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  • Plugin Author Open Tools

    (@opentools)

    Dear Matteo,
    To be honest, I have no idea how well this shipping plugin works with WooThemes’ Product Vendors plugin, as we don’t have a copy of that Product Vendors plugin.

    Currently, there are no variables or functions available that you can use in your rules to distinguish which vendors are in the cart.

    Apart from that, the plugin does not do anything special, it just returns one shipping cost, like all other shipping plugins do. Are there any issues with other shipping plugins and the vendors plugin?

    Best regards,
    Reinhold

    PS: In the next release, we’ll add some preliminary support for the WC Vendors plugin (not the Product Vendors, though), so that users can access the vendors in their rules / conditions.

    Thread Starter matteo raggi

    (@whichtransfers)

    I sent you an email now to give you more details about Product Vendors.
    Yes, exactly without know the vendor, we don’t know also the shipment cost…
    If the shioment cost is not associated to a product or a group of products. For example if I can associate a price the the groupo of products named vendors 1 to the vendor 1, and the group of products named vendor2 to the vendor2, then it is quite easy to manage the shipment prices for products.
    Very often I will need to give a minimum order to can order and free or payment shipment over a certain amount of total order. Rarely I have the shipment cost depending on the distance. Eveyrtime the shipment price change iwth the vendor. So for example Vendor 1 accept orders of minimum 5 Euro and is shipping at cost of 2,5Euro; Vendor 2 Is shipping for free but for orders of at least 10 Euro; vendor 3 is shipping freely .
    Yes! Soem plugin don’t permit to associate the shipping to the product or group of products and I can’t use one shipping price for all vendors, because generally every vendor has a different shipping price and rules.

    Plugin Author Open Tools

    (@opentools)

    Dear Matteo,

    Thank you for the details. I asked WooThemes about the plugin. This is what they answered:

    “There are no shipping options with vendors presently, it is completely separate. So if your shipping works with the core WooCommerce then it most likely will work with the vendors extension.”

    So, the two plugins should not interfere with each other. But this also means that unless we add support for Product Vendors in our shipping plugin (i.e. implementing an evaluate_for_vendors function that uses the database taxonomy used by Product Vendors) there will be no way to implement vendor-specific shipping costs.

    What you can do right now is to assign each product of vendor 1 a category “vendor1”, each product of vendor 2 a category “vendor2” etc. Then you can use the evaluate_for_categories function.

    Best regards,
    Reinhold

    Plugin Author Open Tools

    (@opentools)

    In the latest version of the paid version of the plugin we have now added support for several multi-vendor plugins (through a Vendors list variable and the evaluate_for_vendors function, see the Rules Example page on our homepage). However, this functionality is NOT available in the free version of the plugin.

    Best regards,
    Reinhold

    Hi,

    I am currently working on a Marketplace using WC Vendors & WoCommerce.

    However we are facing a huge drawback regarding the shipping methods since we are unable to provide a flat fee per vendor. Actually the system only allows us to set shipping fees based on either “Flat Fee” or “Country table rate” that are systematically applied on the product level.

    Since our vendors are in France and most of our client in Asia you can imagine our situation.

    Any idea if we could make things better by using your plugin?

    Thank you in advance for your feedback.

    Best regards,

    PS: we are in Lebanon so we don;t have access to Paypal. Is there another way we could purchase the pro version? Thx.

    Benoit

    Plugin Author Open Tools

    (@opentools)

    Hello Benoit,
    regarding the support for WC Vendors: Our plugin has only limited support for vendors plugins. In particular, all the plugin offers is a list of vendors that are in the order.

    The plugin does not offer specific settings per vendor, and neither does it allow individual vendors to set up individual rulesets. The rules always have to be set up globally by the site admin.

    If you really only need a flat fee per vendor (i.e. if products from N different vendors are bought, then N * m $ are charged, i.e. m$ per vendor), this can be implemented easily in the advanced version:
    `
    Shipping=count(Vendors)*123
    `
    However, everything even a little more complex is typically not easily supported by the plugin.

    Best regards,
    Reinhold

    PS: If you still think this plugin could fit your needs, let us know at office@open-tools.net, so we can figure out something.

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