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Rules for multiple manufacturers 07 Mar 2016 23:07 #1

  • fcdigital
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Hello,

I have a store with 3 different manufacturers A, B, C. I need to write a rule that help me to charge extra shipment in case products came from different manufacturers. Example:

3 products from manufacturer A, shipping $10

But in case are 3 products 1 from A 1 from B and 1 from C, shipping should be $30, $10 for each manufacturer.

Or even a more complex rule, same case that above but shipping A $5 shipping B $8 and shipping C $12

Please how can I write this kind of rules?


Regards!

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Rules for multiple manufacturers 08 Mar 2016 21:37 #2

Der fcdigital,
If I understand you correctly, your have three manufacturers, and each of them has a flat rate of $5, $8 and $12 independent of how many products are ordered.

The first case (each manufacturer has a $10 flat rate) is very simple:
Shipping=10*length(Manufacturers)

The second case (each manufacturer has a different rate) is a little more work, but still quite simple:
Variable=MyShipping; Value=0;
Variable=MyShipping; 1 in Manufacturers; Value=MyShipping+5
Variable=MyShipping; 2 in Manufacturers; Value=MyShipping+8
Variable=MyShipping; 3 in Manufacturers; Value=MyShipping+12
Shipping=MyShipping

It might also work to use contains_any as a multiplier (contains_any is zero if the manufacturer is not in the list, 1 if it is):
Shipping=5*contains_any(Manufacturers, 1) + 8*contains_any(Manufacturers, 2) +12*contains_any(Manufacturers, 3)
Please notice that I haven't tried the last example (and we have never tested contains_any to be used as such a multiplier, but if you are lucky, it might work out). Please let me know i this works.

Best regards,
Reinhold

PS: You will need the advanced version of the plugin, because all of the examples above use mathematical expressions and list handling (the Manufacturers list is a list, so there is really no way around this)...

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