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TOPIC: [SOLVED] Individual shipping cost per product or category

Individual shipping cost per product or category 23 Oct 2015 19:26 #1

Hello;
I would love to find out how can I charge shipping cost either per item, or per category?
I have my website with the following settings works only when customers buy individually 1 product:
Weight==0; Shipping=0
Weight==3; Shipping=19
Weight==5; Shipping=19
Weight==9; Shipping=19
Weight==15; Shipping=19
Weight==10; Shipping=12
Weight==11; Shipping=11
Weight==26; Shipping=26
Name=$5 for additional product ; Shipping=14*Products + 5*Articles

If a customer orders one product that weights 3 and one that heights nothing it will still apply 19 two times

Please help.
PS. I have installed version plg_opentools_vm_rules_shipping_v5.2.zip

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Individual shipping cost per product or category 25 Oct 2015 20:49 #2

Dear Vabril,
First, you need to know that the plugin does not (and was never designed to) calculate shipping costs per-product. This is also clearly stated on the plugins product page: open-tools.net/virtuemart/advanced-shipping-by-rules.html (section "Limitations and common misconceptions"). There are some workarounds to make per-product shipping costs possible, but there are many shipping cost structures that are NOT possible with our plugin.

Second, regarding your rules in particular: What shipping cost structure are you trying to implement? Can you please describe it in words in detail?
Do you mean: A product that weights 3kg will cost 19€ to ship, a product that weights 10kg will cost 12€ to ship, and if you buy both of them the shipping cost will be 19+12=31€. I'm afraid this scenario is not possible to describe with our plugin.

The limited scanarios that are possible with the plugin are:
- Same amount for each product (irrespective of its weight)
- x€ for the first unit of a product, y€ for each additional copy (that's more or less your last rule, except that one needs to use "Articles-Products" instead of "Articles" alone)
- If you have a limited number of categories, you can have x€ for each product of category A, and y€ for each product of Category B, etc. This, however, requires you to write an explicit rule for each category. So, whenever you add a new category, you need to adjust the rules.
- You can have shipping cost per article (SKU), if you have a very limited number of different products. Like in the categories case, you will need to write one explicit line for each SKU. For examples, see open-tools.net/forum/shipping-by-rules-p...f-shipping-cost.html or open-tools.net/forum/shipping-by-rules-p...l-not-duplicate.html

Does your scenario fit into any of these? If not, I'm afraid it will be very hard to implement in the plugin (if possible at all).
Sorry that I don't have better news for you.

Best regards,
Reinhold

PS: In the example you gave, your customer should be charged 19€ with your rules, because the weight of the order is 3kg (notice that the Weight variable is the total weight of the whole order, not the weight of individual products!)

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[SOLVED] Individual shipping cost per product or category 27 Oct 2015 05:13 #3

Problem solved.

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