Shipping by Rules for VirtueMart

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Shipping rates calculation by length 28 May 2014 10:37 #1

  • artfener
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Hi, I need help to allow virtuemart shipping rate calculation based on length.
I've already installed a plugin that calculate product price by length, and actually I've already configured shipping rules based on product weight and zip, but they don't work with products like iron cables.
See example product at:
product weight is 1 Kg per 10 meters, so if i need to buy 15 mt weight will be 1,5 Kg
if you put item in cart on checkout page above shipping method you will see:
TNT TRACO (Consegne standard 24/48 ore fino a 1 kg Liguria) (Costo aggiunto: 12,20 €)

this rate is calculate on 1 Kg, so is wrong because the real weight of product is 1,5 Kg.

I need help to fix this in order to have shipping rate calculation increased by product's length.

Best regards

Shipping rates calculation by length 08 Jun 2014 17:27 #2

It all depends on how that other plugin stores the actual product length. Apparently, the plugin leaves the product length unchanged and rather just adjusts the product price (or the quantity?).

My shipping plugin simply looks at the current cart and all values that are stored in there. If that other plugin stores the actual length somewhere with the product, then the shipping plugin might be able to access it with some effort. But unless that other plugin properly adjusts the length, it will not work out of the box.

Best regards,

Shipping rates calculation by length 09 Jun 2014 09:26 #3

  • artfener
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Thanks for your answer Reinhold,
that means I will be able to do it with a little bit of programming skills...

Best regards

[SOLVED] Shipping rates calculation by length 18 Aug 2014 12:23 #4

Problem solved.
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