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Hi guys

 

I'm looking for help in translating our company's complicated shipping structure into an ecommerce system. I've tried virtually all the shopping carts/systems I can lay my hands on and none of them seem able to handle it - but osCommerce looks like it might if I can figure it out. Any help would be much appreciated. Our shipping tarrifs work out like this:

 

ORDER VALUE: United Kingdom : Europe : Rest of World

 

CD's only - ?1.00 per item : As below : As below

 

Under ?10 - ?1.50 : ?3 : ?5

 

?10 - ?30 - ?3 : ?6 : ?10

 

Over ?30 - ?5: ?12 : ?20

 

It's fairly contrived! The cd's only tarriffs are for orders that consist of CDs only. If there is a mixture of cd's and other things, the order-value based tarriffs apply. Also is there a way to specify whether to charge tax on individual products? i.e. we sell books which are VAT free in the UK.

 

Please help! Thanks very much

 

Evan Brown

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Yes,

 

but they might be in some far flung corner of the world that is fast asleep at the moment :D

 

The simple answer is yes this is possible. You need to look at the table and zone rate shipping modules as a starting point.

 

To test the CD situation I'd suggest setting all of your product weights to 1 and the weight of cd's to zero. So if cart total weight is zero it's all cd's.

 

If your not savvy with php then I would suggest finding some one who is to program it for you.

 

N.B. I'm too busy. :( or :D depending on your point of view.

Trust me, I'm an Accountant.

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Thanks for your help, Ian. I'm a reasonable PHP coder but don't want to mess this up and was wondering if anyone else had a tried and tested way of doing it.

 

Evan

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Ok,

 

There was a thread some time ago about setting a catch all country to zones.php

 

One of the shortcomings is that for each zone you have to define all countries.

 

So in your case you would have

 

Zone1 = UK

Zone2 = France Germany Holland etc.etc

Zone3 = Horribly long list consisting of every other country in the world.

 

The idea behind the thread was that you would only have to define zone 1 and 2 and zone 3 would automatically charge for rest of world.

 

It was a few weeks ago, but you should be able to find it using search.

Trust me, I'm an Accountant.

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