Category Archives: Trick & Tips

How does Cumulative Price work in XShippingpro?

If you set final cost to Cumulative,  xshippingpro will sup up cost of all unit rows and even applicable Additional Price. Let look into following setting:

Before continue into further lets discuss two things.

How doesXshippingpro calculate Per Unit Cost?
If you noticed, I have entered Per Unit Block is 1 for the second unit row.  Since cost is defined $2 to that row. So each block cost would be $2. Lets calculate how may blocks out there.
Start: 10.1
End: 20
So Total blocks:  (End – Start) / Per Unit Block = (20 -10.1) / 1 = 9.9 i.e Round value: 10
( One thing is worth to inform that Xshippingpro would not round if you would have set Allow Partial is Yes )
Therefore, Total Cost: 10  x $2 = $20
How does Xshippingpro calculate Additional Price?
If xshippingpro find a match among the unit ranges, it will not move forward to Additional Price. But if there no proper matching is found, xshippingpro will move ahead to Additional Price rule and try to calculate shipping cost depending on its value.
By default, xshippingpro calculate additional cost per 1 Unit e.g 1 KG in this case (or whatever Rate Type you defined. If you define Rate type is Quantity, then Per 1 Item) basis unless you define Per Unit Block in the last unit row.
For example, there is no Per Unit Block  defined to the last unit range row. So additional price will be calculated for per 1 KG since Rate type is Weight. Lets say Additional Price is $10, that means cost for every KG is $10
If there was Per Unit block defined to the last unit range row, it would calculate additional price per Per Unit block basis. For example, if it was defined 2, additional price would calculate per 2 KG.  Lets say Additional Price is $10, that means cost for every 2KG is $10

Let’s proceed to main discussion. Lets say we have cart weight 60KG so what would the final shipping cost according to above setting?

1.  First row:  $5
2.  Second row:  $20      (No of blocks: 10 and Cost per block: $2 ,Therefore, 10 x $2 = $20 )
3.  Third row:  $20
Yes, we have still some weight 10KG pending to be calculated  even after all unit rows are done. Because our last row’s upper limit is 50KG but our cart weight is 60KG
4. Additional Shipping Cost: $50   ( Additional Price $5 and we have 10KG to be calculated per 1 KG basis)
Since Final Price cumulative so lets sum up item 1 to 4: ( $5 +$20 + $20 + $50) = $95
Therefore, Final shipping cost for 50KG weight would be $95

How to remove twig cache in OC 3.x

There is a tiny developer menu in opencart 3.x that can be overlooked easily but it is very essential for every developer or store owner. All we know that since OC 3.x, it uses twig as template engine and we often need to remove twig cache. We can remove twig cache by removing files in storage/cache directory using ftp. Interesting that it is possible to remove template cache from developer menu that can be found admin dashboard easily. Here are the steps:

  1. First check you have enough permission to modify developer menu by editing User group.

2. Developer menu can be found in admin dashboard

3. It will open a popup whenever you click on developer menu. Now you can refresh/remove twig cache by clicking on Refresh icon. Also it is possible to remove SASS cache from that popup.

Shipping Cost per 100gm with additional $10

how to set following situation?

initial charge(Rate per parcel) $10
Plus rate per 100g or part thereof $1

So if customer buy an item of 300g
Total charge is $13 (1 x $10 + 3 x $1)

Thanks for your query. Please do following:

1. Under Price setting tab, Select Rate type is Weight.

I am assuming that your default weight unit is gram. If it is KG, then you will have to enter it accordingly. For example, 100 will be replaced with 0.1

Now enter following Unit Ranges:

Start . —- End . —- Cost —- per unit block —- Allow partial 
0 —- 999999 — 1 —– 100 – – — – – NO

Explanation:
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a. First define a big ranges 0 – 999999 so that it covers all weight
b. Per unit block ensure that it will charge $1 per 100 gram
c. Allow partial ensure that it will not charge partial block. SO it will charge $3 for 250 grams instead of $2.5

2. Under Price adjustment section, enter +10 into the field “Modifier” [+10 means it will add $10 with final cost]

How to install xshippingpro in OC 2.x/3.x?

Although I am giving screenshots of xshippingpro, these steps apply to any module. So any module can be installed by following these steps.

  1. First, unzip the downloaded zip file e.g. xshippingpro.zip. Once you extracted, you will find several folders for different OC versions.

2. Now collect the installable file from the respective directory for your OC version. For example, if your OC version is 3.x, get the installable file from OC_3_x. The installable file name is xshippingpro.ocmod.zip

3. Now, please Go to Admin -> Extensions -> Extension Installer. Then select “xshippingpro.ocmod.zip” to install it.

4. Now please navigate to Admin -> Extensions -> Shipping. Now click the Install button of the X-shipping pro.

5. Finally, go to Admin -> Extensions -> Modifications and now click the “Refresh” button