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Old 04-16-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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I need to be able to charge for a cool pack from April to October for $2.

Especially if it's a chocolate item. How would I do this?
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Default Re: Charging extra shipping during summer months

Have you tried Shipping Markups?
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Hi Cherie, long time no see post. (Recognized you logo)

I just looked at the Markups. I guess that would work, we'd just have to turn it on and off during April to October.

Is there another option?
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Hi! Maybe but I can't think of anything easier.
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Cherrie,

The Shipping Markups won't work, because we don't need to send a cold pack with every purchase. Only the products with chocolate and the boiled peanuts need the Cold Pack.

My client ran into a problem the other day where a customer bought a cold pack for each item and we really only need to have them purchase 1 cold pack.

I'm really at a loss about how to do this.
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Default Re: Charging extra shipping during summer months

I think you have to custom code this to add an additional item between dates and per product or category. Or just eat up the cost of the cold pack.
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Default Re: Charging extra shipping during summer months

Just taking a stab at this.

Use gift wrapping at checkout, change the labels from Gift Wrapping to Cold Pack and charge $2. But the user must click on it, or remember to click on it.


Or in your prices, find all chocolate products and add $2 and state somewhere on the site that a cold pack is included.


Or create a product option for all chocolate product. On the product details page allow the user to add a cold pack for $2 and hope they remember to do so for each package or product that required cold pack.
- Actually make it a default option to have a cold pack for your chocolate product in the summer, and then change the default option to null/none cold pack.
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Default Re: Charging extra shipping during summer months

Hello

I had X-cart add this mod for a site that I did for the same reason. I turn it off during the winter and turn it on the end of May.

Order # 536939142
Issue date: Jan 23 2007

Cost was $325 but I added a handling Fee charge at the same time that I can take off.

The Temperature Pack fee is stored in the order details and will be shown in the invoices, order email notifications and order details page for admin and customer.

We will re-implement this Temperature Pack feature on the fresh latest X-Cart version.


b) We will implement a new "Handling fee" feature on the latest X-Cart version.
This feature will work exactly as the "Temperature Pack" feature, i.e. we will implement the 2 additional global options:
- Enable Handling fee: [check box]
- Handling fee [input text box]
If the admin enables the Handling fee and specify a flat fee (ex. $5), then the "Handling fee" will be applied for all orders of all customers.
The Handling fee will be displayed in the Order Totals section in a separate line below the "Temperature Pack" line

For example:
Subtotal: $34.75
Temperature Pack: $0.00
Handling Fee: $5.00
Shipping: $0.00
TOTAL: $39.75

The Handling Fee fee is stored in the order details and will be shown in the invoices, order email notifications and order details page for admin and customer.

What I am saying X-cart has already made this and it works great.
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Default Re: Charging extra shipping during summer months

Thanks for all the replies.

Sunray, I like your suggestions, but the problem with all of those is that he only wants to charge them for 1 cold pack. This is because they don't want to ship 5 cold packs in a small box, when it really only needs 1.

Caucus, wow $325

I've got 4.4.2 loaded now. Is that Handling Fee part of 4.4.2?
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Caucus,

After discussing this with the client in more detail. It's not every item that needs the Cold Pack, it's only a few categories.

I know I can add a Flat rate charge of $X, but that doesn't solve the problem 100%
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