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Ive been working on my store since last week-end. The bugs are unreal, and I have been in and around this forum so much Im nausious and cant even spell lol......

 

Has anyone gotten there site up and completely running yet....

 

Ebay store sounds real good about now!

 

Anyone want to hook up and walk me through getting mine right!

 

It seem's the over the top questions get ton's of answers, but for us who are php handicapped seem to get left out in the cold in the community...

 

My problems are all simple just can get help on it.. :-"

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Hi Lee Ann,

 

My site has been up and running for over a year as well as others here who have had stores trading even longer.

 

Dont give up! Its a long hard struggle in the beginning.

 

Let us know what problems you are having and I as well as others will offer advice to the best of their knowledge.

 

Mark

Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

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Hi Lee Ann,

 

My site has been up and running for over a year as well as others here who have had stores trading even longer.

 

Dont give up! Its a long hard struggle in the beginning.

 

Let us know what problems you are having and I as well as others will offer advice to the best of their knowledge.

 

Mark

 

#1 Getting shipping to calculate lbs and ounces..

#2 The parcel post is calculating higher than it should ( the bug reports dont help.. section it says change is not even in my file)

#3 I cant get my info boxes right...

 

All easy issues... I just can't get answers... It's just easier for some than it is for others I guess....

 

Lee Ann

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Hi Lee Ann,

 

Unfortunately I can not help you with your shipping problems because I use a flat rate system.

 

What do you mean you can not get your infoboxes right? Do you have a link to your site??

 

Mark

Lifes a bitch, then you marry one, then you die!

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#1 Getting shipping to calculate lbs and ounces..

#2 The parcel post is calculating higher than it should ( the bug reports dont help.. section it says change is not even in my file)

#3 I cant get my info boxes right...

 

All easy issues... I just can't get answers... It's just easier for some than it is for others I guess....

 

Lee Ann

 

Hi

 

Shipping...

The unit used can be anything you want, it can be Lbs and ozs, or kilos, or tons or stones, absolutely anything. The important thing is the relationship between the product weights you enter as you create a new product, and the weights/prices you set in the shipping table.

 

To work in Lbs and Ozs the easiest way would be to use one common wieght, and this kinda depends on what you ship. For example, if you ship guitars, its irrelivent to use ozs, you would base the weights on 5LB 10LB etc, but if you ship bars of soap its a different story - you may ship in weights of 2oz, 3oz, 4oz etc.

Then we come to your courier method, is it royal mail? is it dhl? royal mail you can basically do it in ounces, but if its dhl its likely to start at 7kg or similar.

 

Heres an example set up, I do not know royal mails rates as I dont use them in any of my stores, but im going to make some up - for this example.

 

To ship 5oz = 50p

10oz= 1.00

15oz = 1.50

1LB 4oz = 2.00 (crafty egh... 20 oz!)

1LB 9oz = 2.50

 

we have a bar of soap, it weighs 3 oz

when we create the product we make its weight 3

 

I have a gift pack weighing 1Lb 2oz

I make its weight 18oz

 

Now in my shipping table I set it up like this..

0:0.00,5:0.50,10:1.00,15:1.50,20:2.00,25:2.50,50:4.95,100:10.00

 

A slo went into the tare settings in admin and set it to zero, i am nice and dont charge for packing, just postage. I aslo set the maximum weight i will ship to 100.

 

 

now shopper joe bloggs comes along and puts a bar of soap we just created in his basket, it weighs 3oz and the shipping charge is added at 50p. He then decides to spoil his mrs and adds another bar, his shipping has gone to 6oz so our table now charges the next rate of 1.00

he continues shopping and spots our super gift set and adds it to his basket. it weighs (from above) 1lb 2oz, but we very cleverly set its weight to 18oz, so that is added to our already accumulated 6 oz making his basket weight 24oz, which according to our shipping table is higher than 20, but lower than 25 so its the 25 value of 2.50.

