Multiple Per Item Shipping Modules

Kalidas asks;

I am using oscommerce2.2 default package for e-commerce site development.

One of my client wants to ship his product in Per Item module but costing in two modes like Ground Delivery $5.00 and Rush Delivery $10.00.

In Per Item module, there is only one Shipping Cost named “Best Way” (can be changed to Ground Delivery) but how can I put another Shipping Cost named Rush Delivery?

It’s an easy answer – you use 2 different shipping modules! In standard osCommerce there are (I think) 5 or 6 shipping modules included, here’s an idea of what you could do:

Use “Per Item” shipping for your “Ground Delivery, and change the wording in the language file to “Ground Delivery”. You could then use “Table Rates” based on WEIGHT – give each of your products a weight of 1 – and set up the prices to increment by 1 – then rename (in the language file) to “Rush Delivery”…not a perfect solution by any means as it is possible you won’t have enough parameters in your shipping for a large order.

Alternatively, and what would obviously be much better, would be to spend a little amount of money and get the exact shipping methods that you need, coded specifically for your needs. As this is for a client, simply pass the cost along to him. Easy as 123.

There might also be an existing contribution that you can use, but generally, it takes less time to code from scratch than it does to find a contribution, install, configure, test it, etc etc.

One Reply to “Multiple Per Item Shipping Modules”

  1. Thanks for help!
    “Table Rates” based on WEIGHT – give each of your products
    a weight of 1 – and set up the prices to increment by 1-
    The line is explainable. Shipping Table will be
    1:10.00,50:10.00,10000:0.00 and
    in Configuration->Shipping/Packaging->Max Package Weight will
    be 1, Package Tare weight will be 0.
    Thanx,
    Kalidas

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