How about the ability to create shipping costs, as so:
1. Percent of Product Cost
2. Fixed Amount Per Product
3. Extra Cost if buying multiples
And then go further and say;
A. I want these amounts to be different per product
B. I want these amounts to compound (add up)
So, for example;
Speed DVD: Charge $3.00 shipping + $1.00 for each extra copy
Unreal Tournament: Charge 10.5% for shipping
Shipping cost If buying 2 of Speed and 1 of Unreal would be:
Speed DVD: 3 + 1
Unreal Tournament: 9.45 (89.99 *10.5%)
For a grand total of $13.45
Now let’s add in a 3 Microsoft Mouses for which we nothing for the first one and $5 each for the extras.
As you can see, the cost for shipping has gone up by $10. Now let’s add in the ability to have an overall handling fee on the entire order of $2.75.
Now let’s add in 3 of Blade Runner which ships free of charge irrespective of how many bought.
The price has not changed! Which is perfect.
So, if you think about this, you can mix and match a number of costs;
– overall shipping fee
– per cent per item
– per item
– per item per multiple buy
– free shipping per item
This gives unparalleled flexibility in terms of shipping fee!