Author Topic: Only charging handling fee on large orders  (Read 7085 times)

jbbaab44

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Only charging handling fee on large orders
« on: December 20, 2008, 15:58:25 pm »
One of my websites charges only the shipping and handling fee when the orders are over $200 (it's not exactly $200, but it's somewhere around there). So the shipping options look like this when checking out:

UPS Ground ($7.52)  -  USD31.87 Guaranteed Day(s) To Delivery
UPS 3 Day Select ($7.52)  -  USD64.29 Guaranteed Day(s) To Delivery (ETA: 3)
UPS 2nd Day Air ($7.52)  -  USD83.10 Guaranteed Day(s) To Delivery (ETA: 2)
UPS Next Day Air ($7.52)  -  USD135.25 Guaranteed Day(s) To Delivery (ETA: 1)

7.52 is the handling fee and the cost of ups shipping is to the right of that. When you checkout it is only adding the handling fee.

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Re: Only charging handling fee on large orders
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 17:22:11 pm »
More info needed.
Which UPS module are you using? 1.0?  Put your website into debug mode and see what is happening also.

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Re: Only charging handling fee on large orders
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 22:14:12 pm »
I just found the solution on this thread: http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=45949.0

The total order was over 70 pounds. UPS doesn't calculate courier shipping for that amount because it considers anything over that weight to be freight. So UPS and VM were not calculating it correctly because they are not smart enough to realize that you will ship that in multiple boxes, rather than in a single 70 pound box.

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Re: Only charging handling fee on large orders
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2008, 00:28:16 am »
jbbaab44,
If you would like for your items to be calculated separately, take a look at my UPSv2.0 module.

http://forum.virtuemart.net/index.php?topic=47142.0

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Re: Only charging handling fee on large orders
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2011, 23:12:38 pm »
I ausing the UPS module. I want to use a 15% increment of the price of the product and add to the shipping cost. How can i do that. I add the Handling fee, but that only increments the price by whole value snot by %.

I tried to *0.15 to the charge, but i want to know how i can get the price of the product and multiple it by 15%, take that calculation and add it to the shipping fee.


Please help

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Re: Only charging handling fee on large orders
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2011, 15:47:00 pm »
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One of my websites charges only the shipping and handling fee when the orders are over $200 (it's not exactly $200, but it's somewhere around there).

Thats a good plan, I hate it when people come and spend money with us, and had been looking for ways to either put them off, or at least stop them spending too much. I hadn't thought about putting up their shipping prices if they try and spend too much thats a good one! cheers!

Many modules only contain code to reduce or eliminate the shipping fee for large orders, because the programmers are only thinking abuot people who want to increase their sales.

I guess they could always get around it by placing two small orders, but hopefully the added hassle will simply drive them onto our competitors site which will save all the trouble anyway.