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Pricing for two type of product 12 Nov 2015 13:43 #1

  • James990
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I have a number of items on my site but only need two different shipping prices.

Mugs £3.00
Coasters £0.75
But for the life of me cannot get it to work! What syntax should I be using?


Pricing for two type of product 14 Nov 2015 13:07 #2

Dear James,
Do you mean that each mug costs £3 to ship? So if you buy two mugs and three coasters, you have shipping costs of 3+3+0.75+0.75+0.75=8.25£ ?

Assuming that all mugs belong to category 123 and all coasters to category 456 (those are the category IDs that you can see in Virtuemart's categories section; you'll have to adjust those values to your VM setup), one possible rule set to achieve this would be:
Shipping=3*evaluate_for_categories(articles, 123)+0.75*evaluate_for_categories(articles, 456)
Basically, you get the number or articles ordered from category 123 (i.e. the number of mugs) and mutiply it with 3, and then do the same for the coasters.

If, on the other hand, the £3 is the whole shipping cost if the order contains at least one mug, and the £0.75 is the shipping cost for the whole order if there are only coasters in the order, then the rule set could be:
Comment="At least one mug"; 123 in Categories; Shipping=3
Comment="No mugs"; Shipping=0.75

Best regards,
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