November 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm #414
If you are using weight for calculating shipping cost, where do you place the weight of your product in order for PayPal to calculate the shipping cost?November 12, 2009 at 2:53 am #15932
@JetAviator7, The simple shopping cart doesn’t have weight based shipping option. You can use PayPal’s profile based shipping which allows you to achieve this.
If you want to use PayPal’s profile based shipping then you just have to do a small tweak in the cart. Find the following line in the “wp_shopping_cart.php” file and remove it:
$form .= "<input type="hidden" name="shipping_1" value='".$postage_cost."' />";November 12, 2009 at 3:08 pm #15933
I will give this a try; however, how/where do you place the weight of the product so that value can be passed on to PayPal to calculate the correct shipping?
It seems to me that an additional field to place the weight of the product in and then pass it to PayPal would be a fairly easy solution.
JohnNovember 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm #15934
I am not using the simple shopping cart, I am using the WP eStore plugin with its shopping cart.
In the documentation it shows that the shopping cart will integrate with PayPals profile based shipping, but – again – where does it pass the weight to PayPal in order for PayPal to calculate shipping?
JohnNovember 13, 2009 at 5:36 am #15935
@JetAviator7, You posted it on the Simple Shopping Cart’s forum section so I assumed you are using that plugin… sorry. It doesn’t do weight based shipping.. I can add it though. Please explain the requirements a little bit so I can see how to implement it.November 13, 2009 at 5:36 am #15936
Moving to the WP eStore’s Forum sectionNovember 13, 2009 at 9:11 pm #15937
What I am doing is selling hard cover books, sunglasses and related aviation products. I have looked at my PayPal account and the shipping preferences for both domestic and international shipping via USPS will be just fine.
However, what I need to do is be able to put in a value for the weight of a book in order for PayPal to calculate the correct USPS shipping cost.
As an example, one of the books I sell weighs 5 pounds when packed. Under Profile > Shipping Calculations I have selected Priority Mail for All States and Territories and the Basis is weight.
So, a 5 pound book being shipped via USPS Priority Mail would cost $ 16.05.
Of course, I can actually create my own schedule of shipping charges within the profile.
I hope this is clearer. I assume all that needs to happen is for there to be a field for each product where you place the weight which then is carried over to PayPal for calculating shipping.
Thank you so much.
JohnNovember 15, 2009 at 3:24 am #15938
I get it… I have added an option to specify weight for each product under the “Shipping” section of the product. This way when your customers checkout the total weight of all the products that has weight specified will be forwarded to PayPal for shipping calculation.February 20, 2010 at 9:19 am #15939314mediaMember
how does this work again?February 21, 2010 at 3:21 am #15940
This post explains how the shipping works:
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