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    Default Quick question from a noob, please

    I havel already searched and read the WIKI docs and can't find one specific piece of info. Someone is telling me that Zen Cart will allow the shipping method to be set on a per item basis. Specifically, that product A can be set to have a flat rate shipping amount while product B can be set at weight based shipping. That is this person's definition of "multiple shipping methods". I have always known that to be an "either/or" choice that covers all products (i.e., either weight based OR flat rate is used). Could someone please confirm the facts before I get greyer hair than I already have?

    Thanks. Zen Cart looks really interesting.

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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    This can be done with the Per Unit perweightunit ...

    This uses the products_weight as the Shipping Charge ...
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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    Super. I just searched on perweightunit and read a lot. Can this be used WITH the USPS API so I can get the shipping rate from USPS? It doesn't sound logical to me, but I've been reading/researching this for a day and a half and I'm getting crossed eyes LOL

    Thanks for your prompt replies.

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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    Why would you want to use USPS for shipping rates ... and then turn around and want to use the Per Unit?

    Per Unit says ...

    Take all the products_weight * whatever you set the rate to be in the Per Unit Shipping Module ...

    USPS is giving you real quotes ... the two are not intended to work together ...

    What exactly are you attempting to do?
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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    This client wants to have "some" items in inventory that she sets a flat shipping rate for (e.g., a postcard = $2.00 shipping) and then have the rest of the items have their shipping calculated by the weight of the item.

    I can think of all kinds of reasons why this won't work but would love to be proven wrong.

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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    This could be done with a lot of customization ...

    You'd need to either decide what to do when products are in the cart for USPS ... in the cart for Custome Shipping Price ... and what to do when you have a mixture ...

    If you have the mixture ... now you are really doing some custom coding as the cost for the items quoted by USPS cannot include the Custom Products ... and the Custom Products price has to be computed separately and then added to the quote on the other items quoted by USPS ...

    While you are in a real mess on this ... it can be done ... depends on how much work you want to do or you will need to hire out for it ...
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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    Thank you so much for your time, Linda. That was my understanding but I wanted to check with someone who knew for certain. I hadn't looked seriously at Zen Cart in a couple of years. I like what I am seeing.

    Thanks again. :)

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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    Most welcome ...

    Tell your client anything can be written ... just need the $$$ ...
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    Default Re: Quick question from a noob, please

    I just did exactly that ;) Throw enough money at me and I can make almost anything work. LOLOLOL

 

 

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