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"Shipping Calculation"
Posted by Tim on Nov-02-99 at 11:32 AM (EST)
I have configured the shipping parameter to a single method -- by weight. Works fine until it reaches a maximum shipping rate of $31.00 -- the figure assigned to shipments with a weight of 50#. Regardless of the number of items or weight of products the total shipping rate never exceeds the $31.00 figure.
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Shipping Calculation, Charlie Edmunds, Nov-02-99, (1)
Shipping won't calculate after 50 l..., Raynald Provencher, Feb-10-00, (2)
shipping, charlie edmunds, Feb-11-00, (3)

 

 
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1 . "Shipping Calculation"
Posted by Charlie Edmunds on Nov-02-99 at 05:33 PM (EST)
Tim,

Take a look at the information below. It is a detailed description for setting shipping parameters. If you still are having trouble post again and give your urls so I can look at the pages.


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.

Charlie Edmunds
Project Manager
Microburst Technologies, Inc.

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2 . "Shipping won't calculate after 50 levels, is that right?"
Posted by Raynald Provencher on Feb-10-00 at 12:36 PM (EST)
Here is may shipping table: simple calculation - BY SUBTOTAL, from 0 to 1000, step 5:

MAIL,BY_SUBTOTAL,5=$0.25,10=$0.50,15=$0.75,
20=$1.00,25=$1.25,30=$1.50,35=$1.75,40=$2.00,
45=$2.25,50=$2.50,55=$2.75,60=$3.00,65=$3.25,
70=$3.50,75=$3.75,80=$4.00,85=$4.25,90=$4.50,
95=$4.75,100=$5.00,105=$5.25,110=$5.50,115=$5.75,
120=$6.00,125=$6.25,130=$6.50,135=$6.75,140=$7.00,
145=$7.25,150=$7.50,155=$7.75,160=$8.00,165=$8.25,
170=$8.50,175=$8.75,180=$9.00,185=$9.25,190=$9.50,
195=$9.75,200=$10.00,205=$10.25,210=$10.50,
215=$10.75,220=$11.00,225=$11.25,230=$11.50,
235=$11.75,240=$12.00,245=$12.25,250=$12.50,
255=$12.75,260=$13.00,265=$13.25,270=$13.50,
275=$13.75,280=$14.00,285=$14.25,290=$14.50,
295=$14.75,300=$15.00,305=$15.25,310=$15.50,
315=$15.75,320=$16.00,325=$16.25,330=$16.50,
335=$16.75,340=$17.00,345=$17.25,350=$17.50,
355=$17.75,360=$18.00,365=$18.25,370=$18.50,...
... 1000=$50.00

Well, it won't go over "250=$12.50", i.e. level 50. Is is the limit or a bug? There is no error in my table. You may get a look at my (test) order page at http://heandi.sherweb.com/cgi-bin/order.htm

Raynald

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3 . "shipping"
Posted by charlie edmunds on Feb-11-00 at 07:01 PM (EST)
Raynald

Yes, the maximum size of the shipping table is 50. This is not a bug nor a
limitation....it was just a design decision (based on general feedback) to
make the table size 50. There are two things that can be done to get around
this:

1) Use larger increments in the table (do you really need the 25-cent
resolution?)

2) If you are a licensed user of the full version, we have a version already
made with the table-size increased to 100. Contact support and they may be
able to increase it to whatever size you want.

Charlie Edmunds
Microburst Technologies, Inc.

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