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Category rules in details in xshippingpro

There are total seven category rules in xshippingpro. These are:

  1. For any categories
  2. Must have selected categories
  3. Must have selected categories with other
  4. Any of the selected categories
  5. Any of the selected categories with others
  6. Except the selected categories
  7. Except the selected categories with others

1. For any categories

This is the default category rule of a method created by xshippingpro.  This rule simply means that there will be no category rule imposed for the method. So the respective method will be available for all the categories

2. Must have selected categories

All chosen categories must be present in the shopping cart and non-chosen  categories (Other categories those did not choose for this method) are not permitted. For example,  you have chosen category A, B, and C for a method. So a customer must be purchased products from all three categories A, B and C for getting this delivery method. Also he is not permitted to choose product from other category like category D. In short –

         Shopping cart categories should be a complete/equal set of the Ruled/choosen categories

3. Must have selected categories with others

All chosen categories must be present in the shopping cart for appearing the method during checking.  If any of the chosen categories (Rule categories) do not present/purchase in the shopping cart, the delivery/shipping method will not be appeared during checkout. Other categories might have been in the shopping cart that does not matter. For example,  you have chosen category A, B, and C for a method. Now a customer purchase products from all those categories A, B, and C. So this method will be appeared during checkout. This customer might be chosen products from other categories as well for example, Category D with those categories (A,B,C), that does not matter. Main condition is that someone must be chosen products from all categories A, B, and C.  In short –

          Rule categories should be a sub-set of the shopping cart categories

4. Any of the selected categories

At least one of the rules categories should be present in the shopping cart and non-chosen categories are not permitted. For example,  you have chosen category A, B, and C for a method. Now a customer purchase products from the category A. So This method will be appeared during checkout. But now if customer choose product from Category D along with category (A), that method will not be appeared. Main condition is someone must be choosen products from  any of the rule categories A, B, and C.  and other categories (non-ruled categories) are not allowed in the shopping cart. In short –

         Shopping cart categories should be a sub-set of the Ruled/choosen categories

 

5. Any of the selected categories with others

At least one of the chosen categories must be present in the shopping cart for appearing this method during checking. Other products from different categories might be purchased, that does not matter. For example,  you have chosen category A, B, and C for a method. Now a customer purchase products from the category A. So this method will be appeared during checkout. This customer might be purchased products from other categories as well for example, Category D that does not matter. Main condition is someone must be choosen at least one  product from  any of the rule categories A, B, and C.  In short –

         Shopping cart categories should be intersected with Ruled/choosen categories

6. Except the selected categories

All chosen categories must be not present in the shopping cart. For example,  you have chosen category A, B, and C for a method. So a customer is not permitted to purchase products from those categories A, B and C for getting this as a shipping method. In short –

         Shopping cart categories should not be a sub-set of the Ruled/chosen categories

7. Except the selected categories with other

It is an interesting rule.  It is same as Except the selected categories but it allows other categories as well.  For example,  you have chosen category A, B, and C for a method.  Now a customer purchase a product from category A. So shipping method will not appeared as expected. Then customer purchase another product from other category D, Now the shipping method will  be appeared. In short –

         Shopping cart categories should be a sub-set of the Rule categories and any other non-chosen category must be present

Fee is not appearing in spite of correct setting in xfeepro

Cause 1 –  Ordering of xfeepro is not correct 

Xfeepro is an order total module.  Opencart calculate fee/cost of the order total module based on their ordering  defined in Admin ->Extensions -> Order Totals. Ordering number of the xfeepro should be in between Sub-Total and Total for appearing correctly.

xfeepro

Cause 2:  Custom checkout module

Xfeepro has been tested with quick checkout, one page checkout module. However, it might not work due to custom works or other checkout module.  This issue can not be solved without checking. It might be needed ftp or store admin login to resolve. Please contact at opencartmart@gmail.com for free support.

 

How to implement TNT courier in xshippingpro

TNT facts
TNT uses Volumetric Weight to calculate whether the shipping costs will be Real Weight or Volumetric Weight. It will be used the greater of the two.
Volumetric Weight = L (m) x H (m) x W (m) x CCF  Where  CCF is 250kg / m3
– Additional Fuel Surcharge (FSI). International charges are based on Crude fluctuations. Now is 13.25%.
How to implement via xshippingpro
  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2. Go to Price setting Tab, Select rate type is Volume
  3. Enter Dimensional/volumetric Weight Factor is 0.00025 if your Length class is Centimeter. If your length class is Meter, then enter Dimensional/volumetric Weight Factor is 250.
  4. Now check the option 
  5. Now enter unit ranges as per your price requirement. For example:
    Start     End        Cost         Per Unit Block        Allow Partial
    0              10            20                   0                               NO
    10            20           25                   0                                NO
  6. For for adding Surcharge please enter  +13.25% into the field Modifier under Price adjustment section

 

How to charge $10 shipping for the first item and $5 for each additional using xshippingpro?

Well, now I am going to show how to setup xshippingpro which will charge $10 shipping for the first item and $5 for each additional item using xshippingpro. It is very easy to setup. Just follow following steps:

  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2. Go to Price Setting tab
  3. Now select Rate type to “Quantity”
  4. Now enter unit ranges as follows:
    Start      End      Cost       Per Unit Block          Allow Partial
    0            1           10                   0                               No
    2           999        5                    1                                No
  5. Now select Final Price to Cumulative

How to offer free shipping just for a certain categories using xshippinpro?

There are two cases arise when you want to offer free shipping just for a certain categories. Will this free offer remain valid if customer add any third category with your applicable categories for free shipping? For example, You want to offer free shipping for the categories A, B, C but during checking out, customer also could choose product from category D, will customer will get free shipping in that case?
I will show both ways in this post.

 

Method 1  – When other third category is not allowed
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  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2. Now go to Product/Category Tab, Select category rule is “Any of the selected Category“. Then choose your applicable categories for those you want to offer free shipping.
  3. Now go to Price Setting Tab and select rate type is “Flat”. Enter Price 0

 

Method 2  –When other third category is allowed
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  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2. Now go to Product/Category Tab, Select category rule is “Any of the selected Category with other“. Then choose your applicable categories for those you want to offer free shipping.
  3. Now go to Price Setting Tab and select rate type is “Flat”. Enter Price 0
 Okay, thats all. Now a bonus. What if you want to offer free shipping after a certain order total or after a certain weight?  For example, you want to offer free shipping for just some categories after a certain order total e.g $200. Here are the steps:

 

Method 3  – Free shipping for just some categories after a certain order total
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  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2.  Now go to Product/Category Tab, Select category rule is “Any of the selected Category with other“. Then choose your applicable categories for those you want to offer free shipping. Noted that if you don’t want to allow other categories, then you will have to select category rule “Any of the selected Category” instead of “Any of the selected Category with other
  3.  Now go to Price Setting Tab and select rate type is “Total”.  Now enter unit ranges as follows
Start         End           Cost          Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
200            99999        0                         0                            0
Noted that I am considering total total is $200 after that you want to give free shipping.

 

Finally, last but not least thing. If you want to set a shipping price if order total is less $200 for the above case. For example, you want to charge $20 shipping free if order total is less than $200 and free above that.  You will have to change just unit ranges of  step 3.  New unit ranges will be:

Start         End           Cost          Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0                 199            20                         0                            0
200            99999        0                            0                            0