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TOPIC: shipping with weight and Lengths as rules

shipping with weight and Lengths as rules 01 Sep 2017 23:57 #1

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Name=Producten lichter dan 30.5 kilo of kleiner dan 140 cm hoog. Totaal = {weight} kilo.; MaxLength<=1.4; Weight<=30.5; Shipping=8.95
Name=Producten zijn zwaarder dan 30.5 kilo. Totaal = {weight} kilo.; Weight>30.5; Shipping=75

I have above rules active and they work but when i want make a new rule with the length between 1.4 and 2.5 it doesn't work.
What are the correct variables i have to use to get the rule to work if the length is between some meters?

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shipping with weight and Lengths as rules 02 Sep 2017 01:55 #2

Dear Termikid,
What length do you mean when you say "with the length between 1.4 and 2.5"? Do you mean the length of the final package? Or the maximum length of all product? Or the sum of all lengths of all products?

The first (length of final package) is not possible, as it depends heavily on your algorithm to stack items into boxes and it also depends on the dimensions of the boxes available to you.

The larges length of all products and the sum of all lengths are readily available as variables MaxLength and TotalLength.

If, on the other hand, you are thinking of shipping costs per product, and you want to charge a certain shipping amount for each product with length between 1.4 and 2.5, then I'm afraid I have to disappoint you. Our plugin is not able to handle this case at all. In particular, the plugin is not (and was never) designed to calculate shipping costs per-product. All variables available in the rules are values at cart-level, not at the individual product level...

So, could you please describe in a bit more detail how your shipping cost structure works?

Sorry,
Reinhold

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shipping with weight and Lengths as rules 02 Sep 2017 09:50 #3

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I mean when a product is between 1.4 m and 2.5 m there are different shipping cost for that, and when a product is above 2.5 m there are also different shipping cost.

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shipping with weight and Lengths as rules 02 Sep 2017 15:03 #4

Dear Termikid,
Unfortunately, our plugin is not designed to charge shipping costs per product. For simple cases (like a fixed amount per product) there are workarounds, but conditions at the product level (like your case, where the shipping costs per product depend on each product's dimensions) are simply not available.

Sorry and best regards,
Reinhold

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