Support » Plugin: Simple Cart & Buy Now » Shipping not calculating, and how to add shipping discount?

  • Resolved cma2032

    (@cma2032)


    Hi,

    First of all thank you for your great plugin. I am finding it easy to implement and customize, and that goes a very long way in WordPress plugins.

    The immediate problem I am having is that the shipping is not factoring in when I choose Add to Cart. It takes me to the Checkout page that I have created, so that’s all good, but in the shipping category it says “TBD.” I thought maybe it would change once I continued on to Paypal and it connected with my address, but it still didn’t apply shipping.

    This is the line of code for that item:

    [scabn name="The Life of Radical Faith (paperback)" price="15.99" fshipping="3.00" qty_field = "true" no_cart = "true" b_title="Add To Cart"]

    The other thing that I can’t quite figure out is how to make it so that when more than one item is purchased, the shipping rate is discounted to $1.50 per item. It should be like this no matter how many items are ordered. So if one book is purchased, the shipping is $3, 2 books is $4.50, 3 books is $6, and so on down the line.

    Is this possible?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-cart-buy-now/

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  • Plugin Author bluey80

    (@bluey80)

    I have to double check, but I think SCABN and/or Paypal ignores the fshipping field and instead uses the shipping option configured on Paypal’s website. From your Paypal login, you can set shipping options based on carrier / service and total cart cost or weight. If you want to set fixed shipping costs for each item, as the fshipping field implies you can do (oops), we’ll have to figure out how to tell Paypal to use the fshipping total and not its shipping rules. I find configuring the Paypal shipping options on its web site more flexible as you can have flat shipping rate for orders under, say $100 or 5 lbs and then go up from there. And give the customer a choice about UPS or FedEx with different pricing.

    Thread Starter cma2032

    (@cma2032)

    I’m not understanding exactly how this would be set up within Paypal. Are you saying I need to create some sort of database of products within Paypal and somehow use the cart to sell them that way? Is this documented somewhere?

    Plugin Author bluey80

    (@bluey80)

    Sorta — log into Paypal and under merchant selling tools or something like that, they have shipping options and you can add shipping options based on carrier and set pricing points, etc.

    Thread Starter cma2032

    (@cma2032)

    Hm, is this really the best way to set up shipping…? It doesn’t have any way to set price control based on different items (for now there is only one item, but there will be others in the future), and you can only set shipping for a quantity of up to 5 items: http://imgur.com/odmYJmz

    This means that if someone ordered 100, for example, I could only charge them as much as I would if they ordered 5. And what’s more, how does this link to the shopping cart plugin on the website? I’m sure this is very basic, but it just doesn’t make any sense to me.

    Plugin Author bluey80

    (@bluey80)

    It isn’t the best way — Google Wallet had a much better system where you could push shipping options to them. The problem is SCABN doesn’t know the shipping address, so if you want to pricing to vary based on domestic shipping or international, etc, you have to work with what Paypal gives you. I think you can set up more than 5 items — maybe you only get 5 rows, but it can be
    1
    2
    3-5
    6-10
    10-50

    Personally, shipping based on weight works well for me as that is a pretty good measure of what shipping will actually cost. Then you just have to set the weight for your items.

    Thread Starter cma2032

    (@cma2032)

    Okay, that makes sense. The only question I have is, how do you make the plugin “see” and react accordingly to what you have set in Paypal?

    Plugin Author bluey80

    (@bluey80)

    The plugin can’t ‘see’ what Paypal knows — that’s why is just says ‘TBD’ for shipping. SCABN tells Paypal to use its own Shipping settings, you when you check out via Paypal once you enter your address, it will list the shipping options and pricing.

    Thread Starter cma2032

    (@cma2032)

    Okay, I see what you are saying. This makes sense now; thank you for being patient with me, and thanks again for the great plugin.

    Plugin Author bluey80

    (@bluey80)

    No problem. Glad you’ve got it figured out.

    Thread Starter cma2032

    (@cma2032)

    I may have spoken too soon, because the “By Weight” tick still only lets you do up to 5 options.

    I saw that it does accept percentages, so I thought maybe I could finagle some ridiculous solution by using “By Amount” instead, and making it so that orders below $20 have a 15% added shipping cost, and orders above $20 would have a 6% shipping cost. However, it just comes back with an error, telling me that I have entered a “negative shipping amount.”

    It seems that this would be such a simple thing, but I’m kind of a loss for words at this point.

    my web has using the WP shopping cart, and manually set up the shipping charge for customer order….we use PayPal as the transaction, unfortunately when the order is made, no shipping fee added automatically to the order….why?

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