October 11, 2009 at 5:55 am #368
Post any Simple shopping Cart General Issues hereOctober 22, 2009 at 3:08 pm #15717
I have an issue with the shipping feature of this plugin. I am attempting to use it to sell a book but when the quantity changes the base shipping stays the same.I’d like to know if there is a way to have the shipping recalculate when the quantity is more than one. I’d like to charge $4.99 for 1 book and an additional $1.50 a book if at all possible otherwise I can remove the quantity box.October 23, 2009 at 3:56 am #15718
@deadlydecibel, use $3.49 as your base shipping cost and $1.50 as the items shipping cost.
So now when someone orders one item it will be $1.50+$3.49 = $4.99
but when they order 2 it will be 2*$1.5 + $3.49 = $6.49
You can see that this way every additional item is charged $1.5 extra.October 30, 2009 at 2:14 am #15719jearnshawMember
First off..nice plug-in. I am new to WordPress and this has been very helpful. I want to point out however that the plug in seems to use hidden fields for the post backs. This turns out to be very easy to edit at the client side (say with IE developer toolbar). I can simply go in and change the value say from $50.00 to $1.00 and then “add to cart” and the cost posts as that. This can of course be “caught” when the actual receipt from paypal comes through, but then you would have to deal with someone saying: “But paypal only charged me $1.00..” I just wanted to point this out. I was wondering how the eshop plugin handles that?October 30, 2009 at 8:41 am #15720
@Jearnshaw, Variable injection is an old technique that doesn’t really work anymore (at least with people with a little bit of ecommerce clue). As you already mentioned, all you have to do is check the price paid on the PayPal receipt. You can just refund their money and also inform paypal that they have been trying to scam you and I am sure PayPal will take action against users who try sneaky tricks.
The WP eStore handles this in a much better way though. The later version of eStore doesn’t use hidden fields. You can check it out from the following demo page:
The eStore also has post payment checks against variable injection. eStore checks the price on the product database (that you configured) against the price paid in PayPal before it gives the digital product to the customer. The following URL explains the post payment verification that goes on after a payment before the digital product is given to the customer:October 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm #15721
Awesome thank you. I hope this will be my last stupid question but I entered in the base shipping cost in the Cart Options but I can’t seem to find the “item shipping cost” that you mentioned.Thanks again so much for the help.October 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm #15722jearnshawMember
Cool, thank for the info. $25.00 sounds very reasonable for what looks to be a nice product. I will probably go with that. Thanks again for your time.October 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm #15723
Is there an individual shipping cost trigger?October 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm #15724
disregard I found the trigger with the individual shipping cost. Thanks again.November 4, 2009 at 8:49 pm #15725
I am trying to figure out what the individual shipping cost trigger is as well. Please advise if you have resolved this issue. Thank you!November 4, 2009 at 8:59 pm #15726
I am also trying to understand why when the user clicks on the checkout option (paypal logo w/ the credit card symbols under it) they are directed to a page where it appears that they have to already have a paypal account or they need to create one. I looked at some sites that are using this plugin and found that at least some of the time there is an option to just pay with a credit card (that way customers don’t have to have anything to do with paypal). I have personally bought stuff through paypal this way so I know it is possible. What needs to be done to configure the cart so that it works in this way.
Please help. I have until Sunday to get this working for a client. Thanks!November 4, 2009 at 11:38 pm #15727
@photon43, The trigger text for shipping option is
The following URL has more trigger text (shortcodes) listed:
Regarding the credit card payment… the following link has more explanation:November 4, 2009 at 11:51 pm #15728
Thanks so much admin!January 10, 2010 at 7:54 am #15729dominick41Member
cannot delete Items that were put in the cartJanuary 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm #15730dominick41Member
now all we need is
how do we do this
we can ship 1 to 4 boxes at a fixed shipping price of $12.00
how can a customer choose 1 to 4 boxes without raising the shipping price
on the 5th to 8th box we need another $12.00
can we have a blank area for customers to type in shipping cost……
we will instruct them how 1-4 $12 5-8 $24
is there anyway to do this
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