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Auspost Shipping Calculations

Thread began 2/01/2015 12:07 am by Lee Firth | Last modified 2/03/2015 4:14 pm by Jason Byrnes | 410 views | 5 replies |

Lee Firth

Auspost Shipping Calculations

I'm just wondering how the postage is calculated if you have the "Packaging" set to "One package for the entire order"?


My client sells wallpaper rolls and they all have standard dimensions of 55cm x 8cm x 8cm and the weight is taken from the database. I have been comparing the results for shipping using ecart with the results from using the AusPost online calculator http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html and they are way off for multiple roll purchases but spot on for single roll purchases.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Using the setting for one package per item purchased will loop through the cart and calculate shipping for each line item.

you should make sure that the Package Quantity is set to use the TotalColumn for quantity instead of DisplayInfo.

in your screen shot to is currently using:
eCart1->DisplayInfo("Quantity")

change that to:
eCart1->TotalColumn("Quantity")

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Lee Firth

I made the change as per your suggestion and it didn't make any difference.

I have done some testing and it seems that it actually comes out more expensive than it would if you had "Packaging" set to "One package per item purchased".

With "Packaging" set to "One package for the entire order" I get the following results based on the same shipping address:

1 Roll $16.65
2 Rolls $37.50

If I use the AusPost online calculator (http://auspost.com.au/apps/postage-calculator.html) I get these results

1 Roll $16.65 (Based on a package dimension of 55cm x 8cm x 8cm and a weight of 1.5kg)
2 Rolls $18.75 (Based on a package dimension of 55cm x 16cm x 8cm and a weight of 3kg)

As you can see there is quite a discrepancy.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

If you use the one packager for entire order setting, then you should set the package quantity to 1.

eCart1->TotalColumn("Quantity")

should be used if you select One package per item.

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Lee Firth

That was it, thanks Jason.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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