 

thats a simple example, you could make the shipping table more complex, and add an exact weight for every single item in your catalog, but if you have a thousand products are you really going to weigh them all?

you can approximate them, but it really depends on what you sell, you may make on some deliveries but lose on others.

 

 

hope that de mystifies it a little, mind, i might have made it sound more complicated than it is.

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Hi Lee Ann,

 

Unfortunately I can not help you with your shipping problems because I use a flat rate system.

 

What do you mean you can not get your infoboxes right? Do you have a link to your site??

 

Mark

 

http://bizzy-searchin.com/shoppingcart/

 

I had this set up before, and had a nice template.. This one isnt the same version it has a sts_template file it was very easy to edit, but this one is a pain. So I have no idea how to set the old look back...

 

I guess if I can get the little kinks worked out I'll be ok with this drab look lol......

 

I REALLY appreciate both you helping me....:wub:

 

Lee Ann

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Hi

 

Shipping...

The unit used can be anything you want, it can be Lbs and ozs, or kilos, or tons or stones, absolutely anything. The important thing is the relationship between the product weights you enter as you create a new product, and the weights/prices you set in the shipping table.

 

To work in Lbs and Ozs the easiest way would be to use one common wieght, and this kinda depends on what you ship. For example, if you ship guitars, its irrelivent to use ozs, you would base the weights on 5LB 10LB etc, but if you ship bars of soap its a different story - you may ship in weights of 2oz, 3oz, 4oz etc.

Then we come to your courier method, is it royal mail? is it dhl? royal mail you can basically do it in ounces, but if its dhl its likely to start at 7kg or similar.

 

Heres an example set up, I do not know royal mails rates as I dont use them in any of my stores, but im going to make some up - for this example.

 

To ship 5oz = 50p

10oz= 1.00

15oz = 1.50

1LB 4oz = 2.00 (crafty egh... 20 oz!)

1LB 9oz = 2.50

 

we have a bar of soap, it weighs 3 oz

when we create the product we make its weight 3

 

I have a gift pack weighing 1Lb 2oz

I make its weight 18oz

 

Now in my shipping table I set it up like this..

0:0.00,5:0.50,10:1.00,15:1.50,20:2.00,25:2.50,50:4.95,100:10.00

 

A slo went into the tare settings in admin and set it to zero, i am nice and dont charge for packing, just postage. I aslo set the maximum weight i will ship to 100.

now shopper joe bloggs comes along and puts a bar of soap we just created in his basket, it weighs 3oz and the shipping charge is added at 50p. He then decides to spoil his mrs and adds another bar, his shipping has gone to 6oz so our table now charges the next rate of 1.00

he continues shopping and spots our super gift set and adds it to his basket. it weighs (from above) 1lb 2oz, but we very cleverly set its weight to 18oz, so that is added to our already accumulated 6 oz making his basket weight 24oz, which according to our shipping table is higher than 20, but lower than 25 so its the 25 value of 2.50.

 

thats a simple example, you could make the shipping table more complex, and add an exact weight for every single item in your catalog, but if you have a thousand products are you really going to weigh them all?

you can approximate them, but it really depends on what you sell, you may make on some deliveries but lose on others.

hope that de mystifies it a little, mind, i might have made it sound more complicated than it is.

 

 

Great explaination for a blond to understand lol... I did my table that way actually.. I was wanting to lean more towards the shipping calculator.

 

Lee Ann

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http://bizzy-searchin.com/shoppingcart/

 

I had this set up before, and had a nice template.. This one isnt the same version it has a sts_template file it was very easy to edit, but this one is a pain. So I have no idea how to set the old look back...

 

I guess if I can get the little kinks worked out I'll be ok with this drab look lol......

 

I REALLY appreciate both you helping me....:wub:

 

Lee Ann

 

 

I got the info boxes straight, but how do you change the color for the top area where it shows your account cart contents and so on... And a background color to lol........

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