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Old 08-20-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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Default Multi Vendor Shipping Charges

I have spent the last three weeks extensively testing Xcart Pro 4.4.3 as the candidate for my new multivendor web business. However, today I finally hit the point where I am ready to customize the appearance of the invoices printed for the customer (one per vendor) and ran into a thread that deals with the logic for the calculation of shipping charges.

Can you please clarify the following capabilities (or not) for me?

1. Does Xcart pro calculate shipping charges for each product that comes from a different vendor based on each vendor's 'ship from' address, or does xcart use the master admin site address as the ship from address? In other words, can you have more than one ship from address to be used in calculation of shipping charges?

2. When a customer orders from more than one provider, the customer gets an invoice - one per provider from which he/she ordered, but the address on the invoice is the site street address (the one put in by admin). Is this the only way xcart processes invoices - or can it be set up for each provider to be able to have control in these areas?
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:33 AM
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Sandi,

> 1. Does Xcart pro calculate shipping charges for each product that
> comes from a different vendor based on each vendor's 'ship from'
> address, or does xcart use the master admin site address as the ship
> from address? In other words, can you have more than one ship from
> address to be used in calculation of shipping charges?

In case of real-time shipping integration with carriers like UPS, USPS, AustraliaPost, etc X-Cart PRO calculates shipping charges basing on vendors' addresses - http://help.qtmsoft.com/index.php?title=X-Cartefining_a_Provider's_Seller_Address_(X-Cart_PRO)

In case of manual shipping rates calculation providers/vendors in PRO can define their own shipping charges.




> 2. When a customer orders from more than one provider, the customer
> gets an invoice - one per provider from which he/she ordered, but the
> address on the invoice is the site street address (the one put in by
> admin). Is this the only way xcart processes invoices - or can it be
> set up for each provider to be able to have control in these areas?

Yes, a customer receives one invoice from the store, not from providers/vendors, but this can be changed with help of appropriate customization. X-Cart PRO comes with 100% source code opened just like X-Cart GOLD - see http://www.x-cart.com/download.html

You are welcome to contact us with any questions any time!

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