First of all... a great 2012 to you all!
Next, of course, a call for some advice
How do I have to solve the following issue, concerning shippingcosts in my webshop.
I am selling a number of articles:
Posters (rolled up in a carton roll)
Each of these items has its own price of cource, but it´s own shipping cost as well.
As an example:
a folder poster 1 euro
a rolled up poster 5 euro
a cd 2 euro
Suppose someone orders two cd´s. The shippingcost will not be 4 euro then, but still 2 euro, because it fits in the same package.
Suppose that someone orders a folded poster with this, still the shipping cost will be 2 euro, because it might fit in the same package.
But when someone orders a rolledup poster with the cd´s, the total shipping cost will be 5 euro´s because the cd´s fit in the package of the poster.
So the shipping price is dependent on the most expensive shipping cost per order line.
I cannot find a way to organize this in in the shipping rules.
Would it be possible to have a shipping cost method based on weight?
So, per article it needs to be written down how much it weighs in the product record.
For an order the total weight is summed, and the shipping cost is based on this weight.
That would make all kinds of combination orders possible.