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Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« on: December 07, 2012, 04:10:43 am »
Hello

Is it possible to show the shipping cost at the minicart when a user clicks in "add to cart" (just like prestashop does)

This only appears at the checkout process and is a bad surprise for customers cause VM minicart says 2 products= 20 € and that gives the customer the idea that 20 is the final price but when they click there they will suddenly see the shipping cost price and the real final price will appear.

Maybe is just an error in the spanish translation but what I understand for "final price"= product cost + shipping cost + taxes

VM understands that the final price is the product price + Tax???

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Re: Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 07:41:10 am »
Hello Lindapowers,
That`s right VM understands the final price is the product price + Tax.
Is cause problems to every person. I don`t have any idea about the shipping cost at the minicart when a user clicks in "add to cart" If you find the answer of this then please tell me on blucigszulily@gmail.com


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Re: Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 10:51:06 am »
What shipping method are u using ..?

I managed to make a shipping estimator for Australia Post that doubles up as the minicart..
http://www.gjcwebdesign.com/virtuemart-2.0-auspost-shipping-estimator.html

Perhaps I could extend this idea to other ship methods..
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Re: Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 11:41:45 am »
Hello

I can't imagine the effect of it in customers watching final price and suddenly the shipping cost that appear at checkout.

Product price + tax can never be the final price.

I'm just setting up new VM locally and testing with the standar method of zip code and kg.

Look how Prestashop does it showing correctly the shipping cost at minicart, is this possible in VM2???:


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Sorry developers but why you make things so complicated with sales price, final price, real price etc etc.

Products
Shipping cost
Total

Isn't that how is supposed to work?

GJC Web Design= I guess all the code is there, maybe is just the minicart that should display the shipping cost calculation before the checkout and show the real final price.


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Re: Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2012, 23:24:29 pm »
Shipping cannot be calculated until the shopper has entered their address which could be in another country. So how can a figure be entered into the minicart without that information?
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Re: Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 15:12:06 pm »
Hi Jenkinhill

In the case where the shopper is already logged in you already have the details of his address so minicart should show the shipping cost for that zip code, a different thing is when the user changes the shipping details, then the shipping cost are already updated at the checkout.

Even without the user being logged in we should have an option to set default shipping costs to be shown or by ip detection.

What is not correct IMO is to show no cost at all for shipping, thats a perfect thing to keep shoppers away from your shop. The cart can't never say total= 20 € and when you click total= 20 € + shipping cost.

Is really bad for marketing and confusing for shoppers. Please think about the effect of it with low cost products (like our real shop with fruit boxes)

You click add to cart in a box of 10 kg of oranges and minicart says= total= 15 € and then you click in go to checkout and it says shipping cost= 5 € total= 20 €

A simple calculation at the minicart could solve this problem for so many people.

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Re: Shipping cost displayed at minicart? Final price?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 15:21:22 pm »
Have a look here - https://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=110908.0

this shows the shipping and updates when products or quantities change

Gives a prompt when the customer hasn't registered/given an address to make it plain that the shipping hasn't been calculated
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