AlegroCart open source E-commerce
Web hosting by Host1Plus

Shipping Module

Discussion for coding development or feature requests

Re: Shipping Module

Postby nicolaswhitham » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:21 am

we prefer to set the shipping method and currently have three zones: Domestic, Europe and Rest of World
nicolaswhitham
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Re: Shipping Module

Postby Brent » Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:12 pm

I have been searching and it does not appear Royal Mail have API for online rate calculation.
If you are aware of something I missed, please forward to me.
User avatar
Brent
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4365
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:35 pm
Location: Canada eh

Re: Shipping Module

Postby nicolaswhitham » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:04 pm

I had a look and wasn't able to find anything
nicolaswhitham
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Re: Shipping Module

Postby nicolaswhitham » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:19 am

It doesn't look as though there is an easy sollution to this. Having given this situation a little more thought I would like your thoughts and advise on how to create a shipping module which uses the weight field to define the cost. If I can setup shipping costs to equal £0.01 per 0.01kg, all I need to do is make the weight equal to the price I want to charge for shipping. I appreciate that the weights displayed will not be accurate in the descriptions however this will give me the flexibilty I desire on pricing.

I was thinking of a modifiucation to the existing Zone shippinig but instead of having band for weight for each zone it could just be a fixed price per 0.01kg.
nicolaswhitham
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Re: Shipping Module

Postby Brent » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:02 am

A shipping module like that would be doable.
I think there would have to be a base rate.
Example DHL.
Zone 1: Base rate 0-2.5 KG $5.50 then add $.10 per 100 KG
Zone 2: Base rate 0-2.5 KG $7.50 then add $.12 per 100 KG

I used this example because that is how they actually calculate. Size also affects the rate due to cubing.
If there is not base rate, it would be zero and all calculations would be based on amount per weight break.
The concept is similar to zone shipping, but more flexible and far less maintenance.
Service type could also be added.
User avatar
Brent
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4365
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:35 pm
Location: Canada eh

Re: Shipping Module

Postby nicolaswhitham » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:00 am

That sounds workable but would prefer to work in 0.01kg increments so that weights do not look ridiculous even though they are not representative of the actual weight. Or perhaps work in grams rather than kg which ever is easier.
nicolaswhitham
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Re: Shipping Module

Postby Brent » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:22 am

The example I gave is just that, an example.
The increments and amounts would be set in admin, so the can be whatever you want.
The weight and price increments would be set by the administrator as well as the base rate if any.
Also, a different GEO zone method would be required.
The method in Zone is too cumbersome.
I think selecting a geo_zone first and then listing only the zones in that geo_zone would create as shorter, more usable list of entries that would only pertain to this shipping method.
User avatar
Brent
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4365
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:35 pm
Location: Canada eh

Re: Shipping Module

Postby nicolaswhitham » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:56 am

I have condensed the Geo zones to three, Domestic, Europe and RestofWorld
nicolaswhitham
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:58 pm

Re: Shipping Module

Postby Brent » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:07 am

That works fine if you only have one method of shipping and can use the same for tax.
If you add more methods and have many tax zones, the list gets very long.
User avatar
Brent
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4365
Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:35 pm
Location: Canada eh

Re: Shipping Module

Postby techthrift1227 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:50 am

Are there any plans to develop a U.S.Postal service shipping module?

Also, congratulations on an excellent shopping cart,and thank you.
I love Alegro cart, after trying nearly every open source shopping out there and always being disappointed,
I want to tell everyone that Alegro cart is the absolute best. It has solid programming that works right.
So many of these carts brag about their features, but then these wonderful features don't work right.
Everything works in Alegro cart. Best programming I've ever seen.
techthrift1227
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:32 am

PreviousNext

Return to Development Proposals / Feature Requests

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron