal driven store, and I have it all working fine, but what I am having trouble with is the shipping costs.

I was hoping to charge £5.00 for the first item, and then £1.00 per extra item. So, if I have to ship three different products, then I am hoping to charge £7.00 in total for shipping. However, at the moment I am finding that if I add three different products, I am charging 3 lots of £5.00 (£15.00) which is a bit steep!

How do I do this?

If I am adding three of the same product, then it works fine charging £7.00.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

for the type of shipping you are trying to configure, you need to set that up in your paypal account rather than setting the shipping in the button.

the button shipping settings apply to the Item, not the cart.

to apply shipping to the cart as a whole, you set the shipping up in your paypal account.

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mrs

Aha, OK. Do you know if that can be done with PayPal Standard, or do I have to have PayPal Pro to achieve this? I've looked at PayPal Standard, but can't at the moment see if I can set it up like this.

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

YEs, paypal standard allows you to set shipping details on the account to the best of my knowledge

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mrs

OK, thanks Jason. I got in touch with PayPal and was told that I had to custom code it from my website which I thought was odd as too many people add shipping at a fixed rate regardless of how many products are in the cart.

I think I just got somebody who was particularly helpful!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

see this page for details on setting up shipping in your account profile:
ProfileAndTools.html

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