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Marco

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2007, 14:33:24 pm »
You're right, but if you want just to give a quote this is a nice option.
In my case the customers see all shipping options (national and international) and they don't have to go through the registration process.
Some of them quit when they see the price of the shipping costs.
This saves regsitration of the none buyers.

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2008, 16:09:56 pm »
You're right, but if you want just to give a quote this is a nice option.
In my case the customers see all shipping options (national and international) and they don't have to go through the registration process.
Some of them quit when they see the price of the shipping costs.
This saves regsitration of the none buyers.

This is not my main reason for showing shipping costs before login or customer registration!
-> the main reason is that many visitors don't want to register before they can see the shipping cost (i.e. before they know the total cost) and decided to buy!

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2008, 22:12:55 pm »
can checkout have shipping simulator based in zip only?
sorry my english

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2008, 05:51:14 am »
Has anyone found any answers to this?

hhtmp88

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2008, 15:17:25 pm »
The reason you have to log in to see the shipping rates.
In some sales it depends on where you live as to what the shipping cost will be. The only way to get this info is for the user to log in, where the country, state, city, zipcode etc is available for the shipping module to get the correct info.
I know it is not the same in all cases, but in general this holds true.
Mark

Hi Mark!

Here is a live site
http://www.yogadirect.com/

that:
-> solve your question
-> and does do exactly what I want
-> just try an "add to cart" and you can see the shipping rate calculator

Any ideas on how to do this kind of shipping rate calculation before Checkout?

Thanks for any kind of help!
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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 14:41:16 pm »
This is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm doing a site now for a client and this is one of the features he wants. Hope someone here can do this.
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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2009, 01:53:59 am »
anyone found a solution yet? shipping calculator? pleaseeeeeeeee

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2009, 09:36:22 am »
no shipping calculator?

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2009, 16:01:49 pm »
Yes, I am very interested in an international shipping calculator.  The one on www.yogadirect.com is perfect, but it doesn't look like it is using Virtuemart.  Any ideas?

There are a few more variables to take into consideration when doing international, which include who pays import taxes, etc.  To me, it makes the most sense to sell DDP where the shipping company (FedEx, DHL, etc) handles the import function for the purchaser.

Are there are any solutions at this point?  Thanks.

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2010, 02:14:15 am »
I am also very interested in the quick quote module. Can any one here assist?

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2011, 01:46:58 am »
Hello... I am new on this. I have read search and almost everything.
I would like to export products to panama and south america. What can i do if countries like panama do not have ZIP codes for delivery? The country has 9 states or departments each one of them with diferent shipping rate. Can someone tell me how to edit the shipping rates in order that i can put the diferent rates according to each state or province for each country i prettend to supply??

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2011, 21:24:06 pm »
I agree with most of you, this is probably the biggest error in Virtuemart, to the point of leaving VM as useless for many companies.

I'm already in contact with one of the guys you mentioned to see how he can solve this, but this should be implemented in VM years ago.

Many customers like you say want to see the prices with tax and shipping cost included before the checkout, and ill say even more, the checkout method of choosing shipping method is not even required in many cases and annoying for customers.

I work for a food companie, all our competitors in their websites put their prices with tax + shipping cost included, whats the use for us if we cant do that?

Let's hope developers think of it for future versions.

3 years later theres still no way to implement this :o

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2011, 17:12:56 pm »
I've just posted elsewhere about this, but this seems to be the main thread on the subject.  I'd echo what's been said above - this is something that's really lacking and should've been implemented ages ago.

I'm absolutely certain I've been getting cart abandonments on my site because there isn't a quick way to see shipping costs for a product(s) without registering, or at least filling in details first.

As with most things VirtueMart, decent replies/explanations are hard to come by. This thread typifies that - heading on for 4 years old and no solution. ::)

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2011, 11:02:52 am »
Like I said this is for me the greatest error in VM.

Joseph Kwan helped me a lot, pm him if you need help, and without him VM was useless for me aswell as for many other companies which need shipping cost shown on price pre-checkout.

Ill tell you even more, all the competitors of VM just use the same system VM started, so not one of them will solve this issue.

And yes, after 4 years theres no solution, I was as shocked as you when I realised VM couldn't make prices shown this way, however Joseph did it in a few days.

Let's hope they realise the importance of this issue and implement it in future versions.

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Re: Shipping Cost Calculation Before Checkout
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2011, 17:48:50 pm »
Like I said this is for me the greatest error in VM.

Joseph Kwan helped me a lot, pm him if you need help, and without him VM was useless for me aswell as for many other companies which need shipping cost shown on price pre-checkout.

Ill tell you even more, all the competitors of VM just use the same system VM started, so not one of them will solve this issue.

And yes, after 4 years theres no solution, I was as shocked as you when I realised VM couldn't make prices shown this way, however Joseph did it in a few days.

Let's hope they realise the importance of this issue and implement it in future versions.
Nice to learn from you this fact!
but... is it possible to pm me how to contact Joseph Kwan?
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