Shipping by Rules for VirtueMart

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Shipping by total weight of order 05 Apr 2018 00:01 #1

  • gofer123
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Hi folks,
I've searched but can't find a rule for this: I need the shipping rate to be calculated on the total weight of an order, the order may consist of different items, would appreciate someone's advise please.
VirtueMart 3.2.12
Joomla! 3.8.6

Shipping by total weight of order 05 Apr 2018 01:54 #2

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Sorry, I just realized you replied to this: open-tools.net/forum/shipping-by-rules-p...pping-by-weight.html
But I still can't get it to work.

Shipping by total weight of order 05 Apr 2018 02:26 #3

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Just to add to the above, when I select "shipping by rules for Virtuemart" make sure it's published, this is what I get on the front end: "We are sorry, no shipment method matches the characteristics of your order."


Shipping by total weight of order 24 Aug 2018 00:41 #4

Dear gofer123,
Sorry for the very late reply. We have been very busy with several concurrent projects and were unable to provide any support in the last few months.

That error message typically means that you have either not published the method, selected some unmatching restrictions (e.g. apply shipping method only to some selected shopper groups or some countries) or that you mistyped some of the conditions in your rules so that they wrongly do not apply. Typical candidates for the latter are wrong directions of the inequality sign:
Name=Light orders; 1>Weight; Shipping=3
Name=Wrong inequality; Weight<=1; Shipping=3
In this case, the second rule applies to orders of 1kg or less (not more). Correct would be "Weight>=1" or "1<=Weight".
Another typical mistake is to use strict inequalities instead of inequalities and equal signs. E.g.
Name=light orders; Weight<1; Shipping=1
Name=heavy orders; 1<Weight; Shipping=2
If weight is exactly 1kg, then neither of the two rules will match... Instead, you'll need to use "Weight<=1" or "1<=Weight", depending on whether 1kg orders should be treated as light or heavy.

Those are the really simple mistakes. If your problem is none of these, then I'd ask you to show me your rules. It's usually easy to quickly spot the problem with the exact rules.

Best regards,
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