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Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:59 am
by superann
Does anyone have a mod (or a completely new module) for weight based shipping with expedited shipping options? Haven't come across any, but thought I'd ask in case I might have missed one...

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:25 am
by Qphoria
You just use the current one and make additional geozones for it

1. Create geozones:
USA Shipping
USA Expedited
UK Shipping
UK Expedited

2. Install Weight Based module

3. Set the rates:
USA Shipping: 5:10, 10:20, 15:30, 100:100
USA Expedited: 5:15, 10:25, 15:40, 100:150
UK Shipping: 5:20, 10:30, 15:40, 100:130
UK Expedited: 5:25, 10:35, 15:50, 100:180

Now a USA customer will see 2 options and the rates based on the cart weight
USA Shipping
USA Expedited

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:38 pm
by superann
Thanks, Qphoria!

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:02 am
by simple_one
could this be the Solution that I have been looking for. Will test Immediately
:crazy:

just a question here: can I split a country into 2 geo-locations? and use this method for separating costs for each of these ?

thankx.

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:16 am
by Xsecrets
I don't see why not.

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:53 am
by simple_one
Ok. Finally the solution was simple thanks for the help btw.

Very Simple in the end which is always annoying , no duplications Needed or anything.

for New Zealand based Shipping (weight) with companies like PBT (Peter Baker Transport) what needs to be done is the Following.

setup 2 New Geo-Locations;

North Island & South Island

Under each new Geo-Location split the cities for North / South between the 2

north Island > Auckland , Wellington etc
south Island > Christchurch , Dundedin etc (they arn't actually in there btw)

next goto Shipping > weight based.

The Settings for Weight-based shipping go like this instead of what is depicted in the actual module (typo)

weight:cost, weight:cost

so lets say that the fee's for north island shipping are upto 3kg $6.50 and upto 6kg $9.50 then..

you will enter the following information into the 'rates' box: 3.00:6.50,6.00:9.50

save and enable.

Sorted.

Again Really do appreciate your help.

thanks.

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:54 am
by Ian2
Hi All!
Dear Qphoria!
THX the help! ;)

Re: Weight based shipping module with expedited options?

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:07 am
by storm-cloud
Qphoria wrote:You just use the current one and make additional geozones for it
Yes, this is exactly the trick I used for my previous eCommerce solution as it was the only way to set up numerous variables for different areas...

For example all items ship Free via Regular. Most items have a flat rate for Express Post except for some which have a different charge depending on which state they lived in. This is where it got tricky as we offer four different shipping options so I ended up working out a way with assigning fabricated weights to certain products and then assigning the costs in the shipping...

Anyway, I almost thought "perfect" as I already have all the variables laid out... except... the display order. OpenCart seems to display the weight based shipping in alphabetical GEO Zone title order. I really need a way to define sort order. I need Regular above Express as that is the "Free" shipping option. If I place numbers before the shipping method it works, eg: 1) Regular, 2) Express but I would really prefer not to do that.

Any advice?

Also, is there a file I can edit to increase the character limit of the GEO Zone title beyond 32 characters? I tried changing "admin/controller/localisation/geo_zone.php" from 32 to 60 but all that happened was the warning disappeared but the characters were still truncated. :(

PS: I purchased a couple of your mods the other day. :D