Author Topic: Flat Rate by Item?  (Read 3931 times)

Hammerhead

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Flat Rate by Item?
« on: December 18, 2009, 15:55:01 pm »
Need help to figure out if it is possible to ship items only in a certain category via USPS Priority Mail.

I'm working on a VM store for a Nonprofit organization that sells small logo items.  All these items are under one pound and the organization does not have the manpower to support multiple shipping methods, so they've decided to go with USPS Flat Rate at $4.95 for their logo items.

However there will also be items in other categories which require UPS weight-based calculations.

Is there a way to set VM (perhaps using categories?) to force only certain items, or groups (categories) of items to use only one shipping method?

Thanks in advance!


Morcorp

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Re: Flat Rate by Item?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 21:16:07 pm »
One work around may be to set the weight of those category items at a minimum weight. As such, the shipping will calculate the min charge. ??

Hammerhead

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Re: Flat Rate by Item?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 03:11:08 am »
One work around may be to set the weight of those category items at a minimum weight. As such, the shipping will calculate the min charge. ??
Unfortunately that method won't work for us.

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Re: Flat Rate by Item?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2010, 06:25:50 am »
I would like to know this too. I've tried even setting the products dimensions too big to fit in a usps priority mail envelope, but I still get it as an option. I too would like to know if there's a way to restrict shipping options.

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Re: Flat Rate by Item?
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2010, 18:01:58 pm »
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I've tried even setting the products dimensions too big to fit in a usps priority mail envelope, but I still get it as an option

The USPS API is not "smart" in that it will return impossible results, such as what you describe above.
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