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Custom Shipping rules

Thread began 2/05/2010 11:57 am by birdscreen398247 | Last modified 2/08/2010 8:11 pm by Jimmy Wu | 795 views | 3 replies |


Custom Shipping rules

I want to have shipping rules based on the product category of items, such as a flat fee for items in Category 1, a USPS rate for items in Category 2, a UPS rate for items in Category 3 and a rate calculated with my own formula for a mixture of categories.
(The nature of my business is my orders are rarely mixed categories.)

I am using DW CS4, eCart 5, and PHP.

What would the code look like and where would I put it?

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Dani Chankhour

The first thing that you need to do is add a category column to your eCart object. And then update your add to cart server behavior to bind the category id to your category column.

Then open your eCart object, and click on shipping tab and click the add button. Under Triggers click the add button and for the condition select "Number of items with a specific column value" and select category for your column drop down list, and then from the calculation drop down list you can either set a flat rate or use the USPS shipping rate.

You will need to add this for each category that you want to set the shipping for. And then you will need to add a shipping rule for all other cases.

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Custom Shipping rules

I understand what you described and did some of it, but when I get to the calculation part, I don't understand the formula that I have to fill in.

When I select "Based on a Quantity of an Item", it gives me the following formula to fill in:

The quantity of Item (blank) Operator (Blank)

What goes in the first blank? What goes in the second blank?

In other words, what do those two blanks represent. It is not explained in the Help file.

For instance, if I simply want the quantity of items times $2, what would I put in there?

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Jimmy Wu

The first blank is the id of the product you want the shipping rule to be calculated for. The operator would be times. And the second blank will be 2.

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