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I simply want to be able to charge the right shipping fee to each person based on their distance from me within Canada and the US.


So obviously if I am in Toronto Canada, it would cost more for me to ship to LA than it would to NY. Are there mods that figure that all out for you?


I'm looking around but I am so confused about all the mods out there and what they are for. I don't want to ruin my store by installing something wrong.


Any help or advice will do.


Thanks in advance,


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How do you want to ship your items? If you plan on using UPS or FedEx, there are modules that will link up to them for live shipping calculations.


Canada Post also offers a live connection for shipping calculations. In my case, though I'm located in Canada, my store prices are in US dollars, and the reps I spoke with at Canada Post didn't seem to think there was any mechanism that would allow for currency conversion.


So instead, I created a whole bundle of table-based shipping modules, each based on a limited shipping zone within Canada, in the US and internationally. I then printed off all the Canada Post rate guides to calculate at least approximate shipping to each area and filled mine all in manually. (That really wasn't as bad as it sounds, though did take a bit of time to begin with...)





Edited by TerryK

Terry Kluytmans


Contribs Installed: Purchase Without Account (PWA); Big Images, Product Availability, Description in Product Listing, Graphical Infobox, Header Tags Controller, Login Box, Option Type Feature, plus many layout changes & other mods of my own, like:


Add order total to checkout_shipment

Add order total to checkout_payment

Add radio buttons at checkout_shipping (for backorder options, etc.)

Duplicate Table Rate Shipping Module

Better Product Review Flow


* If at first you don't succeed, find out if there's a prize for the loser. *

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