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Old 03-31-2017, 09:10 AM
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New site is ALMOST up and we are just fine tuning some things.
I have some odd products that have high shipping rates because of their length like my 8' stick anchors.
One of my must haves is a shipping estimator.
Do you prefer an estimator for each individual product or one in the shopping cart.
They both estimate by entering your zip code.
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With each product. If the customer is buying more than one product then offer combined shipping. I almost think you will need to have it in both places. If a customer is buying 2 product you might be able to ship them in the same box cutting on the shipping cost.
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New site is ALMOST up and we are just fine tuning some things.
I have some odd products that have high shipping rates because of their length like my 8' stick anchors.
One of my must haves is a shipping estimator.
Do you prefer an estimator for each individual product or one in the shopping cart.
They both estimate by entering your zip code.
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Cart total is all that matters to me. You can see how it changes when something is added.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
New site is ALMOST up and we are just fine tuning some things.
I have some odd products that have high shipping rates because of their length like my 8' stick anchors.
One of my must haves is a shipping estimator.
Do you prefer an estimator for each individual product or one in the shopping cart.
They both estimate by entering your zip code.
In my opinion, you need to split the high cost 8 ft parts into separate packages so the consumer only pays the high rate on the parts that need it. Do whatever you can to keep the shipping costs as low as possible. \

the other option is give the customer a choice. Most internet buyers want everything shipped at one time (ASAP as you already know) and don't want multiple delivery dates (especially for stuff that needs to be signed for or for expensive stuff that will be left on their front door).

Be certain to explain why some products have expensive shipping costs and let them decide if they want to pay the higher rate for everything.
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Just put extra shipping required in the description of the product. Let it show up in the estimater separately.
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Im going to see if we can do both. The problem might be the platform uses apps for these things and there is no app that does both. Im not sure if I can run two apps that do similar.
I appreciate the input.
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What platform?
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What platform?
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Cart total is all that matters to me. You can see how it changes when something is added.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Demeanor View Post
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Yeah you're pretty much stuck with what they support then. I would just say in the product description that it costs $x more due to size and have the shipping calculator work off the cart total. I don't want to do math when I'm shopping just show me the total damage.

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