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Per Item based shipping cost

Let’s say I have product a called blue car.  On this one product and only this product.  I want the per item shipping to be $10.  So if let’s say you want to buy 5 blue cars, the shipping would be 5 x 10 = $50

Then all the other products.  I want it to be $2 per item. How do I do this?
Thanks for your question. We need to create two shipping methods, one for the product blue car and another for all other products. Since customer might purchase product from blue car and other products together, we have to sum up the costs of the both shipping methods in such case. For accomplishing that, we can use group mode option.
So navigate to Xshippingpro -> Global Setting -> Group Option. Now select Group1 is Sum

 

Okay, Lets create first shipping method:

 

Shipping Method for the product Blue Car
  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2.  In General Setting tab, Select Group is Group1
  3. In Product/Category tab, Select Product Rule is Any of the selected Product with others. Then choose the product Blue Car.
  4. In Price setting tab, Select Rate type is Quantity – Method Specific . Then add following unit ranges

Start                End            Cost              Per Unit Block            Allow Partial
0                        999            10                          1                                NO

Shipping Method for all other Products

  1. Create another method and give it a name
  2.  In General Setting tab, Select Group is Group1
  3. In Product/Category tab, Select Product Rule is Except the products with others. Then choose the product Blue Car.
  4. In Price setting tab, Select Rate type is Quantity – Method Specific . Then add following unit ranges

Start                End            Cost              Per Unit Block            Allow Partial
0                        999             2                          1                                NO

 

Thanks

Few products are free and few products are paid

I have two products Prod A and Prod B.

Prod A is always FREE and shipping should not be calculated for it.

When I put both products in the cart, the shipping should only be applied to Prod B at different values. For example: Prod B cost €10 the shipping = €5. Prod B x 2 = €20 the shipping = €7. If Prod B x 2 has Prod A in the cart the shipping should still be €7.

Thanks for your question. You need two shipping methods. One for Free products (i.e Product A) and another for Paid products (i.e Product B). Also we don’t want to show Free shipping if Paid product in the cart. For that, we will have to use Group mode option. So lets first set Group  mode option

 In Global setting -> Group Option tab of xshippingpro,  Please select Group1 is Highest.
Now lets create Free method
Free Method
 
1. Create new method and provide a name
2. In general setting, select Group is Group1
3. In Products/Category tab, select product rule “Any of the selected products with others”. Choose your product A
4. In Price setting tab, select Rate type is Flat. Enter Price 0
Paid Method
 
1. Create another method and provide a name
2. In general setting, select Group is Group1
3. In Products/Category tab, select product rule “Any of the selected products with others”. Choose your product B
4. In Price setting tab, select Rate type is Quantity- Method Specific. Enter Following unit ranges
Start      End      Cost      Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0            1            5                   0                         NO
1             2          7                   0                           NO
and so on…

Always display sub-categories in left side in opencart

By default sub-categories won’t be displayed until parent category become active. If you want to  keep sub-categories visible always, this hacks for you.

You need to modify two files.

Controller

catalog/controller/extension/module/category.php   [OC 2.3.x]
catalog/controller/module/category.php   [OC < 2.3 ]

Find following codes

Now replace above codes by following

 

View

catalog/controller/extension/module/category.tpl   [OC 2.3.x]
catalog/controller/module/category.tpl   [OC < 2.3 ]

You can replace all codes of template file by following

Good luck!

Moving Currency Selection from header to footer in opencart

If you want to move Currency selection dropdown from header to footer, you will need to following two files:

  1. catalog/controller/common/footer.php  Please add following code

Now  $currency is available inside catalog/view/theme/YOUR_THEME/template/common/footer.tpl so you can place it whatever you want in footer.tpl file i.e you will have place following code

 

 

 

Charge a flat rate per unit after a certain range

Question:
I have 5 weight ranges with a fixed rates and rest are just added according to the remaining balance of weight.
Example:-
0 kg – 1kg  = $10
1 kg – 2kg  = $25
2 kg – 3kg  = $34
3 kg – 4kg  = $41
4 kg – 5kg  = $50
There after every 1kg extra need to add $10 
 
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Total ordered weight:  8.82kg
calculation:  
– first 5kg = $50
– add. 3.82kg (4kg x 10) = $40 
—————————————–
Total Cost = $90
—————————————————-
can you please help me with configuration and give me example of how to set the above in x-shipping pro plugin?
Thank you very much
warm regards
Answer:
Thanks for your question.  Please do following for achieving your scenario:
  1.  Create a new method if you did not yet.
  2.  In Price Setting tab, please select Rate Type is Weight
  3.  Now Enter Following Unit Range

Start       End         Cost            Per Unit Block      Allow Partial
0              1              10                      0                           NO
1              2               25                     0                            NO
2               3              34                      0                           NO
3               4               41                    0                            NO
4               5               50                   0                            NO

      4. Now enter Additional Unit Price  is 10
Thanks

Weight based shipping with free shipping option using xshipppingpro

Hi,
can you please help me with configuration of plugin?

