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    Default postal cost from UK

    Hello tyhere,
    can someone please explain how to set up the 2 postal costs that I will need to post our from the UK?
    These are For
    'Europe'
    and
    'The Rest Of The World'

    These are all that we need for UK International postage, but I cannot fathom outr how to set them up?
    Any help greatly appreciated.
    Ed

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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    Are you referring to only Royal Mail postage rates? Or are you looking to use ParcelForce as well? (Parcelforce is cheaper when amounts over a certain weight are calculated.)

    Royal mail has a large number of services:

    Delivery options - UK
    * Special Delivery 9.00am
    * Special Delivery Next Day
    * Royal Mail Sameday
    * First Class
    * Second Class
    * Standard Parcels
    * Business Mail Secure
    * Recorded Signed For
    * Safebox
    * Safeplace
    * Royal Mail Tracked
    * Royal Mail Heavyweight
    * Royal Mail Pouch Services

    Delivery options - International
    * Airmail
    * Airsure
    * International Signed For
    * Surface Mail

    Which one(s) are you intending to use?

    It is VITAL that before you attempt to set up shipping, you have detailed rates and destinations schedules from the organisation who are going to do your shipping.

    Once you have these schedules, you can start planning how to set this up in zencart.
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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    hello there,
    we use Royal Mail 1st class airmail, which gives the 2 options of either to Europe or to The Rest Of The World.
    We already have the prices per weight of each item.
    What we lack is the experience to add these to our ZenCart system.
    As stated, we only need these 2 (Europe & Rest Of World) as we only send Internationsl mail using Royal Mail from the UK.
    As we also use a busininess collection service and PPI, we can easily calculate each weight/cost.
    regards
    Ed

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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    Hi Ed...

    Your best bet is to use the ZONE TABLES MODULE available here:

    http://www.zen-cart.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=695

    This is a combination of the ZONE module and the TABLE module, and will sort out your need to have Two zones for it.

    I trust you know how to set up your ZONE DEFINITIONS in zencart?

    BEFORE you activate this module, your zone definitions HAVE to be set up.

    You need to create TWO zone definitions:

    1. Europe
    2. Rest of World

    Under each Zone Definition, you need to insert all the appropriate countries:

    1. Europe
    . . France
    . . Germany
    . . Spain
    . . Italy
    . . . . (etc) until ALL European countries served by RM Airmail are listed in the Zone Definition)

    2. Rest of World
    . . Afghanistan
    . . Albania
    . . (etc) all the way to...
    . . Zimbabwe

    This will take you a while but must be done. You can of course OMIT all countries you do NOT intend to sell to. (realistically, what are the chances of a customer coming in from Equatorial Guinea? And if they did, can you trust them?

    When you have set up your zone definitions, ONLY THEN do you activate the ZONETABLES module and configure it.

    You CANNOT later add more zones (for zone definitions) when using this module, so if you decide to later change shipping method, this module will have to be uninstalled BEFORE you add the new zones, and then re-installed.

    Not a problem if you intend to stick with RM Airmail.
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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    Many thanks for that.
    Time permitting, I will crack on with that soon.
    Never set up any Zone Definitions yet, but will have a look and see.
    many thanks for your help so far.
    Ed

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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    Okay, having had a look... I realise that I do not know how to set up the initial zone definitions.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated please.
    Ed

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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    Under the country "United Kingdom", do you have all the COUNTIES listed?

    (In a standard Zencart install, there are no UK Counties installed... These can be added using a SQL command...)

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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    there are no countries listed under United Kingdom.

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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    Quote Originally Posted by gehdina View Post
    there are no countries listed under United Kingdom.
    COUNTIES... not countries...

    My previous post points you to modules that can be used to ADD Counties.

    Without the counties, you cannot configure Royal Mail Shipping.
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    Default Re: postal cost from UK

    apologies if this seems a stupid question, but we offer free UK postage (postage included in price), so do we need to install all of the counties?
    We only need the postal info for Europe and Rest Of The World, as UK postage is all free?
    YThanks for your patience so far!!
    Ed

 

 
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