January 10, 2010 at 7:49 pm #646
I have a question about how to handle the shipping of product. This is my desired scenario.
Say a user adds one item to their shopping cart on my page and hits the “Checkout” button, which then brings them to the paypal login page.
After they log in, is there a way to have paypal determine shipping information (total shipping cost) based on their address (zip code) and automatically add this to the total charged?
After this is done and I (the admin of website) receives an email from paypal. I should then see that they paid for product + shipping in the order.
Has anyone done this or asked this before?
Thanks!January 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm #17146
Paypal has its own shipping calculator that you can use. The following post will explain how to do this please read option 2:
IvyJanuary 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm #17147
Thanks for the help!
I am still having trouble though. Referring to #2 in http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/ecommerce/how-the-shipping-cost-calculation-works-in-wordpress-estore-50, when I goto Settings > WP Shopping Cart I don’t see the option shown in the image below for “Use Paypal Profile Based Shipping”. Am I looking in the wrong place to enable this option??January 10, 2010 at 11:31 pm #17148
You will have to do a manual tweak for the simple shopping cart plugin. The instruciton given above by Ivy is for the WP eStore plugin (she probably didn’t realize that you were talking about the other plugin).
Anyway, to use PayPal’s profile based shipping do the following:
Open the “wp_shopping_cart.php” file and search for the following word:
once you find it then delete the whole line. save and upload and that should do it.January 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm #17149
I removed this line from the wp_shopping_cart.php file and I still don’t see the option in paypal for shipping based on zip code.
$form .= “<input type=”hidden” name=”shipping_1″ value='”.$postage_cost.”‘ />”;
My question now is, from the customer’s perspective, when you sign into paypal after hitting “Checkout with paypal” and see your current billing/shipping address, is there a way (in paypal) to turn on the option for calculating shipping based on zip code?
I tried a test transaction and the shipping didn’t get added to my paypal total. This is probably a paypal question at this point. Has anyone done this before?
ThanksJanuary 12, 2010 at 12:31 am #17150
Have you configured the shipping preferences in your PayPal profile?January 12, 2010 at 12:55 am #17151
I am trying right now to configure my paypal profile (as the merchant) and am getting stuck. Are there any documents or other forum posts you could point me to where someone has done this? I didn’t see any.
ThanksJanuary 12, 2010 at 1:18 am #17152
What part of the setup are you getting stuck at? We do not have any information on this as it is a Paypal issue but I can try to help you.
IvyJanuary 12, 2010 at 1:49 am #17153
From the customer’s perspective, when you sign into paypal after hitting “Checkout with paypal” on my webpage and see your current billing/shipping address, is there a way (in paypal) to turn on the option for calculating shipping based on zip code?
I have gone through paypals merchant services quite a bit and I just dont get the option for a buyer to enter their zip code and have paypal calculate the shipping and add it to the total of the merchandise before finishing the transaction.January 12, 2010 at 4:07 am #17154
I believe this option is only available in the United States using the USPS shipping calculator. This is something you may want to contact Paypal about and see if there is another option or if they can help you configure the settings (if you are in the United States).
IvyJanuary 12, 2010 at 4:08 am #17155
FYI, This link explains all about paypal’s profile based shipping:March 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm #17156314mediaMember
I’ve commented out the line and setup my profile.
How do I add the weight option to my shortcode?March 23, 2010 at 7:22 am #17157
The Simple shopping cart doesn’t let you specify weight for products.
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