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  • Hi,

    I am in the process of creating a WordPress e-commerce website but am having trouble with a feature that i require. I know that in the E-Commerce Plugin you can do tiered pricing systems/discounts for quantity, but i need the following:

    Each product is in fact a SHIPMENT and for every additional purchase within that shipment, the individual item price decreases. So, Person 1 purchases item at $100. Person 2 however now only has to pay $95 dollars for that same item because P1 already purchased. HOWEVER P1 needs his $5 refunded.
    P3 then purchases that same item at $90 because of the initial 2 order, but P1 and P2 need their excess refunded.

    Is there an existing plugin/feature that provides this ability?

    Thank you.

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  • I’ve never heard of a plugin that has this functionality. I know that if I was going to develop something like that I’d want to keep it for myself as it’s a huge amount of work to get it to work correctly.

    I’d advise you to start writing the plugin yourself. You should be able to hook it into the existing e-commerce plugin framework and get the details that you need, but it will not be an easy process. The main issue that I can see is the refunds. Most payment gateways don’t offer refunds thorugh their API’s and the few that I’ve found that do need you ot store a lot more information then the standard gateway plugins currently do. On top of that you also need to think about time frame, like how do you know that when one person purchases a product, that it can be grouped with other orders? I know that there’s going to be a time limit, but it’s going to be pretty interestng to try and figure that out.

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