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"rage AND percentage shipping"
Posted by Darryl Hosford on Mar-26-00 at 08:40 PM (EST)
Hi there,

I have a customer who wants to charge shipping using a table with rates from $0-5, 6-10, 11-20 (by subtotal),

and then make a shift to a flat percentage = 10% of subtotal for order subtotals above $21


Does anyone know how to make the system work with a range and then a percentage?


I have tried:

param name=shipping value="UPS,BY_SUBTOTAL,5=$1.00,10=$2.00,50=$3.00,10%"

but this does not seem to work...

If there is not a way to get this to work, I would suggest it for an update.

Thanks!
Darryl Hosford

Hosford Web Service
http://www.rapidhost.net/

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shipping, Charlie Edmunds, Mar-27-00, (1)
Shipping, Bradley Edwards, Apr-18-00, (2)
percentage, Charlie Edmunds, Apr-19-00, (3)

 

 
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1 . "shipping"
Posted by Charlie Edmunds on Mar-27-00 at 05:45 PM (EST)
Darryl,

I don't know of a way to directly configure shipping that way but uShop shipping is flexible enough to simulate most shipping options. I have included some shipping info that may help you:

uShop Shipping Setup

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Admittedly, the shipping parameter is one of the more difficult parameters to setup in the uShopOrder applets. However, once you understand the format of the parameter, you will be able to setup almost any type of Shipping Method/Calculation.


Shipping Name

The shipping name can be anything you want to call the shipping method. For example, you can name the shipping method "UPS", "FED EX", or whatever you want to call it.

Calculation Method

The calculation method can be one of four values:
"FLAT RATE" - If you want to specify a flat rate to charge for shipping.
"BY_SUBTOTAL" - If you want to calculate shipping based on the product subtotal.
"BY_QUANTITY" - If you want to calculate shipping based on the total quantity of items.
"BY_WEIGHT" - If you want to calculate shipping based on the product weight. (If you use "BY_WEIGHT" you should be sure to specify the "WEIGHT" parameter in all of your product input applets.)

Shipping Table

The shipping table is a list of value=rate pairs separated by commas and can best be described in an example.

Suppose you want to calculate shipping base on the subtotal and the shipping table is specified as:

"10=$1.00,20=$2.00,30=$3.00,$4.00"

This table would be interpreted as: for orders with subtotals between $0.00 and $10.00, shipping is $1.00, for orders with subtotals between $10.00 and $20.00, shipping is $2.00, for orders with subtotals between $20.00 and $30.00, shipping is $3.00, and for all subtotals greater than $30.00, shipping is $4.00.

If you were to use the same shipping table to calculate shipping based on weight, the table would be interpreted as: for orders with weight totaling between 0 and 10, shipping is $1.00, for orders with weight totaling between 10 and 20, shipping is $2.00, for orders with weight totaling between 20 and 30, shipping is $3.00, and for all orders with weight totaling more than 30, shipping is $4.00.


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

The shipping parameter is made by putting the Shipping Name, Calculation Method, and Shipping Table together in one comma separated string. As an example:



This shipping parameter would be interpreted as: Call this shipping method "UPS", Calculate the shipping based on "SUBTOTAL", and for subtotals up to $20 charge $5.00 shipping, for subtotals up to $35 charge $7.00 shipping, for subtotals up to $50 charge $10.00 shipping, and for subtotals greater than $50 charge $15.00 shipping.

SPECIFYING MULTIPLE SHIPPING OPTIONS

You can specify multiple shipping methods/calculations by just separating each one with a semicolon (;).


NOTE: DO NOT include a semicolon after the last shipping option.


Thanks, Charlie Edmunds

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2 . "Shipping"
Posted by Bradley Edwards on Apr-18-00 at 10:42 PM (EST)
Charlie,

I recognize the above information from the reference to the uShop Cart.

But this still does not address the question of how to use a % of the subtotal for the shipping.

Is it possible to do this? I have tried putting a percentage in the format but couldn't get it to work.

Also I'am still using 1.0. I havent converted the setup to the new 2.0 yet. maybe this has something to do with it???

I have not been able to loacte anything about using percentages.

Thanks,

Brad Edwards

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3 . "percentage"
Posted by Charlie Edmunds on Apr-19-00 at 07:27 PM (EST)
Brad,

No there is no direct way to charge by percentage. The reason that I included the shipping information is that there is usually a way to get the shipping charges the way you want by using some of the other parameters.

Have you submitted a customization request? http://www.uburst.com/customizations.html

Charlie Edmunds
Microburst Technologies, Inc.

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