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Flat Rate Shipping

Thread began 10/15/2009 3:26 am by psychobilly1165508 | Last modified 10/16/2009 12:54 pm by Eric Mittman | 1086 views | 3 replies |


Flat Rate Shipping

I need to set a flat rate on certain products based on State.
All other products will get free shipping.

Shipping to Hawaii is $100, shipping to Alaska is $150.00

Can someone point me in the right direction? I can't seems to get this set this up.


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This might help your shipping problem

Step 1.
Go to the eCart Object and choose the Shipping tab on the far right side.
Choose the Add rule button.
In the new window-Name this rule Hawaii.
Next, in the Trigger section, right under the text box is a drop down. Choose "Based on Session variable" and then type in the name of your session variable (I use the one that eCart automatically create called 'eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_state_province') then where is has the = sign, put in HI, or the abbreviation you use for Hawaii.
Go to the Calculation section and choose "flat rate" from the drop down menu.
Type in the price for shipping to Hawaii.
Click on OK and then click on Add again. Go to step 2.
Step 2.
Repeat step 1 using Alaska as the reference.
Close the eCart Object
Step 3.
Open the page where you want to capture the address - usually the Billing Information on the page named checkout.php. Then make sure the Session variables are set in the form.

I am assuming that you are using the normal cart flow of Cart -> Checkout->Confirm->Success.

Hopefully, this helps.


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Flat Rate Shipping

Hi, thanks for the reply. I actually had that part working. The problem is only certain products are charged shipping. So I created another column in my products table called flatshipping. I set a session variable for this and added it as part of my shipping rule for Hawaii. Problem is if I add a product that does NOT get a shipping charge after adding a product the does get a shipping charge, it seems to cancel out the session variable.

Not sure how to approach this. here's my code:

function WAEC_indycart_HIShip() {
$totalShipping = 0;
if (true && (((isset($_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_state_province'])?$_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_shipping_state_province']:"") == "HI") && ((isset($_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_addshipping'])?$_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_addshipping']:"") == "Yes"))) {
$totalShipping += 100.00;//Result
return WA_eCart_FormatNumber($totalShipping, $this->ForceDecimalsC, $this->DecimalPlacesC);

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Eric Mittman

Session variables should not be canceled out by making any adjustments. It looks like you are setting this other variable $_SESSION['eCartCheckoutForm_addshipping'] to yes to trigger the flat rate shipping.

So long as the checkout state is HI and this session variable is set to 'yes' then the shipping charge should be applied. I think the problem is how you are setting this addshipping session variable. Where do you set it and how are you setting it?

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