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jen_jl

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I have 4 issues regarding Zones and Countries. Under the osCommerce Administration

 

1. Configuration section - My Store - Zone

 

I have NC because my store is located in North Carolina

 

2. Configuration section - Shipping/Packaging - Counry Code

 

I have NONE

 

3. Locations/Taxes section - Countries

 

Should have all of the countries enabled, or delete them all? I am only selling to the United States.

 

4. Locations/Taxes section - Zones

 

What should I input here? Each state that I will ship to. I am only selling to the United States.

 

 

 

Thanks for the help with these. I looked at the WIKI documents, but I still don't understand.

 

Thanks! :-)

 

Jennifer

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that is all tax issuse, set it up for country, states and state tax amount.

use no other country, or state.

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that is all tax issuse, set it up for country, states and state tax amount.

use no other country, or state.

 

Thanks, but I still don't really understand. Would it be possible to give more details, perhaps giving examples of what you have for each of the numbered items in my previous post.

 

Thanks!

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Jennifer,

If you are positive you won't sell products to any foreign countries (now or ever)... I think you should be able to delete all countries except for the United States. (but does it really matter if you have more of them? I don't know...)

 

With the locations/taxes section you should add a tax zone named North Carolina and include the proper state tax for NC. The rate you would fill in in the Tax Rates field. The state tax in California is 7.25%. You don't have to charge a sales tax to an out-of-state sale unless you have a physical store in another state as well. So basically when you set a tax zone of NC and a tax rate for NC any customer from NC should be automatically charged a state tax according to what you specified it to be...

 

Depending on your state you may have to charge a local county or city tax as well. Find out about it at your local tax agency...

 

Hopefully you will be luckier because California is really difficult when it comes to taxes...

 

You can go to this link to find out what some of us did to include the proper local tax:

 

http://www.oscommerce.com/forums/viewtopic.php...=asc&highlight=

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TheFinnisher,

 

before claiming that nothing should be sold outside the USA, think for a moment from where OsCommerce is (to give you a little help: NOT from the USA).

So to be consequently nationalistic, I recommend you not to use foreign products!

 

Mathias

(from Germany, that is a country in Europe, which is one of the 5 continents, a bit eastwards of the USA on the world map :-)

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Mathias,

I think you must have completely missunderstood my comment above!!!??? By stating that if one is positive they won't sell products outside the United States...I simply ment that if the store owner felt comfortable in their decission not to sell to any foreign countries, they could delete all other countries.

 

I think this is a matter that every E-commerce store faces. To sell abroad or not. It doesn't matter if you are in Europe, North America, or Asia...Essentially, selling internationally means taking precautions and having arrangements for payment and shipping. There are always international trade laws and fraudulent things to consider...

 

On another note. I am completely aware of the osCommerce history. I know it originally was developed in Europe. SO WAS I!! I'm a Finnish citizen living in the United States as a student.

 

I don't appreciate your prejudice comment assuming every US citizen is ignorant and that I for some reason was supporting a national economic movement.

 

However if you should ask...Yes I support buying locally! As much as I am a supporter of the internet. It's simply unenvironmentally irressponsible to ship a tomato from Europe to North America since you can grow it locally and sell it locally.

 

And about your directional advice. It simply matters how you look at it. If you travel west from the United States (instead of east) you will ALSO eventually hit Europe. The globe is round Mathias! The world is not as Black & White as you think. Take a trip, travel a little, and make note. There are people of every kind no matter where you go. Be appreciative of human intelligence no matter what, always look at the bright side of life...(as a famous song says)

 

Take care and good luck with your international sales!

 

Thomas

 

(An earthling from everywhere)

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Thomas,

 

sorry if I misanderstood you. I don't have prejudices against Americans in general, I just reacted on your posting (which I obviously interpreted wrong).

 

So sorry for that.

 

Btw.: I do support local bying as well and for the same reasons as you.

 

And you are right: if you take a globe, you will always find two ways do get from one point to another. But I mentioned the word MAP, which usually shows America at the very left and Asia/New Zealand at the very right, and if you go beyond that, you will leave the paper.

 

Sorry again for misinterpreting you.

 

 

Mathias

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Mathias,

Thanks for the apology! No worries man!! (as they would say it here in the USA) :lol:

 

I overheated a little because I've faced a lot of strong patriotism lately here in the USA. I think patriotism or being true to your origin is fine as long as you remember to be humble. (although I don't know how to do it properly if you are flashing the greatness of yourself everywhere!!)

 

But like I said there are always two sides of the story. Some people are very strong American supporter and some European. I think the Iraq war and some of the American politics have raised a lot of questions.

 

Glad to hear you support environmental actions and shopping locally. I just love small general stores and markets. It's a shame that so many has to give way for the big Supermarkets...

 

Anyhow, I think we are getting a little off the topics here...*ha,ha*

 

We are supposed to talk about osCommerce!!

 

One more thing, I checked out your web page briefly...Very nice work! I especially liked the layout and colors you are using.

 

Good luck to you in all your future work!

 

Thomas

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Thomas,

 

I was overreacting as well, I am a bit sensitive at the moment about these things. Thanks for the comments on my web site :oops: I give my best .-)

 

You are right, we leave the original topic.

 

So I wish you all the best

 

Mathias

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