I have weight type of shipping in 7 weight ranges and i need to implement also the free shipping when the total price of cart or order is more than 50 € and under 10kg?! Is something like this possible?

Thank you very much

Hi

Thanks for contacting.
For achieving your scenario, you need two shipping methods. One for weight based and another for Free shipping. Since we don’t want to show Weight based shipping if free shipping is available during checkout, so we need to use group mode for that.
So please go to Global setting -> Group Option in xshippingpro. Now Select Group1 is Lowest
Now lets make first method for weight based.
Weight Based Shipping
——————————
1. Create a new method and give it a name
2. Under General Tab, Select Group is Group1
3. Under Price Setting tab, Select Rate type is weight
4. Now Enter your unit ranges. For example:
Start       End          Cost          Per Unit Block      Allow Partial
0              10             $$                  0                          NO
10            20             $$                 0                           NO
and so on. Here $$ means shipping price for the respective ranges
Free Shipping
———————
1. Create another method and give it a name
2. Under General Tab, Select Group is Group1
3. Under Price Setting tab, Select Rate type is Total
4. Now Enter following unit ranges.
Start       End          Cost          Per Unit Block      Allow Partial
50        999999           0                  0                          NO
5. Under Other tab, Enter Weight range  0 to 10

Shipping cost based on per Unit weight

Hi, Cloud you please help me to resolve a confusion?

My store use 0.1 kg as the unit weight, the unit price for each 0.1 kg is about $0.7.

For instance:
7.33 kg Shipping cost = 73.3*$0.7 = $51.31.

How can I combine this options?

Thanks.

Thanks for your question.  For achieving your goal, please do followings.

  1. Under Price setting tab, select Rate type is Weight
  2.  Now Enter Unit Ranges as follows

Start    End       Cost        Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0            1000       0.7             0.1                                 NO

 

Showing Breadcrumb on Homepage in opencart

By default opencart does not show breadcrumb on home page in default theme.  If you want to show breadcrumb on home page, you will have to modify two files.

Controllercatalog/controller/common/home.php, Add following code of lines just before the line $data[‘column_left’] = $this->load->controller(‘common/column_left’);

View   catalog/view/theme/YOUR_THEME/template/common/home.tpl , add following lines of code after <div class=”container”> or as per your theme.

That’s all.  It is recommended to use OCmod for modifying file instead of modifying directly, otherwise it will be lost in future update.

Feeling lazy! NO worry, I attached an OCmod. You can install through opencart extension installer.  Finally, refresh your modifications list in Admin -> Extensions -> Modification

Click here to download breadcrumbonhome.ocmod.xml 

Problem with multiple shipping

I have different categories with different shipping price per unit.
For instance:
-books shipping cost 3.50€ per book
-bikes costs 9.90€ per bike
If someone buys 1 book + 1 bike he has to pay 3.50+9.90, if he buys 2 books + 1 bike he has to pay 3.50*2 + 9.90
In addition to that, I would like to have:
– with total < 150 € = apply rules above
– with total > 150€ = free shipping on everything

How can I combine those options?

Thank you for your help.
Thanks for your question. Since different categories have different shipping price, you need to create a shipping method for each category. For example, for the categories books and bines, you need total 3 shipping methods for achieving your goal.  First 2 methods for the categories and third one for the free shipping.
Finally, you want to sum up of different categories prices.  So first we will have to setup group mode option for summing up. Please go to Global Setting -> Group Option.  Now select Group1 is Sum 
Lets create the shipping methods now.
Method 1 (For Books):
  1.  Create a new method.
  2.  Under General Setting, Select Group is Group1
  3.  Under Category/Products Tab, Select Category Rule is “Any of the selected Categories with others”
  4. Now choose category Books
  5.  Under Price setting tab, Select Rate Type is “Quantity – Method Specific
  6.  Now enter Unit Ranges as follows

   Start    End       Cost        Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0            999         3.5               1                                       NO

7. Under Other tab, enter Order Total Ranges 0 to 150

Method 2 (For bikes):

  1.  Create a new method.
  2.  Under General Setting, Select Group is Group1
  3.  Under Category/Products Tab, Select Category Rule is “Any of the selected Categories with others”
  4. Now choose category bikes
  5.  Under Price setting tab, Select Rate Type is “Quantity – Method Specific
  6.  Now enter Unit Ranges as follows

  Start    End       Cost        Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0            999         9.9               1                                       NO

7. Under Other tab, enter Order Total Ranges 0 to 150

Method 3 (Free shipping):

  1.  Create a new method.
  2. Under Price setting tab, Select Rate Type is “Total
  3.  Now enter Unit Ranges as follows

 Start          End       Cost        Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
150        99999         0               1                                       NO

Free shipping just for certain products using xshippingpro

It is very easy to setup free shipping for the certain products using xshippingpro. Please do following for achieving this scenario:

  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2. Now go to Category/Product tab. Select category rule is “Any of the selected products”. Now select applicable products.
  3. Now go to Price Setting Tab and select rate type is “Flat”. Now enter price is 0

That’s all. It is very easy, isn’t it?

To know more about Product/Category rule, check this article