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powerstore and local settings

Thread began 1/19/2010 12:41 pm by fraskos393357 | Last modified 1/21/2010 7:02 pm by Eric Mittman | 1209 views | 5 replies |


powerstore and local settings


I have a couple of questions concerning powerstore

1. I have purchased powerstore and i want to create an e-shop in the greek language. As i live in greece, i want to edit the customer's checkout page to display city options for my countrie's cities, and not the US ones. Has anyone any idea on how to make such a modification?

2. Also, i want powerstore to be able to calculate the shipping costs for domestic deliveries (the products will be shipped only within the greek country) .
Is there a way that i can make powerstore calculate the total weight of products and then apply specific shipping costs other that fed ex and ups?

3. Is it possible to show Kgs and not Lbs in the backend?

I would appreciate any feedback in these issues.

Thanks in advance

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Eric Mittman

You can do each of these things but you will need to make use of eCart for a couple of them.

First, for the state select list that you see this is just a static list. You can edit the options to be any that you would like in here. You can make the edit directly in Dreamweaver. If you click on the select list in the property inspector you will have the dynamic values button, click on this to edit the list.

For the shipping rules based on just weight you can do this with the eCart shipping charge rules. You can just craft a rule based on the total weight of the cart being less than or more than a certain amount and apply a flat rate based on the weight like this.

For getting the weight to show in Kg you could just edit the labels for the weight that you see in the admin back end. You will also need to use eCart to set the weight to be Kg in the cart object.

Please post back with any questions that you have about any part of this.

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ok, so if i buy e-cart i can use it's funcionalities to to build e-shops and use powerstore for the admin side? are these two compatible? Does eCart integrate with powerstore?


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Eric Mittman

The eCart is compatible with PowerStore, it was used when developing PowerStore. With this tool you can edit much of the commerce functionality that exists within the PowerStore including the add to cart server behaviors and the cart object itself. I think you would be fine leaving all of the cart functionality in place in the site but you will need to make updates to the cart object that PowerStore uses.

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Hello eric
ok, i have purchased eCart 5 also. Now where do i start from?
I have a couple of questions... How will powerstore recognize the changes on shipping rates that are made with e-cart? Do these 2 applications use the same database fields?
What exactly do i need to do? I cannot understand the purpose of e-cart... maybe because i have no coding experience. So, what are the steps i have to follow?


Eric, i have tried do the following:
1. I opened the cart.php from the powerstore folder
2. I have created a new cart within that page, using e-cart. I have put the weight and currency parameters as i need them.
3. I have uploaded the new cart.php file on the server.
4. I have also uploaded the WA ecart folder
Everything looks good so far:


Now what are the steps that i have to follow in order to calculate the shipping cost based on total weight of order?

You can see the e-shop at: index.php

Thanks for your patience

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Eric Mittman

The cart display is looking good, nice work. Now to get your shipping charge rules in place you need to edit the current cart object. To bring up the cart object interface you can go to Windows > eCart Object Panel, this will bring up the eCart object panel, just select the cart and click edit.

You will add a new rule to the shipping tab. In here you just create a new shipping rule for your first weight range. Give the rule a name, like 10kg or less, then add a condition to the trigger. The first condition will be based on subtotal of a column, then you will specify the totalweight column like this:

If the subtotal of the column totalweight is > 0

Next you will add in a second condition for this trigger. The next condition will use AND as the separator and will look almost identical to this one but you will be setting the upper limit for your first flat rate charge. So if you have a rate you would like to apply to all orders that are 10kg or less the second condition would look like this:

AND If the subtotal of the column totalweight is <= 10

For the calculation you would select flat rate and enter the amount you would like to charge for this range. This rule would then read, if the subtotal of the totalweight column is greater than 0kg, and less then or equal to 10kg apply the flat rate charge for the shipping.

You would repeat this for each weight range you would like a flat rate charge to apply for.

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